Gynecomastia San Francisco Bay Area
Gynecomastia Surgery Technique
In minor to moderate cases of gynecomastia, liposuction is usually the most effective method of treatment. Dr. Sieber will make one small incision under each breast through which he will administer a numbing agent that makes the fat easier to remove with a cannula. Removing the excess fat in the breasts is a simple way to deliver a flatter, more masculine contour to the chest.*
However, if your enlarged breasts are caused by an excess of glandular tissue then the tissue will need to be excised surgically since glandular tissue tends to be very fibrous, and is difficult to treat with standard liposuction. Again, Dr. Sieber will make a small incision at the lower edge of each areola through which he will remove the excess tissue.
Once your natural chest contour has been achieved, the incisions are closed with absorbable sutures. In certain patients with very severe gynecomastia involving both extra skin and a large amount of fatty tissue, additional larger incisions may be needed. The location of these incision will vary depending on your anatomy, but this will all be discussed with you in detail during your initial consultation.
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Preparing for Surgery
As with any major plastic surgery for men, all medications and supplements which cause an increased risk of bleeding should be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery. Please see our list of medications and supplements to avoid. As always, make sure to check with your doctor before stopping any medications.
Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia Before & Afters
These Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia before and after pictures represent actual patients from Dr. Sieber. They will help to assist you in understanding your various options and enable you to set realistic goals for your own surgical outcome. Click on a patient for their specific case details.
Gynecomastia San Francisco Recovery
The results from surgery will be evident immediately afterwards.* Most patients do encounter some mild swelling for the first weeks to months after surgery. There will also be some swelling as well as discomfort around the incisions. Compression garments are typically worn for up to three weeks after your procedure to help contour the chest, reduce fluid accumulation, and promote healing. Most of the swelling should be totally gone between 3-6 months.* Regardless of the incision length, Dr. Sieber puts all of his patients on a scar therapy program after surgery to help you heal with the finest scars possible.*
Immediately after surgery, you will need to refrain from any rigorous activity for the first 2 weeks at which point, you can return to light exercise. You may begin more intense exercise at 4 weeks. You will be released to full activities at 6 weeks post op.
Frequently Asked Questions
View our before-and-after photo galleries to see the results our Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia patients have achieved.
How do I know if I’m a candidate for the less invasive treatment for my gynecomastia?
The best way to find out if you can benefit from less invasive modalities such as liposuction is to come see Dr. Sieber for a consultation. He will be able to evaluate your tissue and determine the best treatment to reach your goals.
How long will my results last after surgery?
Because the fibrous and fatty tissue is being physically removed, you should experience lasting results as long as you’re able to maintain a normal body weight.*
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.