Dr. Brent

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia Beverly Hills | Los Angeles | Santa Barbara

Gynecomastia Overview
You may be a candidate for gynecomastia treatment if you are healthy, are of relatively normal weight, you are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large, and you have reasonable anticipations of the surgery results. Teens may benefit from this surgery as well if their gynecomastia has been present for more than two years or if the problem is severe. In some teens, secondary procedures may be needed later if breast development continues. This condition can be treated by surgically removing fat and/or glandular tissue and by reshaping your chest for a more masculine-appearing chest.

A square, chiseled chest is the sign of a man who is fit and confident. Unfortunately, it may seem like only a dream for men living with gynecomastia, a condition that affects almost half of the male population. Thankfully, Dr. Moelleken is skilled at performing breast reduction for men who want to tighten and tone their chest. He is also extremely sensitive to your need for confidentiality and he has seen remarkable increases in self-confidence after performing gynecomastia on his male patients.

Dr. Moelleken and his staff look forward to helping you understand everything about gynecomastia so request a consultation at Neo Surgical Center today. Correction of gynecomastia has the potential to dramatically improve your self-esteem so if the size of your breasts bothers you; let Dr. Moelleken and his expert skill as a surgeon change your life in a positive way.

Gynecomastia Facts
Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed breasts in men in which the breast tissue enlarges. Gynecomastia is a medical term that originates from the Greek words for “women-like breasts.” This situation is far more common than many realize as approximately half of all men today have excess localized fat and/or excess glandular tissue in one or both breasts. Gynecomastia accounts for more than 65 percent of all male breast disorders, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). At Neo Surgery Center, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Brent Moelleken, M. D., F.A.C.S., is a specialist in male breast reduction. He says there are two separate categories of candidates; those with abnormal breasts related to overall obesity and those with abnormal breasts inconsistent with the rest of their body. Dr. Moelleken has extensive experience with the latest techniques that minimize scarring and he will guide you through the process step by step. He knows that every patient’s anatomy is unique and he will create a surgical plan customized just for you.

Some of the emotions felt by men with gynecomastia, include shame, insecurity, frustration, denial, humiliation, and confusion. One of the worst feelings they experience however is embarrassment, as many men try to hide their condition by avoiding bare-chest activities, by wearing thick shirts, and by withdrawing from public exposure, especially at the beach or pool. Gyynecomastia can result in terrible teasing as well as social trauma and common phrases for this condition include man boobs, moobs, gyno, puffed nips, and puffy nipples.

Two decades ago, breast reduction surgery to address gynecomastia was rarely heard of or performed. Last year, it was the fourth most popular surgical procedure among male patients in the United States. Of course, the number of men having all kinds of plastic surgery has been rapidly growing each year.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the U.S. Top 5 male cosmetic surgeries include:

  1. Lipoplasty (liposuction)
  2. Rhinoplasty (nose job)
  3. Blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery)
  4. Gynecomastia (male breast reduction)
  5. Otoplasty (ear reshaping)

Surgeons say part of the reason for the increase is cultural acceptance but another reason is that men are now willing to change any unfavorable cosmetic flaw they have to compete with younger men in the workplace or dating arena.

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