Reduction mammoplasty in Los Angeles
Gynecomastia, meaning woman-like breasts on a man, is a condition that affects between 40 and 60 percent of the male population. It is not medically harmful, but it can cause significant self-consciousness and even anxiety and depression due to a lowered self-image. Gynecomastia has a variety of causes, ranging from lowered testosterone in the aging male, to the abuse of steroids, drugs or alcohol. The doctor will delve into your medical history and examine you physically to determine both the underlying reasons for your gynecomastia, and the best treatment plan to solve your issues.
When he has ruled out all other treatment options, Dr. Lahijani will consider performing a reduction mammoplasty, which is surgical removal of the excess fatty breast tissue. This is an extremely effective and safe method of reshaping the torso, although it does carry with it the downtime and post-operative discomfort associated with any surgical procedure. As Dr. Lahijani is one of the top providers of gynecomastia surgery Los Angeles & Beverly Hills has to offer.
What can I expect on the day of surgery?
The male breast reduction procedure typically lasts between 1 and 3 hours, depending on the extent of the changes required. Treatment is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Lahijani will create an inconspicuous incision either at the armpit, or around the areola. He will then excise the excess fat, skin and glandular tissue from the chest area, slimming the torso for a more attractive aesthetic.
Once the chest has been sufficiently contoured, the doctor may reposition the nipple. All incisions are then closed with sutures and the patient is escorted to a recovery room. Note that Dr. Lahijani will always favor a conservative surgical approach that leads to the most minimal scarring possible.
Where does my procedure take place?
All of Dr. Saul's procedures are performed at our state-of-the-art outpatient medical center in Beverly Hills. This fully equipped and accredited facility boasts elegant, climate-controlled interiors, a world class surgical theater and tranquil, relaxing recovery suites. On hand to assist Dr. Lahijani is a vetted, knowledgeable support team that includes RNs, medical assistants and technicians, all of whom are eager to make your stay with us exceptional. With all of these things considered, it is easy to see why Dr. Saul is providing some of the best gynecomastia surgery Los Angeles & Beverly Hills have to offer.
Clients undergoing reduction mammoplasty may experience some minor swelling, bruising and discomfort for a few days, but these symptoms are to be expected as with any surgery. The doctor will prescribe the appropriate pain management medications and will provide you with ice packs. He will also issue a detailed aftercare plan that goes over when you can return to work and exercise, along with information on showering, sleeping and tanning.
While some results will be visible immediately, note that it may take up to 6 months to see the full extent of your improvement after all swelling has fully subsided.
Why choose Dr. Lahijani for male breast reduction?
Dr. Lahijani has performed over 1,000 body sculpting procedures at his Beverly Hills practice, and is considered amongst the best plastic surgeons in Los Angeles and beyond. He has honed his eye for artistry, symmetry and balance, creating stunning outcomes that appear entirely natural and elegant. In addition, Dr. Lahijani creates a safe, relaxed office atmosphere where clients feel their wishes and goals are honored, and that they can speak their minds.