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How to Choose the Ideal Breast Surgery for Your Body Contouring Goals

When you don’t like the size and shape of your breasts, your quality of life can suffer. You might feel depression, anxiety, and – in severe cases – you might find yourself avoiding situations entirely, especially those of an intimate nature.

While it’s important to maintain realistic expectations, cosmetic breast surgery can change your entire world.

Some benefits of breast surgery include better fitting clothes, a boost to your physical health, a brighter outlook on life, and a surge of self-esteem.

Read our article: How Does Cosmetic Surgery Build Self-Esteem and Confidence?

Here are some of the most popular breast surgeries you should know about. You will also learn if you’re an ideal candidate for these procedures, and where to go to have your breasts recontoured for a shapelier and sexier body.

Keep in mind as you are reading through the following list, the fees mentioned include estimates only. Your fees may vary. Learn more by calling Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California.

Popular Options in Cosmetic Breast Surgery

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Surgery in Los Angeles CA

The term cosmetic breast augmentation implies breast implants, which are used to make your breasts larger and fuller.

Unlike plastic or reconstructive surgery, which is used to reconstruct the breasts following a mastectomy, cosmetic procedures are used for aesthetic purposes only.

Read our article: Cosmetic Surgery vs. Plastic Surgery – Which is Right for You?

When you choose breast augmentation, you have your choice of implant type. Breast implants can be made of saline or silicone gel. And then there are the popular Gummy Bear implants.

Read our article: Breast Augmentation Trend: Smaller, More “Natural” Implants

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants have been in use since the 1960s. The outer shell is made of silicone, which makes the implant malleable. This is a good thing since the implant is inserted under the breast skin and muscle while empty.

Inserting empty implants allows the incisions to remain small, which also makes for less scarring once healed. When the saline implants are inserted, they are filled up with sterile salt water. The size of the implant and the amount of water depends on how big and full you want your implants to be.

Saline implants are available to women 18 years of age and older.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone implants are pre-filled before they are inserted under the skin and muscle. Instead of using saltwater like saline breast implants, silicone implants are filled with a thick, sticky fluid that is similar to the feel of human fat. As you can imagine, many women report that silicone breast implants feel the most realistic compared to saline breast implants.

Silicone implants are available to women 22 years of age and older.

Breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants costs an average of $5,000 to $10,000, with silicone implants being slightly more expensive than saline implants.

Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Gummy bear implants refer to a popular type of breast augmentation that gives you teardrop-shaped results. The implants are gel-based and tend to retain their shape better than both saline and silicone implants. They are also softer to the touch compared to both other implant types.

This form of breast augmentation has been around since the mid-2000s. The outer shell and filling are both made of silicone.

Gummy bear implants are more expensive than silicone and saline implants, with the price tag of this surgical procedure coming to a national average of $6,000 to $12,000.

Keep in mind that the costs offered here only refer to the fees associated with the implants themselves. They don’t cover additional costs, such as the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, surgical center fees, and others. Insurance does not usually cover the cost of breast augmentation for aesthetic purposes.

All three breast implant types can give you a more contoured body and improved self-esteem. Generally speaking, it can take up to several weeks to fully recover from breast augmentation surgery.

Natural Breast Augmentation

Natural Breast Augmentation in Los Angeles CA

Natural breast augmentation can also give you larger and fuller breasts without the use of breast implants. The technique makes use of the fat transfer technique, which uses your own fatty tissue to add volume and shape to both breasts.

Read our article: What is Natural Fat Grafting? And How Long Does it Last?

The procedure is minimally invasive and offers natural-looking results.

During the procedure, fat is taken from another portion of your body using liposuction. Popular donor sites include your abdomen, flanks, or inner thighs. This has the added benefit of slimming down one part while you simultaneously improve breast volume.

Read our article: Liposuction vs. HD Lipo: What’s the Difference?

After the fat is sterilized and liquified, the fat cells are inserted into your breasts until the proper size and shape are attained.

Benefits

A significant benefit of the fat transfer technique is that you can add size to your breasts without inserting a foreign prosthetic under the skin. The procedure is also basically scarless since the surgeon inserts the fat by way of injection. The surgeon uses a lighter form of anesthesia as well, which can be easier on your body and makes for a more comfortable recovery.

Read our article: Benefits of Fat Grafting for Breast Augmentation

Unlike breast implants that can give you drastically more size and volume, the fat transfer technique gives you a subtle boost as if nature gave it to you. Your body will reabsorb about 20% to 40% of the injected fat, which is why the cosmetic surgeon will typically overfill to account for this natural tendency. You and your surgeon can decide how much filler you want with this safe and amazing breast augmentation technique.

You won’t take weeks to recover after the fat transfer breast augmentation. You’ll be back to work in three or four days in most cases.

The overall cost of the fat transfer technique comes to around $10,000.

The fat transfer technique can be added to breast implant augmentation for greater size and added volume.

Breast Lift

A breast lift procedure is ideal for breasts that have drooped and sagged due to age, childbirth, or significant weight loss.

Read our article: 4 Medical Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery

Cosmetic surgeons use different techniques for breast lift surgery depending on the expected breast size and shape, the size and position of your areolas, and the amount of sag that has taken place. Surgeons also account for your skin quality and elasticity, as well as the amount of excess skin that they need to remove.

During the procedure, which is also referred to medically as a mastopexy, the cosmetic surgeon will lift the breasts and place them higher on your chest. Excess skin is cut away and the areolas are reshaped and resized to match your new breast symmetry.

