Gynecomastia

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Beverly Hills and Tarzana, CA

For the treatment of enlarged breasts in men or “man boobs”

Gynecomastia is an enlargement of the breasts in men that can affect one or both breasts at the same time and not always evenly. While regular liposuction can reduce the size of the breast through fat extraction, gynecomastia cannot be treated with liposuction alone. Generally, it isn’t a serious problem and doesn’t always affect a person’s physical health, but mentally the person may feel self-conscious.

Before and After Photos

Treatment

Treatment usually consists of liposuction of the breast tissue to reduce fat deposits in the chest and then removal of the enlarged glandular tissue. Previously, a small incision around the nipple would have been performed to remove the gland. In order to avoid affecting the sensitivity of the nipple post-op, Dr. Obaida Batal uses specialized instruments inserted through the same small incisions used for liposuction to trim down and remove the enlarged gland. This method is less invasive and the small incisions heal quicker.

Recovery

A minimum of 5-7 days of downtime is needed for the initial recovery. A follow-up after a week is needed to remove any exterior sutures as well as to check on the overall healing process from the procedure. Patients will be required to wear compression garments 24/7 for the first few days to reduce swelling and promote healing. Mild bruising will also be noticeable for the first 1-2 weeks. Most patients can return to work or normal routine within 1-2 weeks after surgery buy full recovery may take up to a month.