Gynecomastia, or the overgrowth of breast tissue in men, is more common than people may think, and many men and adolescent boys experience this condition. Some may also experience bullying and/or embarrassment as a result of the condition. For this reason, thousands of male breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery, procedures are performed yearly.
Dr. Douglas Hendricks, a triple board-certified Newport Beach plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of surgical experience, is especially noted for his excellent skill and compassionate bedside manner. Dr. Hendricks’ expertise in the field of body contouring makes him perfectly suited to perform gynecomastia surgery. In fact, he has recently earned the title of Number One Liposuction Surgeon in LA & Orange County.
When you visit our relaxing Newport Beach office, you will receive the best of care. Dr. Hendricks is regarded among the most experienced and skilled Newport Beach gynecomastia surgery providers.
Since opening Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center in Newport Beach 20 years ago, he has transformed his patients’ lives providing expert, lasting results. Dr. Hendricks and his staff work hard to provide a customized plan with the best solution to your specific needs. We will help restore your figure by recapturing and rejuvenating your true potential.
Gynecomastia surgery may also be referred to as male breast treatment or male breast reduction and describes a procedure that removes excess breast tissue from the chest, contouring the pectoral region and tightening and enhancing the pectoral muscles to increase definition and produce a more masculine-looking chest contour.
While technically, surgical fat removal or fat extraction through liposuction is considered a permanent treatment because they permanently remove fat cells in the treatment area, they do not remove 100% of all fat cells, nor do they remove fat cells outside of the treatment area. This means that it is not impossible for your body to gain weight again in the future, or for fatty deposits to accumulate in your chest once again.
In order to maintain optimal results from the gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction procedure, you should also take up a healthy and active lifestyle and incorporate healthy foods and regular exercise into your daily routine. If you’re ready to learn more about gynecomastia surgery in Newport Beach and how you can achieve a tighter, more masculine chest contour, contact Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Hendricks.
Men and boys who feel self-conscious when wearing close-fitting shirts or those who limit their participation in physical activity due to embarrassment or discomfort caused by enlarged breast tissue may be excellent candidates for the procedure assuming they are in overall good health.
In some cases, you may have to quit smoking or suspend the use of certain medications in order to prepare for the gynecomastia surgery procedure. If you are currently in a weight-loss program, it may be wise to postpone your gynecomastia surgery until you are closer to your ideal weight, as future weight fluctuations may affect the outcome of your procedure.
Gynecomastia surgery may be performed by means of surgery to remove an enlarged breast gland, by means of liposuction or may involve a combination of both. The most suitable option usually depends on the cause of gynecomastia, which may be either genetic or glandular in nature or can be the product of weight gain resulting from improper diet and a sedentary lifestyle, or a side effect of certain medications.
During gynecomastia surgery, the surgeon makes an incision around the nipple through which fat and/or glandular tissue is extracted from the breasts. In some cases, excess skin may be removed during this procedure as well. Typically the gynecomastia procedure takes about an hour and a half to two hours and is performed under general anesthesia.
In cases where gynecomastia is caused primarily by the accumulation of excess fatty tissue, liposuction alone may be a suitable treatment option. A variety of liposuction techniques may be used, but all are performed using a cannula, which is a very thin hollow tube inserted into the treatment area through tiny incisions.
The surgeon skillfully guides and positions the cannula to break down fatty deposits in the treatment area and extract the fat by means of a gentle vacuum suction mechanism. Using a laser, Dr. Hendricks can usually break up the gland so that it can be removed with liposuction. At the same time the laser underneath the skin aides to tighten and shrink the skin making surgical removal of skin much less likely.
Our triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Douglas Hendricks, MD, strives to deliver the best gynecomastia surgery Newport Beach has to offer. He works closely with his patients to help deliver a result that is carefully tailored to suit their unique aesthetic goals and overall appearance. To learn more about male breast treatment, contact us today to schedule your free consultation at our state-of-the-art facility. Call us at 949-640-9570 to get started!
Immediately after the procedure, your chest will be wrapped in compression dressings and the treatment site may feel sore and swollen for several days. Most of our Newport Beach gynecomastia surgery patients feel ready to resume work and regular daily activities after about a week following surgery, but it may take several weeks before you can gradually begin to introduce strenuous exercise.
The scars resulting from gynecomastia surgery procedures are usually small and inconspicuous, particularly if the procedure is performed using only liposuction techniques, which require only tiny incisions. Even if you do require gynecomastia surgery, the incisions leave very thin scars that are well camouflaged around the edges of the areola and within the natural creases of the skin. Over time these hairline scars will fade and become barely visible.
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