If you have developed the appearance of “man boobs,” gynecomastia surgery can help you achieve a more contoured, masculine appearance. At Newport Plastic Surgery, we are proud to be led by Dr. Go, a highly skilled physician in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine, and the surrounding areas of California.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition in which a boy or man develops excess breast tissue. It affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of the male population, but can certainly be more severe in some than others. Some drugs, medications, and medical conditions are known to contribute to enlarged male breasts, but the exact cause of gynecomastia is not fully understood. Although gynecomastia is not a serious problem, it can cause self-consciousness in those affected. When diet and exercise fail to reduce symptoms, gynecomastia surgery, otherwise known as male breast reduction, may be necessary.
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.
Am I A Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
The best candidates for gynecomastia surgery are those who are in good overall health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations for the results. Some of the benefits of surgery include a firmer, flatter, and more contoured chest, which improves self-confidence and results in an improved body image.
How is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
Gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, liposuction will be used to remove excess fat in the breasts. We may also remove excess breast tissue that is responsible for gynecomastia symptoms. Fortunately, these techniques require small incisions, which can be well-hidden within the natural contours of the chest. After the desired results are achieved, the incisions will be sutured and the treatment will be complete.
How is Recovery After Gynecomastia Surgery?
After gynecomastia surgery, there is little downtime, and most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within about a week. Patients can expect some bruising, swelling, and discomfort following the surgery as the body heals. Patients may also have to wear a compression garment for several weeks after their surgery. Any scarring around the nipples will fade over time and become less visible.
Gynecomastia can be embarrassing, but it can be easily remedied with gynecomastia surgery at Newport Plastic Surgery. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for this treatment. Our practice is led by Dr. Go, a triple board-certified physician in Irvine, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, and the surrounding communities.