Dr. Gabriel H. Patino offers male breast reduction surgery for men with gynecomastia in Oakland, Berkeley, and surrounding areas of California.
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Gynecomastia is the medical term for the fatty tissue that can give rise to the appearance of breasts in males. This embarrassing condition can be brought about by age, genetics, and lifestyle choices, leading to diminished feelings of masculinity and a lack of self-confidence.
Regardless of the cause of your gynecomastia, Dr. Patino can help restore your self-confidence and overall sense of physical attractiveness through a simple male breast reduction procedure.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost in Oakland?
The cost for male breast reduction will depend on the patient’s cosmetic needs. At your initial consultation, our staff will review all of your pricing and financing information. For further detail, view our patient financing page.
How Is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
Male breast reduction is most commonly done through liposuction and other body contouring techniques. Making a small, inconspicuous incision, Dr. Patino can remove excess fatty tissue and skin from your chest, allowing him to tighten the remaining skin to fit snugly over your muscles. When glandular tissue is responsible for the appearance of male breasts, Dr. Patino will also remove excess glandular tissue.
This process will not interfere with muscle development. In fact, as your skin tightens, many patients notice substantially more definition. This simple procedure alone is often enough to restore an appealing male physique, but it will not maintain itself. Diet and exercise are also very important in maintaining your appearance.
What Can I Expect After Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Recovery from male breast reduction depends on the amount of tissue that needs to be removed. For smaller amounts of fatty tissue, you may fully recover within two to four weeks. If glandular tissue needs to be removed or if you have a large amount of fatty tissue, the recovery process may take up to six months to fully heal. During this time, you may experience some mild discomfort around the surgical area. Dr. Patino will be able to prescribe pain medications to help you deal with this during your recovery.
Some scarring is inevitable but will fade over time. Additional risks include excessive bleeding during your surgery and infections along the incisions in the weeks that follow. Dr. Patino takes great care in performing this surgery to reduce instances of complications, and following his advice after surgery will help keep your incisions clean and free of infection while you recover.
For most people affected by gynecomastia, especially those who experience gynecomastia symptoms during puberty, gynecomastia can go away on its own in one to two years. However, when gynecomastia continues into adulthood, it rarely resolves on its own. In these cases, treatment may be required to eliminate gynecomastia.
The underlying cause of gynecomastia is a hormonal imbalance, as high levels of estrogen cause additional breast tissue to develop in the chest. This imbalance can be caused by substance abuse, certain medications, weight gain, aging or a number of health problems.
Yes! When performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon, like Dr. Patino of The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito, gynecomastia surgery is a perfectly safe treatment. During your consultation, we’ll walk you through the procedure and the recovery process so you have a full understanding of your gynecomastia surgery and how to navigate it safely.
Gynecomastia surgery is performed with the aid of anesthesia, eliminating any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Any pain you’ll experience will come during the recovery period, particularly within the first few days of treatment. Fortunately, this pain can be effectively managed with prescription pain medications, over the counter pain medications and the recovery guidelines we provide.
In most cases, gynecomastia does not grow back after surgery, allowing patients to enjoy permanent results. However, if the underlying cause of your gynecomastia remains unchanged, such as continued substance abuse, failure to change medications or other unaddressed health problems, it is possible for gynecomastia to redevelop.
At The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito, we specialize in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic surgery, skin rejuvenation, and hair restoration to achieve youthful and natural results for the residents of Oakland, Berkeley, and surrounding areas of California. Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation.