Male Breast Reduction | Gynecomastia Surgery | Chicago, IL

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* ChestSculpt (for gynecomastia) is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure developed by our XSculpt surgeons to treat and eliminate gynecomastia.  Unlike traditional surgery for gynecomastia which use only liposuction or excision, we use a three-pronged approach to achieve maximal results.  Our surgeons use SmartLipo™ and Vaser™ technology to disrupt and melt the fatty and fibrous tissue and tighten the skin.  This is followed by liposuction to sculpt the area around the gland.  Finally, the gland is carefully excised and REMOVED COMPLETELY through a key-hole incision at the border of the nipple.  The scar is barely noticeable at 2-weeks.


What Is Gynecomastia?

The definition of Gynecomastia is excessive breast tissue development in a male.  “Gyneco” means “female-like” and “mastia” means breast.   Men who have this condition complain of having feminine-looking breasts, or in popular-vernacular, “Man-boobs.”  Gynecomastia  is an increasingly common condition affecting 50%-65% of men!  So if you think you have "Man-boobs", you are certainly not alone.

  • Wish I had done this 20 years ago!

    I found Dr. Truong and Dr. Adajar online and made an appointment in January for a consultation. I signed up for surgery immediately after and I am a week and a half post op right now. I wish that I had made the decision earlier and am very happy with the results so far.
    cdeans1146 RealSelf
  • Everything I Hoped

    I had an amazing experience with Dr. Truong and his staff. They laid out exactly how everything was going to go and followed up throughout the pre and post surgery to check in on how I was doing. Besides the great experience with the team, the results are AMAZING and couldn't be happier with how everything looks.
    Hurley22 RealSelf
  • I Should Have Done This Sooner!

    I had a great experience with Dr. Truong. The surgery was fast, painless, and I am already back in the gym less than one month later. An annoying problem that I dealt with for 25 years was solved in a matter of hours.
    MattR2018 RealSelf
  • Awesome sauce

    I am so glad I chose Dr. Marc Adajar and the Xsculpt staff for my gynecomastia procedure. The level of care is the best I have experienced, from the doctor and his team. I can never thank them enough. I felt like I was part of a family. They explain every step from the time you arrive to the time you leave. Very professional, and the Evanston facility is beautiful inside. If your thinking of having this procedure, please give Dr. Adajar and his team a call.
    lloyd1268 RealSelf
  • Dr. Adajar is the Best with Gynecomastia Removal!!

    Life changing! If you have gynecomastia, you KNOW the struggle. It’s even more of a struggle trying to find a surgeon that you have faith in to do a great job without further cosmetic issues (if this procedure isn’t done incorrectly, it doesn’t look good!). After numerous years of putting it off and doing BUNCH of research on Illinois doctors, Dr. Adajar was my final choice for THREE main reasons: 1. He had the procedure done himself! You can see his transformation. That to me says he has empathy when it comes to this problem area and he’s also a fit guy, so he knows the “cosmetic struggle” firsthand when your gland makes your chest area look too puffy no matter how lean you get from the right diet and excercise. 2. His previous patient photos and previous cases look great with great outcomes. He knows what he’s doing. 3. Above all and most important, he’s very genuine and down to earth!! If you’re reading this, you’re probably deciding between a few doctors. Let me tell you something, if you want a doctor that’s going to give you undivided attention, answer all your questions and concerns with no rush and no judgement, genuinely talk to you like a family member, and text you several times after your surgery to check up on you and care about you, then Dr. Adajar is your doctor! I know this for a fact because I’ve gone to several other consultations with other doctors, but they were so stuck up, they rush the consult, they have cold conversation and literally treat you just like a number. Save yourself the doubt and time. He’s the doctor I recommend for gynecomastia. My surgery went very well, minimal swelling, less pain than I expected and super fast recovery! Do your part and follow all pre-operative and post-operative instructions. It was a very easy straightforward experience for me.
    ethanb RealSelf
  • DR. adajar is a very professional individual he takes his time to let you know what u need to do explains the whole procedure step by step I suffered from severe gynecastima and he made sure I understand everything I needed to know I’m happy with my results even though it’s been a week since I got the surgery I feel with less back pain with minor swelling I can’t wait for the final results it’s gonna take some time but it’s worth every penny and time u won’t be disappointed if you we’re to go there I will definitely will be going back to him in the future till I meet my goals I highly recommend this guy thanks again DR Adajar
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  • Just got gynecomastia surgery done little over a week ago... swelling not down yet but already the results look great and Dr. and staff are fantastic...taken care of very professionally and honestly...future "sculpting" procedures will definitely be done here if need be...thanks to Dr. Marc and staff!
    John Google
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* ChestSculpt is different than what other surgeons may offer because XSculpt uses a proven THREE-PRONGED approach for complete treatment of gynecomastia, also referred to as "man boobs" "moobs" or "male breasts".  Our surgeons have developed a technique where SmartLipo™ and Vaser™ technology is combined with liposculpting and direct gland-excision are used in concert to achieve the most natural results.  The procedure has been performed by our surgeons to treat gynecomastia in hundreds of patients in Chicago with an impeccable safety record and outstanding results!  Did we mention we check and optimize your hormones in order to provide you with the most comprehensive treatment.

