SF Male Breast Reduction Surgeon Dr. Kenneth Bermudez
As a male plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez understands that a firm, flat chest appearance is important for a healthy male self-esteem. This is why he specializes in male breast reduction surgery, a procedure that helps men with gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) achieve a firmer, more contoured chest appearance. To learn more about male breast reduction in San Francisco, please read the information below.
- Gynecomastia: What Is It?
- Male Breast Reduction in San Francisco
- Male Breast Reduction Procedure
- Male Breast Reduction Recovery
Gynecomastia: What Is It?
Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by overly developed soft tissues in a male chest, leading to to a womanly looking chest. While the precise causes of gynecomastia are unknown, this condition has been linked to use of certain medications and steroids. In addition, a large percentage of teenage boys experience mild to moderate gynecomastia that typically resolves by itself by the time the boy reaches adulthood.
Male Breast Reduction in San Francisco
Men and teenage boys with gynecomastia can experience a variety of negative consequences, including:
- Low self-esteem
- Depression and other serious psychological problems
Dr. Kenneth Bermudez treats gynecomastia by performing male breast reduction surgery at his San Francisco plastic surgery offices. During this procedure, he removes excess fat and tissue from a man’s breast area to create a firmer, more contoured chest.
Male Breast Reduction Procedure
Male breast reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. The type of breast reduction technique Dr. Bermudez performs varies with each San Francisco gynecomastia treatment patient, depending on whether the problem is caused by excess glandular tissue or fatty tissue.
If the cause of gynecomastia is fatty tissue, Dr. Bermudez might perform liposuction alone to remove the excess tissue. He will make several incisions around the nipple area and suction fat from beneath the skin through a thin tube known as a cannula.
In the case of excess glandular tissue, Dr. Bermudez may perform a surgical extraction of glandular tissue and possibly skin as well. In some instances, both liposuction and tissue/skin extraction may be employed.
Male Breast Reduction Recovery
Following surgery, the patient will be provided with a compression garment to aid in the healing process and prevent swelling. Some bruising, soreness and swelling will occur, but any discomfort can be managed with medications provided by Dr. Bermudez. Heavy exercise should be avoided for several weeks, and the surgical scars should not be exposed to the sun for about six months. Most of the swelling should resolve after a few weeks, but the full benefits of the treatment will not be evident until approximately 90 days following surgery.
Schedule Your Appointment with Dr. Bermudez
In order to begin your journey toward a flatter, more masculine chest appearance, schedule your appointment with Dr. Kenneth Bermudez today. He will discuss all your treatment options with you at your initial consultation, and together you will determine the right procedure for you. Dr. Bermudez will also explain exactly what will happen during your male breast reduction surgery, what type of anesthesia will be used, how you should prepare for the treatment, and what your recovery will be like. In addition, he will take the time to answer any questions you may have. The goal of Dr. Bermudez and his talented medical team is to help you prepare for your procedure, relieve your stress, and guide you through the gynecomastia treatment process.
Dr. Kenneth Bermudez
Kenneth Bermudez, MD, is a foremost plastic surgeon specializing in sophisticated cosmetic and reconstructive chest procedures for both men and women. For women, he performs breast reduction, breast reconstruction and breast lift in San Francisco. Dr. Bermudez also has many years' experience performing breast augmentation for San Francisco and breast implants patients.