Discover a More Masculine Chest

Gynecomastia treatment, sometimes also known as male breast reduction, is a procedure performed at CosmetiCare in Orange County to address the overdevelopment of male breast tissue.

This issue affects roughly 50 to 60 percent of males, so you’re absolutely not alone if you’ve found yourself dreaming of a more toned and masculine look…and our award-winning surgeons are here to help.

In most cases, gynecomastia is likely caused by hormonal imbalance and significant weight gain (then loss).

Your gynecomastia treatment will see you saying goodbye to the presence of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, so you can enjoy a firmer, more masculine chest. To learn more about gynecomastia treatment and how it can help you, reach out to our Newport Beach office and set up your consultation with a helpful member of our team.

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Gynecomastia Treatment at a Glance

Procedure

Surgical, General Anesthesia

Healing Downtime

One to Two Weeks

Final Results

Four to Six Months

Frequently Combined with

Hair Restoration, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction

Should I Consider Gynecomastia Treatment?

You’re a great candidate for gynecomastia treatment at CosmetiCare in Orange County if you’re looking for an effective way to alleviate the physical and emotional discomfort caused by overly large breasts. We recommend that you consider this treatment after having finished puberty, as your hormones are constantly fluctuating during adolescence. It’s also important to remain at a consistent weight, since gaining or losing significant weight can affect your surgical results.

If you have one or more of the following issues as a result of your breast size, male breast reduction surgery may be right for you:

  • Swollen and enlarged breasts
  • Sagging breasts
  • Stretched areolas
  • Tender chest area
  • Fibrous and moveable tissue below the nipple
  • Asymmetrical breasts
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Our Surgical Techniques for Gynecomastia Treatment

Here at CosmetiCare in Orange County, our surgeons come with extensive experience and an impressively high level of training. Our team can use any number of techniques to create your incredible results, and your treatment plan will be directly tailored to the specific nature of your physical characteristics and your personal goals.

Liposuction

If your condition is mainly the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction will be utilized to remove the excess fat. A small incision, less than half an inch in size, is made around the edge of the areola. A slender, hollow, tube-like instrument called a cannula will then be attached to a vacuum pump and inserted into the incision. The cannula is then guided by your surgeon to break up layers of fat beneath the skin and suction it out of the breast.

Excision

If excess glandular tissue is the main cause of enlarged breasts, your surgeon will choose to excise or cut out this tissue using a scalpel. The excision will be made in a well-concealed area on the edge of the areola or under the arm to minimize the presence of scarring. Working through this incision, your surgeon will excise the glandular tissue. Excision may be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction.

Customizing Your Procedure

For men who have an extremely large amount of fat or glandular tissue in the breasts, it may be necessary to also excise skin. Skin may not contour well to the breast area once fat or glandular tissue is removed, leaving the patient with saggy breast skin. Regardless of your specifics, you can count on a bespoke treatment plan that will be developed according to your personal goals and physical characteristics. Your surgeon will also walk you through everything you need to know about your procedure well in advance of its date, so you can experience total peace of mind as you get ready to enjoy your life-affirming cosmetic results.

The Gynecomastia Treatment Recovery Process

  • You can expect swelling, bruising, and some discomfort for a few days following surgery.
  • Much of this discomfort can be controlled with medication prescribed by your surgeon.
  • To reduce swelling, you will wear a compression garment for the first couple of weeks or longer.
  • Most of the swelling bruising and discomfort will decrease within a few weeks.
  • The final results of your surgery may not truly be noticeable for up to two to three months or more.
  • A scar will be noticeable in the areola or through the armpit but the scar appearance may improve with time.
  • You can return to work after a day or two or when you feel well enough to do so.
  • Heavy activities like working out should be avoided for about four weeks
  • Sun exposure should be avoided for about six months to help eliminate the darkening of your scars.

Enjoying Your Final Results

Men who choose to eliminate excess breast tissue are extremely satisfied with their results, enjoying a more toned and masculine look that comes along with a boosted sense of body confidence and self-esteem. You’ll enjoy an enhanced sense of flatness and firmness, and an improved sense of contour. Those who were self-conscious about doing things that most men take for granted, such as swimming, working out, or going to the beach, can now enjoy life’s pleasures without worrying about their appearance. Your male breast reduction will be permanent, meaning you can enjoy your new look for the rest of your life.

Committed to the Results You Deserve

When you visit CosmetiCare in Newport Beach, you’re not just visiting one of Orange County’s premiere cosmetic practices.

You’re treating yourself to a truly world-class experience, in a luxurious and welcoming office that is committed to the latest technology and the most advanced treatment methodologies available.

In addition to a number of surgical solutions, we also offer a wide range of medspa treatments that’ll see you enjoying impressive results with minimal downtime and little to no recovery period. If you’re interested in learning more about what CosmetiCare can do for you, reach out to our Orange County office and set up your consultation today. You can also take a virtual tour of our facilities by simply clicking on the button below.

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Journey to the Best You

Here’s what to expect during your surgical journey with CosmetiCare:

Consultation

Discuss your options and ask any questions that you may have with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.

Simulation

Want to see your New Look Now? Virtually “try on” any procedure free-of-cost using our photo simulation tool.

Surgery

Get ready to look & feel your best with one of our renowned board-certified plastic surgeons performing your surgery.

Recovery

Trust our staff to guide you through the recovery process, providing tips and tools to make it as smooth as possible.

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I've always been self-conscious about my chest. From the moment I walked into CosmetiCare they made me feel welcomed and very comfortable. Shoutout to CosmetiCare for the utmost care!

John B.

FAQ

Am I a candidate?

How much does a gynecomastia procedure cost?

What is the recovery like after gynecomastia surgery?

What is gynecomastia surgery?

How long does a gynecomastia procedure last?

Will insurance cover gynecomastia procedures?

Am I a candidate?

The best candidates for a gynecomastia (male breast reduction) at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach are men who have firmness and good elasticity in the skin that will reshape to the breasts new contour after reduction. Those with excess fat or glandular tissue in one or both breasts who are self-conscious and avoid taking their shirts off, going to the beach or working out at the gym due to embarrassment are often the best candidates for this procedure.

How much does a gynecomastia procedure cost?

A gynecomastia treatment (male breast reduction) at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach starts at around $8,500. These fees do not include anesthesia or surgery center fees.

What is the recovery like after gynecomastia surgery?

Typically patients don’t need much time to recover from this procedure. Many patients take one week off of work to allow pain and excess swelling to subside. For any jobs that require heavy lifting or strenuous activity we encourage taking two weeks off to allow for proper healing.

What is gynecomastia surgery?

Male breast reduction surgery, also known as gynecomastia, is an outpatient plastic surgery that corrects the enlargement of excess male breast tissue. During this procedure, our surgeons remove excess fat and tissue using a combination of techniques and liposuction.

How long does a gynecomastia procedure last?

Gynecomastia surgery results are permanent, as long as patients maintain a stable weight, and have addressed any other underlying issues such as hormone imbalances.

Will insurance cover gynecomastia procedures?

Gynecomastia procedures are considered to be cosmetic in nature, so insurance typically doesn’t cover this. If cost is of concern, we offer financing options to help our patients pay off the cost of their procedure over time. In just minutes, you can apply here to see what you are pre-qualified for before your consultation.

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