See the incredible results and visit our full photo gallery here.


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Gynecomastia Before and After XSculpt

Gynecomastia is no laughing matter...

And many men have been body-shamed for it.  Our very own Dr. Adajar suffered from this condition until he found the solution:

He used this saying as a mantra to take control of his health and hormones and get himself treated, "Man boobs are sad, bro."

We feel this tongue-in-cheek ad was an affective way to draw attention to this MEDICAL and HORMONAL issue!

Millions of men suffer from enlarged breast glands or "man boobs" which can affect health, body image, and self-esteem.

However, few men realize that gynecomastia is not necessarily a fat problem, nor is it necessarily normal. Fewer men realized that it should be EVALUATED and TREATED by a physician!

At XSculpt, we specialize in hormone evaluation and optimization as well as effective surgical treatment for hormone-related issues like gynecomastia.

OUR MISSION is to help you maximize your body's potential. By using our medical expertise and thoughtfully selected tools, we strive to make you feel stronger, healthier, and proud of what your body can do.


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    What causes Gynecomastia?

There are many reasons men can develop gynecomastia but some causes are mainly attributed to medications, genetic predisposition, marijuana uses, hormone usage from supplements or food, obesity, or particular medical conditions.

Rarely, male breast cancer can cause gynecomastia which has to be investigated before treatment can start. The majority of the time however there is no clear medical cause. In the U.S, cases of gynecomastia has been increasing due to increased rates of obesity and consuming meat and dairy products which have added hormones to them.

  • 2

    How can I hide my man boobs?

If you have mild gynecomastia, you may find that wearing mild compression garments like Under Armour™ shirts or shape-wear underneath your clothes may help. For more severe cases, you may need to purchase specialized compression or post-surgical garments or vests to achieve maximal compression. Generally it's best to wear darker and thicker fabrics with patterns as opposed to thin or light colored shirts. Shirts like ribbed white tank-tops will definitely accentuate the appearance of gynecomastia and should be avoided at all costs! Of course these tricks will be completely unnecessary if you decide to undergo ChestSculpt™ and have your gynecomastia treated for good!

How can I hide my man boobs or get rid of my gynocomastia?
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    Are there exercises I can do to get rid of my gynecomastia/man boobs?

Depending on the cause of your gynecomastia, some exercises might help.  If you have "pseudo-gynecomastia" composed of essentially fat, then diet, exercise, and weight loss should work to reduce the appearance of man boobs.  Some men find it helpful to do chest exercises to enlarge the pectoral muscles to hide the gynecomastia.  If you have significant true gynecomastia with enlarged glands, then enlarging the pectoral muscles may actually accentuate the problem, making it appear worse.  In these cases, it's best to have the problem taken care of definitively with ChestSculpt and gland removal.  Afterwards, you will be encouraged to resume chest exercises to enhance your result and work toward that chiseled masculine chest!

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    Are there any non-invasive procedures to get rid of gynecomastia?

If surgery is out of the question, then you may consider some non-invasive options to treat the chest area.  At XSculpt, we offer SculpSure® which is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure using a specialized laser.  The concept and results are comparable to CoolSculpting® but with shorter treatment time, less discomfort, and no risk of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia.  The laser destroys the fat cells, which are subsequently eliminated gradually by the body's lymphatic system.  The results are not as dramatic as surgical liposculpting or ChestSculpt but the benefit is that there is no down-time.  You may have to do the treatment more than once.  SculpSure is best for cases of pseudo-gynecomastia in which the problem is mainly excess fat.   However, if you you have true gynecomastia with enlarged glands, no non-invasive device can destroy glandular tissue.  The best option at that point is the ChestSculpt™ procedure.  ChestSculpt™ by XSculpt™ is actually considered to be a "minimally-invasive"  procedure since the incisions are tiny and the downtime is minimal as you can return to work in as little as 1-2 days!.

Can you get rid of man boobs without surgery?

*Actual patient - individual results vary.

  • 4

    How do I get my man-boobs removed?

Treatment for gynecomastia depends on the cause!  The first step is to see a physician who is experienced in the causes and treatment for gynecomastia.  At XSculpt™, you would start by consulting with one of our experts who will perform a history and physical exam as well as some bloodwork to rule out any medical causes for gynecomastia.  If your hormone levels are abnormal or need adjusting, we have the ability to do that!  If your issue is pseudo-gynecomastia associated with obesity, the first recommendation would be to optimize your diet and exercise to decrease the amount of body fat.

