Gynecomastia in Santa Barbara, CA

Gynecomastia is a condition that leaves men self-conscious and with little confidence. Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, performs male breast reduction surgery on men living in and around Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Ventura, CA, who want to create a more masculine looking appearance.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition in which men suffer from excessive amounts of fat or breast tissue in the chest region. This is often a result of heredity, a hormonal change, a significant weight gain or the use of certain drugs. Depending on the extent of the condition, it may look like a woman’s breasts. This causes a lot of embarrassment and a lack of self-confidence.

Why Choose Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

Male breast reduction surgery, when correctly performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, greatly diminishes the appearance of breasts by eliminating excess fatty tissue and carefully sculpting the chest to create a masculine physique. Dr. Yegiyants is very skilled with a strong artistic edge when performing gynecomastia surgery and other cosmetic procedures.

Who is a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

Men suffering from excessive tissue in their chest areas that result in gynecomastia are excellent candidates for male breast reduction surgery to correct the issue and give them a masculine contour on their chest areas. During consultations, Dr. Yegiyants talks with patients about their concerns, reviews their medical history, and evaluates their breast and chest anatomy. This allows her to determine whether they are candidates for gynecomastia surgery and recommends the best option to achieve their desired look.

How is Male Breast Reduction Surgery for Gynecomastia Performed?

Male breast reduction surgery is performed using one of several techniques that remove excess fat and glandular tissue. Liposuction is often used as well to focus on unwanted fat. Gynecomastia surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Following the procedure, the chest is bandaged and wrapped to provide support and protection during the initial healing process. The procedure typically takes a couple of hours to complete depending on the extent of the surgery.

How Long is the Recovery from Gynecomastia Surgery?

Most patients take several weeks to fully recover from male breast reduction surgery. It is possible to return to work a few days following surgery as long as strenuous activities are avoided. Within a few weeks, normal activities may be resumed.

When Will I See the Results from Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

The results from gynecomastia surgery are immediate, although there may be some swelling and bruising that takes several weeks to diminish. The incisions are placed inconspicuously and diminish over the following few months. Once the healing process is complete, the results are excellent leaving the chest area with a very masculine contour.

How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Surgery Cost in Santa Barbara?

The cost of gynecomastia surgery is different with each patient based on the extent of the surgery and whether other procedures, such as liposuction, are performed at the same time. We discuss the cost with each patient and go over our payment and financing options during the initial consultation. We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards in addition to offering financing through Alphaeon® and CareCredit®.

If you live in or around Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, or Ventura, CA, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to address your cosmetic surgery needs, contact Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, in Santa Barbara, CA, today, to set up your complimentary consultation.