Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Dr Calvert is an expert surgeon for men in Beverly Hills providing male breast reduction for men who have gynecomastia. In a private consultation, Dr. Calvert will discuss all possible options with his patients regarding Gynecomastia surgery.

What is male breast reduction?

Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. Male breast reduction is a procedural solution for the over-development of the male breast, also known as gynecomastia. Gynecosmatia is generally indicated by a firm fullness under the nipple. The rest of the chest may be flat, or if a patient is overweight, the fullness may extend to the entire chest area.

Gynecomastia affects upward of 60% of men with over 75% of pubescent boys developing some form of breast enlargement during childhood. Generally this condition resolves on its own but may persist into adulthood. Today’s gynecomastia patients come in all shapes, sizes, and ages.

You may consider a male breast reduction if you have:

  • Endocrine hormone abnormalities
  • Undesirable pectoral fat storage
  • Enlarged breasts due to excess weight or obesity
  • Development after medication
  • Emotional distress and embarrassment

The Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) Procedure In Beverly Hills.

Liposuction is commonly used to remove the excess fat and some soft breast tissue for a male breast reduction procedure. The more firm and fibrous breast tissue beneath the nipple must be surgically excised. Performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia, incisions are made along the lower half of the areola.

After surgery, a compression garment is worn on the chest for about two weeks to minimize swelling. Normal exercise may be resumed in about 3-4 weeks. After 4 weeks, it is recommended that a latex sport top such as Under Armor be worn until all signs of bruising and/or swelling have dissipated.

 

To schedule a consultation for male breast reduction surgery (gynecomastia), contact Dr. Calvert 310.777.8800 in Beverly Hills today.