Gynecomastia surgery is a procedure to reduce oversized male breasts. Gynecomastia is a very common condition and can cause terrible embarrassment.
The classic vision of masculinity includes a sculpted, rugged torso with broad shoulders and a flat, square chest. Greek and Roman statues depict pectoral muscles with almost geometric precision. Exercise and diet can sometimes achieve the ideals of godly attractiveness, but they are more often powerless against gynecomastia.
Many men will try to hide their enlarged breasts with thick shirts. They might avoid bare-chest activities and even withdraw from public exposure. Gynecomastia surgery is a life-changing procedure that can dramatically improve your self-esteem and body confidence.
To begin planning your transformation, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation for the best gynecomastia surgery Orange County has to offer.
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- 1 What Is Gynecomastia?
- 2 Benefits of Body Contouring
- 3 Eligible Candidates
- 4 Private Consultation in Newport Beach, California
- 5 Preparation
- 6 Procedure
- 7 Recovery and Results
- 8 Complementary Procedures
- 9 FAQ
- 10 References
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a medical term that comes from the Greek words for “women – like breasts”. It is quite common in men and may affect one or both breasts. Both men and women have breast tissue, however it usually is not well developed in men. Though certain drugs and medical problems have been linked with male breast overdevelopment, there is no known cause in the vast majority of gynecomastia cases. The enlargement can be from excess glandular tissue or fat or both.
For men with gynecomastia who feel self-conscious about their appearance, breast-reduction surgery can help. The procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured.
In many cases, liposuction alone can effectively correct these problem areas. Men retain their skin elasticity longer than women do, and the areas of fat beneath the skin tend to be firmer and more vascular. Because of these and other factors, liposuction is very effective.
An excision may also be performed on gynecomastia patients whose breast enlargement is made up of mostly glandular tissue, rather than fat.
To determine the best course of action for your physique, book a consultation with the experts at Esthetica.
Benefits of Body Contouring
The human mind and body function in tandem with one another. When the brain is empowered, it feeds the body, and vice versa. Gynecomastia surgery delivers obvious physical benefits, but it also eradicates insecurities. By boosting confidence in one’s looks, a breast reduction procedure can usher a host of benefits to its recipient.
Gynecomastia Surgery Benefits
- Flattens the pectoral region
- Removes excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue
- Clothes fit more naturally
- Increases confidence
- Decreases discomfort
To experience the benefits of a male breast reduction procedure for yourself, contact Esthetica in Newport Beach, California. If you would prefer to connect remotely, we also offer virtual consultations.
If you are a man with enlarged breasts who wishes to achieve a better balance in your upper body physique, then gynecomastia surgery could be perfect for you. Ideal candidates are within thirty pounds of their goal weight; fluctuations may alter the results of your surgery, so convey your fitness experience with an Esthetica representative during your comprehensive consultation.
Private Consultation in Newport Beach, California
Healthcare is synonymous with problem solving. In order to address an issue, we must look at its underlying causes. When you arrive for your individual consultation, we put you in charge. Tell us about your medical history and future goals, and together we can strategize the best way forward.
To determine the right approach to alleviating the symptoms of gynecomastia, we need to examine its pathology. When did the breast tissue first exhibit signs of enlargement? How do diet and exercise correspond to the occurrence and persistence of gynecomastia? What hormonal changes may have contributed to the situation? Are drugs a factor?
By answering these questions (and more), the caring doctors at Esthetica can formulate a solution. Call (949) 721-1113 to schedule an appointment and begin your journey to a tighter, toned chest.
During your consultation, you will receive detailed instructions on how to prepare for gynecomastia surgery. These directions will be tailored to your anatomy and needs, so please follow them closely.
In general, it is advisable to quit smoking and stop taking certain blood thinners in the weeks leading up to your procedure. Your Esthetica team wants your circulation to be optimal, so listen to their advice and contact us with any questions you may have.
Gynecomastia surgery is not a “one size fits all” endeavor. The severity of the condition will inform the surgical approach designed to address it. Your doctor will explain the differences to each method to ensure that you are informed and aware at every stage in the breast reduction process.
Not all cases of gynecomastia are created equal. In fact, when enlarged male breasts consist predominantly of excess fat, this is a condition called pseudogynecomastia. Patients who fit the diagnosis of pseudogynecomastia are not experiencing lax skin and glandular abnormalities. Hence, liposuction alone can often address the existence of pseudogynecomastia. The skin has enough elasticity to bounce back after surgery, providing the smooth, tight contours patients want.
When enlarged breasts have stretched skin in a pronounced fashion, gynecomastia surgery should also entail the excision of excess skin and glandular tissue. Your Esthetica surgical staff is expertly skilled in the artistry and science of breast reduction. They can produce transformational enhancement that does not change the essence of your shape and appearance. After all, subtlety is the hallmark of successful body contouring.
The duration of your procedure will depend on the extent of the condition being treated. Liposuction only, for example, takes less time than a full excision surgery.
Contact Esthetica to discuss which approach works best for your condition.
Recovery and Results
Immediately following your surgery, a trained medical professional will monitor your progress until you are cleared for release. Please avoid strenuous activity for two weeks, especially if that activity involves upper body exertion.
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Gynecomastia surgery can tone and trim the male physique in amazing ways, but aesthetic surgery is a holistic discipline. Please explore our suite of services to shape your overall quest to be the best.
If lax skin extends below the chest and along the belly region, a tummy tuck can address the issue. By removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal area, Esthetica can help you achieve the V-shape you have always wanted.
Upper body fat and skin can disrupt the manly, rugged contours you seek. An arm lift at Esthetica will contour the biceps and show off those gym gains for which you worked so hard!
If obesity is one of the underlying causes of your gynecomastia, Esthetica can take a comprehensive approach to transforming your body. Breast reduction surgery is a great start, but weight loss is an important factor, as well. The gastric balloon fills your stomach and allows you to pursue a healthy lifestyle without the hunger pangs associated with traditional diets.
Regardless of which procedures fit your physique, Esthetica is your ultimate resource for body contouring. Contact us at your earliest convenience and prepare for improvement.
How much does gynecomastia surgery cost in Newport Beach?
You deserve the best care at the right price, and Esthetica delivers. We are transparent about our costs, providing you a detailed list of fees well before your surgery occurs. Call (949) 721-1113 to schedule a consultation. In the meantime, visit our specials page to save money on your aesthetic procedure(s).
Is male breast reduction permanent?
Nothing in life is permanent. Gynecomastia surgery can remove the glandular tissue responsible for enlarged breasts as well as excess skin and fat. Weight gain can still affect the chest, but breast reduction removes many of the fat cells localized along the upper body. Hence, you may gain size after gynecomastia surgery, but the fluctuations will not be as noticeable as if you had not had the breast reduction procedure.
How much home rest does recovery entail?
Every recuperation is different, but you can expect at least two days of bed rest following a gynecomastia surgery.
Is gynecomastia surgery performed in-office or at a hospital?
Procedures are performed at a fully accredited outpatient surgical center.
What is the operation time?
The gynecomastia surgical procedure varies from patient to patient, but every case is unique. Contact us to discuss your schedule and concerns with an attentive Esthetica representative.
When will I be discharged from the surgery center?
Gynecomastia surgery is an outpatient procedure. You will be released the same day, once you are ready to resume your restful recovery from the comfort of your own home.
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- Venkata Ratnam B. (2011). How important is “pseudogynecomastia”? Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 35(4), 668–669. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-010-9629-0