Gynecomastia may be genetic, related to hormonal imbalances, or it may be induced by certain medications or drugs, but one thing is certain: true gynecomastia fails to respond to changes in one’s diet or an exercise regimen. It will most certainly require intervention with a male breast reduction in Beverly Hills.
While this condition is quite common in men occurring in as high as 60% of the population, it can cause the patient to feel deeply self-conscious, especially in social setting where a man is expected to go shirtless, such as at the beach, by the pool, in the locker room, or in the bedroom with a partner. Our Beverly Hills male breast reduction can help restore a flat, firm and toned appearance to the male chest, adding more definition and streamlining the silhouette.
A successful male breast reduction procedure can help the patient to feel a sense of pride in their appearance and the confidence to go anywhere anytime without having to worry about covering up with baggy clothing or avoiding photographs.
“I love Dr. Lee. She took care of me during my breast surgery and she was amazing. She took her time and is very meticulous in all of her work. I would recommend her to anyone that is in need of plastic surgery.”
The procedure will start with the administration of local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. Incisions are placed around the areola to gain access to the tissue below. In some cases, incisions are placed in the natural chest crease. This may be the approach if you have an excess of breast gland tissue, along with fatty deposits. For many men, liposuction may be all that is needed to remove excess fat, while for others, some excess skin and glandular tissue must be removed to create a masculine, sculpted look to the upper chest.
For some men, liposuction is all that is needed to reduce the size of male breasts. This technique is successful when the excessive breast size is due to stores of fatty tissue, and the upper chest skin has retained flexibility. If overly-large male breasts are the result of glandular tissue, it must be surgically removed to reshape the chest. For extreme cases of over-developed male breasts, a combination of nipple reduction, liposuction and breast tissue removal may be employed in a male breast reduction procedure.
There may be some visible scarring if incisions were placed. The scars at the incision sites will gradually fade as the area heals. If incisions are made around the areola, the scars are far less visible once healed. Many people find that what they gain from the surgery is well worth the minimal scarring – being free of the excess of breast tissue has proven to be a life-changing procedure for many men treated by Dr. Lee.
Preparing for the procedure requires avoiding blood-thinning medications or supplements. Arrange to have someone to drive you home after the procedure. Ensure that have adequate time to rest and recover, which is in most cases, about one week. Fill any prescriptions and arrange your home so you have everything you need close at hand.
The average cost of a male breast reduction procedure is $4,000. This cost may not include anesthetic costs or surgeon’s fees and costs vary, depending on the extent of the procedure. Every male breast reduction procedure is unique and will require a tailored approach. Only an in-person evaluation of your individual case will reveal the extent of the procedure needed, and cost.
Male breast reduction is not covered by insurance as it is considered a cosmetic procedure.
Any man who is suffering from self-consciousness around the appearance of their enlarged male breasts can consider undergoing a Beverly Hills male breast reduction with Dr. Lee. Some important characteristics of a good surgical candidate include:
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Recovery will depend on the techniques used by Dr. Lee during surgery, and on your own natural healing abilities. You will be fitted with a compression garment after your treatment in order to help minimize swelling and maintain your new, improved chest contour.
You can resume your regular workouts at the gym within 3-5 weeks. Dr. Lee will provide further, detailed aftercare instructions at the time of your discharge.