Gynecomastia (or enlarged male breasts) can be taxing to your self-confidence, especially in situations where it’s normal to take your shirt off. If you’re ready to explore solutions, Dr. Miguel Delgado can offer the best surgical results in Napa Valley and the San Francisco Bay area.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia (or “man boobs”) is a condition where men develop enlarged breast tissue that can be visible even when wearing a shirt. There are a variety of causes of gynecomastia, but it most commonly occurs as a result of hormonal imbalance. Many men experience gynecomastia during puberty only for it to resolve on its own. However, for a smaller percentage of men, gynecomastia persists and can even look similar to female breasts. Gynecomastia can be treated with surgery if it does not resolve naturally, which is often the most effective way to eliminate gland tissue and chest fat. Dr. Delgado performs gynecomastia surgery more often than any other procedure, making him one of the foremost experts in male breast reduction in the country.
What to Expect in Your Consultation
The best way to learn more about gynecomastia and your treatment options is through a consultation with Dr. Delgado. This meeting will allow you to discuss your experience with gynecomastia as well as expectations for treatment. Dr. Delgado can understand your goals and collaborate on the best approach for treatment. He will then examine your chest to determine the degree of gynecomastia based on factors like skin excess, breast tissue, and fat.
This process helps Dr. Delgado assess whether you have true gynecomastia, or a concern called pseudogynecomastia. Pseudogynecomastia develops from fat accumulated through weight fluctuations and is treated differently than true gynecomastia.
Finally, Dr. Delgado will review before-and-after photos of other gynecomastia patients so you can ask questions and understand your surgical approach. This will be a step-by-step process to ensure you know what makes Dr. Delgado one of the most qualified plastic surgeons to perform your gynecomastia surgery.
Dr. Delgado also offers virtual consultations for those who cannot come into the physical office. Patients can send in photos of their gynecomastia online (which are protected with a HIPAA-safe program) and Dr. Delgado can set up a virtual consultation to discuss your concerns and his suggested treatment plan.
Gynecomastia Surgery Details
Dr. Delgado’s comprehensive approach has earned him a reputation as the best gynecomastia surgeon in Napa Valley and San Francisco. His goal during surgery is to achieve a more masculine look to the chest, enhancing its natural contours while eliminating excess breast tissue. He not only surgically excises breast tissue and skin but also performs liposuction to achieve natural definition on the chest and surrounding area.
Dr. Delgado prefers performing surgery on patients who are at a 70–80-degree angle so that the effects of gravity on the chest can be accounted for. The procedure generally takes 4-5 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Most men can see results within a few weeks to months after dressings and stitches are removed.
About Napa Valley
Napa Valley, CA is one of the most famous areas of California due to its regional wine industry. It’s considered one of the top viticultural areas in the United States and around the world with its winemaking history dating back to the early 1800s. Several large-scale chateaus and boutique wineries call Napa Valley home, and each year the industry brings as many as five million visitors to the area. Along with its important wine industry, Napa Valley has worked to preserve agricultural land against development.