Providing Men With Relief From Male Breast Disorders
Gynecomastia is the growth of abnormally large breasts in males. The condition results from the production of excess breast tissue, not excess fat. For that reason, diet and exercise alone cannot alleviate this condition. Instead, it is often best addressed through male breast reduction procedures.
Gynecomastia accounts for more than 65% of all male breast disorders. Although not a serious medical problem, it can be emotionally painful for men of all ages.
Fortunately, advances in medicine have enabled men to take control of their appearance. Modern techniques can correct the condition of enlarged breasts through surgery.
Male breast reduction surgery is the fifth most common plastic surgery for men in the US. The results can deliver life-altering and confidence-inspiring changes. At Gabbay Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Joubin Gabbay provides permanent solutions to male breast conditions. He has performed numerous male breast reduction surgeries, changing the lives of his patients. Through his dedication, he can work with you to meet your reduction goals.
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Male Breast Reduction Benefits
There are both physical and emotional benefits of having male breast reduction surgery. These include: A firmer, flatter, and more contoured chest Increased levels of self-confidence and self-esteem Feeling at home in your body Your surgical results will be permanent. However, beware of significant post-surgical weight gain. There is a chance it could create a gynecomastia-like effect. If you have any questions about your treatment options, please contact Gabbay Plastic Surgery today.
Options for Gynecomastia Treatment
Dr. Gabbay understands that all patients have unique needs and goals. As a rule, he tailors your male breast reduction surgery to fulfill your objectives. During your consultation, he will discuss all of your surgical options. He also provides recommendations for techniques that are best suited to your case. In cases where excess fat is the primary cause, liposuction may be enough to reduce breast volume. However, surgical removal of tissue and skin is required for many patients to achieve the desired results. The methods will vary depending on two factors: The amount of tissue to be removed Whether or not the nipple needs repositioning In some cases, he will use a combination of techniques to achieve the best outcome.
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Causes of Male Breasts
Some studies have indicated that hormonal imbalances are one of the primary causes of gynecomastia. Specifically, low testosterone or high estrogen levels may lead to the development of breast tissue. It often occurs in young men during puberty. Among older men, changing hormone levels could also cause this condition.
Some drugs and medications can also contribute to the condition of enlarged breasts in men. Including, but not limited to:
- AIDS medications
- Anti-anxiety medications
The following illnesses may also lead to gynecomastia:
- Kidney failure
- Liver failure
- Gland disorders
Is Gynecomastia Reduction Procedure Right for You?
Men of any age with enlarged breasts can consider gynecomastia surgery. There are four main qualifying factors:
- Breast development has stabilized
- Have realistic expectations
- Be emotionally and physically healthy
- Have a stable, healthy weight
The surgery is most successful for men with firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours.
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Evaluating Your Candidacy
During your initial consultation, Dr. Gabbay will determine if you are a good candidate for male breast reduction. A big part of your evaluation is a detailed medical history. This will include any previous conditions and surgeries that you may have had. It is important to answer any questions in these areas fully. Knowing your background is vital to shaping your surgery.
Dr. Gabbay will inquire about the medications you are currently taking including:
- Your alcohol consumption
- Any use of marijuana
- Use of anabolic steroids
- Whether you smoke or not
If a medical problem is a suspected cause, you will be referred to an appropriate specialist. In these cases, additional evaluations may be necessary. Treating the root of the issue must come first. Once that it out of the way, you can continue forward with surgery.
If you are a candidate for gynecomastia, Dr. Gabbay will thoroughly inform you about the procedure. He will explain its limitations and risks. In some cases, he may recommend waiting to see if the condition improves on its own. If you are ready, he will design a customized treatment plan to fulfill your aesthetic goals. Two primary factors he considers are:
- Your quality of skin tone
- Composition of your breast tissue
Details about the Procedure
Male breast reduction surgery typically takes 1-2 hours. It can be performed as an outpatient procedure using deep sedation or general anesthesia.
If liposuction is also used, a slim, hollow tube attached to a vacuum pump removes excess fat. After your surgery, the doctor may insert a small drain to remove excess fluids. Your incisions are covered with a dressing, and wrap your chest to keep the skin firmly in place.
Recovering From Gynecomastia Reduction Surgery
Dr. Gabbay will provide you with a full list of materials and instructions to help your recovery. After your surgery, you may experience discomfort. This can be alleviated with pain medication.
You will feel tired and sore for the first 48-72 hours. Any swelling or bruising will subside over the next few weeks. Also, avoid reaching or lifting of any kind for at least one week.
Full physical recovery may take up to six weeks. You should avoid direct exposure to the sun during this time. The rays can affect how your scars heal. During your followup visits, Dr. Gabbay will review your progress. Don’t hesitate to bring up any questions during this time as well.
As with any surgery, certain risks or complications are involved and may include:
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Loss of sensation at the site
- Fluid buildup
- Skin damage
- Pigment changes
To find out how we can help you, call Gabbay Plastic Surgery today at (310) 205-9500. Our highly skilled Beverly Hills male breast reduction surgeon can help you achieve the results you want.
*Results may vary