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What Men Should Know Before Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia is a medical condition that affects around 30% of men at some point during their lifetime. It is characterized by the enlargement of male breast tissue. Men who grow male breasts often feel shame and embarrassment as a result of their affliction. This has caused the number of gynecomastia surgeries to rise more than 30% in the past five years.

Otherwise referred to as male breast reduction, gynecomastia surgery is a major surgery. It deserves serious consideration before you go ahead and schedule the procedure.

The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for gyno surgery is to schedule a consultation with a gynecomastia surgeon. After a medical examination, you will learn the cause of your problem and if surgery can help.

In the meantime, here are some things all men should know when considering gynecomastia surgery. The procedure is also called male breast reduction.

Am I the Right Age for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia can affect men of any age, even boys. When puberty leads to hormonal surges, male breast growth can result. For many boys, the breast tissue shrinks on its own. But there are some boys who keep the breasts long-term, much to their displeasure.

Gyno is present in 60% to 90% of young boys and 50% to 60% of adolescents. Up to 70% of men 50 to 69 years of age also experience this growth of male breasts, otherwise known as “man boobs”.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

Hormone fluctuations during puberty are a major cause of gynecomastia. More specifically, higher than normal levels of estrogen can cause the breast tissue to grow. Excess weight gain is another. Bodybuilders who use anabolic steroids and users of marijuana also put themselves at risk of developing the condition.

What Does Gyno Look Like?

Gynecomastia typically grows on both sides of the chest. Although, asymmetry does occur in some patients. The best way to tell if you have gynecomastia is to undergo an examination by a trained gyno doctor.

You can perform a self-breast-exam at home. While not a definite test, it can help you determine if you should see a doctor.

Feel around the breast tissue. The presence of male breast growth usually identifies itself as a firm, mobile, and disc-like mound. This mass is usually located just under the center of the nipple.

A mass doesn’t always indicate gyno. If you feel a hard and fixed object peripheral to the nipple, that could indicate male breast cancer. Other signs of cancer include nipple discharge, enlarged lymph nodes, and skin changes. A proper diagnosis of breast cancer will require the use of mammograms and MRI.

How to Correct Gynecomastia with Surgery?

There are multiple parts to gynecomastia surgery. Most men want the fat tissue removed from their breasts. This will involve a surgery you probably know well – liposuction. Traditional liposuction is used to suction out the fatty tissue underneath the skin.

For men who experience growth of glandular tissue, surgical excision will be used to remove the targeted mass. Excision may also be used if excess tissue needs to be cut away, which is the case for men with overly large breasts.

How Does One Prepare for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Male breast removal surgery is performed by a gynecomastia surgeon. Your surgeon will give you explicit instructions on how to prepare before surgery. You may be advised not to eat or drink 24 hours before the procedure. You may also be told to wash with antibacterial soap.

Your surgeon is sure to mention that you stop taking any medication that can increase your risk of bleeding. If you smoke, you’ll be advised to quit at least two months before.

Your doctor may ask you to take a multivitamin once per day for two weeks before surgery. This helps to ensure you are in the right state of health to have the male breast surgery removed.

Plan to have a caretaker drive you to and from the surgical center on the day of surgery. In the best-case scenario, that person would stay with you for the first 24 hours to tend to your pressing needs. Your doctor will recommend that you fill any prescriptions before surgery. Doing so will allow you to have the medications available when you need them, and as you heal.

Finally, plan to schedule a few days off work. If you have a physically demanding job, plan to take at least two weeks off. Your doctor can often provide you with a letter to give to your employer to request the time off if needed.

Is There Anything You Should Avoid Before Gyno Surgery?

Frequent visitors to the tanning bed will want to avoid sun tanning at least two weeks before gynecomastia surgery. Stay away from alcohol at least one week prior to the procedure and stop all blood thinners and herbal supplements ten days before.

What is Recovery Like After Gynecomastia Surgery?

Post-surgical care involves taking care of your surgical site dressings. You are also encouraged to eat healthily to promote healing. Make sure you get plenty of rest and wear your compression vest as ordered. The compression vest improves circulation, which aids you in healing. The vest also helps to reduce swelling and control bruising.

