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Men around the globe suffer from gynecomastia, either due to unwanted fat or the abnormal development of excess breast tissue. These areas are often very resistant to fat loss with diet and exercise.

Fortunately, liposuction can help men improve the contours of their chest and restore a distinctly masculine physique.

What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition that causes over-developed or enlarged breasts.

It can occur at any age, and is often the result of:

  • Hormonal changes
  • The use of certain drugs
  • Heredity
  • Obesity

The condition is persistent and does not improve with diet and exercise alone. As such, a male breast reduction is the only way to remove the excess volume and create a more masculine chest.

Will you benefit from a male breast reduction?

  • Do you experience physical discomfort due to your breasts?
  • Are you emotionally distressed, anxious and embarrassed by your condition?
  • Do you avoid wearing certain clothes, taking off your shirt, and going to the beach?
  • Is your confidence suffering as a result of gynecomastia?
  • Does your condition persist despite diet and exercise?

If you answered “yes” to the above questions, there’s a good chance that your enlarged male breasts are dramatically affecting your quality of life. In this case, surgery to restore your masculine chest contours maybe in your best interest.

Gynecomastia surgery: What to expect during your procedure

Gynecomastia can be treated by either excising the excess breast tissue or performing liposuction to remove unwanted fat. For some of our Del Mar patients, both techniques are necessary for an optimal result.

Your procedure will be done under general anesthesia and typically takes between one and two hours to complete.

To begin, we will create incisions around the nipple or in the armpit. Through those openings, we will tailor our technique to your unique body. In many cases, we will surgically excise your excess glandular tissue and perform gentle liposuction to break up and remove unwanted fat. Depending on your needs, we may also trim away excess skin before closing the incisions.

Are you a candidate?

The best candidates for gynecomastia surgery are La Jolla men who feel embarrassed and distressed by enlarged male breasts.

To qualify for the procedure, you should be:

  • In good general health
  • Close to your ideal body weight
  • Realistic about what the procedure can accomplish
  • Without any serious medical issues that could compromise your recovery

The recovery

The typical recovery from gynecomastia surgery in La Jolla takes a few short weeks. During this time, your chest may feel sore, swollen and bruised. We will provide you with pain medication to manage the discomfort.

It’s important to rest , stay hydrated and take short walks throughout the initial recovery period. During your post-operative appointments, we will closely monitor your progress and instruct you when you can return to work and your normal exercise routine.

The results

You will notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of your chest after gynecomastia surgery. It will appear flatter and noticeably less feminine. However, the results will become final gradually.

It takes about four months for the swelling to go down completely. In general, the results are very long-lasting, as long as you continue to eat well and exercise often moving forward.

Gynecomastia Surgery San Diego

Gynecomastia surgery is a life-changing procedure that can dramatically improve your self-esteem and body confidence. To begin planning your transformation, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best gynecomastia surgery San Diego has to offer.

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