Gynecomastia Beverly Hills | Los Angeles
Gynecomastia is a term that is used to describe enlargement of the male breast.
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It can be caused by abnormal hormones levels, genetics, glandular disorders or the use of some medications. While gynecomastia itself is not a dangerous health problem, the underlying disorders can be serious so the root cause of the growth of male breast tissue should be determined prior to undergoing surgery. In addition, the expanding breast tissue can become tender and make some men feel very self-conscious about their chest.
The surgery to correct gynecomastia is often called a male breast reduction and it is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures performed in male patients. The surgery can be done with an open technique (a small semilunar incision is made along the inferior border of the areola), a closed technique utilizing liposuction or a combination of both techniques. After the surgery, men that used to be embarrassed by the appearance of their chest feel confident to wear T-shirts and take their shirts of at the pool without being self-conscious about the appearance of their chest.
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During your consultation, Dr Motykie will address your desires and concerns from gynecomastia surgery as well as give you a clearer understanding of how this type of surgery may best be able to meet your own needs and expectations. Dr Motykie will also give you an opportunity to ask him any questions you may have as well as its possible benefits in your particular case. When going into your consultation, it is wise to come with questions written down and have a general understanding of the overall procedure so you can be prepared to learn as much as possible during your visit with Dr Motykie.
The root cause of gynecomastia will also need to be assessed prior to surgery which will begin with a thorough medical history and basic physical examination. The rarer medical causes of gynecomastia must be ruled out in prior to surgical intervention in order to treat you in the most safe and effective manner. After the cause of your gynecomastia has been determined, the decision to proceed with surgery can be made in the appropriate circumstances. Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery. At the conclusion of your consultation you will have the opportunity to meet with Dr Motykie’s surgical consultant who will be able to explain to you the possible cost and timing of your gynecomastia procedure. Cost may include surgeon’s fee, surgical facility costs, anesthesia fees, prescription medications, post-surgery garments, and medical screening tests. Dr Motykie’s consultant will also be able to explain to you all of your possible financing options. Remember, a surgeon’s price for breast surgery will vary based on their experience, the type of procedure being performed as well as the geographic location of their office. Please do not bargain shop for your plastic surgery but also make sure that you are not overpaying for your procedure by doing your homework, online research and obtaining several opinions from different board certified plastic surgeons before making your final decision about having your own gynecomastia surgery.
For your own personal and confidential consultation, contact Dr. Motykie’s office today. Dr Motykie will answer all of your questions and together you can determine which gynecomastia procedure best fits your desires and needs. Remember, it is impossible for a surgeon to tell you the best approach for you without first listening to your desires and concerns and then performing a physical examination of your chest. Out of town patients may send photographs in order to have a virtual consultation performed by Dr Motykie.