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Gynecomastia Treatment in West Hills, CA

What is Gynecomastia Treatment?

Gynecomastia is a medical condition that can produce a feminine chest in men due to abnormally growing breast tissue. In many cases, gynecomastia is a result of an underlying hormonal imbalance. It can also be caused by certain drugs, major weight fluctuation, or genetics. Men with this condition tend to feel anxious or embarrassed, most commonly in situations where the upper body is shown, such as by the pool or at the gym. In West Hills, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Hwang performs gynecomastia treatment, which is male breast reduction surgery. To improve the look of your chest, we invite you to call Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation.

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What Are The Benefits?

Many men, over the course of their life, find gynecomastia (extra breast tissue) can be embarrassing and difficult to get rid of. Male breast reduction surgery, or gynecomastia treatment, at Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery can provide many great benefits, such as:

  • Gives a more chiseled, muscular look

  • Helps boost look and feel of masculinity

  • Creates more mobility and ease for physical activity

  • Helps you feel confident without a shirt at the beach or pool

Am I A Candidate for Gynecomastia Treatment?

Gynecomastia surgery is reserved for men who have enlarged breasts that cannot be treated through a healthy lifestyle or exercise and diet. If you are frustrated by the appearance of your chest (but at a good weight), you could possibly benefit from this surgery by Dr. Hwang at Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery. Adolescent teens may also benefit from gynecomastia treatment; however, a secondary procedure may be warranted later as an adult if abnormal breast tissue continues to develop. In your initial consultation with Dr. Hwang, treatment options will be given and may include the chances of having surgery to repair the condition.

How Does Gynecomastia Treatment Work?

While you are under general anesthesia, liposuction extracts excess pockets of fat from the internal chest region. Afterward, any loose skin will be removed to create a more tightened look, and then the nipple will be surgically reshaped and placed into a proportionate position. For most men, this surgery requires an incision close to where the glandular tissue resides, followed by pulling together the remaining skin. After your gynecomastia treatment, your chest will be wrapped with a compression garment to help decrease swelling. If a more invasive method was used, a drainage tube may be placed to help with fluid. It can take a few weeks for the area to heal, but Dr. Hwang will let you know when you can start exercising again.

Enhance your Masculine Chest

If you are struggling with the side effects of gynecomastia, we welcome you to get in touch with our West Hills, CA office to learn about our male breast reduction treatment by Dr. Hwang. Once you've had treatment to reduce your enlarged breast tissue, you can have renewed confidence about the way you look. Call Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery to get started on your chest reconstruction now.

Gynecomastia Treatment FAQS

How much does male breast reduction cost? Gynecomastia is a medical issue that requires a skilled surgeon. This is why Dr. Hwang suggests you to focus on how to get your best results over costs. To help make male breast reduction surgery fit your budget, our office takes several payment methods and we can. We can also help you find low-interest financing. While male breast reduction is typically not covered by health insurance, it is worth contacting your provider to confirm.

What causes gynecomastia? Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance in the hormones. Most often, gynecomastia is connected to the use of androgens and anabolic steroids. It can also be the result of using illegal drugs, including marijuana or heroin. Gynecomastia may also be triggered by certain health conditions (for example, hypogonadism, hyperthyroidism, and tumors) plus some medications (for example, highly active antiretroviral therapy for AIDS, anti-anxiety medications, and chemotherapy).

How can I tell if I have gynecomastia? Gynecomastia is excess breast tissue growth in the male chest, which may cause swelling, pain, and tenderness. Some men may have pseudogynecomastia (false gynecomastia), so Dr. Hwang suggests patients to try to lose weight with an exercise plan and healthy diet before seeking treatment for gynecomastia. If you still have excess breast tissue at a healthy weight, Dr. Hwang can perform an examination and order diagnostic tests. This might include blood tests, a mammogram, or a biopsy to look for other causes like breast cancer and mastitis (infection of the breast tissue).

*Indicidual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contains models.

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