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Male gynecomastia, or male breast overdevelopment, is a common condition that affects up to 60 percent of men. Men with Gynecomastia have excess breast tissue due to genetics, medical problems, drugs, or for unexplained reasons. Fortunately, men can receive treatment for male gynecomastia in San Diego by undergoing liposuction at Dr. Mark Mofid’s practice.
Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia is a condition where male breast tissue has grown excessively, bringing about less masculine pectoral proportions. Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure that removes fat and/or glandular tissue to reduce the appearance of male breasts. Excess skin may also be removed.
Ideal Candidates for Male Breast Reduction
Good candidates for male breast reduction are men who are in good overall health without any pre-existing conditions that could hinder healing. Ideal candidates have a high degree of skin elasticity, since this allows the skin to adapt well to the new contours of the chest. It is also best if the patient is a non-smoker for quicker recuperation.
This surgical procedure is not a weight-loss remedy. Because of this, it is not recommended for overweight individuals or male patients who have not yet reached puberty.
The initial consultation for male breast reduction involves a physical examination of your chest in a private, comfortable setting. The size, shape, and composition of your chest tissues will be assessed in order to determine the best techniques to utilize.
Your medical history will be reviewed, including current medications, underlying health conditions, and past surgeries. You will be asked about your desired outcome and cosmetic goals, and Dr. Mofid will develop a personalized treatment plan.
The Male Breast Reduction Procedure
To begin this procedure, tiny incisions are made in each breast. Excess fat is then suctioned out through a small liposuction tool known as a cannula, creating a more masculine appearance in the chest area. Dr. Mofid may opt to excise glandular tissue as part of Gynecomastia treatment. After this procedure, many men feel more confident about their bodies and are no longer afraid to expose their chests.
The Recovery Process
Depending on the technique used, recovery after male breast reduction varies from patient to patient. To minimize swelling and optimize the surgical effects, a compression garment may need to be worn for the first few weeks.
Patients may resume their normal routines after a week or two. Strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks until cleared by Dr. Mofid.
The Cost of Male Breast Reduction Surgery
There are several factors that affect the cost of a male breast reduction procedure, including the complexity of the surgery and any combination treatments. The total price can also be impacted by anesthetic and surgical fees.
Get in Touch
Visit Dr. Mark Mofid to discuss male gynecomastia in San Diego. Patients interested in cosmetic face, body, or breast surgery may also visit his La Jolla office for more information on financing or to learn more about the cost of his procedures. Please apply for CareCredit® online to receive instant approval.