Gynecomastia Orange County
Gynecomastia is also know as male breast reduction. Treatment invovles removing unwanted fat deposits or glandular tissue that result in enlarged male breasts. The goal of gynecomastia surgery is to restore a normal male breast contour and to correct deformities of the breast, nipple or areola. This page will review some of the most common topics related to Gynecomastia. To view Before & After photos of Dr. Aiello’s Gynecomastia patients, click HERE to go to the gallery.
Why Do I Have Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is usually not caused by any serious medical problems, although it can sometimes be due to hormonal imbalances in individuals that have the condition despite being at a healthy weight. It is theorized that marijuana, metaoblic steroids and alcoholic beverages may cause gynecomastia as well. It is important to be honest with your surgeon about your lifestyle and any factors that may have contributed to your condition.
How Gynecomastia Treated?
Male breast reduction methods include liposuction, cutting out excess glandular tissue or using a combination of liposuction and excision. Enlarged breasts may be excess fatty tissue rather than breast tissue and, in this case, can often be improved with liposuction alone. To treat the puffy nipples or excess skin associated with gynecomastia, you will probably need liposuction combined with chest reduction using glandular excision. The choice of surgical technique depends on the likelihood of skin redundancy after surgery.
What Kind of Scars Will I Have?
If you require glandular or skin excision the length of your incision will be based on your anatomy. Scars resulting from gynecomastia surgery also vary depending on the amount of breast tissue you have and the elasticity of your skin. Even those who have larger breasts and tend to get larger scars are usually quite satisfied with the results.
Is the Correction from Gynecomastia Treatment Permanent?
It is, however, it is important to know maintaining a stable weight will ensure that your improved body contour will be long lasting. Also, if it is determined your condition was caused by drug use, to discontinue using to prevent recurrence.
More information on Gynecomastia treatment in greater detail may be obtained from the references listed below:
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery www.surgery.org
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons www.plasticsurgery.org
- Smart Beauty Guide http://www.smartbeautyguide.com/procedures/for-men/gynecomastia/
We understand the importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to thoroughly review all of your options for Gynecomastia treatment so that you are confident with your choices. If you would like to learn more about Gynecomastia treatment at Ocean Plastic Surgery Center, CLICK HERE to contact us! We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your complimentary consultation with Dr. Aiello.