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A sculpted, chiseled chest is often a very attractive feature on a man. Unfortunately, many men live with gynecomastia, a condition that causes the enlargement of male breast tissue. It is often a great source of embarrassment and discomfort for men. It can make them feel self-conscious about taking their shirt off in social situations, avoid tight-fitted clothing, and can even prevent men from engaging with people they find attractive.
Gynecomastia largely stems from a hormonal imbalance, meaning it can sometimes sort itself out, but if it doesn’t, you may consider undergoing gynecomastia surgery to correct the issue and attain a flatter and more masculine-looking chest.
For many years, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Keyian Z. Paydar has utilized his impressive education and skill to build a reputable career in the art of plastic surgery. His drive, compassion, and meticulous attention to detail are just a few reasons why patients from across Southern California pursue their cosmetic procedures with him at his accredited facilities in Newport Beach.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition that develops in boys’ and men’s breasts. It causes the breast tissue to swell and become larger than usual. It is most common in teenage boys and older men whose hormones may be unbalanced.
Good candidates for a gynecomastia procedure with Dr. Paydar are males of any age who have overdeveloped breast tissue. Patients interested in this procedure must be in good overall physical and mental health. If you suffer from enlarged male breasts and are interested in having the tissue removed, schedule a consultation with Dr. Paydar so that he can run some basic tests to determine personal attributes such as skin quality, lifestyle choices, and your ideal cosmetic goals.
What Are the Causes of Gynecomastia?
The most common causes of gynecomastia include:
Gynecomastia can be caused by an imbalance between the hormones testosterone and estrogen. Estrogen causes breast tissue to form in females once they’ve reached puberty. While all men have a certain level of estrogen, they usually have much higher levels of testosterone, which stops the estrogen from causing breast tissue to grow. If the balance of hormones in the body changes, this can cause a man’s breast tissue to grow, and unless fixed, the excess breast tissue will remain.
Being overweight (obese) can cause gynecomastia because, often, being overweight can increase levels of estrogen. If you’re overweight, there is also the chance that you have excess fat enlarging your breast tissue. For some people, losing weight or exercising can help, but this may not successfully improve their condition.
During a boy’s puberty, hormone levels will begin to spike, specifically testosterone. If the level of testosterone drops, estrogen causes breast tissue to enlarge. Many teenage boys have some degree of breast tissue, which usually clears up as they get older and their hormone levels stabilize. If they don’t, it is a good idea to speak with your doctor or medical practitioner.
As men get older, they begin to produce less and less testosterone. Older men also tend to have more body fat. The loss of testosterone and muscle, paired with excess body fat, can be a major cause of gynecomastia in older gentlemen.
Some other causes, albeit rare, include:
- Side effects of medication
- Drug use- marijuana and anabolic steroids
- Alcohol abuse
- Health condition— kidney failure or liver disease
- Lumps or infections in the testicles
Before your procedure, Dr. Paydar will need to identify the cause(s) of your male breast overgrowth. If surgery is indicated, Dr. Paydar will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines about what you can eat and what vitamins, supplements, or medications you can take. If you smoke, plan to quit for at least four weeks before and six weeks after your surgery.
What To Expect from A Gynecomastia Procedure?
Male breast reduction surgery is conducted under general anesthesia at Dr. Paydar’s accredited Newport Aesthetic Surgery Center in Newport Beach, CA. After doing it for years, Dr. Paydar is exceptionally skilled and prepared to deliver outstanding results. The operation involves an incision just under the nipple, where the excess breast tissue is excised and additional fatty breast tissue is removed with liposuction. If a substantial amount of tissue needs to be removed, Dr. Paydar will reposition the nipple to look and feel as normal as possible.
Once the breasts look the way Dr. Paydar has imagined, he’ll close the incisions with sutures and dress the wounds for recovery. The operation generally only takes about two hours total, and patients will not need to spend the night in the hospital.
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Dr. Keyian Paydar is an award winning clinical professor and board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He performs a full spectrum of aesthetic plastic surgery procedures, including breast enhancement, tummy tucks, and liposuction, in addition to face procedures like facelifts, brow lifts, fat injection, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty.
What To Expect From Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery?
It can take several weeks to fully recover from a gynecomastia surgery. You’ll need to request a couple days off of work and prepare to have someone stay with you and help for the first day after your procedure. Soreness, swelling, and bruising of the breasts are completely normal and will last for a few weeks.
You’ll need to wear a compression garment day and night for 3 to 6 weeks after your operation to help support your chest while it heals and to limit swelling. How long you need to keep the dressing and compression garment on will depend on how quickly your wound heals. Your stitches will dissolve on their own.
Avoid stretching or any strenuous activity for about two weeks after your operation. It may take up to 6 to 8 weeks before you can fully return to your normal activities. Try not to rush your healing process; you may feel great one day and do too much, only to be sore and uncomfortable the next. Try to rest even on the days you feel great.
Schedule Your Newport Beach Gynecomastia Surgery Consultation with Dr. Paydar
You don’t have to live with gynecomastia for the rest of your life. If you’re interested in what Orange County gynecomastia surgery can do for you, don’t hesitate to schedule your personalized consultation with our team at Paydar Plastic Surgery to learn more about what Dr. Paydar can do for you. During your consultation, Dr. Paydar will take as much time as you need to discuss the procedure in detail and answer any questions or concerns that you might have regarding every step. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Newport Beach Gynecomastia FAqs
Gynecomastia is an enlargement of breasts due to excess breast tissue in men and is sometimes related to excess fat. Excess estrogen hormone that stimulates breast tissue in male patients causes enlargement of breasts.
The cost of gynecomastia surgery will vary depending on complexity. Please feel free to contact Paydar Plastic Surgery to receive additional information about the gynecomastia procedure.
It’s a very short outpatient operation that lasts about 2 hours.
A very small amount of scar and nearly imperceptible scars can be expected. Liposuction scars are very small and for direct excision of the breast tissue a periareolar incision camouflages nicely just beneath the nipple areola junction with chest skin.
It’s very common. It’s the most common male breast disorder and affects ½ of the male population world wide.
The recovery is rapid. When liposuction is performed it takes 7 to 10 days for the swelling and bruising to go away and when breast excision is performed the recovery is about two weeks.
Within one to two weeks after your surgery.
When breast tissue is directly excised, the results are more permanent. Liposuction can improve the contour of the fatty tissue but this could come back with weight gain or poor diet and exercise habits.