Male Gynecomastia Surgery
Gynecomastia is a medical term that comes from the Greek words for “women-like breasts.” Though this oddly-named condition is rarely talked about, it is quite common. Gynecomastia is a hormonal condition that causes swollen breast tissue in males. Dr. John Anastasatos is a top plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic breast surgeries, including male gynecomastia surgery. We offer male breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery, at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA.
Gynecomastia is more common than you might believe, affecting an estimated 40-60% of men. The condition may affect only one breast or both. Though certain drugs and medical problems have been linked with male breast overdevelopment, there is no known cause in the vast majority of cases of men with gynecomastia. The condition can occur when there is an unbalance in hormones in the body, resulting in increased breast tissue, occurring in males of all ages.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery
For men with gynecomastia who feel self-conscious about their appearance, breast-reduction surgery can help. The procedure removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer and better contoured. This is basically a mammoplasty procedure, with careful consideration of the chest appearance. While liposuction can be performed without breast reduction surgery, it only removes the fat, not the glandular tissue. The best results are with male gynecomastia surgery that removes all the excess tissue and fat to restore a more masculine chest.
If you’re considering surgery to correct gynecomastia, you should consult with Dr. John Anastasatos to give you a basic understanding of the procedure, when it can help, how it’s performed and what results you can expect. A lot of factors depend on your individual circumstances. Contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills to schedule your consultation with Dr. Anastasatos.