Men who have overdeveloped breast tissue suffer from a condition called gynecomastia, which may be caused by hormonal changes, genetics, disease, or substance use.
Gynecomastia can negatively impact self-esteem and quality of life, making it difficult to go shirtless or engage in intimacy with confidence. Dr. Stevens' Los Angeles Gynecomastia surgery is a reductive procedure for men that involves removing excess breast tissue and restoring masculinity to the chest.
Having excess fat in the breasts can be troubling for men who desire a more masculine appearance. Enlarged breasts are commonly associated with the female form, which may not be an appealing aesthetic to male patients. Our Los Angeles gynecomastia surgery reduces stubborn fat deposits in the male breasts for a slimmer, more sculpted chest.
Having enlarged breast tissue can cause physical discomfort for men who have gynecomastia. Men’s clothing is not designed to accommodate larger male breasts, which sometimes results in irritation and a limited range of motion. Men who undergo our gynecomastia surgery in Beverly Hills at our can eliminate these troubles so that they may feel more comfortable.
Gynecomastia is a source of embarrassment for many men. Sometimes men afflicted with this generally benign condition avoid seeking treatment out of self-consciousness. Fortunately, gynecomastia surgery can restore a man’s self-esteem and improve his quality of life. Patients may be advised to massage the treatment area on their own for up to five days after injection. A gradual improvement of the depressed area will be seen over several weeks, and the results of Sculptra® Aesthetic can last up to two years.
Discover the exquisite results by browsing through our online library of before and after photography. You will also have a chance to view more photographs during your confidential consultation with Dr. Stevens.
There are a few options for gynecomastia surgery that ameliorate the appearance of enlarged male breast tissue.
To maintain your gynecomastia surgery results, it is recommended to avoid sun exposure to the chest area for as long as possible. Too much sun exposure early in the recovery process can make scars more noticeable and prolong swelling. It is also important to avoid drastic fluctuations in weight and other potential causes of gynecomastia to prevent reoccurrence.
After undergoing our gynecomastia surgery in Los Angeles at our outpatient center, you should follow all instructions given to you by Dr. Stevens to ensure that your recovery goes smoothly. Take all prescribed medications as instructed to minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of infection. Any swelling should last only a few weeks. Rest for the first few days, limit your activities for a few weeks, and avoid strenuous exercises for four full weeks. Patients can return to work as soon as Dr. Stevens indicates that it is acceptable to do so.
Scarring is typical after major surgery. You will likely have some degree of scarring after your gynecomastia surgery, though the amount and location will depend on your surgical incisions. Typically the incisions are strategically placed along the border of the areolas to minimize their appearance. Scarring should fade as time passes.
You will receive anesthesia to prevent you from feeling any pain during your gynecomastia surgery. During your recovery, some discomfort and soreness may persist for up to a few weeks after surgery. Prescribed pain medications will help you manage any discomfort and make your recovery easier
Several factors influence the cost of gynecomastia surgery, including surgical fees, physician’s fees, anesthesia fees, and other necessary expenses. You will receive a price quote at your consultation so that you will know what to expect. Financing options are available for those who desire them.
Ideal candidates for our gynecomastia surgery in Beverly Hills surgery are physically healthy and have realistic expectations of the procedure. Patients should be emotionally mature and be willing to quit smoking to safely undergo major surgery.
The results of gynecomastia surgery are considered permanent as long as you do not experience extreme weight fluctuations. If your gynecomastia stems from substance use or a congenital condition, there is a chance it could reoccur without cessation of the substance or treatment of the condition.
Risks associated with gynecomastia surgery are uncommon. Some complications that may occur with any surgical procedure are:
If you have large areolas and would like them to be smaller, Dr. Stevens can perform areola reduction during your gynecomastia surgery.