Breast size in males can be affected by a number of different factors, including weight fluctuation, hormonal imbalance, medical conditions, and certain drugs or medications. Many men are unhappy with the appearance of overdeveloped breast tissue, and find that it affects their self esteem or prevents them from enjoying a range of activities, such as sports or swimming.
Male breast reduction (also known as gynecomastia surgery) is performed to reduce the volume of unwanted breast tissue and reduce excess skin if present. The surgery may include liposuction, glandular excision, and/or skin excision depending on the amount of fat, glandular tissue, and skin to be removed. The procedure is tailored to the masculine physique for the chest, providing natural-looking results with reduced volume and proportional areola size and shape.
Men can experience gynecomastia (male breasts) to varying degrees. The procedures to correct gynecomastia can include liposuction, glandular excision, and/or skin excision, depending on the amount of fatty tissue, glandular tissue, and excess skin to be removed. The specific procedures performed will depend on the treatment decided upon during your consultation.
General anesthesia will be administered for this surgery and we recommend that you arrange to have someone drive you to and from the surgery appointment.
Please Note: These are general estimates that may or may not apply to you individually.
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During your consultation, Dr. Anita will take time to learn more about your motivations and goals, understand your concerns, and discuss the treatment in detail. She will go through your medical history and perform a physical exam in order to determine the best plan to reach your goals, and make sure you are a good candidate for surgery.
The day of surgery, Dr. Anita will meet with you in the preoperative area, review the planned procedure, and mark the surgical site. This is also a time you can go over any additional questions you may have prior to surgery. Breast tissue that is removed is typically sent for pathology evaluation.
After surgery, you will be provided with postoperative care instructions, and instructions for follow-up. Dr. Anita will see you for the first postoperative visit 1-2 days after surgery, with an additional visit the week after for drain removal if appropriate. Additional post-op visits are typically spaced at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery.
Gynecomastia is the medical term for male breasts.
Men can develop breasts for a variety of reasons, from hormonal imbalances; testicular mass or cancer; treatments for prostate cancer; thyroid, kidney, or liver issues; certain medications; marijuana or other drug use; malnutrition; to simply aging.
It is normal for men to have some breast growth during times of hormonal changes, such as newborns (maternal estrogen circulating) or puberty, both of which resolve on their own. Breast growth in later adult years can also occur.
Pain, soreness, or swollen breast area may signify gynecomastia. It is important to rule out any breast mass or breast cancer, which though rare, can occur in men.
Men can develop gynecomastia for a variety of reasons, from hormonal imbalances; testicular mass or cancer; treatments for prostate cancer; thyroid, kidney, or liver issues; certain medications; marijuana or other drug use; malnutrition; to simply aging.
Gynecomastia may resolve on its own if the causative factor is removed or corrected. It can also be surgically corrected.
Gynecomastia surgery is a male breast reduction, and can involve liposuction, excision of glandular tissue, and/or excision of skin, depending on the extent of the gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia surgery costs can vary depending on the degree of excess tissue and skin present, and the specific procedures required for correction. To provide you with accurate pricing information, we invite you to book a complimentary re-Consult Phone Call with our Patient Care Coordinator by calling 310-205-0212. During that phone call, important information will be discussed and ballpark pricing will be provided.