Unlike breast augmentation and natural transfer breast augmentation, a breast lift does not make your breasts bigger. However, you can choose to couple the breast lift with breast augmentation.

If you want your breasts to be smaller, you can mix the breast lift with breast reduction surgery.

Important Question

One question often asked by women considering the breast lift is if the breasts will sag again following the procedure. This is not an easy question to answer. However, larger breasts are heavier and are thus more likely to sag again in the future. Women with smaller breasts tend to have longer-lasting results.

Following the breast lift, you will notice an immediate change in the position and appearance of your breasts. Their shape will continue to change over the next few months. And while there will be noticeable scarring, and they are permanent, they should soften and fade within the next couple of years. You can usually hide any scarring that does result with bras and bathing suits.

The cost of a breast lift procedure is $5,012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you want to add breast augmentation with the breast lift, the average cost is $6,225. The breast lift coupled with a breast reduction costs $4,636.

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction in Los Angeles CA

A breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) is a procedure aimed at removing excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue to make the breasts more proportional to the rest of the body. In many cases, a breast reduction can alleviate the discomfort that comes with carrying around such heavy breasts. If you have back pain, neck pain, and/or emotional distress on account of your overly large breasts, you might find your quality of life drastically improves following the breast reduction procedure.

Read our article: Can Breast Reduction Surgery Ease Back Pain?

During the breast reduction procedure, the surgeon uses liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue from both breasts. The cosmetic surgeon then uses a technique referred to as the vertical or “lollipop” that is ideal for correcting visible sagging. The method involves incisions that go around the areola and down to the crease beneath the breast, whereby excess tissue and fat are removed before the breast is lifted and reshaped.

inverted-T

Another technique the cosmetic surgeon may use is the inverted-T or anchor. This method involves incisions around the edges of the areola to the breast crease and along the crease underneath the breast. This type of breast reduction surgery is suitable for reducing excessive sagginess, unevenness, and larger reductions.

Drainage tubes are usually added before the incisions are stitched up, then the breasts are wrapped in surgical gauze. The surgeon may ask you to wear a surgical bra while your breasts are healing following a breast reduction surgery.

It can take a couple of weeks to heal from a breast reduction, and you should expect to take at least a week off from work or school. You should be able to return to your normal routine, including physical activity, after around a month.

A breast reduction can cost between $7,700 and $9,700. The good news is that insurance will usually cover some or all of the costs of a breast reduction, especially if pain and a diminished quality of life have driven you to the cosmetic surgeon’s office in the first place.

Inverted Nipple Correction

Nipple inversion can affect one or both breasts. It usually occurs during puberty, although the breast irregularity can also happen as a result of breastfeeding, an infection, or following previous breast surgery.

Inverted nipple correction, also referred to as inverted nipple repair, is a minimally invasive surgery that can be combined with other procedures like breast augmentation or breast lift.

During the procedure, the cosmetic surgeon releases the fibrous strands underneath the skin that are effectively pulling the nipple inward. The surgery uses dissolving sutures that hold the newly formed nipple in the desired position. The surgeon only uses one incision, which is small, with the resulting scarring nearly invisible once healed.

The aftereffects of inverted nipple correction surgery are immediately noticeable, though the surgeon will ask you to wear protective devices for a couple of days after the procedure to hold the nipple in place and aid with healing. The sutures dissolve on their own within two weeks.

The surgery to correct the nipples costs around $2,000 for both sides.

Mommy Makeover Surgery

Mommy Makeover in Los Angeles CA

For mothers that are done breastfeeding and having more children, it is possible to combine breast cosmetic surgery with other aesthetic techniques like tummy tuck surgery, butt lift (with butt implants), and thigh lift, just to give some examples. The all-in-one surgical procedure allows you to correct multiple areas of your body along with your breasts.

Read our article: Tummy Tuck Surgery Provides 10 Life Benefits

Read our article: Belly Fat Buster – Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Depending on the number of procedures involved, a mommy makeover can cost between $9,000 and $20,000. And since you are only undergoing one session, you only need to recover once to completely transform your body.

Read our article: Will Insurance Cover a Mommy Makeover/Daddy Do-Over?

Are You a Candidate for a Breast Procedure?

If you are in good health, close to your ideal body weight, have realistic expectations for what cosmetic surgery can do, and want to increase the size, shape, and/or position of your breasts, one of these amazing techniques could be right for you.

To find out, sit down for a discreet consultation with one of the best Los Angeles cosmetic surgeons by calling or visiting Moein Surgical Arts.

Read our article: Tips for Scheduling Your First Cosmetic Procedure with a Cosmetic Surgeon

By meeting with Dr. Moein, you can discuss your body contouring goals, learn more about the various breast surgeries available, and talk about fees, insurance, financing, potential complications, and the amazing benefits of what cosmetic surgery can do for you. Get started by dialing (310)694-4486.

Can Breast Reduction Surgery Ease Back Pain?

Having large breasts (macromastia or breast hypertrophy) is like carrying a couple of twenty-pound weights around all day.

While some women are fine with having large breasts, others find it downright painful.

Over time, the breasts can begin to pull on your muscular system, causing chronic back pain.

Cosmetic surgery can help relieve the discomfort associated with heavy breasts with a procedure known as breast reduction surgery.

Taking your breasts down a few sizes can open up a world of possibilities.

Imagine exercising without your cumbersome breasts weighing you down.

Picture yourself in fashionable clothing that shows off your newly contoured silhouette.

Best part? No more back pain.

