As a man with feminine-looking breasts in Los Angeles, you’re not alone. Gynecomastia is a medical term derived from the Greek words for, “woman-like breasts,” and it affects many men. Enlarged breasts can be permanent, uncomfortable, and socially and psychologically devastating. However, they can be removed through male breast reduction surgery.
Male breasts may be formed from fatty tissue and/or glandular tissue. If a 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 one to three hours, depending on the extent of correction. The procedure can require liposuction or a more traditional surgical excision.
Gynecomastia may be associated with obesity, hormonal metabolism imbalance, liver disease, or medicinal causes. Before choosing a surgical solution to gynecomastia, a period of diet and exercise is recommended to see if the condition can be resolved naturally.
Should that fail, our doctors will recommend a surgical remedy. A private consultation can be arranged with an appointment online. We will then schedule a visit during one of the select times our surgeons have set aside for online visitors.
If gynecomastia is primarily caused by fatty tissue, the surgeon may recommend a liposuction procedure. Liposuction surgery can 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 re-sculpting of bulging breasts into more attractive contours.
If gynecomastia is the result of a glandular disorder, liposuction alone is not likely to be adequate. A 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 (the colored area of the nipple) or in the underarm area. The surgeon will work through these incisions to cut away the excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin from the breast.
Following breast reduction surgery, there will be a pleasing shape and enhanced self-confidence.