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Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA


Male Breast Reduction. Learn more about Gynecomastia at our Newport Beach, Orange County office.

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Who is Gynecomastia Recommended for?

Gynecomastia is recommended for males with excess breast tissue or excess fat in the chest area.

Addressing Your Concerns

Pre-Operation

How can I prepare for Gynecomastia?

Patients are advised not to eat or drink after midnight prior to surgery on the day of the surgery. Also, it is advised to not have alcohol intake for a minimum of two weeks before surgery. As for any surgery, a patients’ health and well-being is our main priority. We require that patients who are undergoing surgery be healthy with normal lab work (your labs will be performed within 2 weeks of surgery). Furthermore, Dr. Bandy provides patients with a vitamin protocol to being before surgery to aid in the recovery and healing process. During your consultation 2 weeks before surgery, our staff will thoroughly review with you all important information that needs to be completed prior to surgery in order to ensure the best outcome and easiest recovery possible.

Will anesthesia be administered for Gynecomastia surgery?

Yes, a general anesthetic will be administered for the surgery.

Is Gynecomastia surgery painful?

After undergoing the gynecomastia procedure some discomfort will be experienced. Pain medication will be provided to patients in order to minimize discomfort.

What if I am sick before my Gynecomastia procedure?

If a patient is noted to be sick prior to a procedure, it is advised to contact Dr. Bandy’s office immediately to discuss the best way to move forward.

How long before I see results of Gynecomastia?

The ideal result would be a reduction in the amount of tissue in the breast and chest area, resulting in a more aesthetically

Post-Operation

Is scarring expected after Gynecomastia?

Depending on the extent of the surgery, scars will range from very small incisions only a centimeter in length to possibly an incision around the areola. Typically incisions are discrete and minimally noticeable. To aid in reducing the appearance of any scarring our office carries medical grade silicone scar cream.

Can I drive home after my Gynecomastia procedure?

It is required to have someone assist you in getting home or to your recovery center following general anesthesia. If a patient does not have anyone that can assist them at home, we do have a post operative recovery center that we work with that will pick up the patient from our facility.

Should I try avoiding touching the area after Gynecomastia?

A patient will have surgical tapes covering their incisions and these tapes will remain in place for a few weeks. It is recommended that a patient not touch the incisions until they are healed.

What activity should I refrain from after Gynecomastia?

Following surgery, patients should refrain from strenuous activity for roughly 3 weeks. Patients should refrain from lifting more than 5 pounds within 1 week of surgery.

Do I need to take any medication after Gynecomastia?

A patient is usually prescribed an antibiotic and a pain medication. If a patient is undergoing a general anesthesia, sometimes they are prescribed an anti-nausea medication to combat any feelings of nausea that some patients experience after having a general anesthesia.

Costs

What is the average cost for Gynecomastia?

The average cost for gynecomastia surgery is dependent upon the complexity of the case. In order to obtain an accurate price for your surgery we advise meeting with Dr. Bandy for a consultation..

Are there financing options for Gynecomastia?

The patient has multiple financing options. For example, the patient can pay for the surgery on credit card, and make monthly payments back to their credit card. Additionally, CareCredit is a financing company specific for cosmetic surgery; patients can apply for CareCredit, and there are multiple options for CareCredit. Sometimes, patients opt to make payments directly to the office. This is a prepayment plan where a patient would pay until he or she pays the entire balance for the surgery; then, they would have their surgery.

Recovery

What is the recovery time and the healing process?

The recovery time varies from patient to patient. Many patients will have bruising and swelling post surgery, with discomfort lasting typically 1-2 weeks.

Is there a post-operative recovery facility that you recommend?

We do have a post operative recovery facility that we refer our patients to in Orange County, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In these situations, they will be picked up by the post operative care facility from our recovery room and brought to the recovery center where they are recovered overnight, and then brought back the next day for their follow up appointment.

We are here to listen and address your concerns.

– Dr. Amy Bandy, Over 20 Years of Experience

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Gynecomastia?

A: Gynecomastia is a condition of the male breast that causes the breast to have a more female shape and fullness. This condition may be as a result of excess fatty tissue, or more likely, excess breast tissue. The size of the nipple and areola (the surrounding pigmented tissue) may be normal, or may be larger and fuller. A more masculine chest can be achieved through surgical correction. Surgery can be performed with either ultrasonic liposuction, surgical excision of the tissue excess, or a combination of both depending on the individual and the type of tissue excess.

Q: How long is the Gynecomastia surgery?

A: The surgery length depends on the amount and type of tissue to be removed.

Q: What if I experience any complications?

A: Although rare, any and all complications should be reported immediately to the office.

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320 Superior Ave #170
Newport Beach, CA 92663

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