Male Breast Reduction
Conveniently located to serve Los Angeles, Beverly Hills & Newport Beach
Unfortunately, shame and humiliation is what men feel when they have enlarged breasts that give them a feminine look. If you have enlarged male breasts, you probably suffer from a condition called gynecomastia – the enlargement of glandular breast tissue in men. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, gynecomastia accounts for more than 65 percent of all male breast disorders. Dr. Sundine is a proud provider of male breast reduction surgery, which will give you a flat and more masculine chest with minimal scarring.
Gynecomastia usually develops in adolescence and can be caused by a number of factors, including hormonal imbalance. Often the cause is unknown. However, the effects of gynecomastia can be ameliorated through plastic surgery.
To learn more about male breast reduction, please read the paragraphs below. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sundine, please contact his office at 949 706 3100.
Who Is a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
If you have enlarged male breasts, you are probably a good candidate for male breast reduction. You must be in good general health and not extremely overweight. If you have recently experienced weight fluctuations, you should wait until you are at your ideal weight to consult with Dr. Sundine, as such fluctuations can affect the size of the breasts and lead to excess tissue. Also, realistic expectations are very important to the success of your procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Sundine will examine your breasts and determine your candidacy, as well as the best surgical approach.
Male breast reduction can be performed via liposuction only or using a combination of liposuction and tissue excision, depending on the degree of enlargement.
The Male Breast Reduction Procedure in Newport Beach
Male breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia and lasts about one to two hours. During surgery, Dr. Sundine will make small incisions on either edge of the nipple and use liposuction to remove excess fat. If this does not provide satisfactory results, he will manually remove excess glandular tissue and skin. The breasts are then sculpted accordingly and the incisions are sutured. In some cases, additional incisions under the breasts may be necessary. However, over time, the scars heal and become essentially invisible as they fade.
Recovering from Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction surgery recovery lasts about three to four weeks. The first week, you will be asked to stay at home and get plenty of rest. Your chest may feel sore, bruised and swollen. Pain medicine and antibiotics will help speed up the healing process so that you can return to work and other daily activities within 10 days. Do not be alarmed if you experience some sensation loss. This will return over time. You can expect to see the final results within one to two months, during which time Dr. Sundine will see you on a regular basis.
Dr. Michael J. Sundine is a plastic surgeon Orange County patients visit to receive leading-edge treatments and professional patient care. As a top provider of breast surgery, he performs breast reduction, breast lift and breast augmentation in Newport Beach. Dr. Sundine also specializes in facial plastic surgery, including ear surgery, nose surgery and eyelid lift in Orange County.