Gynecomastia refers to the persistent enlargement of the male breast and is the result of enlarged glandular breast tissue and/or excessive fat accumulation. There is no set direct cause for Gynecomastia, but there are some factors which could cause it, including:

  • Imbalance between hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone
  • Obesity
  • Aging
  • Puberty
  • Steroid use
  • Use of herbal products like lavender and tea tree

Regardless of the cause, it’s a benign condition that does not harm those affected, but it could cause some self-esteem issues as a result of the appearance of a feminine figure.

The goal in gynecomastia surgery is to remove excess tissue and contour the remaining tissue into a masculine chest. This is done through small incisions around the armpit area or through the areola from where fat and glandular tissue will be removed.

There is some swelling after the gynecomastia surgery, but discomfort should heal quickly.

The Dr. (Escobedo) is awesome. The aura in the room was happy. I felt great. I mean the pain was pain, but pain is beauty. He did a good job. I’m happy with the results.
– Gynecomastia Surgical Patient

Types of Gynecomastia

The gravity of the condition usually ranges from minimal to severe. In all cases, the removal of tissue through gynecomastia surgery is balanced with an aesthetically pleasing masculine appearance.

True Gynecomastia

True Gynecomastia is characterized primarily by enlarged breast glandular tissue.

Mixed Gynecomastia

Mixed Gynecomastia is composed of both glandular breast and fat tissue under the nipple areola complex. From a treatment perspective, most patients fall into three groups.

Pseudo Gynecomastia

Pseudo Gynecomastia is characterized primarily by fat accumulation under and around the nipple areola complex.

Group One

The first group have small amounts of dense breast tissue, in and around the areola, that is removed under local anesthesia through an incision through the areola.

Group Two

The second group consists of patients who have fullness in the entire breast area, as well as under the arms. This usually requires both liposculpting of the pectoralis and axillae as well as direct removal of breast tissue through an incision around the areola.

Group Three

The third group of patients have fullness in the breast and under the arms, as well as excess fat on the abdomen and love handles. This normally requires liposculpting of the trunk and the breast, as well as removal of tissue under the areola.

Medical treatments alone offered for gynecomastia are not nearly as effective as surgery. Treatment should be started early in the course of the condition to be remotely effective. In all cases, patients are treated both medically and surgically.

How long does Gynecomastia surgery take?

Each session is about one hour in length. There is some social downtime to allow for healing.

What is the cost of Gynecomastia surgery?

The cost for Gynecomastia surgery starts at $3,000.

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