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Blog. One-Sided Gynecomastia: Some Surprises

If you have one-sided gynecomastia, we have information to share that may surprise you.

We understand that having one man boob that’s bigger than the other can be extra distressing. That’s why we hasten to tell our gynecomastia patients that one-sided gynecomastia is not that rare. We see many cases of lopsided male breasts every year, and it’s a safe bet that every other gynecomastia specialist does too.

The next thing to know is that it’s very likely you really don’t have gynecomastia on just one side. The truth is that many patients with man boobs are lopsided to a greater or lesser degree. Chances are, even if it seems like you only have one moob, you have at least a little excess gland or fat on each side.

Believe it or not, this is actually good news. Any experienced male breast reduction surgeon will tell you that it’s easier to achieve a near symmetrical outcome from gynecomastia surgery when you operate on both man boobs. Achieving a perfect match by reducing just one side can be a challenge.

Gynecomastia surgery takes skill and experience to get right, especially when a patient presents with one side dramatically larger than the other. If you believe you are one of the few men with gynecomastia on just one side, it’s all the more reason to ensure you choose a gynecomastia specialist with many hundreds of surgeries under his or her belt.

One last consideration: there’s a small but real possibility that an underlying condition such as male breast cancer is behind the problem. When you have a consultation with an experienced man boob surgeon, you can feel confident that they will know if you need to see another specialist.

If you’re lopsided or one-sided and interested in our input, please contact us in Boca Raton. Gynecomastia is one of our key specialties, as you can see if you browse our before and after gynecomastia photos. We find helping men like you most rewarding. If you live outside greater Miami and don’t care to travel, do see an experienced male breast reduction surgeon.


Dr. Elliot William Jacobs is a board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon who specializes in FTM top surgery, gynecomastia surgery, revision gynecomastia surgery and male breast reduction. He is a native of New York and has over 40 years of experience in his field. Dr. Jacobs is a highly respected and sought-after surgeon who is known for his skill, experience, and compassion. Whether you are interested in gynecomastia for the first time, or are looking to correct a gynecomastia you aren’t happy with, Dr. Jacobs can deliver amazing results.


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