Many men with gynecomastia have difficulty feeling confident—even when fully clothed. When gynecomastia is severe, men often avoid physical intimacy, steer clear of gyms, and forgo swimming and other activities that require them to remove their shirts.
Although weight loss and liposuction surgery could help, this condition is best treated with gynecomastia surgery in San Luis Obispo County. If excess breast tissue or “man boobs” have been keeping you from living your best life, treating your gynecomastia with a highly skilled plastic surgeon could increase your self-confidence and self-esteem while making you look and feel more masculine. Contact our office at Charles Chalekson, MD Plastic Surgery for more information about this and other male plastic surgery procedures we offer, or to schedule a private consultation.
Gynecomastia is the enlargement of a man’s breast tissue caused by a hormonal imbalance. For many men, this condition is not a matter of being overweight. There is a big difference between having disproportionate fat storage in the chest area and excess breast gland tissue. While weight loss might reduce the appearance of enlarged breasts for some overweight males, it will likely have little effect on anyone struggling with gynecomastia. This is also true for liposuction and other body-sculpting procedures.
Gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction removes excess breast gland tissue and addresses associated changes to the chest, such as sagging and areola resizing. After a successful male breast reduction treatment, patients can expect to experience better fitting clothes, enhanced confidence, better comfort baring skin, and an overall improvement in quality of life. In addition, treating severe gynecomastia with surgery in San Luis Obispo County could reduce or eliminate neck, shoulder, and back strain, and end uncomfortable sweating episodes and embarrassing sweat stains.
Dr. Chalekson understands that to ensure long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing results, it is best to take a needs-specific approach. The procedures he performs are always customized with that individual’s specific goals, anatomy, and health in mind. For example, it might be recommended that you lose weight before surgery when excess breast tissue is mainly fatty. Liposuction might also be utilized to remove as much excess fat as possible. In other cases associated with very large amounts of weight loss, techniques can be used to reduce and remove the extra skin from the chest.
Minimizing scarring is also an important factor for our patients who undergo male breast reduction surgery in San Luis Obispo County. A small incision is typically made in the margin of each nipple-areola complex or just below each breast. Excess gland tissue is carefully excised, and the incision is sutured closed. The placement and size of these incisions make their appearance less noticeable and your results more natural.
For men, weight loss alone cannot eliminate enlarged breast tissue caused by elevated estrogen levels. If your condition persists or worsens over time, gynecomastia surgery could be your best option for getting a defined, masculine physique and gaining the self-confidence you need to thrive.
Charles Chalekson, MD Plastic Surgery provides bespoke surgical and non-invasive solutions for men to improve or enhance their appearance. Whether you are struggling with gynecomastia, excess fat, sagging face and neck skin, or the signs of aging, we can take care of your needs. Call us today to schedule a consultation for gynecomastia surgery in San Luis Obispo County. We also welcome patients from across the country and throughout California, including Templeton, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Cambria, Santa Barbara, and Santa Maria.