Dr. Ariel Ourian | Ourian Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery Beverly Hills CA

Gynecomastia

LOS ANGELES & BEVERLY HILLS

Address Gynecomastia with confidence in LA by Dr. Ariel Ourian. Offering compassionate, expert care, this procedure restores a masculine chest contour, boosting self-esteem and enhancing your overall physique.

Who is a good candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Before choosing gynecomastia surgery, you should ensure that the condition is not treatable through other means, such as losing weight, Gynecomastia surgery is also known as male breast reduction. It is a solution for gynecomastia, a condition in which men develop excess breast tissue due to a range of factors. These can include hormonal imbalance, weight gain, genetics, or side effects from certain drugs. Dr. Ourian’s Beverly Hills gynecomastia surgery removes excess breast tissue, contouring the chest for a more masculine appearance.

What is a Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery Like?

Most patients require 1-2 weeks of downtime after gynecomastia surgery to rest and recover. Some swelling and discomfort is expected during the initial healing process. Dr. Ourian will likely prescribe pain medication to help you maintain comfort as you recover. In addition, you should wear a compression garment to help decrease swelling and encourage proper healing. After a week to two weeks, you will be able to return to work and some light exercise, but you should continue to avoid strenuous activity. Swelling and bruising will dissipate over time. Dr. Ourian will monitor your healing and advise when you can return to certain activity, such as your exercise routine. For most patients, final results are seen at about six months after gynecomastia surgery. 

What Procedures Can I Combine with Gynecomastia Surgery?

Some patients choose to combine gynecomastia surgery with other body contouring procedures. For example, you may wish to have liposuction performed in other areas of the body, such as the abdomen, flanks, or back, to create a more toned appearance to complement the results in your chest.

More specifically, you may also consider abdominal etching, a liposuction procedure which strategically removes fat deposits from the stomach to reveal defined abdominal muscles beneath. Abdominal etching is designed to achieve a “six pack” appearance. 

Men choosing gynecomastia surgery to address the effects of weight gain can, in some cases, also benefit from a tummy tuck. Tummy tucks serve to repair the abdominal muscles and remove loose skin and residual fat from the abdominal area. In men, this is commonly performed after losing a significant amount of weight.

How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery in Beverly Hills Cost?

The final cost of your gynecomastia surgery will vary depending on the techniques necessary to complete your procedure, the type of anesthesia used, and other factors. Dr. Ourian’s patient concierge will give you a more accurate estimate for the cost of your gynecomastia surgery after your consultation appointment.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Breast implants are not considered lifetime devices and may need to be replaced at some point in the future. However, with proper care and maintenance, many patients can enjoy their results for 10 years or more.

There are two main types of breast implants: saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater, while silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel. Both types come in various sizes, shapes, and textures.

Breast augmentation should not affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed, as the implants are typically placed behind the breast tissue or chest muscle.

The location and size of the incision will depend on the patient’s anatomy and the type of implant used. However, scarring can usually be hidden under clothing or swimwear.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with breast augmentation, such as bleeding, infection, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Other potential risks include implant rupture or leakage, changes in breast sensation, and capsular contracture (scar tissue that forms around the implant). However, serious complications are rare, and most patients are satisfied with their results.

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Dr. Ourian is a top Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon specializing in Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Brazilian Butt Lift, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck, Labiaplasty, Facelift, and Liposuction. Dr. Ourian proudly serves the greater Los Angeles area, including West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Malibu as well as the San Fernando Valley, encompassing Encino, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Calabasas, and Thousand Oaks.
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