WHAT IS GYNECOMASTIA?
Gynecomastia is a condition that causes male breast enlargement due to the overdevelopment of breast tissue in boys or men. The most common cause is hormonal imbalance, though certain medication or drug use can also be the cause. This condition affects about 50-64% of males and can affect one or both breasts. For some, their condition resolves on its own, but for others male breast reduction surgery may be needed for permanent results.
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Delgado, specializes in gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction. Named a top plastic surgeon in San Francisco by SF Magazine, Dr. Delgado is highly skilled in male breast reduction procedure, which involves eliminating excess breast tissue to create a flatter, more masculine chest contour.
Gynecomastia Causes: Hormone imbalance, lowered testosterone, medication, and more.
Procedure Length: 2-3 hours
Recovery Time: Around 3-6 weeks
Male Breast Reduction Cost: Between $8,500-$12,000
Gynecomastia Revision: 45% of Dr. Delgado’s patients seek out revision gynecomastia surgery as they are unsatisfied with surgery performed elsewhere.
BENEFITS OF MALE BREAST REDUCTION
Gynecomastia surgery offers many benefits, including:
- A more masculine physique
- Improved overall confidence and self-esteem
- Makes physical activity easier
- Makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight
- Improved posture
- Quick procedure time
Gynecomastia Surgery Candidates
If you are bothered by your enlarged male chest and are experiencing a lack of confidence due to your gynecomastia, you may be a candidate for gynecomastia surgery in Santa Rosa, Napa Valley, Novato, or San Francisco. Candidates should also meet the following requirements:
- Your condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments.
- You’re overall healthy and at a stable weight.
- You do not smoke or take drugs.
- You have realistic expectations about what to expect from this procedure.
Meet DR. DELGADO
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Delgado is an award-winning gynecomastia surgeon with 30+ years of experience treating some of the most complicated cases of male breast growth around the world. He is also the owner and operator of Gynecomastia.org, the largest gynecomastia forum in the world that has the goals of educating, supporting, and offering guidance to those men and families affected. Dr. Delgado is an expert in the field and donates his time toward both the treatment of gynecomastia and the advocacy of education in the surgical community.VIEW FULL BIO
Dr. Delgado has the uncanny ability to help you shed some years, but not in an artificial forced way. Rather, he facilitates the younger, healthier you emerge.
– Giuliano Nieri
Types of Gynecomastia
Male breast reduction surgery in San Francisco will either involve removing fatty tissue through liposuction or removing glandular tissue through excision. In some situations, a combination of both techniques will be used. If needed, the areola may be reduced or the nipple repositioned to create a natural-looking masculine chest appearance. Your overall surgical procedure technique may differ depending on your specific type of gynecomastia.
- True Gynecomastia: True gynecomastia is caused by enlarged or excess glandular tissue.
- Pseudo-gynecomastia: Male breasts develop due to excess fat deposits in the breast area.
- Idiopathic Gynecomastia: No cause has been found for the condition.
Dr. Delgado also provides revision gynecomastia surgery in San Francisco for those individuals who are not satisfied with the work of a previous surgeon. This may also involve eliminating excess skin for optimal results.