Joseph T. Cruise, M.D.

(323) 987-4467 

Joseph T. Cruise, M.D. 

Gynecomastia Specialist & Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Los Angeles Gynecomastia is dedicated to male breast reduction treatment and surgery
Over 10 years in gynecomastia specialty

There are only a handful of plastic surgeons in the U.S. that specialize in Gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Cruise being one of them. With over 10 years experience performing gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Cruise's techniques have advanced beyond the basic techniques surgeons use, making him one of the most sought out gynecomastia surgeons in the world.  

Over 250 gynecomastia surgeries per year

Dr. Cruise performs over 250 male breast reduction procedures each, which has allowed him to develop surgical routines that yield predictably good results. In fact, the procedure has become so advanced and efficient that most of the procedures are done under local anesthesia while the patient is watching movies on Netflix.

Deep understanding of gynecomastia condition

Gynecomastia surgery is considerably different than all other types of plastic surgery. This is why Dr. Cruise created this site. It is exclusively devoted to provide expert gynecomastia diagnosis, treatment options, and surgical information. Optimal treatment of gynecomastia requires that the gynecomastia surgeon and his entire staff have considerable knowledge and experience and are dedicated to all aspects of gynecomastia care. Recognized as a leader in the field of gynecomastia, Dr. Cruise's practice has blossomed into an international destination for men looking for optimal treatment. 

Creator of The Cruise Classification System

The Cruise Classification System is a tool developed by Dr. Cruise to educate men about the different types of gynecomastia and the recommended treatment options for each. This type of classification system is the first of it's kind, and shows the deep understanding Dr. Cruise has about gynecomastia. 

Focus on safety and comfort

Dr. Cruise has perfected gynecomastia surgery to the point where most surgeries can be performed under local anesthesia in a comfortable, relaxing setting while watching Netflix videos. For severe cases of gynecomastia, surgery is performed under general anesthesia in a Medicare accredited outpatient facility.

Extensive before and after photo gallery

LA Gynecomastia has one of the most comprehensive before and after photo galleries on the Internet. The photos represent all types of gynecomastia and treatments. 

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Before & After Gallery

View hundreds of before and after photos which represent a wide array of patients ranging in age and gyneocmastia type. "Every patient of mine is an autograph of my work. It is imperative to me that this signature represents the very best that plastic surgery has to offer."  ~Dr. Cruise                 

Fast Track Your Consultation

We understand lengthy wait times to see Dr. Cruise for a face to face consultation may not be ideal for everyone. Now you can use our Fast Track program to receive a rapid assessment of your gynecomastia, along with a recommended treatment plan and complete surgical quote.

Industry Expert...

"Having emerged as the leading and most influential doctor and surgeon in his highly-specialized, unique field, Dr. Cruise has perfected the incision portion of the procedure, reducing recovery time, pain and scarring to where it’s a generally a non-issue..." ~ California Business Journal

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Many teenage boys will develop breasts during puberty, however, for most, they go away after a couple of years. If the breasts remain, it is unlikely they will ever go away without surgical correction. The great news is that male breast reduction surgery is permanent and can be performed in-office under local anesthesia.


Adult gynecomastia is simply any man with gynecomastia due to excessive breast development as a teenager or in adulthood due to weight gain or use of certain drugs or medication. They type of adult gynecomastia varies from mild to severe depending on age, underlying cause, weight, etc.

Bodybuilders are very image conscious and dedicate a lot of time to keep their bodies in top physical shape. Unfortunately, with frequent use of body enhancing drugs (steroids), hormones are altered, which can lead to the development of excess breast tissue. Even when steroid use is stopped, the breast tissue will remain present.

Weight fluctuation and aging can take a toll on a man's body, especially in the chest area. Men are often times left with moderate to severe skin laxity causing the areola and nipple to drop downward and sit on the lower portion of the chest. This type of gynecomastia requires a more extensive procedure to address both skin excess, fat and breast tissue.

 Gynecomastia Overview

The first step in determining if gynecomastia surgery is right for you, is gaining a better understanding of the definition, causes, types, available treatments and recovery.  The more knowledge you have, the more confident you will feel in whatever decision it is that you ultimately make. Click HERE to read more.

Gynecomastia is not a disease. It is not about breast tissue, it is about self confidence. - Dr. Cruise 

Cruise Classification System

Dr. Cruise's extensive experience in the field of gynecomastia, led him to create what he calls the "Cruise Classification System." The images below represent the 6 Types of Gynecomastia as categorized by Dr. Cruise. Take a look at the types shown to determine which one most closely represents your situation.  The actual patient photos listed below the animated image, can be expanded for more information regarding that specific type of gynecomastia. You can also click on the image to be taken to the dedicated information page for that type to learn about the surgical options, cost, recovery, and more.

