Are you considering Gynecomastia surgery?
When gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fat tissue in the chest area, liposuction is typically performed to permanently remove these fat cells. After making tiny incisions in the creases beneath the breasts, a cannula (thin hollow tube) is inserted under the skin to suction away unwanted fat deposits. When gynecomastia is more extensive, breast skin and glandular tissue may also be removed. Gynecomastia can occur from an imbalance of hormones, but it can also be a side effect of certain medications or medical conditions. Being overweight is also a common cause of excess fat in the chest area. Gynecomastia often resolves on its own or through diet and exercise. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will determine the cause of your gynecomastia to rule out any medical condition.
The procedure can be performed under general anesthesia or sedation with local anesthesia. The male breast reduction surgery often takes about an hour and a half but can take longer depending upon the complexity of the procedure. The techniques your surgeon will use to correct your gynecomastia will be affected by your individual needs.
If excess fat is causing the problem, Smart Lipo, or Tumescent Liposuction will be used. A small hollow tube (called a cannula) is inserted directly into the targeted area and the fat is removed. If it is excess breast tissue and not fat that is the primary cause, this will be surgically excised. For excess breast tissue, incisions are made under the areola. The surgeon removes the excess breast tissue, fat and skin by working through the incision. During your consultation you and Dr. Daniel Casper will discuss all of the options available to you in order to create a surgical plan designed to deliver the most effective gynecomastia treatment Los Angeles has available.
Gynecomastia surgery is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure for men wanting a decreased breast size. It can be for many reasons, but some of the more popular decisions to have this procedure are:
- To increase confidence and self-esteem
- If you feel your chest is particularly big
- To improve your body image
- If your breasts are different in size and/or shape (asymmetrical)