Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breast tissue, is a condition of overdevelopment of the breast tissue in men or boys. This is often caused by hormone imbalances and leaves the male breasts larger or uneven. This condition affects 50-65% of boys and men. In some cases, the situation may resolve on its own. In others, surgery is needed.

Dr. Delgado specializes in gynecomastia surgery, also called male breast reduction. This procedure eliminates the excess breast tissue and leaves the male chest flatter, firmer, and better proportioned with the rest of the male figure.

Quick facts:

Causes: Hormone imbalance from adolescence, lowered testosterone, medication, and more

Procedure Length: 2-3 hours

Recovery Time: About 3-6 weeks

Cost: Between $8,500-$12,000

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The benefits of gynecomastia surgery are as follows:
  • A more masculine figure
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem
  • Makes physical activity easier
  • Improved posture
  • Quick procedure time
  • Makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight


If you are dealing with a feminine chest, a lack of confidence, or other concerns that are associated with gynecomastia, you may be an ideal candidate for gynecomastia surgery in Santa Rosa, Napa Valley, Novato, or San Francisco. Candidates should also meet the following requirements:

  • Your condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments
  • You’re in good health and at a stable weight
  • You do not smoke or take drugs
  • You have realistic expectations about what this surgery can do for you

World-recognized, leader in gynecomastia surgery.


Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Delgado is an award-winning gynecomastia surgeon with 30+ years of experience treating some of the most complicated cases of male breast growth around the world. He is also the owner and operator of Gynecomastia.org, the largest gynecomastia forum in the world that has the goals of educating, supporting, and offering guidance to those men and families affected. Dr. Delgado is an expert in the field and donates his time toward both the treatment of gynecomastia and the advocacy of education in the surgical community.


Dr. Delgado has the uncanny ability to help you shed some years, but not in an artificial forced way. Rather, he facilitates the younger, healthier you emerge.

– Giuliano Nieri


Your gynecomastia surgery in San Francisco will remove either excess fatty tissue with liposuction or glandular tissue with excision. In some cases, both will be done. If it is necessary, the areola will be reduced or the nipple may be repositioned to create a natural male contour. Depending on which type of gynecomastia you have, your procedure may vary.

    • True Gynecomastia:True gynecomastia is caused by enlarged glandular tissues.
    • PseudogynecomastiaMale breasts develop due to fat deposits in the breast area.
    • Idiopathic Gynecomastia:No cause has been found for the condition.

Dr. Delgado also provides revision gynecomastia in San Francisco for those who are not satisfied with the work of a previous surgeon.

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John’s Gynecomastia Surgery Story

Patient Story

John’s Gynecomastia Surgery Story

Patient Story

John’s Gynecomastia Surgery Story


During your consultation with Dr. Delgado, he will talk with you about the best ways to prepare for your surgery. He will ask you to stop smoking and stop taking any blood-thinning medications or supplements such as aspirin or Vitamin E.

This consultation is also an important time to provide all the needed information Dr. Delgado asks for. You can get any questions answered during your consultation, and be walked through the details of the procedure by Dr. Delgado, who takes the time to ensure every patient is fully prepared and ready for gynecomastia surgery in Novato.

Before your surgery, arrange for someone to drive you to and from our practice, and to stay with you to help care for you after your procedure.

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After gynecomastia surgery in Marin County, you will be bandaged and wear a compression garment. This will help minimize swelling and support your new chest contour during the healing process. You may also have a surgical drain to help fluid and blood drain from the area.

You will feel sore during the first few days, but the pain should not be too significant. You might experience a temporary loss of sensation in the nipples. For the great majority of patients, full sensation is gradually restored over the course of a few weeks or months.

Most patients are able to return to light or sedentary work in about a week. Swelling will continue to go down as you recover, and you should be fully healed in about six weeks.


Dr. Miguel Delgado also provides Gynecomastia Surgery in Sonoma, CA!


San Francisco is one of the foremost centers of science, technology, and the arts in the United States. The Exploratorium is one of its many museums dedicated to learning, founded in 1969 by famous physicist Frank Oppenheimer. It offers several galleries dedicated to hands-on science education and also has an expansive website of over 50,000 pages with more information, exhibits, and webcasts. The Exploratorium is located just one and a half miles from the practice of Dr. Miguel Delgado on Pier 15 along the San Francisco Bay. It’s also located 28 miles from Dr. Delgado’s secondary office in Novato, Marin County.

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