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Gynecomastia, a condition where excess tissue and fat on the chest gives the appearance of breasts, can ruin a man’s self-esteem and their masculinity.
Years ago, men were hesitant to turn to plastic or cosmetic surgery because of the feminine stigma it held.
But today, plastic surgeries in men are on the rise, and gynecomastia is one of the most targeted male-specific conditions.
It is estimated that nearly 50 percent of men in the United States experience some degree of gynecomastia during their lifetime.
If gynecomastia is ruining your confidence, gynecomastia surgery at Inland Empire Breast and Body has the solution for you. Call our office at (909) 291-4900 to schedule a consultation.
Am I a Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
Good candidates for gynecomastia surgery include:
- Nonsmokers and non-drug users
- Physically healthy men
- Men whose breast development has stabilized
- Men who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can hinder the healing process
What Is Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is the surgical correction of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men.
During the procedure, the removal of excess fat and glandular tissue restores a flatter, firmer, and more masculine contour to the chest.
What Causes Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is caused by a decrease in the amount of the hormone testosterone compared with estrogen.
The testosterone decrease can be caused by drugs, alcohol, and/or various health conditions like:
- Hypogonadism––Conditions that interfere with normal testosterone production
- Aging––Hormone changes that occur with normal aging
- Tumors––Testes, adrenal glands, or pituitary gland can produce hormones that alter the male-female hormone balance
- Kidney failure––Half of the people being treated with dialysis experience gynecomastia
The number of men seeking out cosmetic procedures is on the rise: gynecomastia surgery spiked 22 percent in 2018, bringing in 24,000 more procedures.
What Is the Recovery Process for Gynecomastia Surgery?
While you recover, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour.
Typically, patients are ready to return to work after one week.
What Is the General Cost for Gynecomastia Surgery?
The average cost for gynecomastia surgery is roughly $4,000.
This price can include anesthesia fees, surgical facility costs, medical tests, and post-surgery garments.