Gynecomastia is characterized by overly developed breast tissue in one or both breasts. While medically benign, gynecomastia can cause significant psychological discomfort. Men with gynecomastia may be viewed or view themselves as not completely masculine. In attempt to disguise their shame or embarrassment, they sometimes attempt to hide this condition by avoiding exercise, swimming and other activities. Although gynecomastia cannot be resolved through diet and exercise programs, Dr. Sanders can effectively remove the enlarged breast tissue through his advanced gynecomastia surgical procedure.
Dr. Sanders has 25 years of experience helping gynecomastia patients achieve a flatter, more masculine chest appearance. His record of excellent aesthetic outcomes and impeccable patient care attracts men from throughout Southern California including such communities as Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Hollywood, Orange County, San Diego, the Inland Empire, and of course, the San Fernando Valley and Encino.
The Gynecomastia Surgery Procedure
Gynecomastia typically first appears during puberty. While this condition normally disappears by the time a boy reaches adulthood, in some cases the excess breast tissue persists. In addition, the use of certain medications, such as antidepressants, high blood pressure drugs and anabolic steroids, has been linked to overdeveloped male breast tissue.
Regardless of the exact cause of gynecomastia, this condition can be resolved through male breast reduction surgery. As a highly experienced LA gynecomastia surgery expert, Dr. Sanders uses two techniques to eliminate the excess tissue – liposuction and/or sculpting with special surgical instruments. The instruments include the use of a motorized shaving device that allows for the removal of the gynecomastia via one of the small liposuction incisions, avoiding the need for a longer incision around the areola with postoperative drains and a more prolonged recovery. In certain cases, he also removes the excess skin to create a contoured, masculine chest appearance. Gynecomastia surgery typically requires two hours to complete, and most patients recover within one week.
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Additional Procedures in Los Angeles / Encino
At his state-of-the-art plastic surgery Los Angeles / Encino office, Dr. Sanders performs a range of male plastic surgery procedures. In addition, he is renowned throughout the greater Los Angeles area as a highly talented LA breast implants and breast lift specialist. Please visit the respective pages to learn more about these and other treatments offered by Dr. Sanders.