Most cases of gynecomastia are considered "idiopathic" which means there is no definite distinct cause.  Even men who are very physically fit can suffer from this problem.  Once medical causes are ruled out and addressed, your physician will present to you your treatment options which may include hormone optimization, non-invasive therapy, or minimally invasive surgery.

If recommended, ChestSculpt™ is a minimally invasive laser surgery designed to treat idiopathic gynecomastia and pseudo-gynecomastia using tiny incisions with minimal downtime!

Can you get rid of man boobs without surgery?

*Actual patient - individual results vary.


  • 5

    Will people know that I had male breast reduction surgery?

*When done correctly, your chest will look like you have been exercising and will appear natural. The special post-procedure garments worn temporarily after surgery can be hidden under your normal clothes.

*The technique used at XSculpt uses tiny incisions that are hidden and will be barely noticeable when healing is complete.   You will be able to take your shirt off in public without having to worry about scars showing!

*Although cosmetic surgery in men has been steadily increasing, male breast reduction surgery can still make some men feel self-conscious. The surgeons of XSculpt will work closely with you to achieve your desired goals while keeping your visit to us strictly confidential.

gynecomastia surgery before-and-after


  • 6

    How long is the gynecomastia surgery?

*The procedure takes about 1-2 hours to perform, however this can vary depending how much fat and breast tissue has to be removed. The procedure is done as an outpatient, so you will be able to return home shortly after.

The ChestSculpt procedure was also developed to reduce post-operative pain.   We focus on avoiding contact with the rib cage, gentle and precise technique, and strict avoidance of bleeding.

Best Chicago gynecomastia surgery recovery time


  • 7

    What is the recovery from male breast reduction surgery like?

After your surgery, you will likely have some swelling, discomfort, and/or pain around your incision site. These symptoms should resolve after a couple of days.

A compression garment will have to be worn for 1 to 2 weeks following the procedure to prevent movement of the skin which may affect how the area heals as well as to keep a consistent pressure on the healing tissue.

We would recommend you take at least 1 week off of work for recovery. After the first week you can do light activities and return to work, but this can be different for each patient. The post-procedure period is critical for a good cosmetic result so adequate time off should be taken to ensure this.

How to prepare for gynecomastia surgery recovery and what to expect

ChestSculpt™- gynecomastia man-boobs nipple reduction. Actual patient. Individual results vary.

  • 8

    Will I have scars from the procedure?

Almost all cosmetic procedures are associated with some scarring, including after gynecomastia surgery. However the majority of male breast reductions use very small incisions at the border of the nipple which usually disappear with time.

*After several weeks, the majority of people barely can see them.

Sometimes liposuction is all that is needed to treat gynecomastia. In these cases the incisions are practically invisible.

male breast reduction scarring

ChestSculpt™- Actual patient. Individual results may vary.


  • 9

    How long will it take to see results?

*You will likely see results immediately after the procedure. Swelling and bruising is common in the beginning, but usually goes away after a couple of weeks.

*As the healing process continues, you will see a flatter, more defined chest. The healing process does take time and the final result will likely be most appreciated 2 to 3 months after surgery.

*Combined with a program of a healthy diet with exercise, many patients may continue to see positive results 6 to 12 months after surgery!

How long will it be until I see my final male breast reduction results in Chicago?

ChestSculpt™- Actual Patient. Individual results may vary


  • 10

    Will the results last?

*You can expect for your results following the procedure to last for many years. If you maintain a healthy weight and exercise program, the results shouldn't change.

95% of the breast tissue is removed and only a tiny portion is left to support the nipple to prevent it from denting. With age or weight gain, some body changes that naturally occur such as loose skin or loss of lean muscle mass can occur. However, your chest should always look better than before the procedure.

How long will it be until I see my final male breast reduction results in Chicago?

ChestSculpt™ - Actual patient. Individual results may vary.


  • 11

    What is the cost for ChestSculpt male breast reduction surgery?

The average cost for gynecomastia surgery in Chicago will range between $5,000 up to $10,000.

Our fees are very competitive compared to other surgeons providing the same services, however not all of these centers have board-certified cosmetic surgeons who are dedicated to providing you the best results with your safety as a priority. You can read more about the cost of Male Breast Reduction procedures on our blog here.

XSculpt are routinely having specials on our gynecomastia procedures! Check our Specials page to see if one is going on right now!

Financing available: 12 month, 0% interest.

How much does male breast reduction cost in Chicago, IL
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    How can I get a consultation?

There are 3 ways to connect with one of our surgeons who specialize in treating Gynecomastia for a consultation.

  1. Call us directly to schedule 833-XSCULPT
  2. Fill out a contact form on located on this page and someone will reach out to you with a phone call and email within 1-2 days to schedule your appointment
  3. Complete an ONLINE VIRTUAL CONSULTATION at home by completing your profile through our patient portal and send at least 3 photos of the front and side view of your area of concern
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Results will vary from person to person. For a better idea of what you can achieve, please come into the office for a consultation.