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A significant portion of men are in great shape whose motivation is to reduce their breast tissue, that all humans are born with, only to realize they can have large pectoral muscles and breast tissue. These patients can be helped with male breast reduction surgery.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men and can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or as a side effect of certain drugs.

Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and have a negative impact on your self-confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities or intimacy as they are embarrassed.

Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases, the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin can be reduced.

Symptoms of Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is characterized by certain physical symptoms, including:

  • Excess localized fat
  • Excess glandular tissue development
  • In some cases, excess breast skin
  • Either one or both breasts are enlarged
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What Should I Expect During the Recovery Period?

During the recovery period, dressings or bandages will be applied to the surgical sites. An elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals after surgery. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.

You will be provided with full aftercare instructions, and prescriptions for medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection. You will have scheduled follow-up appointments with our plastic surgeon to ensure your healing is proceeding as it should.

Results from a Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia surgery results are immediately visible. As the swelling reduces and incision lines fade, the satisfaction with your new image can be a life-changing experience. The final results of your gynecomastia surgery may take three to six months. Incision lines will remain but fade over time. Your improved upper body will likely enhance your self-image and confidence, whether in a shirt and tie, a T-shirt, or enjoying summer activities shirtless, whether boating, at a beach, or poolside, or in more intimate settings.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19


The health and safety of our patients and staff remain our top priority. As recommendations evolve during the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, we continue to evolve. We are using CDC recommendations to best serve our patients, protect our staff and families, and do our part to prevent transmission and slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus.


As an essential service, Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery will remain open during normal business hours. In accordance with guidelines from the American College of Surgeons, our surgeons are evaluating the medical need for procedures on a case by case basis daily. They are using data driven assessment for the delivery of clinical care based on the assimilation of the COVID-associated risk and all medical and logistical information available.

The Medspa temporary closure has been extended through April 7, 2020. Appointments for non-essential medical services are being limited from March 23- April 7th. Our office staff will be reaching out to reschedule these appointments. At this time, we will continue to accept new appointments, scheduling non-essential services after April 7th. If you wish to purchase skincare products or gift cards, please call ahead to pay via credit card and we will ship the items to you.


We are actively implementing a secure, HIPAA compliant, platform to allow patients to communicate directly with our staff and providers through two-way text, photo and document sharing, as well as video conferencing. The integration of this platform into our practice begins Tuesday March 24th. Please visit the website frequently for updates on use.


  • If you have the following symptoms or situation PLEASE RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT
    • A temperature of 100.4 or greater orally
    • Sore throat or dry cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • You or a family member have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to self-quarantine by a physician
  • If you choose to cancel your appointment, all fees and penalties will be waived.
  • We are reducing visitors to one guest per patient.
  • We have provided an alternative option to our waiting room. Patients can wait in their cars, receive text notifications, bypass the waiting room, and enter a disinfected exam room when it is ready for use. Additional instructions for this procedure are posted on our front door.
  • If you choose to utilize the in-office waiting room, we are disinfecting all areas of our office multiple times a day. You must remain six feet apart from other individuals.
  • Surgeons and staff will not be shaking hands and hallway doors have been propped open.
  • We are screening all staff prior to entry into the office and requesting staff stay home if ill.
  • Some of our amenities in the waiting room will not be operational in order to minimize contact.
  • Hand sanitizer and/or soap and water are readily available.
  • As always, we remain compliant with all federal and state requirements.


Dates of closure could be extended and additional changes implemented as we continue to make safety our first priority. Please call 309-670-0700 with questions and check our social media and website frequently to stay up to date.

Sincerely, Drs Khurram Rashid and Harrison Putman III

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