This is what a breast reduction can do for you. Keep reading to learn more about this popular cosmetic technique.

Why Do Large Breasts Make Your Back Hurt?

Why Do Large Breasts Make Your Back Hurt?

Large breasts can cause back pain in a few different ways. First, the masses of breast tissue, fatty tissue, and connective tissue place excess weight on the upper back.

Unless the body has enough support from the surrounding muscles and rest of the body to support the extra weight and pressure, severe upper back pain can result.

The upper spine is incredibly strong and is able to withstand a significant amount of pressure. However, over time, and with enough pulling, even the robust spine can be subject to deformity.

The breasts pulling on the upper back and chest can make it difficult to maintain good posture. Slouching over can lead to a further warping of the spine.

To make matters worse, some women are self-conscious about having large breasts. They may hunch forward in an attempt to hide their excessive breast growth, which exacerbates back pain.

But wait, there’s more.

As a woman with large breasts, you might struggle with chronic pain associated with bra straps.

Those tight straps can dig into your skin. Some bras are so tight, they limit activities you would normally engage in.

A Relationship Between Breast Size and Chronic Back Pain

As you can see, oversized breasts can cause your back to hurt in a number of ways, and in various locations.

There could be an injury to your back over time, leading to problems like herniation.

Cartilage in your spine could break down, leading to osteoarthritis.

Myofascial pain and vertebrae fractures are also possible.

The back pain tends to occur in a chain reaction, with each symptom growing more painful as time goes on.

Some women with small or even average breasts envy women with large breasts.

But as we’ve shown, having large breasts can sometimes be more trouble than they’re worth.

With large breasts limiting some activities and causing pain, many women turn to breast reduction surgery, the cosmetic surgical way to live a normal (and pain-free) life.

How Does Breast Reduction Surgery Alleviate Back Pain?

Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty) is often recommended to women with back pain caused by oversized breasts.

There are many ways to alleviate pain when you have larger breasts. You can wear specialized bras, engage in physical therapy, and take medication. But only breast reduction surgery can permanently resolve your back pain issue.

An eye-opening study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons followed 179 women around with size DD breasts or larger who experienced chronic pain in their necks, shoulders, and backs.

Following breast reduction surgery, only 10% of the women still had symptoms.

With such high success rates, it’s clear why breast reduction surgery is the seventh most requested cosmetic surgery in the world.

What is Breast Reduction Surgery and How Does it Work?

Breast Reduction Surgery in Los Angeles, CA

Breast reduction surgery is a safe cosmetic surgery with a history of successful outcomes.

The surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia.

When you arrive on the day of surgery, part of the preparation will involve you meeting with your cosmetic surgeon.

Meeting with Your Surgeon

This preoperative meeting usually takes place in the surgeon’s office. Using a black marker, the surgeon will mark the places on your body that require incisions.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Once the anesthesia has been applied, you will fall asleep. You won’t wake up until the procedure is over and you are in the recovery area.

During the surgery, the cosmetic surgeon is assisted by an anesthesiologist and other medical staff who will monitor your vital signs closely to ensure your safety throughout the surgery.

Reduction mammoplasty involves cosmetic techniques aimed at decreasing breast volume.

This can involve the excision (cutting away) of breast tissue, liposuction to suction out fatty tissue, and excess skin removal.

Since this is a cosmetic procedure, the surgeon focuses on making sure the results are aesthetically pleasing while allowing for proper breast function.

Recovery from Breast Reduction

You will wake up two or three hours later in the surgical recovery area. After a short period of rest, and once you have been cleared for release, you will be able to return home.

Once you are sent home from a breast reduction, you will be advised to take it easy for at least a few weeks.

Your cosmetic surgeon can advise you when to return to work, engage in physical activities, and how to sleep properly to preserve your surgical results.

Following surgery, the aim of a breast reduction is to give you natural-looking results and a smaller, more manageable chest.

You can breastfeed and should have perfect sensitivity around the nipples after you have healed.

Does Insurance Cover Breast Reduction for Back Pain?

Insurance Cover Breast Reduction for Back Pain

Your health insurance policy is meant to cover you for medically necessary procedures unless stated otherwise.

Cosmetic procedures are seen by health insurers as elective and are therefore not usually covered.

Many health insurance companies see breast reconstructions as both aesthetic and medically necessary (under the right circumstances).

That means, to get your breast reduction covered, you’ll need to prove to your insurance provider that your surgery is a medical necessity.

Your doctor can help in this regard.

A letter of necessity can be written by your doctor to your insurer explaining all the reasons why a breast reduction would improve your quality of life.

Back pain, limited activities, inability to exercise to remain healthy, and bra strap burns that get infected are some symptoms of large breast problems that can get your procedure covered.

Unfortunately, you might have trouble getting insurance to cover a breast reduction procedure.

Many health insurance agencies want multiple documented reports from varying referred specialists before coverage can be considered.

If you don’t want to jump through hoops while scheduling appointments with a chiropractor, physical therapist, and orthopedist, there is another way to help with the costs of a breast reduction.

Medical Financing for Breast Reduction Surgery

Medical financing offers a way to have surgery now while using your credit line like a charge card.

You run the card at the time of service, whereby you will be subject to the repayment terms.

You can enroll at the front desk of your cosmetic surgeon’s office. The front staff can help with the application and instant approval process.

Of course, you are free to shop around for the best interest rates and repayment terms. Your surgeon merely provides financing in-office for the sake of convenience.

Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Your doctor may suggest you try non-surgical means before resorting to a permanent breast reduction.

