Diana Briester Ghosh, M.D. is your premier female plastic surgeon conveniently located in San Diego. Specializing in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Breister Ghosh and her professional medical team members are proud to offer gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction and other cutting-edge procedures to residents of La Jolla, Kearny Mesa, Pacific Beach, and the neighboring communities of San Diego County, California.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a common and frustrating condition that gives the male chest a feminine and soft appearance. While gynecomastia is often a genetic or hormonal condition that appears throughout puberty in the teenage years or maturity later in life, this condition can also be a result of excessive weight gain, prescription medications, excessive alcohol consumption, or prolonged steroid use.
Oftentimes, gynecomastia requires surgical intervention to be treated as the enlargement of the breasts is caused by glandular and breast tissue rather than fat. Dr. Breister Ghosh is proud to offer gynecomastia surgery to patients who suffer from enlarged male breasts and desire a more masculine and chiseled appearance.
What are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery?
There are many benefits of receiving gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction with Dr. Breister Ghosh and her medical team:
- Removes excess fat from the chest
- Removes enlarged glands, glandular tissue, and breast tissue from the chest
- Discreet incisions produce minimal scarring
- Creates a more masculine, chiseled appearance
- Potentially permanent results
How is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
Your gynecomastia surgery will be performed by Dr. Breister Ghosh in an accredited outpatient surgical center. Each patient has different needs and goals when seeking male breast reduction surgery, so your gynecomastia procedure will be custom-tailored to your concerns by Dr. Breister Ghosh. In general, small and discreet incisions will be made around the chest. Through these incisions, Dr. Breister Ghosh will remove excess fat, enlarged glands, and excess breast tissue from the chest. Your areola may be reduced and repositioned to create a more masculine and natural-looking appearance. The entire surgical procedure may take up to two hours to complete.
What Can I Expect During my Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery?
Following your gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Breister Ghosh will fit you with a compression garment. This garment will reduce swelling, ensure the skin heals flat against your new chest, and promote healthy healing throughout your recovery process. Dr. Breister Ghosh and her team may recommend wearing your compression garment for up to 4 weeks following surgery. During this time, it is recommended you refrain from exercise. Patients should talk with Dr. Breister Ghosh about the physical demands of their job but should usually plan for around 1 to 2 weeks off work.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
The cost of your gynecomastia surgery will likely vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to help you achieve your desired results. To get a more accurate estimate of the cost of your male breast reduction, we encourage you to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Breister Ghosh. For your convenience, we are happy to offer flexible financing options that allow you to pay for your procedure at your own pace.
Dr. Diana Briester Ghosh is proud to offer high-quality plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgical procedures that provide natural-looking results to residents of La Jolla, Kearny Mesa, Pacific Beach, and the neighboring communities of San Diego County, California. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Breister Ghosh today.