Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) – Orange County
Gynecomastia is a condition that results in enlarged breasts in men. It is quite common among men of any age, and is typically caused by a number of factors, including hormonal imbalances, localized excess fat and/or glandular tissues, genetics, and medications. Male Breast Reduction reduces the size of the breast to yield a more toned chest appearance. Once patients have male breast reduction performed, they often feel more confident with their physical appearance and have higher levels of self-esteem.
Dr. Sajjadian begins every gynecomastia procedure by evaluating the patients medical background. The best candidates for male breast reduction are in good health, at a healthy weight and are not currently taking any medications. However, Dr. Sajjadian is able to treat patients with most medical backgrounds.
Depending on the amount of correction necessary, Dr. Sajjadian may recommend surgical extraction, liposuction, or a combination of both to treat enlarged male breasts. If surgical extraction is necessary, an incision is made around the areola (dark skin surrounding the nipple) to reduced visible scarring. Any excess fat, tissue and skin is removed, creating a smaller, more toned chest area. In some cases, Dr. Sajjadian may follow the surgical extraction with light liposuction to remove any stubborn fat pockets. In cases where minimal correction is necessary, Dr. Sajjadian may recommend only using liposuction to remove the excess fat and tissue from the breast.
Typically, patients return home the same day following breast reduction surgery and are able to return to work within a few days. In order to facilitate a speedy recovery, a supportive garment is often recommended to assist the healing process.
Prior to male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Sajjadian meets with each patient individually to create a customized plan of action. By discussing the desired outcome and expectations with each patient, Dr. Sajjadian can better understand which procedures or combination of procedures will best deliver a toned chest appearance.