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What is male breast reduction?

While all men have breast tissue, it is not a problem until it becomes enlarged, causing self-consciousness. Many men exert themselves at the gym to try to get rid of the problem, but to no avail. A surgical intervention is usually the only viable solution for streamlining and slimming a chest plagued by gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia can be caused by a variety of factors, among them hormonal shifts, an increase of estrogen, genetic predisposition, weight gain, certain medications, alcoholism, and steroid or drug use. Luckily the condition is highly treatable with a male breast reduction.

During surgery, Dr. Zampell will remove excess fat and tissue, hiding the incisions within the darker pigment of the areola, or with small incisions. Liposuction can be used in many cases without additional surgical scars to achieve your final result.

What are the benefits of male breast reduction?

  • Flatter, more conventionally masculine chest
  • Reduction in excess fatty tissue
  • Increased wardrobe options
  • Sense of self-confidence in intimate situations
  • Improved social ease
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Who makes a good candidate for the procedure?

Any man who feels self-conscious about his “breasts” will make a good candidate for surgery, provided he is of sound mind and body, and is realistic in his expectations for the outcome of the procedure. Patients must be non-smokers who do not suffer from any significant medical conditions such as obesity, hypertension or heart disease. Dr. Zampell will perform a physical exam and in-depth review of your medical history during your private Beverly Hills consultation, and will determine the best course of action for sculpting your chest and improving your quality of life.

What will recovery entail?

Recovery times will depend on your personal healing ability, and on the extent of the surgery (whether you underwent liposuction alone or liposuction and excision simultaneously). Drains may be placed to help excess fluids escape the body, and you may be asked to wear a compression garment, which will help decrease your swelling. After a few days, you’ll be able to resume light physical activity, but you should abstain from vigorous exercise and sexual activity for at least several weeks. 

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Why choose Dr. Zampell for male breast reduction surgery?

Dr. Zampell has over a decade of compelling expertise in the realm of cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. She trained under the tutelage of world-renowned pioneer Dr. Robert Allen, a veteran physician who created many of the most common autologous flap surgeries performed today.

Dr. Zampell graduated with honors from Ohio State University College of Medicine, subsequently pursuing her residency in plastic surgery at the New York University Medical Center. From there, she continued to hone her talents in reconstructive techniques during an elite fellowship in microsurgery at University of California Los Angeles.  

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