Techniques for alleviating breast pain related to large breasts include weight loss and improving your posture.

If non-surgical techniques fail to work, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery.

To be considered for a breast reduction, you will need to demonstrate that you are in good general health.

The initial consultation for a breast reduction includes a physical examination and a review of your medical history. If the surgeon feels your health is sound, you could be cleared for a breast reduction.

During the physical examination, the surgeon measures the breast tissue to determine if you have excess tissue that can be used to reshape the breast to match your body weight and frame.

If you do have enough excess, surgery will likely produce favorable results.

On the other hand, you may not be cleared for surgery if your breast tissue will not support a reduction with aesthetically pleasing results.

What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery?

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery in Los Angeles, CA

The primary benefit of a reduction mammoplasty is the relief of chronic back pain.

If you also suffer from shoulder pain and neck spasms due to your large breasts, cosmetic surgery can also help you live a normal life without pain.

Surgery can help improve your self-image and allow you to participate in activities you were barring yourself from previously on account of your excess breast tissue.

Are There Risks to Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is a very safe surgery that comes with few risks.

Any potential complications associated with the popular cosmetic procedure are the same as any surgery.

Risks of breast reduction include infection, excess bleeding, and blood clots.

In rare cases, numbness can occur around the areolas and nipples.

Scarring with breast reduction surgery is usually hidden within the natural folds of your breast crease. Some rare cases of surgery produce scars that are dark, oversized, or obvious.

Taking good care of your incision wounds during recovery can minimize scarring. Scars should also fade over time.

Does Your Back Hurt? Got Neck Pain? Find Relief with a Breast Reduction

At Moein Surgical Arts, we have worked hard to provide you with easy access to cosmetic surgery and back pain relief. When excess breast growth has limited your life and caused you pain, a consultation with Dr. Moein is a good first step to finding relief.

Call our office anywhere throughout Los Angeles, Encino, or Glendale, and tell us about your large breast problem. Dr. Moein and his surgical staff will make you feel at home while helping you improve your aesthetics, self-esteem, and life! Dial now. (310)896-4051.

How to Reduce Bruising and Swelling Following Breast Surgery

Breast surgery refers to cosmetic surgery that is used by millions of women for various important reasons. Women with breasts smaller than they would prefer use breast augmentation to give them larger, more voluminous breasts. This is possible with breast implants and the fat transfer technique, also known as natural breast augmentation.

Women who have undergone pregnancy and breastfeeding may have breasts that sag and rub against their abdomens, leading to painful rashes. A breast lift repositions the breasts and areolas so they’re perkier with a more youthful look and feel.

Breast reduction is used by women with overly large breasts to alleviate neck and shoulder pain, not to mention make certain activities easier to manage, like running.

To make these changes possible – and to renew your confidence while giving you a new lease on life – breast surgery involves the cutting and stretching of the skin, muscle, and connective tissue. This surgical “trauma” occurs while you are numbed or unconscious from anesthesia but will inevitably lead to bleeding, bruising, and swelling. This is true of all surgeries that involve cutting and tissue manipulation and should be expected.

As you recover from breast surgery, your doctor will give you instructions on how to care for your surgical wounds while resting at home. This advice is critical, as it’s the best way to reduce bruising and swelling at the treatment site.

The sooner you can erase all the bruises and swollen tissue, the sooner you’ll be able to experience the big reveal. That’s when your breast surgery results finally appear.

Tips for Reducing Swelling After Breast Surgery

Here are some steps to familiarize yourself with so that you’re well and prepared to keep that bruising and swelling to a minimum following the cosmetic breast surgery you’re thinking about having.

Wear a Recovery Bra 

While you’re at home recovering from breast surgery, you may be asked by your surgeon to wear a padded surgical bra. This garment improves your circulation, which aids in healing, and gives you support where needed to allow the surgical alterations to take hold. It is important that you wear the bra for the length of time instructed if you hope to keep bruising and swelling to a minimum. If the bra feels uncomfortable, tell your surgeon, who may also prescribe oral pain medication for any discomfort you might feel.

Use a Cold Compress 

Hold a cold compress directly to any bruising or swelling sites for fifteen minutes at a time. Then, take a twenty-minute break. If you don’t have a compress, a bag of frozen peas or a towel filled with ice cubes will also work. Repeat the process several times for the first three days following surgery. Not only can this reduce swelling, but you’ll also decrease the size and spread of any bruising that resulted from surgery.

Sleep Well

The best cosmetic surgeons tell their patients to get a good night’s sleep if they hope to see excellent cosmetic surgery resultsRestful sleep is integral to the body’s regeneration process, which helps you heal and lets the surgical changes take effect. To sleep well means to have excellent sleep hygiene, which is to sleep on a comfortable mattress in a cool place and for an adequate length of time.

For the first six weeks following your cosmetic breast surgery, do your best to sleep on your back with your upper body elevated at around 45 degrees. This angle promotes fast and safe healing and puts less strain on your incision sites. By sleeping on your back at this angle, your blood will shift away from your tender breasts. The result is rapid healing with less bruising and swelling, as well as diminished pain and soreness.

Eat Right

Recovering from surgery can put a strain on you physically and emotionally. Instead of reaching for comfort food, try to eat a well-balanced diet. Only proper nutrition with reduced salt intake can help you minimize bruising and swelling for superior breast surgery results.

Do your best to eat foods rich in Vitamin K, which makes your blood thicker. Vitamin K makes your blood thicker, which in turn can prevent bleeding. The result is less bruising and swelling on and around your chest.

