Some men develop a condition called gynecomastia, which is excess breast fat and tissue. This condition may be attributed to large weight gain, genetics, or aging.

It can be embarrassing, especially for a young man who refuses to swim without a shirt, to take his shirt off in front of others or who refuses to wear any top that might be form fitting. Men who have excess breast fat or tissue might require a male breast reduction. Whatever the reason for the condition, Dr. Joshua Halpern can help. At a complimentary consultation in his Tampa office, Dr. Halpern will examine the patient to see if he is a good candidate. He will review what the patient’s goals are and discuss the aspects of the surgery.

Men who have this procedure typically find their quality of life improves greatly. They are no longer conscientious about their bodies as they were before and find that their clothing options have increased greatly. It is a joy to see men be able to have the peace of mind they were missing and to see them enjoy their lives so much more than they did before.

Four ways to perform a male breast reduction:

Adult male model in bathing suit sitting on the sands of a beach in a relaxed state

  1. Liposuction: This is a straightforward fat removal technique. It assumes that there is mainly extra fat to be removed.
  2. Mini-scar: This technique is an excellent approach for the removal of fat and excess male breast tissue through an incision around the areola. It heals so well that in some patients it is very hard to see the scar after surgery.
  3. Male Breast Reduction: A technique which removes fat, excess breast tissue and skin through a larger incision.
  4. UltraShape: For the right candidate it involves the use of pulsed ultrasonic waves to permanently remove the fat without surgery.

When Dr. Halpern sees his young male breast reduction patients years later, they tell him how happy they are and how much the surgery meant to them. They go to the beach with just their shorts on and feel proud of their bodies.

Please call (813) 872-2696 for your complimentary consultation with Dr. Joshua Halpern to see how he can help you feel more comfortable through a male breast reduction.


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Dr. Halpern is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.


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Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

4214 N. Habana Ave.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 872-2696
(800) 963-8483


Traveling Patients


Dr. Halpern has operated on patients from many countries and almost every state in the U.S. Some of these countries are:

Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

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