Asymmetrical/Unilateral Gynecomastia

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Patient Testimonial

I had asymmetrical lumps with the right side much larger and always sore. Because the lump was sore, I was concerned that the underlying cause was still there and it would grow back. This kept me from getting surgery for a long time. It began to affect my lifestyle and psyche. However, after talking to Dr. Blau, he assured me that it would not return. He even went as far as saying if it did, he would do another operation for free. I live outside of Boston, a town that is know for medical excellence. However, having a specialist with the experience of Dr Blau, I chose to make the trip to White Plains. When it comes to your body, you only get one. An operation like this is not the time to choose based on convenient location or try to save a little money. Dr Blau did a phenomenal job, I could not be happier. I healed faster and better than expected. My chest looks great with almost unnoticeable scars! My only regret is that I did not get it done sooner. I know its cliche, but it is the truth! If you are thinking about it, go get it done now!

By M.G.

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About Breast Asymmetry

Breast asymmetry is when both breasts are not equal in size. In men, gynecomastia can include only one or both breasts. Unilateral gynecomastia occurs when only one breast is more prominent due to gynecomastia, while the other is typically normal in size and shape. Bilateral Asymmetry occurs when gynecomastia is present in both breasts, although each to a different degree. The amount of glandular tissue can affect the size, shape, and location on the chest wall of the enlarged area, the size of the areolas, and protrusion and diameter of the nipples.

Unequal or unilateral gynecomastia is not an uncommon condition. It is more significant when there are very noticeable differences between the two breasts. Often in this case, individuals who suffer from extreme unilateral gynecomastia have experienced severe psychological effects and developed intense social anxiety. The large, and unequal breast may also interfere with developing intimate, personal relationships. Men who develop even mild cases of gynecomastia can suffer from low self-esteem, as well as depression.

Like women, most men have breasts of slightly differing size and shape. Usually, the degree of difference between the two breasts is not severe. Through a study of his patients, however, Dr. Blau has found that more than 80% of male breasts are not symmetrical, but the severity varies greatly from patient to patient. Patients should take this into consideration while examining their chests prior to surgery.

In addition to correcting the difference between breast sizes, the areola often shrinks when gynecomastia excision is performed. In more pronounced cases, the areola may even be more prominent. When the glandular tissue is removed, the areola symmetry may improve.

The conditions that make up asymmetry can often be corrected to some degree. It is very individual and varies for each patient. Every prospective surgical candidate should discuss this condition with an experienced plastic surgeon before surgery. The plastic surgeon’s role is to educate each patient on the possible improvement that can be realistically achieved in his particular case.


Unilateral Gynecomastia surgery is designed to correct asymmetry where only one breast has excess glandular tissue, commonly referred to as male breast reduction. Usually lasting one to three hours, this procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The steps involved include:

  1. Anesthesia: Administration of anesthesia to ensure comfort during the procedure.
  2. Liposuction: Utilization of liposuction techniques to remove excess fatty tissues, if present.
  3. Tissue Excision: Removal of glandular tissue to correct the enlargement, tailored to the degree of gynecomastia.
  4. Contouring: Reshaping the chest to achieve a more masculine chest contour.

Each surgery is tailored to the patient’s specific needs, utilizing either liposuction, excision, or a combination.


Recovery time varies, but patients typically resume normal activities within a week and more strenuous ones after a few weeks. Possible side effects include swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Tips for a smooth recovery include:

  • Wearing compression garments as advised
  • Avoiding strenuous activities until cleared by the surgeon
  • Keeping the chest area protected from excessive force or motion
  • Attending all scheduled follow-up appointments with the surgeon
  • ASPS
  • Full Accredited Plastic Surgeon by Jcaho
  • America's Top Plastic Surgeon Award

Your Asymmetrical/Unilateral Gynecomastia will be performed in Dr. Mordcai Blau, M.D., P.C.' surgery center located in White Plains, NY.


Look at the before-and-after photographs of asymmetric gynecomastia below and note ones that resemble your own condition. These pictures will provide you with a sense of the results Dr. Blau has achieved in unilateral male breast reduction surgery. Please be advised that each patient is unique and previous results do not guarantee individual outcomes.

As with all cosmetic surgery, results will be rewarding if expectations are realistic. With any surgical procedure, there are some risks which your doctor will discuss with you during your consultation.

Photos Courtesy of Dr. Mordcai Blau, M.D., P.C. ~ Individual results may vary.

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* Individual results may vary.

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Dr. Mordcai Blau is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience and brings extensive experience to male breast reduction surgeries. He is recognized as a leading expert in Gynecomastia surgery. He has contributed extensively to the field as an author and sculptor, offering the highest standards of safety and aesthetic outcomes.

How much does Asymmetrical/Unilateral Gynecomastia Asymmetrical Cost?

The cost of a Asymmetrical/Unilateral Gynecomastia Asymmetrical varies, because it is a highly individualized surgery tailored for each patient. The overall price may include anesthesia, operating room facilities, new breast implants, and other related expenses. Additional tests and imaging may also add to your total. Contact us for additional information.


  • What is Unilateral Gynecomastia?

    Unilateral Gynecomastia is a condition where one male breast is more prominent due to excess glandular tissue.

  • How common is Unilateral Gynecomastia?

    It affects a significant minority of men experiencing Gynecomastia, with many opting for corrective surgery.

  • What causes Unilateral Gynecomastia?

    Causes range from hormonal imbalances to certain medications and even genetic predisposition.

  • What are the symptoms of Unilateral Gynecomastia?

    Symptoms include one breast appearing more prominent than the other, sometimes accompanied by tenderness.

  • What is the treatment for Unilateral Gynecomastia?

    Treatment typically involves surgery to remove excess tissue and fat, restoring a more symmetrical appearance.

  • Can Unilateral Gynecomastia be a sign of breast cancer?

    While rare, any asymmetry in the chest area should be evaluated by a medical professional to rule out cancer.

Consult with Us

If you’re experiencing any form of Gynecomastia and considering a board certified plastic surgeon in New York, consult with Dr. Blau to explore your options for achieving a balanced and confident look. Schedule your consultation with our practice and take the first step towards your male breast reduction.

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