Gynecomastia Los Angeles

Get effective treatment for gynecomastia at Ocean Plastic Surgery Center. Our skilled surgeons in Los Alamitos serve Los Angeles and Orange County, providing exceptional results for male breast reduction.

Achieve Beautiful Proportion

Ready to regain confidence with male breast reduction? Schedule a consultation with our expert surgeons. We’ll discuss your goals, answer your questions, and create a personalized treatment plan.

Patient success stories and transformations

Benefits of Gynecomastia Treatment

Benefits of Gynecomastia Treatment

Gynecomastia treatment offers numerous benefits, helping men achieve a more masculine chest contour.

  • Improved chest appearance: Achieve a flatter, more masculine chest.
  • Boosted confidence: Feel more confident in your appearance and clothing.
  • Physical comfort: Reduce discomfort caused by excess breast tissue.
  • Enhanced self-esteem: Improve your overall sense of well-being.
Is gynecomastia treatment right for you?

Is gynecomastia treatment right for you?

Consider gynecomastia treatment if you want to reduce excess breast tissue and achieve a more masculine chest. Ideal candidates are in good health with realistic expectations.

  • Desire a flatter, more masculine chest
  • Experience discomfort from excess breast tissue
  • Seek improved chest contours
  • Are in good health and have realistic expectations

Frequently asked questions about Gynecomastia

How much does male breast reduction cost?
Excessive male breast tissue (gynecomastia) is a medical problem that is best handled by an experienced surgeon. For this reason, Dr. Aiello suggests you focus on how to get your best results rather than on costs. To make male breast reduction surgery fit your budget, Ocean Plastic Surgery Center takes several payment methods, and we can also help you locate low-interest financing. While surgery for gynecomastia is generally not covered by insurance, it's worth contacting your insurer to check.
What causes gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia develops in men when there is an imbalance in the hormones. In most cases, gynecomastia is connected to the use of androgens and anabolic steroids. It may also be the result of using illegal drugs, including marijuana or heroin. Gynecomastia might also be triggered by some medical conditions (hyperthyroidism, hypogonadism, and tumors), plus some medications (highly active antiretroviral therapy for AIDS, chemotherapy, and anti-anxiety medications). It is very important to be honest with your surgeon about your lifestyle and any factors that may have contributed to your condition.
How can I tell if I have gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia occurs in men when there is an overgrowth of breast tissue in the chest, which can cause swelling, tenderness, and pain. Some patients might have pseudogynecomastia (false gynecomastia) so Dr. Aiello suggests that patients lose weight by following an exercise plan and a healthy diet before considering surgery. If you have excess breast tissue while you are at a healthy weight, Dr. Aiello will perform a physical exam and order diagnostic tests. This might include a mammogram, blood tests, or a biopsy to look for other causes, like an infection of the breast tissue (mastitis) or cancer.
Can gynecomastia be treated with exercise or pills?
Male breast reduction surgery is the most effective treatment for gynecomastia. Currently, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) hasn't approved any medications for the treatment of gynecomastia. Although they aren't approved for gynecomastia, a few breast cancer medications (Raloxifene or Tamoxifen) might give you minimal improvements. Upper body weight training to increase the pectoral muscles will not reduce the excess breast tissue and could even make the breasts look bigger.
Will this fix puffy or pointy nipples?
Puffy or pointy nipples may be caused by glandular gynecomastia. If you are concerned about this, be sure to tell Dr. Aiello at your consultation. He will personalize your surgical plan to select the best incision pattern and technique to improve your nipples. Oversized areolas may also be corrected in surgery for gynecomastia. It is crucial to be honest with Dr. Aiello about all your concerns and goals during your initial consultation so that he can make sure you get the results you want.
What kind of scars will I have?
The level and placement of any scarring differs from patient to patient. For example, if you require glandular or skin excision, the length of your incision will be based on your anatomy. Also, scars resulting from gynecomastia surgery will vary, depending on the amount of breast tissue you have and the elasticity or laxity of your skin. Even those who have larger breasts and tend to get larger scars are usually quite satisfied with the results.

Request a

Ready to regain confidence with male breast reduction? Schedule a consultation with our expert surgeons. We’ll discuss your goals, answer your questions, and create a personalized treatment plan.