How is Gynecomastia Treated?

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Gynecomastia is a condition in which men have an abnormal amount of breast tissue. This can be extremely difficult, especially since it often leads to self-esteem issues and embarrassment in public. If you have gynecomastia, now you don't have to suffer from “man breasts” alone. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Corbin offers gynecomastia surgery to reduce breast tissue and restore your body to a more natural appearance.

The sooner you get treated for gynecomastia, the sooner you will start feeling better about yourself again! Call Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation and learn how to move forward with our simple surgery in Beverly Hills or Brea, CA.

What's causing my gynecomastia?

There are many possible explanations for gynecomastia, but the most common ones relate to hormone changes. Sometimes, testosterone levels decrease while estrogen increase as men age. This can lead to unwanted breast growth, also known as man breasts. Other causes of gynecomastia include:

  • Obesity

  • Certain medications or drugs

  • Inherited traits that cause excess breast tissue in males

  • Use of steroid hormones, which affects the body's natural production of testosterone and estrogen

Stress and anxiety issues may also lead to temporary gynecomastia. For instance, when a person is extremely upset, their body releases stress hormones that can cause breast growth.

Can I treat gynecomastia without surgery?

If gynecomastia is caused by medications, you may be able to slow breast growth by stopping or replacing your prescription (don't attempt this without permission from your doctor). However, you should know that most cases of gynecomastia can't be addressed without surgery. If you try to treat the condition using noninvasive measures, you may not see significant results. It's best to visit a professional like Dr. Corbin so we can determine the cause of your gynecomastia and create a treatment plan in Beverly Hills or Brea, CA.

What kind of results can I expect from surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery can restore your breasts to their natural size and give you a more masculine shape. After your procedure, you should be able to wear clothes with confidence and resume normal activities, like swimming and playing sports, with less discomfort.

During treatment, Dr. Corbin administers liposuction to remove excess fat. We then remove any loose or excess skin to create a tighter appearance. Your nipples may also be repositioned for a natural look. Your surgery details may change based on your needs and goals.

Is recovery painful?

Recovering from gynecomastia surgery may be uncomfortable, but patients say it’s manageable as long as you follow our aftercare guidelines. Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery recommends wearing a compression garment to help with side effects, like swelling and bruising. Cleaning and caring for the incision sites also lead to barely visible scars. Remember to get medical clearance before participating in strenuous physical activities, like weight training.

Enjoy a masculine look

Enlarged breast tissue or man breasts shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying your daily life and social activities. If you’re embarrassed or frustrated with your appearance, Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery is proud to offer comprehensive treatment in Beverly Hills and Brea, CA. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Corbin and our trained team can help you understand what surgery entails and how a simple procedure can improve your quality of life.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.