Gynecomastia refers to increased breast tissue in men. This condition is very common and is typically asymptomatic, but corrective treatment can improve the appearance of the chest area and boost self-image. The chances of developing gynecomastia increase with age, though teens can be affected by it as well. If you are overweight, weight loss may help if the breast area has accumulated fat tissue. If the breasts have become enlarged with breast tissue, however, cosmetic services may be required to achieve the desired look. Gynecomastia can be damaging to a man’s self-confidence; he may choose to avoid certain clothes and choose not to participate in certain activities such as swimming or playing at the beach.
Dr. Natalie Driessen is pleased to offer services that can correct gynecomastia and can help men achieve a slimmer, muscle-revealing chest. The treatment involves a small incision near the armpit through which breast tissue is removed via power-assisted liposuction. Sometimes tissue by the areola is too dense to be removed by this method, and our experienced plastic surgeon can remove it with an areola incision. Following the surgery, the patient will need to rest to promote optimal healing. He can return to work quickly, however, and results are immediately obvious.
If you or someone you love is suffering from gynecomastia in Palm Desert, California, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Natalie Driessen. We are excited to help you reach your goals!