Drink Water

When you become dehydrated, your body acts by storing water inside various tissues. The less water you drink, the more water you’ll store. This can exacerbate any swelling that has occurred on account of surgery.

Drinking more water causes your body to release the liquid held inside the tissues, keeping swelling to a minimum. Proper hydration also keeps your blood flowing, allowing nutrients and oxygen to reach your injured breast tissue. Try to drink at least eight cups of water per day for magnificent breasts and glowing skin!

How Long Does Bruising and Swelling Last After Breast Surgery?

Postoperative swelling and bruising should subside by the end of the first week. It could then take between six and twelve months before you see the full and ultimate results of your breast surgery.

By following your doctor’s advice and taking proactive steps like using cold compresses, drinking water, and sleeping while elevated, you can potentially shorten the time to the major reveal: When the true results of your surgery finally appear.

Schedule a Consultation with Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Babak Moein 

If you’re still on the fence about breast surgery, you’re encouraged to schedule a consultation by contacting Moein Surgical Arts. It’s said that over 70% of women are insecure about their breasts. For some, breasts in their natural state cause discomfort and pain. See what breast surgery could do for you and learn more about the healing process by speaking with Dr. Babak Moein.

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein by calling (310)694-4486.

7 Gynecomastia Types & Their Associated Male Breast Reduction Options

Gynecomastia or “Man Boobs” is a common condition that affects 65% of all men and 50% to 60% of all young boys. The condition can occur during infancy and puberty in normally developing boys. It is characterized by the enlargement of glandular tissue of the male breast.

While gynecomastia (or gyno) doesn’t cause pain in the majority of men who experience the condition, it can hurt their pride. The causes are myriad and varied. Gyno can be the result of:

  • High levels of estrogen during puberty
  • Anabolic steroid use
  • Herbal supplements like tea tree oil and lavender
  • Opioid abuse
  • Estrogen found in soy products
  • Heartburn drugs
  • Anti-anxiety medication

Gynecomastia also has links with some medical conditions and treatments such as:

  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Low testosterone levels
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Aging & obesity

If you suffer from excessive growth of male breast tissue, you’re definitely not alone. The good news is that there are treatments for this condition. In order to find the right treatment, it’s important to discover which type of gynecomastia you suffer from. Only a medical doctor or gynecomastia surgeon can make an accurate diagnosis. There are seven types of gyno. Knowing which type you have is the first step to finding the most accurate treatment.

7 Types of Gyno – Which Kind Do You Have?

Man boobs

Normal: You might experience normal gynecomastia if you are an adolescent male 12 to 15 years of age or an older man over the age of 65. In many cases, the condition will resolve on its own within one or two years.

Adult: This is the most common form of gynecomastia. The condition is characterized by the presence of fat deposits in the glandular tissue. Doctors may recommend surgery upon diagnosis.

Glandular: Pure glandular gynecomastia is commonly visible in bodybuilders who have abused steroids. The only treatment for this type of gyno is surgical removal of the gland.

Adolescent: Experts believe that adolescent gynecomastia is hereditary. The condition tends to appear in 30% to 60% of boys between the ages of 9 and 14. In many cases, the gyno will resolve on its own without intervention as the boy grows into adulthood. Surgery is an option if the gynecomastia persists after the boy turns 18. In severe cases, surgeons can remove the excess tissue before the boy reaches adulthood, but only upon the recommendation of a physician and child development specialist.

Asymmetric: Otherwise referred to as unilateral gynecomastia, this condition is present on only one breast or on both breasts at varying degrees. You can usually self-diagnose this type of gyno when one breast appears larger than the other. The most common treatment for asymmetric gynecomastia is surgery.

Severe: Saggy skin and severely enlarged breasts cause this type of gyno. Men who are overweight or obese and older men with diminished skin elasticity most often experience this type of gynecomastia. Surgery is the most recommended form of treatment.

Pseudo: Instead of glandular tissue, pseudo gyno is caused by adipose tissue only. In most cases, the condition can be treated by watching one’s diet. Some doctors may recommend surgery.

Treatments for All Types of Gynecomastia

Once you have been diagnosed with excessive male breast growth, the next stage is to discuss treatment options. There are three types of surgical options to treat gynecomastia. Your doctor will recommend the one that is best suited to your specific case.

Liposuction (Male Breast Reduction)

Traditional liposuction is recommended for cases of gyno where male breast growth is caused by excessive fatty tissue. During the procedure, your gynecomastia surgeon will insert a thin hollow tube, known as a cannula, through tiny incisions. The cannula is moved back and forth to break up and loosen the fat before it is removed by way of vacuum suction.

Excision

When excess skin and glandular breast tissue are the cause of gyno, your surgeon will use excision. This is the process of cutting away the glandular breast tissue. The areola or nipple will also be reduced or repositioned for more natural-looking results. The incision patterns used will depend on your specific condition.

Liposuction & Excision

When both glandular and fatty tissue are to blame for your gynecomastia, your gyno surgeon may combine the procedures. Lipo and excision can also create a natural appearance, even in cases of severe male breast growth.

What Do Gyno Surgery Results Look Like?

Your results will be immediately apparent upon waking up from surgery. There may be some swelling in the chest area, but this can be managed by wearing a chest compression garment. This constricting vest also helps with blood circulation, which aids in proper healing. In some cases, your surgeon will place tubes under the skin to drain fluid and any blood that may collect at the treatment site. Your results will be permanent, in most cases. You can ensure you retain the longest-lasting results by keeping your weight stabilized. In rare cases, the gynecomastia returns, which requires follow-up treatment.

