Correct the Symptoms of Gynecomastia for a Boost in Confidence
It’s not uncommon for men of all ages to experience a growth of tissue in the chest area that causes them to have a more feminine breast appearance. This condition is often referred to as having “man boobs,” although the actual condition is called gynecomastia. Male breast reduction surgery can be an effective solution for those who are embarrassed about their unwanted breast enlargement or excess chest skin.
Gynecomastia can be caused by a number of factors and there are several cosmetic procedures that can be used to reduce this material and provide gynecomastia patients with a normal-looking chest that better matches their body.
The good news is that board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati offers several procedures that can effectively eliminate excess breast tissue and can help any patient address their concerns.
Dr. Sadati has been helping gynecomastia patients in Orange County for years and has the experience and skill to provide a simple and lasting solution for gynecomastia. Since each patient’s need will be different, choosing an experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Sadati with a wide range of procedures at his disposal is critical in getting the results you want with the least invasive option.
- Less chest fat and breast tissue.
- Improved male physique.
- Increased self-esteem.
There are several disparate causes of gynecomastia, and multiple factors could be at play in any given person’s unique anatomy. It can be a result of having loose or excess skin, leading to breast sagging, after losing an aggressive amount of weight quickly. Genetics can also play a role in gynecomastia and many patients find that someone in their family also had the condition in years past.
A common demographic that suffers from some degree of breast tissue growth is teenage boys and young adults. Hormonal changes can be responsible for causing gynecomastia, which is why both pre- and post-pubescent men often develop the condition. Hormonal changes can also come later in life, usually caused by certain medications, leading to gynecomastia.
The specific treatment for your gynecomastia will largely depend on the specific type you have; some breast reduction procedures focus on removing excess fat, but others require removing glandular tissue as well. Dr. Sadati will evaluate your breast tissue according to a gynecomastia classification system to determine the recommended treatment for your desired appearance.
In most enlarged male breasts, there is both excess fatty tissue as well as glandular tissue. Whereas fat can be removed through minimally invasive liposuction, glandular tissue usually needs to be surgically removed.
Dr. Sadati’s solution for classic gynecomastia depends on the severity of your condition, the quality of your skin, and your desired results. Usually an incision must be made to remove excess tissue, which can be done under either local or general anesthesia.
When gynecomastia is caused mostly by an excess accumulation of fat in the chest, it is referred to as fatty gynecomastia or pseudo-gynecomastia. In some cases, this allows treatment to consist only of liposuction, although every case is unique, and your specific treatment plan can only be determined in a consultation with gynecomastia surgeon Dr. Sadati.
Gynecomastia that has progressed to the degree where the chest tissue has created a breast fold is known as sagging gynecomastia. At this point, treatment options become more complex, as excess skin will need to be removed in addition to excess fat and tissue. Dr. Sadati can inform you of the right breast reduction procedure for your unique circumstances during a one-on-one consultation about gynecomastia.
In some cases of gynecomastia of all types, excess fat becomes deposited around the sides and even the back of patients, creating a chest roll or breast roll. Gynecomastia specialist Dr. Sadati can address this side effect of the condition during gynecomastia surgery, which can be solved with either liposuction or skin excision.
Following your male breast reduction procedure, you will likely feel some pain and discomfort, which can be controlled with oral medications and long-acting local anesthesia. You will likely need to wear a special compression garment for several weeks according to Dr. Sadati’s instructions.
Dr. Sadati will see you the day after surgery for a follow-up visit. Normally, gynecomastia patients will have fluid drains in place for several days. If you needed sutures for the procedure, Dr. Sadati will remove them usually within one to two weeks. You will typically be able to resume light activity in two days. Sports and more rigorous activities may be resumed in two to four weeks, depending on Dr. Sadati’s specific instructions for your healing process.
In the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Sadati, the results of your gynecomastia surgery will be completely natural-looking and harmonious with the rest of your body’s proportions. The general appearance of people after being treated for gynecomastia is more masculine, with a tighter, flatter chest, and a smoother, higher nipple.
At the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, we understand the embarrassment and shame you may be feeling as a result of having enlarged breast tissue. Start seeking help today by scheduling your first consultation with Dr. Sadati today. During your time with Dr. Sadati, he will perform a physical exam to determine your candidacy, answer any questions you may have, and take a detailed medical history. It’s the first step toward finding a solution through gynecomastia surgery. You’ll get a personalized treatment plan with the most minimally invasive procedure that will create effective results.
How long will male breast reduction results last?
Results from male breast reduction are long-lasting, assuming that you keep a stable weight. If your gynecomastia was caused by medication or anabolic steroids, further use could lead to recurrence.
What are the limitations and risks of male breast reduction?
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are some risks involved with male breast reduction. Thankfully, significant complications are infrequent. However, some potential complications include infection and bleeding, changes in skin sensation, scarring, allergic reaction, or blood clots.
Dr. Kevin Sadati is a top facial plastic surgeon in the Newport Beach and Orange County area with over 15 years of facial and reconstructive surgery experience. He is particularly known for creating natural, subtle results for his patients who don't appear that they've had work done. This can be credited to his extensive experience, as well as his surgical finesse and natural artistic talent. Along with years of studying and training, Dr. Sadati has experience as a painter and sculptor, which embodies his artistic eye for, and appreciation of, aesthetic harmony. He believes that this is key to creating beautiful, natural-looking results in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Sadati has been voted by his patients: “The Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in OC register 5 years in a row, “Top Plastic Surgeon in Orange County” in Locale magazine and received “Best Overall Facial Rejuvenation” award at the National Aesthetic Show by his peers. He also appeared in “The Doctors” show on NBC.