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Achieve masculine, defined chest contours by reducing enlarged breasts.

GYNECOMASTIA TREATMENTS by Guerra Plastic Surgery Center

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When breasts overdevelop or become enlarged in men, health problems can arise. However, in many cases, the issue is more emotional, as some men with enlarged breasts experience low self-esteem and an enduring sense of embarrassment. Fortunately, our advanced male breast reduction surgery in Scottsdale allows for a quick recovery, hidden scars, and results that improve quality of life.

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WHAT IS GYNECOMASTIA?

Gynecomastia is a medical term derived from the Greek words “feminine-like breasts.” It affects between 50 to 65 percent of biological men worldwide.

The presence of high estrogen and low testosterone (hypogonadism), excess fatty tissue due to obesity, and/or the development of extra glandular tissue characterize this cosmetic concern. The problem can present itself in only one breast (unilaterally) or both (bilaterally).

Enlarged breasts in men can be a life-long issue that not only causes discomfort, but can also be socially and psychologically devastating. Young boys and adult men are prone to developing gynecomastia. The most effective way to treat “man boobs” is to undergo breast reduction surgery.

Plastic surgeons throughout the United States performed nearly 25,000 gynecomastia treatments in 2018. As a leader in breast surgeries in Arizona, Guerra Plastic Surgery Center can provide the solutions you need to attain a more masculine physique.

WHAT CAUSES GYNECOMASTIA?

An imbalance of testosterone and estrogen hormones is the leading cause of enlarged male breasts. Other common causes of gynecomastia include:

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BENEFITS OF MALE BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY

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Everyone deserves to be happy and confident in their own skin. As such, Dr. Aldo Guerra and Dr. Scott Ogley proudly offer breast reduction for men and women. In particular, male breast correction is arguably the most effective treatment for gynecomastia. Among its advantages include:

  • Achieves a more manly figure
  • Boosts self-esteem and body image
  • Improves motivation to maintain a healthy weight
  • Unlimited wardrobe options, including slim-fitting shirts
  • Long-lasting, often permanent results
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A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR GYNECOMASTIA TREATMENTS

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The ideal male breast reduction candidate should be:

  • A nonsmoker or someone willing to quit for at least six weeks before and after surgery
  • In good physical health with no hidden health problems
  • Close to his ideal weight goal
  • Determined to follow all pre-operative and post-operative instructions
  • Realistic in their expectations about the results
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HOW MALE BREAST REDUCTION WORKS

The gynecomastia procedure works by reducing the breast size and flattening the area systematically to enhance the contours of the chest. Depending on the current size and shape of the patient’s chest, the surgical methods used complete this process can include either one or both of the following:

SURGICAL EXCISION

A traditional surgical excision may produce better results. Your plastic surgeon can perform an excision alone or in addition to liposuction. In most cases, the incision is placed on the areola’s edges. Your doctor will carefully work through these incisions to remove the excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the chest.

LIPOSUCTION

If excess fatty tissue is the primary cause of your gynecomastia, your surgeon may recommend liposuction. This body contouring procedure can eliminate undesired localized fat deposits from the body. Your plastic surgeon will begin the process by inserting a straw-like cannula through a small incision, which allows him to target and remove excess fat cells. The result is a resculpted chest with more attractive contours.

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RECOVERY AND RESULTS

Male breast reduction surgeries typically take a couple of hours to complete. Once the surgery is through, placing bandages around the incisions will protect the area and provide the support necessary to minimize swelling and enhance the new masculine silhouette of the chest during the healing phase.

For some patients, a surgical drain may be placed under the skin to remove any fluids or blood that may build up and cause infections. This postoperative precaution is temporary. As for the results, they will be permanent. Scarring from the surgery will be mostly hidden by the natural contours of the patient’s body, continuing to fade over time.

Increased self-confidence that will help men engage in more social and physical activities is one of the main benefits once the surgery and recovery are through. If you are considering any kind of plastic surgery, it is always highly recommended to choose an experienced Scottsdale male breast reduction surgeon, such as Dr. Aldo Guerra and Dr. Scott Ogley, who understands every facet of the procedure.

GYNECOMASTIA AT A GLANCE

  • Avg. Surgery Time

    2 hours

  • Anethesia

    General

  • Location

    Certified Outpatient Center or Specialty Hospital

  • Recovery

    • Back to work in less than 1 week.
    • Full exercise in 4 weeks.
  • Improving the experience

    Outpatient surgery

  • Am I a good candidate?

    • Healthy
    • Non-Smoker
    • No medical conditions that reduce wound healing
    • Male breast development
    • Body Mass Index (BMI) less than 35
    • Realistic goals and expectations
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WHY CHOOSE GUERRA PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER

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Men also feel pressured to look attractive and make lasting impressions in both their personal and professional lives. Here at Guerra Plastic Surgery Center, we know that breast reduction surgery for men is different from women. Most often, men have completely different goals than women might have. Some of these goals include a desire to appear more sculpted and chiseled, charismatic, strong, as well as handsome instead of smooth, soft, and youthful. Our physicians employ innovative surgical techniques and unmatched precision to achieve these aesthetic goals.

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I don’t have enough good things to say about the staff at Guerra Plastic Surgery Center! From start to finish, my experience has been phenomenal. The ladies in the office are friendly and knowledgeable. And I am so grateful for Dr. Ogley. He is personable and professional, and has reassured me along the entire way. I am in love with my results! I definitely made the right decision choosing this office and doctor, and would recommend to everyone and anyone.

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GYNECOMASTIA FAQs

WHAT TYPE OF ANESTHESIA IS USED?

Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia are the common anesthetics administered before performing gynecomastia surgery in Scottsdale.

HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS OF A MALE BREAST REDUCTION LAST?

The results are long-lasting and can be permanent. However, it’s crucial to address the original cause of male breast development. If left untreated, gynecomastia can redevelop. Over time, the results of this procedure will also undergo some natural changes associated with aging.

CAN I COMBINE MALE BREAST REDUCTION WITH OTHER PROCEDURES?

Men seeking breast correction surgery following significant weight loss may also have excess skin in the abdomen. In this case, gynecomastia surgery can be performed in conjunction with liposuction and a tummy tuck to restore a toned upper body physique.

CAN EXERCISE GET RID OF MAN BOOBS?

While exercise is helpful in reducing excess stored fat on the chest, it has no effect on dense glandular breast tissue. Some men are disheartened to find that no matter how hard or often they workout, their breast tissue does not get smaller.

RESTORE A FIRMER AND MORE MASCULINE CHEST APPEARANCE

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