Gynecomastia

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Introduction to Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia is the phenomenon of enlarged male breasts caused due to a hormone imbalance due to dysfunction of the endocrine system. The imbalance causes a male chest to be less defined and more feminine, often causing self-esteem and confidence issues in men who have gynecomastia. Some men change their lifestyles, for instance, running and swimming, or outdoor activities that are often done topless, due to embarrassment. Gynecomastia can be resolved by undergoing gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery. A Gynecomastia Surgery can be achieved by our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arthur Yu and his team of experts at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Arcadia have helped hundreds of men in the Los Angeles and Pasadena area.

 

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What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is done to extract excess fat, skin, and tissue from the chest area that might contribute to larger-looking male breasts. In this procedure, via small incisions, the breast tissue, medically known as glandular tissue, is removed with a scalpel and the fat tissue, medically known as adipose tissue, is removed with liposuction. Either procedure technique will help men achieve a sculpted, defined chest. Many reasons can cause enlarged male breasts, including:

  • Aging
  • Alcohol
  • Excess of estrogen
  • Herbal products
  • Hereditary causes
  • Klinefelter disease
  • Liver or kidney diseases
  • Medication side effects
  • Natural hormone changes and imbalances
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Thyroid conditions

What are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery?

Our patients who have received Gynecomastia surgery in the Los Angeles, Pasadena, and surrounding Arcadia area, have reported the following benefits to us:

  • Better social life
  • Better clothing fit
  • Ease with an active lifestyle
  • Improved posture
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Long-lasting results
  • Low recovery time

Who are the Best Candidates for Gynecomastia Surgery?

The best candidates for Male Breast Surgery in the greater Arcadia, and Los Angeles areas meet the following criteria:

  • Desiring a sculpted chest
  • Enlarged male breasts
  • Have a stable weight
  • Low self-esteem
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Patients who have gone through puberty
  • Realistic expectations
  • Regular diet and exercise
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Gynecomastia First Step

What’s The First Step?

The first step in getting male breast reduction surgery is to schedule an initial consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Yu. He will discuss your medical history, routine medications, current health conditions as well as your aesthetic goals and expectations. Dr. Yu will then conduct a physical evaluation and make the final determinations for your candidacy for surgery. 

If you are a good candidate, Dr. Yu will work with you to arrive at a customized treatment plan that encompasses the procedure needed to achieve the desired chest contour. Once you have this plan, our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule the procedure and provide you with a list of preparatory instructions to follow.

The pre-op instructions are important. For instance, Dr. Yu might ask you to avoid taking any anti-inflammatory drugs for 2 weeks before the procedure and if you smoke, you might be asked to quit 3 weeks before.

What to Expect on the Day of Gynecomastia Surgery

On the day of your Gynecomastia surgery in Arcadia, Dr. Yu and his friendly staff will welcome you, go over your treatment plan to make sure there are no last-minute questions and/or concerns, and then will administer general anesthesia.

Once you are sedated, Dr. Yu will begin the procedure by making the necessary incisions around the male breasts, either under the chest or around the areola. Through these incisions, the doctor will carry out liposuction by inserting a tiny tube, called a cannula, to remove any fat. The fat will be removed through the cannula using high-power suction, like that of a vacuum.

Once the chest has been sculpted to the desired contour, the doctor can remove unwanted glandular breast tissue.

Once the chest contour is achieved, Dr. Yu might need to reposition the areolas to ensure symmetry of the male chest. They will finish by closing any incisions using sutures, and pulling the remaining skin taut.

Finally, a compression garment will be put on you to ensure a more comfortable recovery.

Gynecomastia Recovery

You will be monitored by our team until the anesthesia wears off. You are recommended to have family or a friend drive you to be purely safe. Swelling and bruising are to be expected, so wearing the compression garment strictly will help with that. Dr. Yu will also suggest you walk within twenty-four hours to minimize any chances of blood clots.  

Patients will be asked to refrain from their daily routines for the first week after their procedure. More vigorous routines, such as heavy lifting, should be avoided for at least three weeks following the surgery to give the body a considerable amount of time to properly heal. 

In time, the swelling will resolve and any visible scarring will fade and flatten out to reveal the new contour of your chest.

Gynecomastia Cost

How much does Gynecomastia surgery cost in Arcadia, CA?

The price of Gynecomastia Surgery in the greater Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Arcadia area varies based on the patient’s particular concerns, the complexity of the procedure, and if any additional procedures will need to be performed among many other factors. We recommend that you schedule your initial consultation at your earliest so that Dr. Yu can build a personalized treatment plan that can be used by our patient coordinator to provide you with your custom price quote.

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Why Choose Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa?

Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is a well-equipped place to handle your Gynecomastia procedure. It was established in 2006 by Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Arthur Yu who has amassed over 19 years of plastic surgery experience with successful procedures of generations of patients now under his belt.  He is the inventor of ART TIPLYFT® and an award-winning surgeon with his most recent awards of Best Threads Treatment and Top 3 Best Surgery Body Shaping at the 2023 AMWC Monaco conference.

Dr. Yu completed his plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and has learned from some of the world’s most admired and respected masters of plastic and cosmetic surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at Cornell University Brooklyn Hospital Center. He completed an additional fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is a top-ranked international organization. He is a proud member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

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If you are in the greater Los Angeles or Pasadena area, you do not need to continue sitting with low self-esteem if you have Gynecomastia; discover the benefits of having a healthy-sized male chest by scheduling a consultation for a Gynecomastia Surgery with Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Arcadia, CA. Our friendly staff will gladly help you through every step of the way. Contact our office at your earliest convenience.

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