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Gynecomastia is a condition where the male breast is enlarged by excess glandular tissue. It may affect only one breast or both. Gynecomastia can be a source of self-consciousness for those who live with it. Although gynecomastia is a fairly common condition, it is rarely discussed. Dr. Azar can successfully treat gynecomastia with male breast reduction surgery in Thousand Oaks to help men from Simi Valley, Westlake Village, and Newbury Park restore a firm, masculine chest appearance.
The Masculine Chest You Want
Gynecomastia may be caused by a number of factors, including obesity, genetic disorders, hormonal imbalances, and chronic liver disease. Significant weight loss may resolve gynecomastia for overweight men, but Gynecomastia surgery is often the only viable solution.
Subtle, Natural Results
After surgery, patients report experiencing better, flatter chest contours and increased self-confidence. Aside from improving the appearance of the chest, some patients may even experience improved posture, relief from back pain, and enjoy more clothing options.
Boost Your Confidence
After puberty, patients should be assessed to see if they are candidates for gynecomastia removal. Your body is still developing and going through hormonal changes during adolescence. Contact Dr. Azar’s office for a personalized consultation to learn whether gynecomastia surgery is a safe and effective option for you.
Define Your Masculine Physique
The procedure is performed by making an incision either around the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple) or under the arm. Depending on the needs of the patient, Dr. Azar may perform liposuction alone to reduce excess fat or combine liposuction with a scalpel technique to surgically remove glandular tissue as well as any excess fatty tissue.
A Look That Reflects the Man You Are
Following gynecomastia surgery Thousand Oaks patients may spend a few days to a week off work. If your profession involves heavy lifting or vigorous activities, you should take at least two weeks off and potentially even a month. The doctor may prescribe pain medication for the first few days after surgery and suggest you massage the area to prevent the nipple from becoming tethered to the muscles below. Some patients wear a compression vest for 3 to 6 weeks to help shape the chest as it heals.
Meet Your Most Confident Self
The appearance of your pectorals will change immediately after surgery, but it will take a few days for the initial swelling to subside. Your new appearance will become more apparent in four to six weeks. Patients are pleased with the more chiseled, flat appearance of their chest area following gynecomastia surgery.
Take Control of Gynecomastia
Optimal confidence is within reach. If you are wondering if Gynecomastia Surgery is right for you, request a consultation with Kouros Azar, M.D., to discuss the possibilities. Or you can call our office at (805) 373-7073 and one of our knowledgeable, friendly staff members will schedule your appointment.
Swelling, bruising, bleeding beneath the skin (hematoma), infection, or fluid accumulation are possible side effects. Gynecomastia surgery carries a risk of adverse effects including deep vein thrombosis, nerve injury, incision separation, and obvious scarring. The shape and contour of your pecs may also be asymmetric or uneven after surgery, which could necessitate revision surgery to address.
Gynecomastia surgery is considered elective cosmetic surgery and is not covered by insurance.
Some patients with gynecomastia may choose a non-surgical option called CoolSculpting. It is usually used to reduce fat bulges but can also be effective in reducing the fatty tissue around the male breast area. If Dr. Azar feels you are a good candidate, you may undergo 2 to 3 treatments to freeze the fat around the breast and reduce it through a natural process in which a portion of the fat cells undergo a natural cell death process from the cold. The treatment takes only 60 minutes, and there is no downtime or recovery period. While experiences vary, most patients see results within 4 to 10 weeks.
Dr. Kouros Azar, founder and medical director of Azar Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, is an attentive listener, a devoted surgeon and doctor, and a highly-skilled biomedical engineer. He matches his patients with the best possible treatments by drawing on his extensive expertise, compassion, and research skills. Make an appointment with Dr. Azar now to discuss your rejuvenation options.