Male Breast Reduction
As a man with feminine-looking breasts in Los Angeles, you’re not alone. Gynecomastia, a medical term derived from the Greek words for “woman-like breasts,” affects many men. Enlarged breasts can be permanent, uncomfortable, and socially and psychologically devastating, but they can be removed through breast reduction surgery.
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In Beverly Hills, gynecomastia may be associated with obesity, hormonal metabolism imbalance, liver disease, or medicinal causes. Prior to choosing a surgical solution to gynecomastia, a period of diet and exercise is recommended to see if your condition can be resolved naturally. Should that fail, our doctors will recommend surgical intervention. You can receive a private consultation when you request your appointment online and schedule your visit during one of the select times our surgeons have set aside for Web visitors.
Male Breast Reduction
During your consultation, we’ll help you to feel comfortable explaining your goals and expectations, and your surgeon will assess your existing anatomy to determine the cause of your breast enlargement. Male breasts may be formed from fatty tissue and/or glandular tissue. If Beverly Hills or Los Angeles male breast reduction surgery is right for you, it will be performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The procedure can last from 1 to 3 hours depending on the extent of correction. Surgery may require:
If your gynecomastia is primarily caused by fatty tissue, your surgeon may recommend a liposuction procedure. Liposuction surgery can actually remove unwanted localized deposits of fat cells from the body. A straw-like cannula is inserted through a tiny incision to remove excess fat cells. The result is a resculpting of bulging breasts into more attractive contours.
Traditional Surgical Excision
If your gynecomastia is the result of a glandular disorder, liposuction alone is not likely to be adequate. Traditional surgical excision may be a better option. The excision may be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction. Typically, the incision is placed on the edge of the areola (colored area of the nipple) or in the underarm area. Your surgeon will work through these incisions to cut away the excess glandular tissue, fat and skin from the breast.
Following your breast reduction surgery, you can enjoy a more pleasing shape and enhanced self-confidence.