A small portion of men may experience and over development of breast tissue that leads to a disproportionally large chest area. This condition is called gynecomastia and can be an embarrassing situation for some people. This excess breast tissue can be caused by a number of factors and there are several cosmetic procedures that can be used to reduce this material and provide the patient with a normal looking chest that better matches their body.
Gynecomastia can be a result of an aggressive weight loss program and patients that lose a lot of weight quickly may end up with excess skin in several parts of their body that they want to have addressed. In fact, several of these reduction procedures can typically be combined into a single office visit to help the patient accelerate their transition and shorten their healing time. Heredity can also play a role in gynecomastia and many patients find that someone in their family also had the condition in years past.
The good news is that Dr. Sadati offers several different procedures to eliminate this excess breast tissue and can help any patient address their concerns.
He has been helping patients in Orange County for years and has the experience and skill to make this a quick and lasting solution. Since each patient’s needs will be different, finding a cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Sadati with a wide range of procedures at his disposal is critical in getting the results you are after with the least invasive process.
Depending on the amount and location of the material, liposuction may be an option for most patients. This procedure involves the removal of a portion of this tissue through a specialized surgical vacuum to allow the patients breasts to return to a more normal size and position. This procedure is typically done with local anesthetic and will allow the patient to return to a normal routine in a few days. If there are other areas of a patients body that need adjusting, there may be an option to have them done at the same time to eliminate the need for a second procedure.
If a patient needs a larger adjustment, there are several other surgical procedures that can be used to reduce the size of the unwanted breast tissue. Having a skilled professional like Dr. Sadati address your concerns through a wide range of options means you will have the simplest procedure possible for your specific situation. This also means less cost for you and a shorter recovery time as well.
Who is a Candidate?
- Men who have unwanted breast development.
- Men who are healthy.
- Men who want to improve their physique.
- Men who have realistic expectations.
- Less chest fat and breast tissue.
- Improved male physique.
- More self-confidence.
- Male breast reduction is usually performed in an accredited outpatient surgical facility under local anesthesia, conscious sedation with local anesthesia or general anesthesia.
- Direct surgical excision of tissue may be required along with liposuction-liposculpture.
- Several adjacent anatomical body areas may need to be addressed and treated in addition to the breasts, for improved results.
Recuperation and Healing
- Discomfort is controlled with oral medications and long-acting local anesthesia.
- A special postoperative garment is usually worn for several weeks according to your cosmetic surgeon’s instructions.
- A postoperative care facility or closely monitored overnight home care is standard practice.
- The patient may be is seen the next day for a follow-up visit.
- There will normally be postoperative tumescent fluid drainage for several days.
- Sutures may be required with liposuction, and are required following direct surgical procedures. Removal is usually within 1-2 weeks.
- Light activity may be resumed in two days. Sports activities may be resumed in 2 to 4 weeks (depending on your cosmetic surgeon’s instructions).
- Medical therapy and follow-up with an endocrinologist (medical doctor who specializes in hormones) may be appropriate in certain cases.
- Diet and exercise with a trained dietician and/or exercise therapist may be helpful.
- A combination of the above therapies, including psychiatric support, can be beneficial.
The specific risks and suitability of this procedure for a given individual can only be fully determined at the time of consultation with your cosmetic surgeon. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications which do not affect the overall cosmetic results occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.