As a man with feminine-looking breasts in Burlington or Milton, you’re not alone. Gynecomastia, a medical term derived from the Greek word for “woman-like breasts,” affects many men. Enlarged breasts can be permanent, uncomfortable, and socially and psychologically devastating, but they can be permanently removed through breast reduction surgery.

Gynecomastia may be associated with obesity, hormonal metabolism imbalance, liver disease, or medicinal causes. Prior to choosing a surgical solution for gynecomastia, a period of diet and exercise is recommended to see if your condition can be resolved naturally. Should that fail, Dr. Assad will recommend surgical intervention.

During your consultation, we’ll help you to feel comfortable explaining your goals and expectations, and Dr. Assad will assess your existing anatomy to determine the cause of your breast enlargement. Male breasts may be formed from fatty tissue and/or glandular tissue. If male breast reduction surgery is right for you, it will be performed on an outpatient basis in Milton Hospital under general anesthesia. The procedure can last from 1 to 3 hours depending on the extent of correction.

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If your gynecomastia is primarily caused by fatty tissue, Dr. Assad may recommend a liposuction procedure. Liposuction surgery can actually remove unwanted localized deposits of fat cells from the body. A straw-like cannula is inserted through a tiny incision to remove excess fat cells. The result is a resculpting of bulging breasts into more attractive contours.


If your gynecomastia is the result of a glandular disorder, liposuction alone is not likely to be adequate. Traditional surgical excision may be a better option. The excision may be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction. Typically, the incision is placed on the edge of the areola (colored area of the nipple) or in the underarm area. Dr. Assad will work through these incisions to cut away the excess glandular tissue, fat and skin from the breast.

Following your breast reduction surgery, you can enjoy a more pleasing shape and enhanced self-confidence.

If you would like to schedule a no obligation consultation with Dr. Assad please REQUEST A CONSULTATION or CALL (905) 315-9994