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San Diego Male Breast Reduction: Making the Decision

Posted on November 15, 2013 by - Breast Surgery, Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Male Skin Care in San Diego

When breast reduction is mentioned, people tend to think of it as a procedure done for women. However, male breast reduction recently took the center stage when it ranked 4th in the top 5 male cosmetic procedures in 2012.

Here at our San Diego plastic surgery practice, a San Diego male breast reduction procedure often consists of ultrasound assisted liposuction, Smartlipo, power-assisted liposuction, or VASER® LipoSelection®, and/ or excision of the excess tissue. These procedures are performed most often in an outpatient surgery center and take about an hour.

Your San Diego Male Breast Reduction Consultation

A consultation with Dr. Chacon is important for you to determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for a male breast reduction procedure. During the consultation, a thorough assessment of your medical background and current health status will be performed. The extent of excess fat and glandular tissue will also be checked.

In addition, Dr. Chacon will recommend that you see an endocrine specialist to figure out the root cause of your abnormal breast enlargement. Your endocrine hormones are often cited as one of the primary reasons that cause breast enlargement.

 Is Male Breast Reduction For You?

Abnormal breast enlargement in men may not be a serious medical condition, but it could actually be a source of embarrassment. While breast enlargement is common in male teens due to hormonal fluctuations during puberty, the excess breast tissues will most likely disappear. So, in cases of teens who wish to have male breast reduction, it is best to wait for a while.

 Male breast reduction is excellent for you if:

  • you are physically and mentally healthy and have no existing illness which might affect surgical outcomes

  • you have had a stable weight for the past 6 months

  • you have a positive outlook of the surgery as well as realistic expectations

Schedule Your San Diego Breast Implant Consultation Today!

To learn more and discuss your options for a San Diego male breast reduction surgery, call 858-633-7546 or fill out this contact form.  Dr. Chacon will spend time discussing your goals in order to find the best treatment plan for you!