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Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)

Gynecomastia: Male Breast Reduction Surgery

About Gynecomastia

Orange County Gynecomastia PatientsGynecomastia is a common condition for men of any age, in which breasts become enlarged or over-developed. This condition may be caused by certain drugs, disease, heredity, or hormonal changes. This development can impair the confidence of any male, cause serious emotional discomfort or distress. This can prove to be much more than a physical problem.

If you have gynecomastia, you may benefit from male breast reduction. Newport Beach, California men seek out and benefit from the procedure more often than you might think. In general, gynecomastia can be surgically treated by removing excess fat, glandular tissue and/or skin. The result is a better proportioned, more masculine and contoured upper body as well as the freedom and self-confidence to lead an active life.

In extreme cases of gynecomastia, Orange County patients may see their breasts sag from excess breast tissue. This may also cause the areola to stretch. At which point, a surgeon may need to alter the size and position of the areola, while reducing the amount of excess skin.

The factors considered to determine the plastic surgery techniques appropriate to correct your gynecomastia include:

  • Cause of gynecomastia
  • Degree of excess breast tissue and correction necessary.
  • Composition of the excess breast tissue: fat, glandular tissue and skin.
  • Age and overall health

There are cases of gynecomastia where liposuction techniques will be sufficient in removing excess fatty tissue. In this case, several minor incisions will be made, and a thin hollow tube, otherwise known as a cannula, will be inserted. The excess fat is loosened by the small motion of the cannula and then removed through vacuum suction. The Orange County plastic surgeon, Dr. Ambe, will determine the appropriate liposuction technique from those that exist. Excision techniques are recommended where glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct gynecomastia. Excision is also necessary if the areola is to be reduced. Incision patterns vary depending on the specific conditions and surgical preference.

Call today for your complimentary cosmetic surgery consultation with Dr. Milind Ambe at Newport Beach Plastic Surgery: (949) 759-5539.