Gynecomastia Surgery: Improvements in Technique
Gynecomastia is a commonly misunderstood medical condition that affects many young men. Although many people think it is the result of weight gain and fat buildup, this excess growth of male breast tissue usually affects healthy individuals and is difficult to treat without surgical intervention.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the medical term for abnormal breast tissue growth in males, usually brought on by a hormonal imbalance. Sometimes, it can be caused by other underlying problems such as liver disease or cancer. The hormonal imbalance causing gynecomastia can be an indicator of other underlying medical conditions. Because of this, it is very important to check with Dr. Delgado about the possibility of other underlying conditions before pursuing treatment for gynecomastia.
Who Does Gynecomastia Affect?
This condition often develops during adolescence but older men who are affected by cancer and other medical conditions that have an impact on their metabolism can develop adult gynecomastia. When these men reach their late 40s, they may experience a change in body shape that includes increased breast development and enlarged fat deposits around the waist area.
Over time, this fat buildup can lead to social issues, such as feelings of self-consciousness or embarrassment due to excessively large breasts. Suffering from gynecomastia is a very difficult condition for a man to live with and requires the right kind of treatment to help ease the pain and suffering of those afflicted.
Dr. Delgado’s Technique
Dr. Miguel Delgado is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with more than 30 years of experience. He has developed his own technique to treat severe gynecomastia, a complicated form of this condition that leaves patients with excessive breast sagginess and a large nipple-areolar complex. His technique is to treat severe gynecomastia in two stages to achieve minimal scarring.
During the first stage of this procedure, breast tissue and fat will be removed from beneath the skin. This allows the breast tissue to be lifted, although the patient may still have sagging skin. Even if patients are left with sagging skin after their breast tissue excision, they have a flatter chest and are one step closer to their body goals.
The second stage is performed to remove that sagging skin and create a contoured, masculine chest. The lower breast fold will be greatly improved so that the breasts do not appear to sag or protrude. This is a minor surgical procedure that can be performed under local anesthetic, rather than general anesthesia which puts the patient to sleep.
Why Choose Dr. Delgado?
Dr. Delgado is known for his compassionate care and attention to detail. He takes the time to understand his patients to provide them with the care they deserve. He works closely with his patients to ensure everything is done correctly and completely before moving on to other procedures to ensure their complete satisfaction.
Dr. Delgado always aims to provide great care for his patients. He takes pride in ensuring that every aspect of the patient’s experience is perfect, from when he is welcomed and attended to throughout the procedure. He is an expert at turning any negative feeling into a positive one.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are located in the Bay Area and need a plastic surgeon with a great reputation and over 30 years of experience, look no further than Dr. Delgado. He has successfully performed thousands of cosmetic surgeries, including breast augmentation, reconstruction, and reconstructive surgery. Schedule a consultation by calling our office or filling out an online contact form.