Gynecomastia in Los Angeles, CA
We’re dedicated to male breast reduction treatment and gynecomastia surgery at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute. Gynecomastia surgery performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., could be the perfect solution for all Beverly Hills and Los Angeles men who want to look their rugged best with a flatter, more masculine chest.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the medical term for enlarged male breasts, and Dr. Schwartz is the expert on gynecomastia treatment and male breast reduction surgery, thanks to his considerable knowledge and experience in all aspect of gynecomastia care. Approximately 40 to 60 percent of men experience the effects of gynecomastia at some point in their lives. It is a condition that causes the enlargement of one or both breasts due to excess breast tissue, similar to the tissue of the female breast.
Benefits of Gynecomastia
Too often men who suffer from gynecomastia do not seek treatment because they don’t know a surgeon they can trust. This condition can be very embarrassing for a man, leading to behavior that can include avoiding being in public places and social settings. As a result, your quality of life can suffer dramatically due to gynecomastia. Dr. Schwartz is a surgeon who you can trust to help you find out if gynecomastia (male breast reduction) is right for you. Dr. Schwartz provides customized male breast reduction treatments that will enhance the definition of your chest muscles, geared to a more sculpted look with the definition of the lateral border of the pectoralis major muscle.
Is Gynecomastia Right For Me?
Gynecomastia is all about seizing self-confidence. Many men have a range of progressively increasing skin laxity, which can be properly corrected by Dr. Schwartz. Male breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure that removes the excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, eliminating the enlarged, feminine breast-like appearance. After your male breast reduction surgery, you will have a more defined and masculine appearance.
Elements of a Gynecomastia
Male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery is performed by excising the soft tissues and using liposuction to precisely sculpt the chest area. Dr. Schwartz will use your consultation to answer any questions you have and to discuss the elements of gynecomastia, including how your procedure will be performed.
What Is a Gynecomastia Procedure?
For the surgical stage of the procedure, Dr. Schwartz makes incisions around the areola (the dark area around your nipple) or in the underarm area. Next, he removes excess breast tissue and fat from inside the breast. Liposuction may be used to remove smaller amounts of fat. Once the desired shape and size has been achieved, Dr. Schwartz sutures the incisions closed, and a compression bandage is wrapped around your chest to help with the initial healing and to hold the tissues in place.
How Long Is The Recovery After a Gynecomastia Procedure?
You should expect to experience some minor discomfort, swelling, and a little bruising for the first 72 hours following gynecomastia surgery. Dr. Schwartz may recommend an over-the-counter medication or prescribe antibiotics to alleviate any discomfort. For the first two weeks, you will wear a compression garment for 24 hours each day and then only at night for the next four weeks. Gradually, your healing process will take place, and your new, more defined masculine chest will emerge.
Will A Male Breast Reduction Leave Visible Scarring?
In many cases, the scars can be hidden within the areola, but sometimes additional incisions will be required to completely correct the problem, and these will leave a scar. Most patients are pleasantly surprised, though, by how faint the scar is when fully healed. You can encourage a good result through adherence to Dr. Schwartz’ post-op instructions and careful use of sunscreen to protect against excessive pigmentation from sun exposure.
My Areolas Are Too Big. Can That Be Fixed?
Yes, an areolar reduction can be performed on its own or as part of a male breast reduction. The procedure requires an incision all the way around the areola, but the scar is usually well-hidden by the color change between normal skin and areola, and the results will give you a more masculine-looking chest.
Will Chest Exercises Fix My Gynecomastia?
Unfortunately, no. True gynecomastia is a problem of excess breast tissue, so losing fat or building muscle cannot eradicate it. You can help to minimize the visibility of the problem by improving the muscle underneath the tissue, but it can only be completely removed surgically.
Will The Breast Tissue Grow Back After Surgery?
In most situations, a male breast reduction is a permanent solution. However, weight gain after the surgery can cause breast enlargement due to new fat deposits, and use of hormones or steroids can greatly increase the risk of recurring gynecomastia.
How Much Does a Gynecomastia Procedure Cost?
When it comes to gynecomastia or male breast reduction surgery, you want to do it right the first time, so choose Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute, the best way for you to obtain the very best possible result in terms of restoring your masculine chest. The atmosphere and environment at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute are not only professional but also soothing and comfortable, helping to put you at ease. The staff at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute is amazing and interacts with patients like they are friends, so you will feel like you’re an extended part of the family. Our state-of-the-art operating rooms come with all of the equipment you would find in a normal hospital setting. Your cost for the procedure will vary based on your personal needs, aspirations and safety considerations. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss your options and together you will come up with a plan of treatment that is appropriate for you. Dr. Schwartz accepts all forms of payment and offers excellent financing options to make more procedures available to more patients.
What Should I Do Next?
You want to look like yourself, only better with a more masculine and tapered chest. Contact us now to set up your gynecomastia consultation with Dr. Schwartz, a RealSelf Top 100 “Top Plastic Surgeon” and Southern California 2016 Super Doctors “Rising Stars” who is a plastic surgeon that loves his job and is grateful to be able to improve the lives of his patients. We are dedicated to educating our patients so that they feel empowered to participate in their own care, and Dr. Schwartz will make you feel safe and confident about your decision to go forward with your male breast reduction procedure.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute, offers safe and effective gynecomastia procedures to the residents of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and surrounding cities in California. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.