A big concern of men contemplating male breast reduction surgery is, “will the male breast return after being surgically removed?” Note the multiple questions on this site regarding this issue.
The answer is that it is very rare, but it can happen. When seeking a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, you will be asked detailed questions by the surgeon to try to determine what the cause of your male breasts might be to prevent recurrence.
When boys go through puberty, 65% will have some breast development due to their fluctuating hormones. Within a few months and up to 2 years, all but about 5% will see their chests return to normal without any intervention. For the remaining 5%, surgery will be the only option.