South Bay Plastic Surgeons
3640 Lomita Boulevard #306
Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: (310) 784-0644
The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
3440 Lomita Boulevard #100
Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: (310) 784-0670
Male Breast Reduction
Many people think of a man's chest as emblematic of his strength and masculinity. However, many men cannot achieve a muscular, toned chest – even though they may be in good shape physically – due to excess breast tissue. Gynecomastia is a condition which causes enlarged breasts in men, and can lead to embarrassment and discomfort. At our practice in Torrance, male breast reduction is an effective option for correcting enlarged breasts and creating a firmer, more masculine-looking chest.
If you live in South Bay communities such as Torrance or Long Beach and male breast reduction is something you are considering, request a consultationrequest a consultation online at South Bay Plastic Surgeons. Or you can call our office at (310) 784-0644 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.
Male Breast Reduction Before & After Photos
This 19 year old male with insulin dependent diabetes and with an insulin pump came to our office for evaluation of his gynecomastia. He was not comfortable with the appearance of his chest and would not go to the beach without wearing a t-shirt. ... View Case
This is a 19 year-old male patient who had subcutaneous mastectomies to treat gynecomastia along with ultrasonic liposuction of his chest. Photos show results after three months. View Case
About Male Breast Reduction
At South Bay Plastic Surgeons, our male breast reduction patients often tell us that their enlarged breasts have kept them from taking off their shirt at the beach or participating in sports. Even in clothing, enlarged breasts can cause self-consciousness and embarrassment. Male breast reduction creates a more masculine-looking chest by:
- Eliminating excess breast volume
- Removing stretched, sagging skin
- Reducing and repositioning nipples
Male breast reduction or gynecomastia correction in the Los Angeles area is on the rise, as more men are choosing to improve their appearance and their overall well-being through this surgery.
Feminine-looking breasts in men are usually caused by excess fat and glandular tissue, which need to be removed in order to create the desired contours. Some men also have loose, sagging skin which needs to be removed as well.
If the breast volume is mainly due to excess fat, then liposuction alone can sometimes achieve the desired results. During this procedure, a small tube (cannula) is inserted through tiny incisions, and the fat is suctioned out. However, if there is excess skin, a significant degree of glandular tissue, or the nipples need to be reduced or repositioned, then surgical removal may be necessary.
Surgical excision is performed through a small incision along the border of the areola (the circle of darker skin around the nipple). The excess tissue is removed and the remaining tissue is reshaped. If the nipples are enlarged, this can be corrected as well. Liposuction may be used to enhance the results of surgical excision.
Recovery and Results
You should plan to rest for several days following your surgery while bruising and swelling subside. You will probably be able to return to work and light activities in approximately a week. Most of our male breast reduction patients begin enjoying the results of their surgery with just 2 to 3 weeks; however, it will take several months for scars to fade and for the final results to emerge.
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