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Gynecomastia Surgery

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Understanding Gynecomastia

Achieving a Firmer, Toned Chest

The formation of excess fatty tissue around the pectorals and enlarged glandular breast tissue in men is commonly known as gynecomastia. This medical condition may occur for a number of reasons, including diet, medication, steroids, and thyroid disorders, and it is often benign. However, for many men, developing enlarged male breasts is embarrassing. For most, firm and toned chests are the ideal. At our practice in Santa Ana Gynecomastia surgery effectively eliminates the excess tissue in overdeveloped male breasts to provide a more attractive contour to the chest.

Gynecomastia Surgery in Santa Ana, CA

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition that causes excess breast tissue in males. It can affect one or both breasts and sometimes unevenly. This enlargement happens as a result of hormonal imbalance (specifically, the relationship between testosterone and estrogen). While it most commonly appears during puberty or older adulthood, it can occur at any age. Though gynecomastia isn't usually serious and could potentially go away on its own, it can cause discomfort and emotional distress for some men. If you have been diagnosed or think you may have this condition, gynecomastia surgery is available to help you restore your chest's masculine appearance.

The Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery

With Gynecomastia Surgery Santa Ana patients can expect the following benefits:

  • Eliminates excess fat from the chest
  • Removes overdeveloped glandular tissue
  • Improves the contour of the chest
  • Restores tone and firmness to the chest
  • Helps you reclaim confidence and comfort in your body

What does Gynecomastia Surgery address?

Gynecomastia surgery eliminates excess tissue and tightens skin, resculpting the chest to create a more masculine appearance. With the help of an experienced and reputable plastic surgeon like Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri, you can achieve a naturally masculine appearance and long-lasting freedom from the physical and emotional discomfort caused by gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia Surgery in Santa Ana, CA

Who is an ideal candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

While treatment is an ideal solution for most men with excess breast tissue, there are some conditions that may prevent some patients from undergoing gynecomastia surgery. Candidates should wait until their breast size has been stable for at least six months before undergoing treatment.

For any plastic surgery procedure, good overall health and not smoking are essential to preventing complications and minimizing risks. You should also have realistic expectations and understand that Gynecomastia surgery is designed to improve the look and size of male breasts but that it does not tone chest muscles.

Gynecomastia surgery may be especially beneficial for you if your condition causes pain, makes exercise difficult, or significantly impacts your emotional well-being. During your consultation, Dr. Jazayeri will assess your condition, goals, and medical history to help you determine if gynecomastia surgery is right for you.

Gynecomastia Surgery

Small incisions are placed in the natural folds under the breasts. Liposuction is used to remove localized fat deposits. When necessary, direct excision can be used to remove fat, glandular tissue, and excess skin. The remaining tissue is draped to restore a more masculine and well-defined chest. Some patients may benefit from nipple and areola repositioning during Gynecomastia Surgery to help restore a more natural chest appearance.

Gynecomastia Surgery in Santa Ana, CA

Gynecomastia Surgery Results

Gynecomastia surgery delivers a flatter, more defined chest and can also reduce or eliminate pain or tenderness caused by excess breast tissue. Men often report a significant confidence boost that allows them to participate in activities that they may have avoided before. It is important to note that results take time to fully develop, usually about three to six months.

Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery

While you will need to focus on healing, most men are back on their feet fairly quickly after gynecomastia surgery. For the first few days, you should expect some soreness and bruising around your chest. It is important to take any medication Dr. Jazayeri prescribes as instructed to minimize pain and other risks. You will also need to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling, support your chest as it heals, and shape your best results.

You will need to avoid strenuous exercise for several weeks, but light activity like walking is encouraged. You can expect to be cleared for all activities around four to six weeks after gynecomastia surgery. While you may still notice some swelling for a few months, your final results with minimal scarring will appear within that time. Following Dr. Jazayeri's instructions can help you achieve a smooth recovery and optimal results.

Why Choose Dr. Michael J. Jazayeri for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Offering surgical excellence, extensive experience, and a man's perspective, Dr. Jazayeri takes a precise and personalized approach to helping men restore the masculine appearance of their chests. Begin your journey with a one-on-one consultation to discuss Gynecomastia Surgery in Santa Ana, California.

Gynecomastia Surgery in Santa Ana, CA

What is the cost of Gynecomastia surgery?

The cost of gynecomastia surgery varies depending on the specific details of your treatment plan. During your consultation, we will be happy to go over every aspect of your treatment to help you undergo surgery with confidence and optimism.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gynecomastia Surgery

A:Most gynecomastia surgeries can be performed using local anesthesia with oral sedation for a safe and comfortable procedure.

A:Male breasts may be the results of weight gain, so it is advised that patients attempt to reduce the size of their breasts through diet and exercise. If this doesn’t work and you are unhappy with your appearance as a result of your gynecomastia, you may want to consider surgical correction. It should also be noted that rapid and unexpected tissue growth around the breasts can be the result of an underlying medical condition, so patients who have experienced this should see their primary physician to ensure they are healthy before undergoing gynecomastia surgery.

A:Initially, you may experience some minor bruising and swelling around your chest. You may be required to wear a compression garment following your gynecomastia surgery to improve your results. You should limit your physical activity during your recovery period. Most patients return to work within one to two weeks, and most major swelling should subside after eight to twelve weeks. It is common to have decreased sensitivity around the chest for several months following your procedure.

A:Patients who only require liposuction will have very minimal scarring on the chest. Those who undergo more extensive correction will likely have a scar along the natural contour of pectorals. While most incisions are placed in creases to mask their appearance, scarring may develop. Most visible scars are likely to fade over time.

A:Gynecomastia surgery provides long-lasting result for most patients. However, a poor diet and lifestyle can cause gynecomastia to develop again. Discuss with your doctor how best to prevent future development of enlarged breast tissue.

Embrace Comfort & Convenience

Procedures Under Local Anesthesia
with Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri

Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri, a distinguished plastic surgeon in Santa Ana, California, strongly advocates for patient comfort and safety during all procedures. His comprehensive approach to patient care includes using local anesthesia for various surgical procedures.

Local anesthesia is a type of anesthetic used to numb a specific area of the body where a surgical procedure will be performed. It allows the patient to remain awake and comfortable while avoiding the potential risks and side effects associated with general anesthesia. In Dr. Jazayeri's hands, an array of procedures can be carried out under local anesthesia, often leading to quicker recovery times and lower complication rates. These procedures include many facelifts, liposuctions, neck lifts, Brazilian butt lifts (BBLs), mini tummy tuck and, in certain cases, even breast and arm lift.

By taking advantage of local anesthesia's potential, Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri strives to make cosmetic and reconstructive surgery more accessible, comfortable, and patient-centered. His commitment to this safe anesthesia approach in Santa Ana, California, signals a new era in plastic surgery where patient comfort and safety are at the forefront.

Schedule your one-on-one plastic surgery consultation in Orange County with Dr. Jaz

Many people may hesitate about making their first phone call to a plastic surgeon’s office. Dr. Jazayeri would like you to know that for most patients, getting a procedure is only one aspect of helping themselves look and feel more like the person they really are. Information is power. Why not call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jazayeri today? Contact us now by calling the phone number above or visiting our contact page.