Gynecomastia is the medical term for male breast enlargement. It is a condition that can create a female-like chest due to abnormally growing breast tissue. In many cases, gynecomastia is caused by an underlying hormonal issue. This condition can also be caused by certain drugs, steroids, obesity, or genetics. Men with this issue typically feel frustrated and anxious, especially in circumstances where the upper body and chest are seen, such as by the pool or in the gym. La Jolla, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schoemann offers male breast reduction surgery for men who have gynecomastia. This surgical procedure has a very high success rate. It is considered one of the more popular cosmetic procedures for men at Schoemann Plastic Surgery.
Male breast reduction surgery is a procedure for men who have enlarged breasts that cannot be reduced with a healthy lifestyle or exercise and diet. If you are troubled by the appearance of your chest (but physically healthy), you may benefit from gynecomastia surgery by Dr. Schoemann at Schoemann Plastic Surgery. Teenagers may also benefit from gynecomastia surgery; however, a secondary procedure may be warranted later during adulthood if abnormal breast tissue continues to form. During your first appointment with Dr. Schoemann, treatment options will be given and may include the possibility of undergoing surgery to repair the condition.
"My Husband recently had a surf accident that broke his Jaw. Dr. Schoemann was our saving grace. He made him self available that night in the ER to meet with us and discuss the surgery. He was able to get surgery done the next day. He was available by phone to answer any questions prior to surgery. He did an amazing job on the surgery and gave us such piece of mind putting us at ease through out the whole process. Every follow up visit has been incredible with not only with amazing care but his office is so friendly and on-time. We never feel rushed we have time to think and ask questions. We feel so fortunate to have had him in our time of emergency. We wanted to let everyone how incredible he is with face and jaw repair."- P.S. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2018
"Can't say enough about this doctor or staff . they are so kind and skilled. I've had three procedures done and I'm a very happy customer ? very reasonably priced to !"- K.E. / Facebook / Feb 02, 2018
"I highly recommend doctor Schoemann . - Wonderful he was kind and easy to talk to. Answered all my questions. And did an excellent job. Also I cannot say enough about the staff they are kind and accommodating. I don't exactly look like all of the people that come in there I'm younger I had tattoos colored hair piercings. I felt a little nervous , that I wouldn't fit in but not for a second that I feel judged. They also have..."- K.3. / RealSelf / Feb 02, 2018
"One year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! Dr. Schoemann is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so highly recommend him. Enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox and now that he has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing Laser that is going to even further minimize fine lines, correct discoloration and clear up some acne scarring. I have referred several people to Dr. Schoemann now and all of them have been pleased with his work as well."- M.S. / Yelp / Jan 11, 2018
"One of the best!! - A little over one year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! They look so real and natural. Dr. Schoemann really listened to what I wanted and is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so I highly recommend him. In fact I have enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox injections. He now has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing..."- M. / RealSelf / Jan 11, 2018
Liposuction is almost always utilized during surgery for gynecomastia. With the patient safely under general anesthesia, liposuction reduces excess pockets of fat from the chest wall. Next, any skin showing laxity will be removed to create a more tightened appearance, and then the areola and nipple will be placed into a proper position. In most cases, this method requires a small incision close to where the glandular tissue collects. Once the fat and loose skin have been removed, Dr. Schoemann will pull and tighten the remaining skin.
What To Expect
Following your gynecomastia treatment, the chest will be secured with a medical garment to help decrease bruising and swelling. In advanced cases where a reconstructive method was used, a drainage tube may be placed to assist with fluid. The results following male breast reduction surgery are immediately noticeable and most patients are extremely satisfied with the physical change. The incisions made during treatment take several weeks to heal and scarring is typically very limited. You will need to wait for permission from Dr. Schoemann to engage in exercise and strength training following your procedure, but both will help to complement and help maintain your results.
Restore your Masculine Chest
If you suffer from the effects of gynecomastia, we welcome you to schedule a private consult with board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Schoemann to learn more about our male breast reduction surgery at Schoemann Plastic Surgery. After treatment for male breast enlargement (gynecomastia), you can stop covering up your chest at the gym and pool. We have worked with many La Jolla, CA men and have enjoyed watching them reclaim their confidence.