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Gynecomastia Surgery

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Achieving a Masculine Chest

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Westlake Village, Calabasas, Malibu, Agoura Hills and Camarillo

Gynecomastia is a condition where the male breasts are enlarged by excess glandular tissue. It can affect one breast or both. While it does not pose harm or risk to your overall health, for some men it can negatively impact their self-image. Having the excess tissue surgically removed presents patients with a viable way to restore smooth, masculine contours. Azar Plastic Surgery in Westlake Village is here to restore a firmer, flatter, masculine chest. Dr. Kouros Azar, M.D., and his caring staff have helped countless clients find satisfaction with their physique, and enjoy their masculinity. Contact our team for your personalized consultation, or call (805) 373-7073.

About Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a disorder of the endocrine system that causes the male breast tissue to swell. As a result, the chest begins to lose definition and appear less masculine. Reasons for this condition to develop can be caused by several factors including:

  • Obesity
  • Genetic disorders
  • Hormonal changes and imbalances
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Certain medications
  • Overproduction of estrogen
  • Alcohol and certain drugs

This embarrassing condition can harm a man’s body image and self-confidence. It may cause men to avoid days at the beach, at the gym, or in other settings. Regular dieting and exercise may help offset the excess tissue, but surgical intervention is usually the best option for permanently ridding the body of this unwanted condition. The procedure is performed by making an incision around the areola or the skin under the arm. Dr. Azar may perform liposuction to reduce the excess fat or combine the technique with another surgical technique to remove glandular tissue to sculpt a flatter chest profile. Dr. Azar is pleased to offer gynecomastia patients a non-surgical alternative called truSculpt. The minimally invasive process warms up the tissue at therapeutic temperatures to decrease the circumference and reduce fat cells around the male breast area. After 1-2 treatments, patients will see results that will bring forth a flatter, masculine projection in 4-10 weeks.

Ideal Candidates

Gynecomastia surgery is for patients who are tired of living with the embarrassment caused by overgrown male breasts.

If this sounds like you, please come see us. Other criteria that qualify candidates for this procedure include:

  • Desire to achieve a better balance in the upper body
  • Have excess skin, fat, and/or glandular tissue on your chest
  • At or near ideal weight
  • Efforts with regular exercise and dieting have failed
  • Have reasonable expectations of what the procedure can do

Information about qualification criteria will be addressed at length during your very own consultation with Dr. Azar. Fill out a convenient online form, or give us a call at (805) 373-7073.

Meaningful Benefits

Gynecomastia surgery can have a profound and lasting impact on patients. The reduction of excess tissue and body fat around the male breast improves self-confidence. And, this is an improvement that can benefit all areas of your life as a man. Excessive doubt and worry will be a thing of the past as you enjoy your new masculine chest.Surgical intervention is meant to eliminate excess fatty tissue from the breast and create a masculine profile. The result will have you leaving with a more sculpted physical appearance.

Increased Confidence And Self-Esteem

For many men, this condition presents a quagmire of self-doubt. It is an unpleasant situation that may cause self-consciousness and embarrassment. Through gynecomastia surgery, you will see a new, masculine-looking chest that fits better in clothes and an appearance with a flatter profile.

Improved Posture

Your chest size and shape can directly impact posture. Out of habit, some men will slump their shoulders or slouch to hide the condition. The procedure will allow for better posture and projection of the chest.

Long-Lasting Results

Consult with Dr. Azar and his knowledgeable staff. Together, we will find a solution that works for you!

Personal Consultation with Dr. Azar

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Azar and his compassionate staff

Dr. Kouros Azar, M.D has developed a reputation in the community as one of the most skilled plastic surgeons in Southern California. For years, Dr. Azar’s dedication and perfectionism have led to outstanding results for his patients.

