Gynecomastia - Male Breast Reduction Beverly Hills
Gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement, affects many men. Although gynecomastia does not cause any medical harm, it can be a source of embarrassment and directly affect a man’s self-confidence. Male breast reduction surgery is the fourth most commonly performed cosmetic procedure for men in the United States. Dr. Hadeed performs corrective surgery for gynecomastia, resulting in a more masculine chest that is firmer and flatter.
Gynecomastia is a common condition, usually peaking at two points in a man’s life: adolescence and then again in the 6th or 7th decade of life. There are several reasons why men can have breast enlargement, including hormonal imbalances, alcohol consumption, marijuana use, certain medications, liver disorders, and a history of cancer. Sometimes, however, there is no cause for enlarged male breasts.
The best candidates for male breast reduction surgery are men who are close to their ideal body weight, and who have firm, elastic skin that will adapt to the new contours of the chest. During your consultation, Dr. Hadeed will discuss your goals and explain the details of surgery with you. He will then formulate a surgical plan that will help you obtain the results you wish to obtain.
There are several techniques that can be used to correct male breast enlargement. For men who have mostly fat contributing to their breast enlargement, excellent results can be achieved with liposuction. During liposuction, several tiny incisions are made in the chest. A small instrument is then inserted into the tissues of the chest and used to remove fat from the chest. Some men have breast tissue in addition to fatty deposits in the chest. In these cases it may be necessary to make a small incision around the areola to remove the breast tissue, in addition to removing fat with liposuction. Men with marked breast enlargement may require resection of some chest skin and then tighten up the remaining skin.
The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Depending on what your particular needs and requirements are, Dr. Hadeed will perform either liposuction, liposuction with direct excision of breast tissue, or liposuction combined with resection of breast tissue and tightening of the skin. Most patient can expect to have bruising, swelling, and discomfort after surgery. You will wear a compression garment for the first six weeks after surgery to help control swelling and help the chest maintain its new contour. Scars from the incisions are usually inconspicuous and fade over time. The end result is a firmer, tighter, more masculine looking chest and a restored sense of self-confidence.