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Gynecomastia is a common medical condition characterized by the development of breast tissue in males. While often referred to as “man boobs,” it’s a serious medical condition that can lead to considerable emotional distress, low self-esteem, and social isolation. Dr. Frank Lalezar offers personalized gynecomastia surgery to remove excess breast tissues from the chest and provide a more chiseled, masculine chest.

The Emotional Impact Of Man Boobs

For many men, gynecomastia can be a source of significant emotional distress. It can lead to low self-esteem, social isolation, and body image issues. Men with gynecomastia may feel self-conscious about their appearance and may avoid activities such as swimming or taking their shirts off in public. They may also feel embarrassed or ashamed about their condition, which can further contribute to feelings of low self-worth.

Possible Causes Of Gynecomastia:

  • Hormonal Imbalances: Gynecomastia can be caused by a hormonal imbalance, such as an excess of estrogen or a deficiency of testosterone.
  • Certain Medications: Some medications, such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and some cancer treatments, can cause gynecomastia as a side effect.
  • Underlying Health Conditions: Certain health conditions, such as liver disease and kidney failure, can cause hormone imbalances and gynecomastia.
  • Lifestyle Factors: Obesity and the use of anabolic steroids can also contribute to the development of breast tissues in men.

Dr. Lalezar’s Surgical Technique

Dr. Lalezar offers highly personalized gynecomastia surgeries based on your unique goals and concerns. During your consultation, he evaluates your chest, measures the excess breast tissues, and determines if you have the appearance of male breasts because of excess fat tissues, excess glandular tissues, or both. Based on his evaluation, he curates a personalized gynecomastia surgery plan, which may combine excision and liposuction techniques.

Your gynecomastia surgery is performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Lalezar makes a small incision on the chest to remove excess breast tissues. If you have excess fat deposits, he may insert a hollow cannula through the incision to suction away unwanted fat cells from the chest. After making all adjustments, he will suture the incisions closed. The procedure concludes within an hour or two.

Your Recovery Journey

You can expect some swelling, tenderness, bruising, and discomfort around your chest for a few days after your surgery. The side effects will diminish within a few days. You can resume light activities and work within a week, but avoid strenuous workouts for at least 4 weeks. You may also have to wear compression garments on your chest for a few days to reduce swelling. You must follow the surgeon’s aftercare instructions accurately to ensure optimal results.

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess breast tissue and restore a more masculine chest contour. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and involves making an incision in the breast tissue to remove the excess tissue. The surgeon may also use liposuction to remove excess fat deposits from the chest, helping you achieve a flat, masculine chest.

The Goals of Gynecomastia Surgery:

  • Removing excess breast tissue from the male chest
  • Restoring a more masculine chest contour
  • Correcting asymmetry or unevenness in the chest
  • Improving the overall masculine appeal of the chest

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Frank Lalezar is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgery of the body. If you’re suffering from gynecomastia, he will carefully examine your body to determine the root cause of your condition and curate a personalized surgical plan. His considered approach to gynecomastia surgery ensures safe and naturalized results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your gynecomastia surgery options.

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