Gynecomastia is a condition that causes male breast tissue to become swollen and enlarged, sometimes almost resembling a female chest. It is a prevalent condition in men that can occur during any stage of life, due to factors like hormonal imbalances, weight fluctuation, and the use of specific medications. Though gynecomastia is medically benign, the condition can be painfully embarrassing for men, undermining your confidence.
In most cases, qualified plastic surgeons can treat gynecomastia with male breast reduction surgery, liposuction, or a combination of both. With two convenient locations in Newport Beach and La Jolla, CA, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tim Sayed is highly experienced in performing both these procedures. He will work closely with you to deliver the life-changing results you deserve.
How to Treat Gynecomastia
In some cases, your primary physician may recommend undergoing testosterone replacement therapy or taking prescription medications to help reduce breast tissue. However, if the condition fails to respond well to these treatments, you may need to have excess tissue surgically removed through liposuction or male breast reduction surgery.
What to Expect From Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Dr. Sayed’s approach to male breast reduction surgery ranges from liposuction done through small incisions around the nipple-areola complex or near the sides of the breasts. For patients with more severe cases of enlargement or overhang, Dr. Sayed might use the full, inverted-T, or “anchor” incision patterns.
Dr. Sayed’s typical approach on men with mild to moderate gynecomastia issues is to make a semicircular incision around each areola and directly excise the unwanted tissue. He will then reshape the remaining skin and tissue to give you total self-confidence in your more masculine chest appearance.
Schedule Your Consultation for Male Breast Reduction Surgery in San Diego, CA
When medication fails to reduce your breast size, male breast reduction surgery can effectively resize and reshape your chest for a more masculine contour. There is no need for men to grapple with the embarrassment of gynecomastia. Call Tim Sayed MD Plastic Surgery at (858) 247-2933 or contact us online through our website to schedule your consultation today!