About Gynecomastia and Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by enlarged or overdeveloped breasts in males, often caused by hormonal imbalances, genetics, certain medications, or underlying health conditions. It’s estimated that 40 to 60 percent of men have this condition. A male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia surgery, is a procedure aimed at reducing excess breast tissue in men. This surgical intervention helps restore a more masculine chest appearance, addressing both physical discomfort and any self-esteem concerns that may arise from gynecomastia.

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Why Do Clients Like You Seek Out Dr. Glynn Bolitho?

Dr. Bolitho's expertise in this technique and others, along with profound dedication to client satisfaction has made him the easy choice for so many.

  • Quadruple board-certified in plastic surgery 
  • Over 25 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Operating suite meets and exceeds national safety standards
  • Puts patient safety and care above all else
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Candidates for Male Breast Reduction

Even though gynecomastia is considered quite common, some men are faced with self-confidence issues when it comes to romantic relationships, intimacy, and physical activities, including water sports. Cosmetic surgery to correct gynecomastia provides men with a newfound sense of assurance. Candidates for this procedure include:

  • Men with gynecomastia, experiencing enlarged or overdeveloped breasts.
  • Individuals in good overall health, without underlying medical concerns that may hinder surgery.
  • Those with realistic expectations and a positive attitude toward the surgical outcome.
  • Men who have tried non-surgical interventions without achieving desired results.
  • Adolescents with persistent gynecomastia that hasn't resolved naturally.
  • Men living a healthy lifestyle
  • Non-smokers
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Are You Considering Gynecomastia Surgery?

A consultation with Dr. Bolitho for male breast reduction surgery in La Jolla is a crucial step towards achieving your desired results. During this personalized session, Dr. Bolitho will attentively listen to your concerns, assess your case, and offer expert recommendations tailored to your needs. This thorough discussion ensures that you comprehensively understand the procedure, its potential benefits, and realistic expectations. Dr. Bolitho's extensive experience will guide you toward a well-informed decision, ensuring your comfort and confidence every step of the way.

What to Expect During the Procedure

After consulting with Dr. Bolitho to determine candidacy and your specific wishes for the outcome, he plans out the strategy for your individualized procedure. The breast reduction process then follows certain steps, generalized below:

  1. Anesthesia: Receive anesthesia to ensure a comfortable experience during the surgery.
  2. Incision: Small incisions are made, often around the areola or in inconspicuous locations.
  3. Tissue Removal: Excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are carefully removed to create a more masculine chest appearance.
  4. Incision Closure: Sutures or adhesive seal the incisions, contributing to minimal scarring.
  5. Post-Operation Care: Dr. Bolitho will ensure you are well attended directly after surgery. Initial discomfort and swelling are common. 

Recovery From Surgery

After male breast reduction surgery, anticipate a brief recovery period. The initial discomfort, swelling, and bruising gradually subside within a few weeks. Most patients can resume light activities within a week, with a full return to normal routines in about two to four weeks. 

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Dr. Bolitho Understands the Importance of High-Quality Results

With quadruple board-certification in plastic surgery across multiple countries, including South Africa, the UK, Canada, and the U.S., Dr. Bolitho's extensive experience and training speak to his commitment to excellence. As a former Assistant Professor at Emory University and Associate Professor at UC San Diego, he prioritizes patient care and safety above all. Despite his impressive credentials, Dr. Bolitho's approachable demeanor and dedicated focus on individualized care establish a comforting atmosphere for his clients. He takes the time required at every stage, from thorough consultations to attentive post-procedure follow-up, ensuring exceptional outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Do You Have Questions About Solutions to Gynecomastia Surgery? 

Dr. Bolitho's expertise in this procedure aims to provide natural, masculine contours that enhance both appearance and self-assurance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bolitho and see what he can do for you.

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