Why Some Men Choose to Have Gynecomastia Surgery
While gynecomastia surgery is not medically necessary, since this is a benign condition that does not affect your overall health, gynecomastia may negatively impact your self-esteem and confidence levels, leading to a lower quality of life. In fact, many of Dr. Sanders’ male patients with gynecomastia often refuse to go shirtless, whether that be at the beach or at the gym.
With gynecomastia surgery in the San Fernando Valley, Dr. Sanders helps his patients regain their masculinity and restore their self-confidence. By removing excess breast tissue and strategically repositioning the skin, he can create a flatter, smoother chest for an overall more masculine figure. Furthermore, gynecomastia surgery often makes physical activity easier and more enjoyable, as excess breast tissue can make running, jumping, and other forms of physical movement difficult.
If you are ready to feel more masculine with a flatter, more natural-looking chest, gynecomastia surgery is a simple and effective option that can help you achieve your goals. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanders to learn more.
Before and After – Results
If you are considering gynecomastia surgery in the San Fernando Valley, but want to see real patient results, browse Dr. Sanders’ before and after photos below.
Your Initial Consultation
Gynecomastia surgery is a highly personal and customized procedure. During your initial consultation with Dr. Sanders, he will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your body and ask you to point out your concerns to better understand your unique needs and cosmetic goals. Next, Dr. Sanders will build you a personalized treatment plan that addresses your gynecomastia and helps you achieve a more masculine figure.
Additionally, your initial consultation is a great opportunity to meet Dr. Sanders and his team, visit our state-of-the-art surgical center (where your procedure will take place), and ask Dr. Sanders about his skills and experience with gynecomastia surgery in the San Fernando Valley.
Furthermore, you may have questions about your gynecomastia surgery. This is the best time to ask them and address any concerns you may have regarding the procedure. Dr. Sanders follows a patient-centered approach and is here to help you feel comfortable moving forward with your surgery.
Meet Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Sanders is a trusted board-certified plastic surgeon that has helped thousands of individuals of all ages, gender identities, and ethnicities achieve their aesthetic and cosmetic goals.
With almost three decades of plastic surgery experience and an education background featuring some of the most prestigious medical organizations in the world, including Harvard Medical School and UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Sanders profoundly understands how to combine surgical precision and aesthetic artistry for beautiful, natural results.
He is proud to serve patients throughout the San Fernando Valley and is passionate about helping them look and feel their best.
What to Expect from the Surgery
Dr. Sanders is highly experienced in performing gynecomastia surgery for exceptional results. The first step of the procedure is administering anesthesia to alleviate any discomfort during the surgery.
Next, Dr. Sanders will typically remove excess fat from the chest by means of liposuction through a small incision. Power assisted liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, or micro-liposuction are techniques that can all be used to achieve a reduction in the excess fat on the front and sides of the chest.
Any breast tissue that remains is then removed by means of an incision around the areola that heals with a virtually invisible scar.
Additionally, Dr. Sanders may reposition the skin to create a more contoured, masculine chest appearance. However, this depends on your individual cosmetic goals and will be discussed at your initial consultation.
All in all, gynecomastia surgery generally takes two to three hours to complete. Once Dr. Sanders is finished with the procedure, you can expect to wake up in our comfortable recovery room and will be discharged the same day to heal at home.
Recovery After Your Procedure
After your gynecomastia surgery in the San Fernando Valley, you can expect some bruising, swelling, and discomfort. Dr. Sanders can prescribe you some medication to alleviate any pain you may experience. Additionally, he will instruct you to wear a compression garment in the weeks after your treatment to help control swelling, prevent fluid accumulation, and foster skin contraction.
Downtime after gynecomastia surgery is minimal. Dr. Sanders typically recommends his patients take a day or so off from work to stay home and rest. Most men are back at work and engaging in normal activities by one week following surgery.
It is important to note, however, that strenuous exercise should be avoided until Dr. Sanders clears you for physical activity. Depending on how well your surgical site is healing, this may be around the two-week mark after your procedure.
The initial results of your gynecomastia surgery can be seen immediately afterward. However, your final results are visible once healing is fully complete, which is typically around three months after your procedure.
You’re in Good Hands with Dr. Sanders
A Harvard Medical School-educated and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sanders performs a wide variety of plastic and reconstructive procedures in the San Fernando Valley. He draws on his thirty years of plastic surgery experience and aesthetic artistry skills to deliver remarkable results.
Dr. Sanders is committed to helping his patients achieve their desired goals through personalized treatment plans and providing the highest care and service for an exceptional experience. If you are ready to look and feel your best, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanders today by calling (818) 981-3333.