You should be able to return to work after 7 to 10 days. Most men are also able to go back to the gym after two weeks for cardio and weight lifting after four weeks, barring complications from surgery.

How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?Dollars

The fees associated with gynecomastia treatment can vary depending on the specifics of your case. The fees can also include the liposuction or excision treatment, operating room facilities, surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, medical tests, post-surgery garments, and prescription costs. Gynecomastia surgery is not typically covered by medical insurance, as it is not considered a medical necessity, however, financing is usually available at most gynecomastia surgery centers.

Are There Any Risks to Gyno Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery, whether it involves liposuction or excision, is a major surgery, and all surgeries come with risks. The most common risks associated with gyno surgical correction include blood clots, hematoma, risks associated with anesthesia, breast contour irregularities, infection, scarring, fluid accumulation, and temporary or permanent changes in breast or nipple sensation.

Making the decision to have gynecomastia surgery is a major one and should be made with careful consideration. If you have concerns, discuss them with a qualified gynecomastia surgeon, such as Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts. Dr. Moein is an expert to treat your gynecomastia problem, no matter which type you are experiencing. In nearly every case, patients who undergo gyno surgery have a newfound confidence and a renewed zest for life.

Ready to Schedule a Consultation for Male Breast Removal?

When you are ready to discuss male breast reduction surgery, call Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Moein also serves patients throughout the Encino and Glendale areas. He is ready to meet with you during your private consultation – (310)694-4486.

Breast Surgery Benefits of Lifts, Augmentations & Reductions

Cosmetic surgeries are growing in popularity, particularly breast surgeries. Breast augmentations, breast lifts, and breast reductions help women solve a range of bodily issues every year. These surgeries also boost women’s self-esteem in innumerable ways.

If there is something you don’t like about your breasts or if you wish you had more fullness and roundness, or lift, here are the cosmetic surgeries to consider. Each one can be found at your local cosmetic surgeon’s office. If you’re interested in one of these surgeries, call the office of your choice for a consultation, and experience the dramatic, life-changing effects of breast surgery like the millions of women before you.

Which Breast Surgery is Right for You?

Breast Augmentation with Silicone Implants

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASP), breast augmentations is still the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States. Nearly 300,000 women chose this breast enlargement surgery in 2019. The surgery involves the implantation of saline or silicone implants to improve the shape or size of the breasts.

Benefits of Breast Implant Surgery

Breast Implant Surgery Benefits

  • Safe & Effective

Breast implant surgery is a safe procedure with long-term results. There are also lowered risks of complications or side effects. The biggest risks include infection, slow wound healing, and blood accumulating at the surgical site. You can minimize the risks to your health by conducting the necessary research to find the best cosmetic surgeon.

  • Relatively Inexpensive

When you weigh the benefits of breast augmentation with the cost, you’ll see that breast implants aren’t as expensive as you may have thought. The cost ranges between $5,000 and $8,000. Given how long they last and the dramatic effect on your appearance, breast implant augmentation is well worth the money.

  • Recovery is Quick & Easy

While there will be some discomfort for a day or two following surgery, you will be back to your regular routine within a couple of weeks. You should wait for around six weeks to resume your regular exercise routine, but walking and other forms of cardio should be fine. What you won’t have to wait for is the boost to your self-esteem that breast implants provide.

Breast Augmentation Using Fat Transfer

Benefits of Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer Surgery

Traditional breast implants may not work for every woman. This is where the fat transfer technique can help to augment the breasts using your own tissue. Otherwise referred to as “fat grafting” and “natural breast augmentation”, fat transfer is a good choice for women who want to increase their bust subtly as opposed to choosing a dramatic enlargement. You can go a half size or a full cup larger with fat grafting while giving your breasts a more attractive shape.

Fat transfers work by using liposuction to remove small amounts of fat from another area of your body. Examples of areas where fat is typically drawn from include the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. The area where the fat is extracted will become slimmer while the fat is injected into your breasts to make them larger. The fat is first purified before it is carefully re-injected into the breasts. After purifying, the fat is injected in layers to help sculpt the breast to the desired contours.

Benefits of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

  • Subtle & Realistic Results: The idea of fat transfer is to add the fatty tissue slowly throughout the layers of the breast, allowing for more improved and natural contours. It’s as if nature gave the added size to you.
  • Correct Asymmetry: Lopsided breasts can be easily corrected with fat transfer breast augmentation. You can even add a bit of size to both breasts while making them more equal in size and shape.
  • Add Volume & Shape: Breasts that have become flatter due to age, extreme weight loss, breastfeeding, and genetics can also benefit from the fat transfer technique. In this sense, you can consider fat transfer breast augmentation an age-defying procedure, giving you the breasts you had when you were younger.

Breast Lift

Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery

Breasts that droop and sag have lost their elasticity, which can be caused by age, weight fluctuations, breastfeeding, and gravity. A breast lift can correct these issues, leaving your breasts firmer and perkier.

A breast lift involves an incision on the breast before the excess skin is cut away. The nipple is then repositioned for symmetry. The results of the lift are immediately visible.

A breast lift can also be combined with breast implants and/or fat transfer to add size and volume after the breasts have been lifted.

Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery

  • Firmer Appearance

Breasts that have been lifted look and feel firmer. The breasts also sit higher on the chest. Saggy breasts that have elongated or deflated can dramatically benefit from a breast lift. The surgery gives you added support and comfort.

