Gynecomastia is the presence of enlarged glands and tissue in the male breast. Common in the elderly and adolescent, gynecomastia is usually the result of imbalanced hormones. However, gynecomastia can occur in men of any age and can also be a result of obesity or steroids. Typically, particularly if a patient is young, gynecomastia corrects itself through hormone balance or weight loss. Many men struggling with gynecomastia experience psychological effects and should talk to a doctor about the option of surgery.
Candidates for Male Breast Reduction
Enlarged breast tissue in men does not pose any serious health risks. The best candidates for gynecomastia surgery are those of a healthy weight whose breast size has stabilized. Those who are overweight experiencing gynecomastia should attempt to eat well and exercise before considering surgery.
Gynecomastia surgery involves liposuction or non-surgical ultrasound massage or a combination of the two. These procedures remove fatty tissue in the breast and can help contour the chest, giving it a more masculine look.
Most patients require about 10 days of downtime, refraining from strenuous activity. After 10 days, patients may resume low-impact exercise and gradually return to normal activities. Final results will be visible in 4-6 months.
- Consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh
- Create a customized surgical plan
- Take pre-op photos
- Meet with our Practice Manager
- Schedule surgery with our Surgical Coordinator
- Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
- Return to the office for a pre-op before Surgery
- Have surgery
- Return to the office within one week of surgery for your post-op visit
To learn more about what you can expect from your Gynecomastia process, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh, please fill out the form on this page or call (310) 860-8915. We’re located in Beverly Hills and Pasadena, serving Santa Monica, Hollywood, Brentwood, Westwood, Burbank, Glendale, and Arcadia.