Gynecomastia is the medical term given to the condition of excessive male breast tissue. Gynecomastia affects vast numbers of men throughout the United States, and is often a cause of distress and self-consciousness in those impacted by the condition. If you are a man with overdeveloped breasts, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Miller can help with male breast reduction surgery.
To learn more about gynecomastia surgery, contact call Orange County Cosmetic Surgery today at 714-379-9777 to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Dr. Miller helps men from across California, including Huntington Beach, Orange County and Newport Beach.
Am I a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
If you are a man who suffers from excessive breast tissue, you are likely a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery. During your initial consultation, Dr. Miller will determine if the procedure is your best course of action.
You may be a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery if you:
- Are generally in good health
- Are near a stable weight
- Do not smoke or are willing to quit in order to facilitate healing
- Have enlarged breast tissue and excess skin
- Are dissatisfied with the appearance of your chest
- Are able to follow Dr. Miller’s pre and postoperative instructions
This is a general overview, and not intended to serve as a substitute for meeting personally with Dr. Miller in a confidential consultation. At your initial consult, Dr. Miller will review your medical history, answer your questions and determine your candidacy for treatment.
What Causes Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a common condition that can occur at any time in a man’s life. In some cases, the condition emerges in young children and diminishes over time; other times, gynecomastia may develop when a man is over 50 years old and has put on weight.
Other causes of gynecomastia include:
- Use of or exposure to anabolic steroids
- Alcohol use
- Marijuana use
- Diseases, including chronic liver disease
- Hormonal imbalance, particularly if your estrogen level is higher than your testosterone level
Regardless of the cause of your gynecomastia, it is unlikely to be harmful. However, if the condition is causing you embarrassment and self-conscious about your appearance, Dr. Miller can reduce the size of your male breasts, create a masculine, natural-looking appearance and boost your confidence.
What to Expect After Your Male Breast Reduction Surgery
You will see an immediate difference in the appearance of your chest, as your breasts will be gone. However, your final results won’t be evident for about three to six months, when your bruising and swelling have disappeared. In many cases, the results of gynecomastia surgery last a lifetime. However, if specific drugs, medications or weight gain caused your condition, you’ll need to commit to a healthy lifestyle and avoid certain substances in order to maintain your results.
Schedule Your Free Gynecomastia Consultation Today
If you would like to reduce the size of your male breasts and enjoy a more masculine appearance, contact our office today online or at 714-379-9777. We proudly serve Huntington Beach, Orange County and Newport Beach, California.