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Should I Have Male Breast Reduction?

Depositphotos_1986984_xsWhen it comes to breasts, larger means better for women. Yet, it’s entirely a different story for men. Gynecomastia or having abnormally enlarged breasts is a medical condition that plagues young and old men alike. Although it may not be a serious health threat, having enlarged breasts may be emotionally crippling for men. Here at our practice, we have helped men deal with gynecomastia through male breast reduction surgery.

The Ideal Candidate for Male Breast Reduction

There are various reasons why gynecomastia occurs — from testosterone imbalances to adverse effects from taking certain drugs to health issues such as thyroid, liver and kidney problems. Generally, the ideal candidate of male breast reduction should be already free or have already controlled any health issues through medications.

In addition, the ideal candidate should have excellent skin elasticity that will help adapt to the new contours of the body following surgery. Moreover, realistic expectations of the procedure is also a must. Lastly, one’s body weight should be within normal limits and it should be stable within 3 to 6 months of having the procedure.

Planning For Your Male Breast Reduction Surgery

The first step to planning for your male breast reduction procedure is to get in touch with us for a personal consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Malamet will perform a thorough physical examination and comprehensive medical history to make sure that you are physically ready for surgery. In addition, a thorough discussion of your cosmetic goals and expectations will follow suit. Once you have made the decision, steps on how to prepare and recover well from surgery will also be explained.

Find out today if you can benefit from male breast reduction. Call us at  818.380.3130 or fill out this contact form today to set up an appointment with us. Dr. Matthew Malamet serves patients from Encino, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. We look forward to your visit!