Our state-of-the-art offices are located in the graceful suburban city of Westlake Village, CA. We are on Haaland Dr., just off the South Moorpark Road exit off the 101. To make sure your check-in process is a smooth one, make sure to fill out our patient forms beforehand. You’ll be shown to your examination room once all formalities are taken care of. Our medical staff will record key health information such as your medical, surgical, and medication background. Then, Dr. Azar will better understand how this condition affects you by allowing you to voice your unique concerns in a compassionate one-on-one discussion. He will then perform an examination paying careful attention to the current state of your breast tissue and the extent of your condition. He may order additional testing to rule out the possibility of other more serious conditions. At the end of your consultation, Dr. Azar will share his recommendation for the treatment that will put you on your pathway to a firmer, flatter chest. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Azar and his compassionate staff, and regain your confidence. While you wait, take the time to learn more about the services we offer by reading our informative blog.

Preparing for Your Procedure

Patients will be given a personalized set of instructions to prepare for their gynecomastia surgery. Here’s what yours may look like:

  • Refrain from smoking and drinking : Please abstain from both in the 2 weeks leading up to your treatment.
  • Hand the keys over : Arrange for transportation home as you will not be able to do so on your own.
  • Fill prescriptions : Make a trip to your local pharmacy beforehand and obtain medications.
  • Plan to take time off : Let your employer know that you need to take a few days off from work to focus on recovery.
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Gynecomastia Procedure

Gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The exact process that Dr. Azar uses will depend on your needs. He may choose to combine both liposuction and surgical excision. This is an effective way to ensure the patient has a flat, even chest and to eliminate an inframammary fold, an area where the breast skin and tissue hangs over the chest. [2] The breast tissue is usually removed using the Webster incision, which encircles the areola and avoids visible scarring. [3] During the liposuction procedure, Dr. Azar inserts a narrow cannula under the breast tissue to aspirate the excess fat. The surrounding area may also need liposuction to sculpt a consistent new physique. Any incisions will be closed using sutures.

TruSculpt Method

TruSculpt is a minimally-invasive, fat-removing body sculpting technique that Azar Plastic Surgery offers patients as an alternative to traditional gynecomastia treatment. It is best suited to patients needing to remove a small amount of stubborn fat from the male breast. The applicator sends uniformed radiofrequency (RF) energy through the skin to penetrate subcutaneous fat. [3] The heat generated from the RF waves destroys the fat cells beyond repair. truSculpt works with your body’s natural elimination process to remove fat cells organically over 6-12 weeks. Your body will remove the treated fat naturally, resulting in a slimmer, shapelier chest.


The recovery process will vary from patient to patient. As you leave our care, you will be given a compression garment that will protect your results and reduce swelling. We ask that you wear this for the next 2-3 weeks. You may also be given postoperative drains that will be left in place for several days. We’ll provide you with instructions on how to care for them. Pain medication will be given to manage discomfort. Refrain from rigorous exercise for at least 4-6 weeks.

Your Incredible Results

Swelling, bruising, and discomfort should go away within 2 weeks.

Look forward to enjoying some significant changes in your day-to-day life: spend a day at the beach or pool and feel perfectly confident! After gynecomastia surgery Westlake Village patients will be able to showcase their firm, masculine chest for years to come.

Cost of a Gynecomastia Procedure

Dr. Azar will determine the final cost of your Gynecomastia surgery at your consultation. Gynecomastia surgery is a customized treatment that involves several factors. All of your unique characteristics will influence the price of your treatment, and will be explored in-depth during your visit with us. Our office is proud to offer financing options to suit your budget.


  1. Dickson, G. (2012). Gynecomastia.American Family Physician,85(7), 716–722. https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/p716.html
  2. Ratnam, B. V. (2009). A New Classification and Treatment Protocol for Gynecomastia.Aesthetic Surgery Journal,29(1), 26–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asj.2008.11.003
  3. Kasielska-Trojan, A., & Antoszewski, B. (2017). Gynecomastia Surgery—Impact on Life Quality.Annals of Plastic Surgery,78(3), 264–268. https://doi.org/10.1097/sap.0000000000000860


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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.

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