  • More Attractive Breast Shape & Improved Nipple Position

A breast lift can give you the ideal aesthetic – rounder, firmer breasts. Breast lift surgery is meant for women with elongated and tubular-like breasts. The surgery lifts the breasts and adds the necessary volume and shape before the nipples are repositioned to match.

  • Reduce Discomfort & Irritation

Breasts that sit low on the chest and those that sag can lead to skin irritation. Rashes often develop that cause pain over a period of days. During breast lift surgery, the surgeon will reduce the amount of excess breast skin which will prevent chafing in the future.

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Growing up with large breasts can often lead to chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain. Oversized breasts can also make activities like running more difficult. A breast reduction can make the breasts smaller, alleviating the physical discomfort. A reduction makes the breasts more proportional to the rest of your body.

During the breast reduction procedure, the excess fat inside each breast is extracted using liposuction. The extra tissue is then cut away before the breasts are placed higher on the chest. The end result is a pair of perkier, firmer, and more symmetrical breasts that don’t take as much of a toll when running or exercising.

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

  • Eliminate Soreness

Women who undergo breast reduction surgery often breathe a sigh of relief. For years they have put up with back, neck, and shoulder pain, which has restricted them from living life to the fullest. Breast reduction can help women feel lighter and more able to do things they love, like run, exercise, and jump without discomfort or pain.

  • Improved Body Image

95% of breast reduction patients report feeling satisfied with their results. This is because, even though society places an emphasis on large breasts, many women feel as though their oversized breasts get in the way. Their breasts distort their silhouette at times, making them appear larger all around than they really are. With smaller, more proportional breasts, women report feeling more satisfied with their bodies.

  • Expand Your Wardrobe & Lifestyle

Women with large breasts are often limited in what they can wear. With more proportional breasts, you can wear whatever you please, without your oversized chest getting in the way. You may find yourself engaging in activities you never could before, like joining an exercise class or running. Now that you feel lighter and more able to do those things without feeling weighed down – the sky’s the limit!

How to Get “Side Boob”

Side Boobs

The side boob phenomenon is where you wear clothing, such as a bathing suit or dress, that accentuates the side of your breast. To achieve this look, breast augmentation can help the breast appear more contoured, rounded, and defined so that it is distinct from the rest of your frame.

Your cosmetic surgeon may use breast implants, fat grafting, or both to achieve the side boob effect. You will be able to discuss with your surgeon regarding the size and thickness of the breast implant to achieve your aesthetic goals. While it used to be commonplace to choose the largest, thickest breast implant available, it is now more common to see smaller and more realistic implants in use. Your surgeon can advise you of the proper size of the implant to reduce the risk of rippling or wrinkling.

Inverted Nipple Correction

There is one more issue that should be discussed when referring to breast surgeries. For women with inverted nipples, there is now hope for correction. Inverted nipple correction is a simple, proven procedure that leaves minimal scarring. The results look natural with little downtime.

Inverted nipples, also referred to as innies, describe nipples that have folded into themselves. This is usually characterized by a slit in the center of the nipple, but not always. There are varying degrees of nipple inversion. While typically a sign of a developmental disorder, nipples that become inverted later in life can also be a sign of cancer and should be checked by a doctor immediately.

A woman’s breasts play a critical part in her sense of self and her external appearance. That’s why breast cancer can be particularly devastating to the emotional health and wellbeing of patients beyond the physical rigors of cancer and its treatments.

At Möein Surgical Arts, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein spends a good portion of his time and effort performing cosmetic surgery for women’s breasts, and he’s seen firsthand just how much a restored bust appearance can help a woman’s self-worth and self-esteem. That’s one of the reasons why he is so passionate about supporting the fight against breast cancer and supporting breast cancer awareness and treatment.

How to Get the Most Realistic Breast Surgery Results!

Whether you feel you are a good candidate for breast augmentation, lift, or reduction, your first step is to schedule a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. A cosmetic surgeon aims to give patients aesthetically-superior results. By meeting with a surgeon, you can have your questions answered and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure you want.

You can ensure realistic results with your breast surgery by heavily researching the surgeon in question. Examine the doctor’s track record for performing augmentations, lifts, and breast reductions. Ask to see before and after photographs of patients and read online reviews of the practice on Google. Also check out cosmetic surgery boards like Real Self.

If you live in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts can give you those realistic results. Whether you feel you are right for breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction, Dr. Moein can help.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein and ask about breast surgery and experience all these benefits and more. Get started today by calling (310)694 4486.

Male Breast Removal (Gynecomastia Treatment) Can Renew Your Confidence

If you live in Los Angeles and have male breasts that make you feel embarrassed, you should know that gynecomastia treatment is available.

Gynecomastia (otherwise crudely referred to as “Man Boobs”) is characterized by localized fatty deposits in the chest area. One side or both sides of the chest may be affected. In most cases, there is an overabundance of glandular tissue caused by hormonal fluctuations in the body. You may also have excess breast skin, giving the appearance of breasts.

Gynecomastia treatment is the recommended course of action for any male who feels self-conscious about his excess chest growth. Gyno treatment is safe, effective, and can boost a man’s self-esteem immensely. Here are some facts about gyno treatment you might like to know.

What is Gynecomastia Treatment?

Gynecomastia treatment is an umbrella term for several surgical and non-surgical treatments designed to remove excess fat tissue from the chest area. These techniques are the only known cure for gynecomastia.

