Gynecomastia is a condition in which the glandular tissue of the male breasts becomes enlarged. It can occur during infancy or puberty in boys who are otherwise developing normally. It may be associated with excess weight or obesity, excess female hormones, certain medications, certain medical conditions, or drug abuse. Although the primary symptom is breast enlargement, it can be accompanied by pain or sensitivity, and men who have gynecomastia may have decreased self-confidence or embarrassment about their condition. Dr. Kerendian, our Los Angeles Gynecomastia surgeon, offers treatments that can help.
Dr. Kerendian, our expert in Gynecomastia in Los Angeles, may recommend the surgery if you:
• Have physical discomfort due to your breasts
• Are unhappy with the way your breasts look or feel
• Are not significantly overweight or obese
• Have healthy, elastic skin
• Have tried diet and exercise
A consultation with Dr. Kerendian, our Los Angeles Gynecomastia surgeon, can help you learn more about your options. At your consultation, Dr. Kerendian will examine you and determine the best way to proceed. In most cases, the goal is to restore the normal contours of the male body and to correct any deformities that may be present in the area of the areola, nipple, and breast. The tissue may respond well to excision, liposuction, or a combination of approaches depending on the type of tissue present. During your consultation, we will also ask about your medical history as well as current medications, alcohol use, tobacco use, and lifestyle habits that could affect your surgery outcome to ensure the safest possible procedure.
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If you and Dr. Kerendian determine that the surgery is right for you, you will be given specific instructions in order to prepare. This will include information about medications, smoking, sunbathing, and other factors that could interfere with healing or the surgery. You may need to take one to two weeks off work to heal from the surgery. In most cases, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that you can recover at home. However, you will need someone to drive you. Dr. Kerendian, our expert in Gynecomastia in Los Angeles, will explain the aftercare procedures to reduce the risk of infection and other post-surgical complications.
Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kerendian, our plastic surgeon in Los Angeles.