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Gynecomastia - Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Newport Beach, CA

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Overview

Gynecomastia is a male condition that affects the chest, often occurring during puberty and lasting into adulthood. It creates the look of having larger breasts, and is believed to be caused by hormonal imbalances. This imbalance may root from medications or substance use, liver or thyroid problems, or just a natural teen occurrence that may or may not go away on its own. Patients with gynecomastia may be embarrassed when their chests are exposed. A male breast reduction surgery can correct gynecomastia, and Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Ed Domanskis, can reshape the chest to a more masculine appearance. Surgery may include liposuction alone, or liposuction with excision.

Pectoral Implants

While gynecomastia is a medical condition that many men wish to correct, some will also choose to cosmetically improve the overall shape and physique of the chest with the help of pectoral implants. Pec implants can be used to add size and shape to the chest, while creating a stronger more masculine appearance. Dr. Domanskis places the implant under the pectoral muscle so that the results look natural. There are many sizes and shapes to consider depending on how filled out you would like for your chest to be. This can be discussed during the initial consultation with Dr. Domanskis.

Surgical Technique

Breast reduction surgery for men is done through a special liposuction technique. Some men with milder cases of gynecomastia may only require liposuction to attain good results. This is performed to remove the fatty tissue residing under the skin. During this approach, a small incision is made around the areola (intra-areolar). This allows access for a suction device to move through the chest and remove fat and tissue. In severe gynecomastia cases, an en bloc resection of excessive breast tissue and tightening of loose skin may be necessary. This includes nipple grafting and may require a staged surgery.

During/After Surgery

All male breast reduction procedures are performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility. The surgery typically lasts about an hour. Following surgery, there will be some swelling,ll not.  and a compression garment should be worn for 1-2 weeks. Most patients are able to resume normal work schedules within a few days, and incorporate exercise within 4 weeks. This surgery allows men to feel more confident when exposing their chest due to a firmer, flatter chest. In most cases, scarring is inconspicuous.

Expected Cost

The cost of male breast reduction varies based on the extent of the surgery. The average cost for gynecomastia surgery is roughly $3,000.

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Average Cost  
$4,000 - $7,000
Recovery Time  
5-14 Days
Average Procedure Time  
1-3 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
2 Months
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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Male Breast Reduction FAQs

Will This Help My Pecs?

Every man is born with some soft tissue covering his pectoralis muscles. When this breast tissue overgrows into larger breasts, the pecs are often hidden. Through male breast reduction surgery, the excessive tissue is removed so the natural contour and shape of the chest wall can be seen. Men who wish to tone and strengthen their chest muscles will have equal opportunity to do so. Strength training will help lead to optimal results once this tissue has been removed.

Is Liposuction Always Needed?

In most cases, yes. The soft tissue and fat that collects in excess will need to be removed using liposuction. There are many liposuction techniques to consider. Some are less invasive and can help the skin become tighter on the chest wall. These methods can be discussed during your consultation.

What About Scarring?

Incisions for this surgery are well concealed. They are usually placed around or near the areola and are typically small enough that scarring is minimized. Over time, the incision lines will fade and become almost nonexistent for most men.

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