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.
"I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Marshall, he literally changed my life!!! I did a lot of research before deciding to have him perform my tummy tuck, and am SO glad I went with him as my doctor! I needed someone who made me feel comfortable (his bedside manner is the best) and confident that the procedure would be worth it, and he did exactly that - my results are waaaaaay better than I could have expected! I have my confidence back after not recognizing myself in the mirror post-pregnancy, and finally feel like myself again! THANK YOU!!!"- K.R. / Google / Dec 04, 2021
"I cannot say enough about how great Dr. Marshall is. At 58 I decided I wanted the body that I had when I was younger. From beginning to end the bed side manner and the interest in what I wanted was top notch. I am currently 3 months post surgery and looking forward to my sons wedding in December as I will look just how I wanted to for this big occasion. I will recommend Dr. Marshall to anyone who is looking for a great experience with having plastic surgery. Thank you for making my dreams come true."- J.C. / Google / Nov 30, 2021
"My results are amazing, I love my new body - From my initial encounter with Dr. Marshall’s assistant, Melissa, the service was amazing. I got all my questions answered with no delay. I met with Dr. Marshall (Dr. Dre) and I felt he was definitely the right surgeon to have my procedure with. On 11/11/21 I had my 360 liposuction and BBL. Everyone at the surgery center was great and made me feel I was in the best hands. My results are amazing. I love my new body by Dr. Dre! I’m healing well and can’t recommend Dr. Dre enough."- E. / RealSelf / Nov 28, 2021
"I recently had surgery with Dr. Marshall and I’m blown away by the results! I had Lipo360 and a mini tummy tuck-the results keeps getting better with time. His staff was great through the entire process! I was able to obtain the exact results I wanted abs couldn’t be happier!I would % recommend Dr. Marshall, gets better every week!!!!"- M.M. / Yelp / Sep 07, 2021
"I'm 45 y/o with two kids who consistently works out throughout the years but the stubborn belly fat and loose skin just won't go away. I'm 3 months post op, and very thrilled and happy with the results. Kinda' wondered why I didn't do this sooner. Hats off to Dr.Marshall for doing an amazing job. He listened to what or how I wanna look like and he made that sure it was done safely(pre and post op as well). Please follow his pre and post op instructions. The man knows what he's doing and what he's talking about. Thank you again Dr. Marshall. I would definitely refer him to my family and friends."- G.D. / Google / Aug 14, 2021
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
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.
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.