For instances where only liposuction was used, you should be able to return to work in less than a week. When glandular tissue is to be removed, you may require two to four extra weeks to heal before returning to your regular work duties.

Is Gynecomastia Surgery Worth It?

Ideal candidates for gynecomastia surgery are those who experience discomfort on account of their condition. There may be chafing or rubbing of the skin where the breast tissue is present. Another consideration for surgery is if the male breast growth leads to a lack of confidence. You may also be considered if you have tried other methods to reduce the breast tissue but to no avail.

Gynecomastia surgery can alleviate any discomfort you feel. Chafing can become a thing of the past. Your self-esteem can skyrocket. Imagine taking your shirt off at the pool or beach without issue. Picture yourself showing off your flat and masculine chest where there was male breast growth before.

In some cases, getting a gynecomastia diagnosis and signing up for surgery can uncover more serious issues, such as hyperthyroidism, low testosterone levels, and breast cancer.

Yes, gyno surgery can be worth it, as long as you have realistic expectations, are in good physical health, and are at a healthy weight.

How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?

The American Society of Plastic Surgery puts the average cost of gyno surgery at around $4,123. The fees you pay may vary depending on a variety of factors. These include the type of surgery, the extent of the male breast growth problem, the state of your health, body type, surgical center, anesthesia, and the doctor’s fees. The best way to get the true cost of gynecomastia surgery is to schedule a consultation with a gyno surgeon near you.

Ready to Discuss Gyno Surgery with a Gynecomastia Surgeon?

The decision to have gynecomastia surgery is not an easy one to make. Hopefully, by learning these facts about this common male affliction, you will feel inspired to schedule a consultation. Many gynecomastia patients report a positive body image and boosted self-esteem following their procedures. Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts can help you determine if gyno surgery is right for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein today in Los Angeles by calling (310)694-4486.

Male Plastic Surgery – Why Not Consider a Daddy Makeover?

Are you tired of having a dad bod? Has Father Time done a number on your fatherly face? You don’t have to take your age progression sitting down. Stand up and take your youth back by choosing a daddy makeover, the latest in male plastic surgery.

What is a Daddy Makeover?

A Daddy Makeover is a term given to a group of cosmetic procedures for men. You may have heard about Mommy Makeovers. These groupings of surgeries often include breast augmentations, thigh lifts, and buttock enhancements.

As the stigma of men having cosmetic surgery lifts year after year, more men are opting for these procedures. You could consider 2021 the year of the daddy makeover, with these procedures only expected to gain in popularity in the future.

If you don’t like something about your face or body, now you can change it. You can do so by visiting your local cosmetic surgeon’s office and asking for the daddy makeover.

What Male Cosmetic Procedures Are Available?

The biggest benefit of the daddy makeover is that you get to choose multiple male cosmetic procedures in a single session. That means you are only exposed to anesthesia once and you don’t have to undergo multiple surgeries, which can increase the risks to your health. Daddy makeovers minimize those risks with shorter recovery times to boot. Here are a few male surgeries (and non-surgeries) that are commonly included with the average daddy makeover.

Gynecomastia Surgery


Gynecomastia Surgery for Daddy Makeover

Gynecomastia or male breast reduction surgery is for any man who has developed “man boobs”. Male breast growth can be caused by obesity, genetics, and certain medications. The result of the surgery is a flatter, more masculine chest.


Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. There were 258,000 lipo procedures performed in 2018, which is just behind breast augmentation. With lipo, you can lose the love handles, and shrink the beer gut. Liposuction removes the stubborn fat that doesn’t readily respond to diet and exercise. With lipo, your surgeon can sculpt your body nearly all over, including your abdomen, arms, thighs, buttocks, flanks, chest, chin, and cheeks.

VASER HD-Liposuction

HD-Lipo is for the man who wants a more defined physique. Using ultrasound energy, VASER HD can give you a more toned body, and “ripped” contours, the kind you usually have to slave for in the gym. This technique takes standard lipo up a notch, letting you take your body to the next level.

