Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia
San Diego, La Jolla, Temecula, Inland Empire
Dr. Kincaid has extensive experience helping patients seeking plastic surgery in Inland Empire, Temecula and San Diego. His skill and precision has attracted many male breast reduction patients who are suffering from gynecomastia. Please read the information below to learn more about this procedure.
*VASER LIPOSUCTION and POWER ASSISTED Liposuction of BILATERAL CHEST and male breasts.
Male Breast Surgery – Gynecomastia Information provided by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Research indicates that as many as 40% to 60% of men have a condition that creates excess fat deposits in the chest area. This occurs frequently among teen males because of hormones, but naturally resolves itself over time in most cases. For some men the condition is hereditary; for others medical conditions such as cancer and impaired liver function contribute to the problem. Today, men with fatty deposits that create raised breast areas can take advantage of a surgical technique to remove the fatty deposits and excess tissue.
*Actual patient following Vaser Liposuction and Power Assised Liposuction to correct asymmetric Gynecomastia condition. Click here to see more photos.
Male breast surgery is generally performed on an outpatient basis using either a light general anesthetic or local anesthesia. A small incision is made at the bottom of the areola (the brown area encircling the nipple) or under the arm. The surgeon removes any excessive glandular tissue and skin. If fat removal is needed, liposuction may be conducted using the existing incision. Small sutures are used to close the incision. The surgery generally takes about 2 hours.
Sometimes drainage tubes are used for the first two days to help remove excess fluid. The skin will likely be wrapped to help reduce swelling. Some swelling, bruising and numbness are normal and will subside over time. Stitches are removed in 1 to 2 weeks after the surgery. Most patient return to work within 1 to 3 days. An elastic pressure garment is worn for 3 to 6 weeks, and sports and strenuous activity are limited for 3 to 4 weeks after the surgery. Patients should avoid sun exposure for 6 months.
Dr. Kincaid's dedication to helping male breast reduction patients with their surgical needs is evident in the high number of patient referrals he receives. He also has extensive experience helping body contouring patients, including those seeking Sientra breast implants, gummy bear silicone breast implants, arm lift, thigh lift, liposuction and abdominoplasty in San Diego. In addition, Dr. Kincaid often treats Del Mar plastic surgery and South Orange County cosmetic surgery patients.
For more information visit The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).