6 Types of Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia Types

Notice the progressive increase in skin laxity. This excess skin will change the type of surgery necessary to properly correct the problem.

Type 1

Breast tissue - under nipple/areola only

Nipple position - above border of pec. muscle

Lateral chest fold - tight, straight

Type 2

Breast tissue - extends over chest fold

Nipple position - above border of pec. muscle

Lateral chest fold - tight, rounded

Type 3

Breast tissue - extends over chest fold

Nipple position - 0 to 2 cm. below border of pec. muscle

Lateral chest fold - mild laxity, horizontal

Type 4

Breast tissue – extends into axilla

Nipple position – >1.5 cm below border of pec. muscle

Lateral chest fold - small breast roll in front of arm pit

Type 5

Breast tissue – extends into axilla

Nipple position – ≥ 2 cm below border of pec. muscle

Lateral chest fold - breast roll extends to the back of arm pit

Type 6

Breast tissue – extends into axilla

Nipple position – ≥ 2cm below border of pec. muscle

Lateral chest fold - breast roll extends around to back


1. DETERMINE  the type of Gynecomastia you have.

2. SEND IN PHOTOS if you feel you need to be evaluated before a consultation or would prefer a virtual consultation. Many of our patients come from out of town hence virtual consultations are very common. GUIDE TO SENDING PHOTOS.

3. CONTACT US if you have any questions at all or would like to schedule a consultation. 

Dr. Cruise Raises Gynecomastia Awareness

California Business Journal

Dr. Cruise Featured in California Business Journal

You may not be able to spell it, let alone pronounce it, but gynecomastia is a serious condition that Dr. Joseph T. Cruise of Newport Beach, Calif. is tackling through his perfected medical procedure.   THE EMBARRASSMENT IS OVERWHELMING AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY DAMAGING.   Imagine being a guy who refuses to take your shirt off at…

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Naluda magazine

Dr. Cruise and Gynecomastia Patient, Brandon Liberati, Interviewed by Naluda Magazine

Naluda magazine, an online publication which covers topics on lifestyle, fashion, travel, social events, sports and celebrity news, recently sat down with Dr. Cruise and Bravo TV reality star Brandon Liberati to discuss the topic of gynecomastia. Brandon and his partner Craig Ramsay were one of the couples on the most reason season of Newlyweds: The First Year. In…

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Athletic male chest

Bodybuilders Using Steroids at Risk of Developing Enlarged Male Breasts

One of the best Los Angeles gynecomastia surgeons, Dr. Joseph T. Cruise, has collected data showing the common factor among bodybuilders, who come to his practice concerned about the development of enlarged male breasts, is steroid use. Of these patients, all have required gynecomastia surgery to correct the problem.  Newport Beach, CA. (PRWEB) May 29,…

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Gynecomastia Patient Experiences

"Newlywed's: The First Year" Star, Brandon Liberati, Talks About His Gynecomastia

Brandon Liberati, Talks About His Gynecomastia

Bravo TV reality star and celebrity hair stylist talks about having gynecomastia surgery and how it has transformed his life in every way possible.

Gynecomastia Patient and His Partner Document Surgery Experience

Gynecomastia Patient and His Partner Document Surgery Experience

Brandon Liberati, gynecomastia patient of Dr. Cruise, and his partner Craig Ramsay created their own video about Brandon's surgical experience. Brandon and Craig are best known for their appearance on Bravo's "Newlyweds: The First Year" reality show. 

Male model has gynecomastia surgery to improve his
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Male model has gynecomastia surgery to improve his<br />
body image

This young male model came to Dr. Cruise about his mild gynecomastia. While his condition is not as severe as most, his chest was bothersome to him. Watch as he talks about his condition and why he chose to have surgery.

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Cruise Gynecomastia Classification System

Affecting a staggering 65% of men, ranging from pre-teens to seniors, Dr. Joseph T. Cruise has developed the Cruise Gynecomastia Classification System to comprehensively target and permanently treat Gynecomastia- a stubborn condition that cannot be treated with diet or exercise. Shedding light on a common yet rarely spoken about condition Dr. Cruise, Newport Beach gynecomastia surgeon,…

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Cruise Plastic Surgery

Main office - Newport Beach, CA

Joseph T. Cruise, M.D.

2081 San Joaquin Hills Road

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Joseph T. Cruise, M.D.
Board Certified Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
601 South Figueroa Street, Suite 4050
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Ph: 323-509-4963