Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia, abnormal glandular development is a condition that can begin at puberty resulting in excessive male breast tissue growth.

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Gynecomastia – Abnormal male breast enlargement

  • Typically first seen in puberty
  • Most Gynecomastia is self limiting, returning the chest area to a normal appearance after puberty has ended
  • The causes of Gynecomastia are many, however, the most common causes are hormonal imbalance, marijuana usage and male steroid ingestion (body builders)
  • A condition referred to as Pseudo-gynecomastia or false Gynecomastia mimics true Gynecomastia. In Pseudo-Gynecomastia the breast enlargement is due to fat deposits rather than true glandular enlargement

General Information About the Surgery

  • Treatment consists of excision of the firm glandular tissue through a semicircular incision placed at the base of the areola, similar to that used in breast augmentation
  • I like to include liposuction, to contour the remaining breast area which has fat interspersed with the enlarged glandular tissue
  • If the nipples are puffy these can be addressed also during this procedure
  • Anesthesia: General preferred
  • Surgical time: 2 to 3 hours
  • Recovery time: 3-4 week

For Gynecomastia Removal and Liposuction Sculpturing, Call Dr Costanzo of Thousand Oaks at (805) 373-9919

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