Male Breast Reduction

Los Angeles, Palmdale and Valencia

Correction of Enlarged Male Breast

  • Excess localized fat
  • Excess glandular tissue development
  • A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue
  • Gynecomastia may be present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)

Who can have Correction of Enlarged Male Breast?

Gynecomastia surgery is a good option for you if:

  • You are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight
  • You have realistic expectations
  • Your breast development has stabilized
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large

Adolescents may benefit from surgery, although secondary procedures may be needed in the future should breast development continue.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery is Best Performed on:

  • Men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments
  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers and non-drug users
  • Men with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia

Correction of Enlarged Male Breast Los Angeles for men is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

What kind of anesthetic is used during Correction of Enlarged Male Breast?

Correction of Enlarged Male Breast Los Angeles is normally performed under general anesthetic, although some patients elect to have the procedure done under local anesthetic.

How long does Correction of Enlarged Male Breast Take?

Correction of Enlarged Male Breast can take from one to four hours to complete.

What do I have to do to prepare for Correction of Enlarged Male Breast?

You will be examined by a physician and undergo blood work testing to ensure that you are medically fit for surgery. You should stop taking aspirin, or any anti-flammitory drugs.

You will be given a prescription to antibiotics and painkillers, which you should fill before your surgery so that you have them easily available on day of surgery and your driver and/or caregiver is not running around to drugstores on the day of your surgery.

What happens on the day of Correction of Enlarged Male Breast?

A friend or family member must bring you to the Beverly Hills Institute of Plastic Surgery. Our Patient Care Coordinator will greet you and bring in into the an examining room, where your Plastic Surgeon will mark outlines on the parts of your body that will indicate where the treatment will be administered.

Photos will be taken of the treatment areas, so that you will be able to compare the results to another set of photos that will be taken after you have fully recovered from the surgery.

Following the surgery, you will be placed in a support/pressure garment that will help to reduce inflammation and bruising.

Since the first 24 – 48 hours after surgery is critical to optimal recovery, we suggest that patients consider being chauffeured to and recovering at _____________.

Serenity is staffed by medical professionals that are specially trained in caring for patients immediately recovering from plastic surgery. If you do not elect to recover at Serenity, a friend or family member must come to our facility to pick you up after your surgery and bring you safely home. Someone must remain home with you for the first 48 – 72 hours, to assist you as you recover from your surgery.

Your incisions will be left open to drain and heal. A large amount of fluid will leak from the incision location. This will require regular changing of sterile absorption pads.

our surgeon will call you once you are safely home, to see how you are doing and to make sure you are recovering normally.

What is the Correction of Enlarged Male Breast recovery process?

After surgery, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals.

A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.

You will be given specific instructions that may include:

How to care for your surgical site(s) following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

  • Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.
  • Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
  • What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery? When will they be removed?
  • Are stitches removed? When?
  • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
  • When do I return for follow-up care?

It’s very important to follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions and attend follow-up visits as scheduled.

What are the risks of Correction of Enlarged Male Breast?

Like all surgery, they are always risks. Typical Correction of Enlarged Male Breast risks include: unfavorable scarring, bleeding (hematoma), blood clots, infection, poor wound healing, changes in nipple or breast sensation may be temporary or permanent, if liposuction is used, additional risks include uneven contours, rippling or loose skin, irregular pigmentation, excessive fluid loss or fluid accumulation, anesthesia risks, breast contour and shape irregularities, skin discoloration, permanent pigmentation changes, swelling and bruising, damage to deeper structures – such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and lungs – can occur and may be temporary or permanent, allergies to tape, suture materials, glues, blood products, topical preparations or injected agents, breast asymmetry, fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis), fluid accumulation, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, pain, which may persist, possibility of revisional surgery.

Once you are deemed a good candidate for a Correction of Enlarged Male Breast, your Plastic Surgeon will discuss the risks in detail with you during your initial consultation.

What is the cost of Correction of Enlarged Male Breast?

Costs are based on the unique needs of the patient. In general, the costs are calculated based on the number of areas being treated. Your Patient Care Coordinator will discuss the cost of your Correction of Enlarged Male Breast and the payment options available to you.

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