Gynecomastia Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA

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What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a medical condition that can result in a feminine chest due to abnormally growing breast tissue. Many times, gynecomastia is related to an unknown hormonal problem. It may also be caused by certain medications, steroids, obesity, or genetics. Men with this condition may feel self-conscious when showing their upper body and chest, such as by the pool or at the gym. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andre P. Marshall is extensively skilled in male breast reduction through gynecomastia surgery in Beverly Hills, CA. With high success rates, surgical breast reduction for males is a popular procedure at Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery. We invite you to book a consultation to see whether this procedure is a good fit for your goals.

What Are the Benefits of Gynecomastia?

For most men, gynecomastia, or excessive breast tissue, can be annoying and shameful. To address this concern, gynecomastia treatment (male breast reduction surgery) at Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery can give you life-changing changes with quite a few incredible advantages. Some of these benefits include:

  • Releases you from wanting to wear a shirt at the beach or pool
  • Provides enhancements that are obvious and long-lasting
  • Yields a slimmer, more chiseled look
  • Boosts self-image and confidence
  • Makes exercise and high-impact activity easier
  • Provides a more toned, masculine look
  • Adds definition to the chest
  • Healing time is short
  • Takes out unwanted fat tissue in the chest region
  • Redefines and contours the chest

Who Are Ideal Candidates for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Male breast reduction surgery is a procedure for men with overly sized breasts that cannot be reduced through medications or diet. If you feel bothered by the appearance of your chest (but at a good weight), you could possibly benefit from gynecomastia surgery by Dr. Marshall at Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery. Teenagers may also attain positive results from gynecomastia surgery; however, a secondary procedure may be warranted later during adulthood if excess breast tissue continues to form. During your first appointment with Dr. Marshall, treatment options will be given, including the possibility of moving forward with surgery to correct the condition.

How Male Breast Reduction Surgery Is Done

While you are under general anesthesia, liposuction is done to remove excess pockets of fat from the internal chest. Next, any loose or wrinkled skin will be carefully trimmed away to create a tighter appearance, and then the areola and nipple will be surgically reshaped and placed into a more correct position. For most men, this requires a small incision near the glandular tissue, followed by pulling together the remaining skin. After your gynecomastia surgery, the chest will be wrapped with a medical garment to help decrease swelling. For complex cases where a more invasive approach was used, a small tube for draining may be properly positioned to assist with fluid. It can take a few weeks for your incisions to heal, and Dr. Marshall will let you know when you can begin to exercise and incorporate strength training again.

Gynecomastia FAQ

How much does male breast reduction surgery cost?
Gynecomastia is a medical issue that is best handled by an experienced surgeon. For this reason, Dr. Marshall suggests you focus on how to get your best results over costs. To make male breast reduction surgery fit your budget, Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery takes many payment methods and we can also help you find low-interest medical financing. While surgery for gynecomastia is typically not covered by health insurance, it is worth contacting your insurer to confirm.

What causes gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia develops in men when there is a disruption in hormone balance. Most often, gynecomastia is connected to the long-term use of anabolic steroids or androgens. It can also be caused by using illegal drugs, like heroin and marijuana. Gynecomastia might also be triggered by certain health conditions (hypogonadism, hyperthyroidism, and tumors) or some medications (for example, highly active antiretroviral therapy for AIDS, chemotherapy, and anti-anxiety medications).

How can I tell if I have gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia occurs in men when there is an overgrowth of breast tissue in the chest, which may cause swelling, tenderness, and pain. Some men might have pseudogynecomastia (false gynecomastia), so Dr. Marshall suggests patients try to lose weight by following an exercise plan and healthy diet before considering surgery. If you still have enlarged breasts when you are at a healthy weight, Dr. Marshall will perform an examination and tests to correctly diagnose gynecomastia.

Enhance your Masculine Chest

If you suffer from the side effects of gynecomastia, we invite you to get in touch with our office and schedule a private consult with Dr. Marshall to learn about our treatment for male breast reduction. After gynecomastia surgery at Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery, many of our patients have regained confidence and are pleased with their new, masculine appearance. Contact our office in Beverly Hills, CA to get started.

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