MALE BREAST REDUCTION IN BEVERLY HILLS
Gynecomastia can be defined as enlargement of the glandular areas of male breast tissues. This condition is different from simple fatty deposits in male breast tissues that can be found in overweight or obese men. Our male breast reduction surgical procedure can have any man looking his best in no time at all.
Common Causes of Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is a result of a hormone imbalance. High concentration of estrogen levels may result in excessive glandular breast tissue (gynecomastia). Men with gynecomastia may notice that their breasts look overdeveloped and resemble women’s breasts. Male breast reduction surgery can be caused by certain medications and health conditions (such as obesity) that affect hormone levels.
ARE THERE NON-SURGICAL TREATMENTS FOR GYNECOMASTIA?
Because gynecomastia is a result of excess glandular tissue and not fat, weight loss efforts in the form of diet, exercise or bariatric surgery have little to no effect on the condition. Nor is there any evidence that pills, creams and other forms of medication can treat gynecomastia. Dr. Khalil warns male patients of medications and other non-surgical treatments that claim to treat gynecomastia as some can cause an allergic reaction, have other adverse effects on the body or even worsen the condition.
MALE BREAST REDUCTION FOR GYNECOMASTIA
The only proven solution to gynecomastia is male breast reduction surgery. The surgical procedure removes loose skin that can no longer return to its once tight and firm state, and removes excess glandular tissue that is resistant to weight loss efforts. If necessary, Dr. Khalil can also reposition and resize the areolas and nipples for a more natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
MALE BREAST REDUCTION BEVERLY HILLS CANDIDATES
Since gynecomastia can be a side effect of things such as obesity or recreational drug use, individuals dealing with these situations are first urged to attempt to try drug cessation or exercise in order to see if the issue can be solved before surgery is considered. Other than that, any men who are in good overall health, have a stable weight and have elastic skin that is capable of reshaping after surgery are considered good candidates for male breast reduction surgery.
Dr. Khalil meets with each patient individually to determine whether male breast reduction surgery is the right solution. The surgeon performs a physical examination of the patient’s chest and asks questions about his medical history. He will also ask the patient to describe his cosmetic goals. Using this information, Dr. Khalil will create a treatment plan that achieves the best outcome.
Male breast reduction surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure. Anesthesia is administered to ensure the patient’s comfort.
If there are localized pockets of fat present, Dr. Khalil can remove them during the procedure using liposuction. This involves creating tiny, strategically placed incisions in the areas of fat and inserting a thin tube (called a cannula) to break up the fat. Dr. Khalil then removes the fat using gentle suction. The doctor then excises any excess glandular tissue and skin and retightens the remaining tissue and skin for a tighter appearance. If necessary, he will reduce oversized areolas and reposition the nipples on the chest for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Once Dr. Khalil is done making the surgical modifications, he will close the incisions with sutures and place surgical dressings over the treated area.
*Results May Vary
HOW LONG WILL THE RECOVERY TAKE?
The recovery from the breast reduction process varies from person to person, but most men are generally back up and running sooner rather than later. For the first three to five days, patients should expect some slight swelling which will be reduced by compression bandages and special drains. After about four to seven days, most men are able to return to light duty work, and within two weeks the majority of individuals will begin to actually see the shape of their chests beginning to change. Within one to three months, any remaining sagging skin should be retracting and bodily contouring will be well on its way.
WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM MALE BREAST REDUCTION WITH DR. KHALIL?
Once any residual swelling has subsided and the body has fully healed, you can expect a firmer and more masculine-looking chest appearance. Many male breast reduction patients find that their feelings of self-consciousness over the appearance of their chest go away. Form-fitting clothing looks better over their flatter chest, and they feel more comfortable going shirtless in public settings. Exercise becomes more enjoyable as physical discomfort caused by excess skin folds on the chest area is eliminated.
Male breast reduction surgery in Beverly Hills is a safe and effective procedure to help you solve physical and emotional discomfort caused by gynecomastia. Anyone who is currently dealing with this condition is encouraged to contact Beverly Hills breast surgeon Dr. Khalil today for a free, confidential, and risk free consultation. After all, life is too short not to live it in the best possible style.