Breast Reduction for Men Rancho Cucamonga
Something as simple as taking off your t-shirt at the beach shouldn’t make you feel self-conscious. We’d love to help you feel more comfortable by restoring your masculine chest contour.
If you’re feeling uncomfortable about the way you look, it can make feeling confident, happy, and comfortable a tall order. This is particularly true for men who suffer from gynecomastia, a condition where excess tissue and fat on the chest gives the appearance of breasts. Often, it’s near impossible to reduce volume in this area through diet and exercise alone, no matter how many hours you spend working out your upper body.
Although its estimated that around 40% of men of varying ages have some level of gynecomastia, knowing you’re not alone isn’t always enough to make you feel better. Which is why we work with many male patients in the Rancho Cucamonga, Victorville, and Eastvale areas to reduce excess breast tissue and restore a masculine look.
What causes gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia can be caused by certain medical conditions, lifestyle habits, and even your genes. Imbalanced hormones, weight fluctuation or obesity, diabetes, and anabolic steroid use are some of the most common culprits. If a medical condition exists, the underlying cause must be treated first prior to any surgical intervention.
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What happens during male breast reduction to correct gynecomastia?
For many patients who have a mild or moderate case of gynecomastia where most of the excess fullness is caused by fat deposits, we can achieve great results with tumescent liposuction. We first inject a dilute solution of local anesthetic into the fat compartment above the pectoralis muscle before using a small liposuction cannula to remove the excess fat and sculpt a masculine contour that highlights the underlying muscles.
For more severe cases of gynecomastia or if the gland is persistent or fibrous, this procedure may be combined with a direct gland excision. A direct gland excision is performed through a small peri-areolar incision that is naturally hidden by the pigment of the areola.
Depending on how much fat and tissue needs to be removed, many of our patients are able to return to work and most normal activities within just a few days. The biggest obstacle for our male patients is the time needed off from the gym and chest exercises, which can be a few weeks. Dr. Jacob Haiavy, Dr. Irene Tower, and Dr. Emma Ryan will discuss your individual timeline with you after your procedure, but it’s important not to overwork your chest until you’ve been cleared.