Gynecomastia is a condition in which male breasts are enlarged. This may be a result of hormonal changes, heredity, disease, or the use of certain drugs. Enlarged male breasts often cause embarrassment and have many negative effects on a man’s self-esteem and social life. To eliminate this excess tissue and restore a more masculine chest appearance, Dr. Chiu performs gynecomastia surgery.
This procedure removes excess breast tissue to achieve a more defined chest, revealing more masculine and distinguished contours.
Gynecomastia can affect both breasts (bilateral), or it may affect just one breast (unilateral). For those with unilateral gynecomastia, this procedure can create pectorals that are as similar as possible.
Rather than shying away and avoiding beach trips and intimacy, patients generally experience a boost in confidence that improves their overall quality of life after undergoing gynecomastia surgery.
As with all surgical procedures, there is a recovery process after gynecomastia surgery to ensure you heal properly and can fully enjoy your new and improved chest contour.
The chest will be bandaged and wrapped with a compression vest. Drains will be placed under the arms to remove excess fluids and minimize swelling for the first 3 to 5 days. Pain medication will be prescribed to ease any swelling and discomfort. Our Recovery Protocol, which includes supplements, vitamins, and anti-bruising medications, will begin.
Patients are usually able to return to work after 4 to 7 days. However, patients should avoid physical activity and exercise at this time. Swelling will begin to resolve.
Many patients can begin light activities and see significant improvement in the shape of their chest. Patients may be able to return to their normal activities if cleared by Dr. Chiu.
Patients are free to fully resume their normal exercise regimens (including chest exercises).
At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc., Dr. Chiu can recommend the procedures that will help you achieve the results you want, based on your individual needs.
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This procedure is most commonly performed for young adult males between 18 and 30 years of age. Patients should be physically mature before undergoing the procedure, and Dr. Chiu can evaluate whether a younger patient is a candidate during an individualized consultation.
Dr. Chiu performs gynecomastia surgery with the patient under general anesthesia and supervised by a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure the highest degree of patient safety.
The fat cells that have been removed with liposuction and the tissues removed with excision are permanently eliminated from the body, and results will be long lasting. To maintain optimum results, patients should follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Dr. Chiu and his friendly staff are available to advise a healthy regimen to ensure your long-term success.
Dr. Chiu is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive skill and experience performing gynecomastia surgery. He possesses a keen eye for aesthetics and the surgical knowledge to achieve excellent results. Dr. Chiu and his qualified staff are dedicated to patient safety, satisfaction, and comfort.
We're eager to answer your questions, help you schedule a consultation, and make the journey toward achieving a chest you can be confident in as easy as possible.