Enlarged male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia, form when the tissue of the male breast becomes enlarged due to a hormonal imbalance between estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can appear as a result of puberty, the natural aging process, side effects of medication or any number of unknown factors.
Thankfully, gynecomastia is a treatable condition that may resolve itself in time. If you suffer from gynecomastia and would like a permanent surgical solution, Dr. A.J. Khalil is more than happy to help. Widely regarded as one of the finest plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, Dr. Khalil has many years of experience providing cosmetic solutions to his patients.
How Is Gynecomastia Treated?
Gynecomastia can be treated with liposuction to remove excess fat, surgical excision to remove excess glandular tissue or a combination of the two approaches to treat both glandular and fatty tissue.
Before the procedure begins, Dr. Khalil will place you under anesthesia in order to ensure the surgery goes smoothly. If the liposuction method is used, a set of tiny incisions will be made at predetermined points in your breast tissue. Your surgeon will insert a thin tube (known as a “cannula”) into the incisions and carefully begin to loosen the enlarged fatty tissue. Once the tissue is loosened, it is vacuumed out of your body.
If the surgical excision method is used, Dr. Khalil will make small incisions on the breasts and remove excess glandular tissue and skin to restore your chest’s natural appearance. In some cases, Dr. Khalil may recommend a repositioning of the nipple or a reshaping of the areola.
What About Recovery?
Every patient is different, but you can expect a recovery time of anywhere from one to two weeks on average. Dr. Khalil typically recommends that you rest for at least 10 days before returning to work. You will want to avoid strenuous physical activity for several weeks — speak with Dr. Khalil for exact information regarding your recommended recovery plan.
Some minor scarring is to be expected from any invasive surgery. Dr. Khalil is an expert in concealing incision scars and will do his best to ensure your scarring is undetectable.
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Gynecomastia is a common medical condition with several effective treatment options. If you’re interested in learning more about Dr. Khalil’s solutions to gynecomastia, please contact our office today. As one of the top plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, Dr. Khalil has the experience, training and state-of-the-art technology necessary to make your procedure a breeze.