Excess breast tissue in men can be an embarrassing condition, resulting in poor self-esteem. Even if you are fit overall and exercise regularly, there are a number of reasons why you may face gynecomastia, or excessive breast tissue in men. Whatever the reason for this condition, Dr. Ourian can create a masculine chest contour through gynecomastia surgery. This highly effective procedure has restored the confidence of countless men in the Los Angeles area and beyond.
Gynecomastia surgery is also known as male breast reduction. It is a solution for gynecomastia, a condition in which men develop excess breast tissue due to a range of factors. These can include hormonal imbalance, weight gain, genetics, or side effects from certain drugs. Dr. Ourian’s Beverly Hills gynecomastia surgery removes excess breast tissue, contouring the chest for a more masculine appearance.
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Surgery Length: 2 - 4 Hours
Recovery Time: 3 - 5 Days
Before choosing gynecomastia surgery, you should ensure that the condition is not treatable through other means, such as losing weight, Gynecomastia surgery is also known as male breast reduction. It is a solution for gynecomastia, a condition in which men develop excess breast tissue due to a range of factors. These can include hormonal imbalance, weight gain, genetics, or side effects from certain drugs. Dr. Ourian’s Beverly Hills gynecomastia surgery removes excess breast tissue, contouring the chest for a more masculine appearance.
How Is Beverly Hills Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
Gynecomastia surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia. A variety of techniques may be used, depending on the specifics of your gynecomastia.
If your gynecomastia is primarily caused by excess fat, liposuction will be utilized. Liposuction is performed by inserting a cannula into a small incision in the chest, which is then moved back and forth to break apart fat cells before they are suctioned away from the body.
If excess glandular tissue or skin is present, Dr. Ourian may choose an excision technique, in which these tissues are removed through incisions made around the nipple and areola. After removing excess tissue and recontouring the chest, the nipple can be repositioned for a natural and masculine appearance. Dr. Ourian will explain the techniques recommended for your Beverly Hills gynecomastia surgery after a consultation.
Most patients require 1-2 weeks of downtime after gynecomastia surgery to rest and recover. Some swelling and discomfort is expected during the initial healing process. Dr. Ourian will likely prescribe pain medication to help you maintain comfort as you recover. In addition, you should wear a compression garment to help decrease swelling and encourage proper healing. After a week to two weeks, you will be able to return to work and some light exercise, but you should continue to avoid strenuous activity. Swelling and bruising will dissipate over time. Dr. Ourian will monitor your healing and advise when you can return to certain activity, such as your exercise routine. For most patients, final results are seen at about six months after gynecomastia surgery.
Some patients choose to combine gynecomastia surgery with other body contouring procedures. For example, you may wish to have liposuction performed in other areas of the body, such as the abdomen, flanks, or back, to create a more toned appearance to complement the results in your chest.
More specifically, you may also consider abdominal etching, a liposuction procedure which strategically removes fat deposits from the stomach to reveal defined abdominal muscles beneath. Abdominal etching is designed to achieve a “six pack” appearance.
Men choosing gynecomastia surgery to address the effects of weight gain can, in some cases, also benefit from a tummy tuck. Tummy tucks serve to repair the abdominal muscles and remove loose skin and residual fat from the abdominal area. In men, this is commonly performed after losing a significant amount of weight.
The final cost of your gynecomastia surgery will vary depending on the techniques necessary to complete your procedure, the type of anesthesia used, and other factors. Dr. Ourian’s patient concierge will give you a more accurate estimate for the cost of your gynecomastia surgery after your consultation appointment.
Frequently asked questions
- Does gynecomastia surgery leave scars?
- As incisions are required to complete gynecomastia surgery, you can expect some scarring. However, these scars will be small, inconspicuous, and well-hidden within the contours of your chest after healing is complete. Following Dr. Ourian’s instructions for your healing process will help you minimize scarring.
- Can gynecomastia return after surgery?
- Generally, the results of gynecomastia surgery are permanent. However, there are some cases where some of the symptoms of gynecomastia could return. For example, if your gynecomastia was caused by untreated hormonal imbalance or side effects from drugs that you continue to use, the symptoms could recur.
- Does insurance cover gynecomastia surgery?
- Most health insurance plans do not cover gynecomastia surgery.