Gynecomastia in Los Angeles is a common condition affecting many men. Gynecomastia results from over-development or enlargement of breasts tissue. This gives the breast an enlarged and protruding appearance. In Los Angeles gynecomastia is seen in men of any age. It can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity conditions, disease or the use of certain medications.
Gynecomastia is characterized by:
- Excess localized fat
- Excess glandular tissue development
- A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue
- Gynecomastia may be present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)
Gynecomastia typically causes social and emotional discomfort. Fortunately, effective options exist to treat this condition.
How is Gynecomastia Treated?
Dr. Grigoryants will work out a treatment plan with you depending on the type of gynecomastia you have. A detailed evaluation of your health, medications, and physical examination will be performed first.
For gynecomastia due to fatty tissue excess, liposuction works well. For fibrous/glandular type of gynecomastia, excision of breast tissue is performed through a small incision around the areola. Both liposuction and breast tissue excision are performed when both fatty and glandular tissue excess is present.
Adolescents may benefit from surgery once puberty is complete. Occasionally, additional procedures may be needed in the future should breast continue to develop.