Its interesting when you think about it, women come to our office to have their breasts enlarged and men want their breasts reduced. Here in San Diego the weather provides a lifestyle that is very active and outdoors. Many men are self-conscious of enlarged breasts. Today male breast reduction San Diego is one of the more common procedures being performed on men. If you are uncomfortable with taking your shirt off in public you are not alone, this is very common issue for men today.
Since 1997 the number of procedures performed on men has increased by over 120% according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Male breast reduction is one of the top 5 procedures performed on men today.
And if you feel like you are alone with enlarged breasts you are not, up to 40% of all men are affected by gynecomastia, in some cases it is genetic and for others it is due to excessive weight. No matter what is the cause we can help with this condition.
Male breast reduction San Diego is treated by performing liposuction in the breast area by creating a small incision under the breast or the areola. Excess fat is then suctioned out from under the skin. For more severe cases flesh may need to be cut away to provide the look desired.
Male breast reduction surgery is slightly more involved and is performed if excess skin and/or glandular tissue must be removed. Like liposuction, this procedure is performed in an operating room and general anesthesia is used. The incisions are small and are placed in inconspicuous areas (along the edge of the areola or in the underarm area).
Dr. Edelson is a leading plastic surgeon in San Diego for body contouring procedure, for over 25 years he has been helping individuals just like yourself reach your aesthetic goals.