Most gynecomastia surgeons will choose liposuction to permanently remove fat cells from the chest. The surgeon will make tiny incisions in the folds underneath the breasts, which helps to hide the scars after they have healed. The surgeon will insert a thin plastic tube called a cannula into the openings to suction away unwanted fat.

With more extensive cases of gynecomastia, the surgeon may excise (cut away) excess breast skin and glandular tissue along with the lipo treatment.

Non-Surgical Gyno Treatments

Non-Surgical Gyno Treatments

Top gynecomastia surgeons like Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts use procedures like VASER Lipo and Renuvion to reverse the effects of male breast growth.

VASER is an acronym that stands for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance. The technology uses powerful sound waves to break up the bonds between fat cells. This controlled and gentle cosmetic procedure can help to remove the fat in hard-to-reach places, giving you a sculpted look you’d otherwise have to work for at the gym.

Renuvion is another minimally invasive non-surgical procedure that uses J-Plasma technology. A combination of helium and radiofrequency energy deliver a cool blast of high-intensity energy that breaks up fat and tightens the skin around the affected area. The result is a flatter, firmer chest without gynecomastia slowing you down.

What Causes Male Gyno?

In most teen boys and men, the cause of gynecomastia is an imbalance of testosterone and estrogen levels. Some men merely develop a higher level of estrogen, which leads to the development of breast tissue. Older men, too, can experience male breast growth as testosterone tends to decrease with age.

Other causes of male breast growth include alcohol abuse, kidney or liver disease, hyperthyroidism, Klinefelter’s syndrome, radiation treatment, and some medications.

Gynecomastia Treatment Can Boost Your Self-Esteem!

Gynecomastia Treatment Can Boost Your Self-Esteem!

The benefits of gyno treatment are physical and psychological in nature. Imagine being able to take your shirt off at the beach with abandon. “Shirts and skins” on the basketball court also won’t fill you with dread. You will have a flatter chest that looks better in clothing and that won’t deter you during exercise. You will feel more confident dating and while changing in the locker room.

In addition to better self-esteem, you get so much more with proper gynecomastia treatment.

4 Other Amazing Benefits of Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Improved Contours

Having male breasts and being compared to a woman feels horrible. Gynecomastia treatment can remove the fatty tissue from the chest area, giving you the flatter chest you want. Look better in the mirror and with your shirt off, in any situation.

Less Discomfort

Males with breast growth can find physical activity downright uncomfortable. Many women can relate to the pain of their breasts getting in the way of activities like running or doing jumping jacks. Men who become aware of the size of their chest after doing these types of activities can become frustrated and embarrassed, but gynecomastia surgery can help.

When male breasts have caused you to shun certain activities, male breast reduction can help you feel more comfortable while exercising or doing anything else.

Better Posture

With a flatter chest, you’ll be able to stand up straighter

Holding more fat on the chest area can pull your shoulders down, making your upper spine rounder. Over time, you can actually grow a permanent hump, not to mention experience chronic spinal pain. Holding bad posture all day long can compromise your core strength and make you appear reserved. With a flatter chest, you’ll be able to stand up straighter, helping you exude more confidence. You’ll also look more approachable in social situations.

Focus on Other Things

You may think that your gynecomastia doesn’t bother you, but would you be telling the truth? Having an insecurity can flood your mind with negative thoughts. You may feel increasing anxiety throughout your day about what to wear or how best to hide your male breast growth. Dating may fill you with dread, as can job interviews and other situations where you find yourself meeting new people. Most male breast patients experience a boosted quality of life and great emotional relief following their gyno treatment. When you are not focusing on the gyno, you can focus on your true passions that make life worth living.

Got Gyno? What Are You Waiting For?

Get a Flatter, More Symmetrical Chest in Los Angeles, California

Are you becoming tired of hiding your chest? Wouldn’t you prefer a life without male breast growth holding you back? You can have a flatter, more symmetrical chest. If you have misshapen or puffy nipples, their shape and position can be altered to give your chest a more normalized appearance. If you feel pain or tenderness, the surgeon can remove that glandular growth to improve your quality of life.

Start on the path to No More Gyno today by calling Moein Surgical Arts. Dr. Babak Moein and his surgical team offer compassionate help for your male breast growth. Call now to schedule a virtual consultation (310) 694-4486.

Breast Reduction Procedures – Surgery

Breast reduction procedures are designed to help those who have overly large breasts that are causing health issues such as neck and back pain. This procedure can you find relief and restore more natural proportions.

Overly large breasts can weigh in excess of 500 grams each. Some can weigh in excess of 1,000 grams each, leading to chronic skin irritation, chafing and psychological distress. The procedure performed involved surgically removing excess breast tissue and can also involve reducing the size of areolae that have been stretched.

Speak with experienced medical professional Dr. Babak Moein to learn more about breast reduction procedures and what they can do for you.

Contact us at our office in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation.

 

Breast Reduction – Cosmetic Procedures

When breasts measure larger than 500 grams each, the size and weight of the breasts can lead to health issues. Overly large breasts, a condition referred to as macromastia or gigantomastia, can cause neck pain, back pain and skin irritation. For those looking for relief, there is breast reduction.

Breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to alleviate health issues associated with overly large breasts. The procedure aims to give patients a more proportionate figure by reducing the size and weight of the breasts. This is achieved by surgically removing excess breast tissue. The amount removed is dependent on the patient’s goals and personal anatomy.

Speak with Dr. Babak Moein to learn more about breast reduction.

Contact us at our office in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation.

 

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