Tummy Tuck


Too much belly fat can make you look out of shape and older than your age. A tummy tuck can transform your midsection. The surgical technique can even repair and strengthen your abdominal muscles. During the cosmetic procedure, excess fat and tissue are carved away, leaving a trim abdomen behind. Ask your cosmetic surgeon about the scarless tummy tuck also, which uses skin tightening Renuvion to rejuvenate your midsection without major surgery.

Facelift or Neck Lift

Age tends to show heavily on the face and neck. Some call it wisdom, but you may not see it that way. You want the droopiness gone, and those deep folds erased away. For you, there is the facelift. One in ten facelifts is performed on men, which makes this technique an excellent addition to a daddy makeover. There are several different types of facelifts, including the scarless facelift with Renuvion.


Your eyes tend to show the effects of aging before other parts of your body. To correct saggy and droopy eyelids, your surgeon may recommend blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. During blepharoplasty, your surgeon will lift your eyelids by cutting away the extra skin around the upper and lower eyelids, and sometimes around both. Puffy eyes can also be corrected by cutting away the extra fat and tissue, leaving your eyes looking younger and more vibrant.



Nose surgery aims to alter the size and shape of your nose. Rhinoplasty can remove bumps, correct crookedness, and reshape the tip. If there is a problem with the structure of your nose, this surgery can also help you breathe better. Nose surgery can dramatically improve the appearance of your face, though the swelling can take up to a year to subside. Ask about rhinoplasty and any questions you might have during your cosmetic surgery consultation.

Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures for Men

While you’re having surgery on some parts of your body, you can opt for non-surgical techniques on others, such as your face. Here are two to consider.

Injectable Neurotoxin

Millions of people have used injectable neurotoxins to smooth away fine lines, treat migraines, and stop hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. Botox is one example of an injectable neurotoxin, and the one most are familiar with.

These safe and effective injectable cosmetic treatments can also treat forehead creases, crow’s feet, and muscle spasms around your eyes and in your neck. Don’t let the name keep you from experiencing the amazing power of these treatments as part of your daddy makeover.



As we age, certain areas of the face tend to lose layers of fat, bone, and muscle. This effect can cause wrinkles to deepen, making them more apparent. Injectable fillers add the layers back to your face with instantly visible results. A single treatment can hide your wrinkles, making you look years younger. Many fillers contain collagen and hyaluronic acid, which are compounds that rejuvenate the skin. Fillers can even improve the appearance of scars.

Anesthesia Options

One consideration you will have to make when preparing for a daddy makeover is deciding on the ideal anesthesia for your procedure. Anesthesia is a medication that numbs you during surgery. Once placed under anesthesia, you won’t feel discomfort or pain. Thanks to advances in medical technology, anesthesia is safe and effective. Understanding the options you have available can help to ease your mind.

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia renders you completely unconscious. Not only will you be completely numb, but you won’t remember anything about your surgery. The anesthesiologist will administer the medicine intravenously, in most cases. Some surgeons will use a mask for inhalation. The surgeon will monitor your vital signs throughout the surgery, including your heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure, to ensure your safety.

Daddy makeover procedures can involve several surgeries in one session. For that reason, your surgeon will likely choose general anesthesia for safety reasons. Another option available to your surgeon is to use IV sedation and local sedation at the treatment spot. This is known as “twilight sedation” and tends to be easier on the body during recovery.

Of course, some daddy makeover techniques don’t require anesthesia at all. Examples include neurotoxin injections and dermal fillers.

Schedule a Consultation for a Daddy Makeover – What Do You Have to Lose?

The first step to getting the younger and more masculine body and face you want is to schedule a consultation with the best cosmetic surgeon in your area.

For men living in Los Angeles, Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki is that surgeon. Dr. Moein has an excellent track record of helping men from all walks of life achieve their aesthetic goals. Let Dr. Moein give you amazing results with one or more daddy makeover techniques. Learn more about the male cosmetic procedures available to you by calling Moein Surgical Arts, your home for male plastic surgery – (310)694-4486.

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