Gynecomastia is a condition that exclusively affects men, and can often cause low-self esteem and other self-image issues. At Newport Plastic Surgery, we offer gynecomastia surgery to men with the expertise of Dr. Go, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Irvine, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, and the neighboring cities of California.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition found in males that is characterized by a build-up of fatty breast tissue in the chest. It is believed that gynecomastia can be caused by certain drugs as well as hormonal changes. Understandably, gynecomastia is especially common among young men during puberty. While most males outgrow gynecomastia, for others, the condition can persists well into adulthood. The appearance of gynecomastia can detract from a firm, masculine figure, so many patients choose to pursue treatment in order to enhance their physique. The treatment of gynecomastia involves the surgical removal of fat and tissue in the chest.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
The cost of gynecomastia surgery can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver a patient’s desired results. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Go of Newport Plastic Surgery, he will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific cosmetic goals. Once this treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of treatment. We also offer financing through CareCredit® to make this and other treatments more affordable.
How is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
During gynecomastia surgery, small incisions are made on the chest, typically around the areola. This ensures that any scarring will be minimal and well-hidden. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, so patients will feel no discomfort during the treatment. Once the incisions are made, we will use a combination of excision techniques and liposuction to eliminate fat and excess breast tissue from the chest. In some cases, liposuction alone may be enough to produce the desired results.
What is Recovery Like After Gynecomastia Surgery?
After gynecomastia surgery, patients can expect mild bruising and swelling around the chest. You can also expect to wear a compression garment for a few weeks, which will help to reduce swelling and aid in the recovery process. Most patients are able to return to work and other activities within a week, but it will be about 1-2 months before you are able to resume exercise and other strenuous activities.
Are the Results from Gynecomastia Surgery Permanent?
During gynecomastia surgery, fat and breast tissue are permanently removed from the body. This can produce permanent results, but patients should be aware that future weight gain can impact the results of this procedure. We encourage patients to maintain healthy diet and exercise habits in order to make their results last as long as possible.
If you are struggling with excess breast tissue or fat in the chest area, contact us today to schedule a consultation for gynecomastia surgery. Newport Plastic Surgery offers this procedure under the expertise of Dr. Go, a highly experienced plastic surgery physician in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, and the nearby areas of CA.