Imagine taking off your shirt at the beach or the gym and feeling comfortable and confident. If you are a man with overly developed breasts—a condition known as gynecomastia—this may sound too good to be true. But Dr. Rebecca Garza can make it a reality through male breast reduction at her Schererville, Indiana, practice.  

Men from Munster, Crown Point, and surrounding communities choose board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Garza to create a flat, firm, masculine chest. Patients enjoy wearing what they want, playing sports, and engaging in any activity with confidence. 

Your Gynecomastia Surgery Consultation With Dr. Garza

During your consultation with Dr. Garza, you can discuss your goals and concerns with complete confidentiality. She will describe all your options for surgery and possible outcomes, encouraging you to ask questions throughout your visit. 

Dr. Garza

Meet Your Surgeon,
Rebecca Garza, M.D.

Dr. Garza is one of the most accomplished female board-certified plastic surgeons in Indiana and the Chicagoland area. She completed elite fellowship training and is active in several prestigious professional associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. She performs a full range of facial procedures, as well as breast enhancement and body contouring, all tailored to your personal needs.

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Credentials You Can Trust

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Gynecomastia Surgery Before and After Photos

If you would like to see the types of results you can expect, Dr. Garza can share real patient before and after photos with you during your consultation.  

What To Expect From Your Gynecomastia Surgery

Dr. Garza performs male breast reduction as an outpatient procedure. You can return home the same day, but you will need someone to drive you home and take care of you for a day or two. You will be under general anesthesia for the procedure, so you will sleep through your surgery. 

This procedure surgically removes glandular tissue and sometimes excess fat or skin from the chest. Dr. Garza typically makes an incision around the areola (the darker skin around the nipple) for scars that are practically invisible. The surgery usually lasts 1 to 2 hours. 

A Reputation Built on Results

A Reputation
Built on Results

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Complementary Procedures

Gynecomastia results can sometimes be enhanced by adding other treatments or procedures. Dr. Garza will help you determine if adding any of these would help you achieve your goals.

  • Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, helps men with excess fat and skin in the abdominal area to have a smoother, firmer torso.
  • Liposuction is often used to enhance male breast reduction by sculpting the adjacent areas.

Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery

After surgery, Dr. Garza closes the incisions with sutures and surgical tape. Your chest will be bandaged for support, and you will be sent home with detailed post-surgical instructions. Any stitches will be removed after a few days.

Recovery lasts between 1 and 3 weeks, depending on the extent of your surgery. You will be sore and swollen for a few days, and Dr. Garza can prescribe medication to help you manage any discomfort. You may experience temporary bruising that should fade within a week or so.

You can resume light activities after a few days and strenuous activity in 3 to 4 weeks, depending on how sore you feel. You should limit direct sun exposure for several months to avoid permanent discoloration of the scars.

Trust a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
for Your Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia patients come from Chicago and throughout Northwest Indiana for surgery with Dr. Garza. Request a consultation using the online form or schedule an appointment by calling (219) 322-3131.