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- Looking to correct the appearance of “man boobs”?
- Want a solution to treat swollen breast tissue, or breast tenderness?
- Are you post-puberty with stabilized weight?
All About Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia, also known as male breast reduction, is a procedure performed at CosmetiCare in Orange County addressing the overdevelopment of male breast tissue affecting roughly 50 to 60 percent of males – likely caused by hormonal imbalance and significant weight gain (then loss). During the procedure, excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed resulting in better contour, flatness and a firmer appearance to the male chest.
Do You Need a Reduction?
Looking to alleviate the physical and emotional discomfort caused by overly large breasts? 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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Here’s what to expect during your surgical journey with CosmetiCare:
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Do I Need to Know?
What you need to know about a Gynecomastia procedure in Orange County:
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 – the pigmented area encircling the nipple. A slender, hollow tube-like instrument, called a cannula, is 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.
If excess glandular tissue is the main cause of enlarged breasts, your surgeon will choose to excise or cut out this tissue out using a scalpel. The excision will be made in a well-concealed area on the edge of the areola or under the arm. Working through this incision the surgeon will excise the glandular tissue. Excision may be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction.
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 saggybreast skin.
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 men 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.
How much does a Gynecomastia procedure cost?
A Gynecomastia procedure (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.
Who makes a good candidate for Gynecomastia surgery?
Patients should be consulted as candidates after puberty. During adolescence, patients’ bodies and hormones are constantly fluctuating.
Also men should hold off from getting this procedure until they’re at a consistent weight, since gaining or losing significant weight can affect surgical results.
How Will I Look & Feel Afterwards?
- 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.
- Results of your surgery may not truly be noticeable for up to 2-3 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 such as working out, should be avoided for about 4 weeks
- Sun exposure should be avoided for about 6 months to help eliminate darkening of your scars.
What Results Can I Expect?
Men who choose to eliminate excess breast tissue are extremely satisfied with their results. Flatness and firmness as well as improved shape to the breasts can increase self-confidence and improve life for many patients. 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. The results of male breast reduction are permanent.
Request a consultation online or give us a call to schedule your appointment. With convenient locations in Long Beach and Newport Beach, CosmetiCare makes it easy to love the way you look!
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 a cosmetic procedure, 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.