Gynecomastia in Pasadena, CA

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What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the medical term for male breast enlargement. It is a condition that can produce a feminine chest due to the abnormal growth of breast tissue. Many times, gynecomastia is caused by an underlying hormonal condition. It may also be caused by certain drugs, steroids, weight gain, or genetics. Men with this condition may feel worried in circumstances where the chest area is shown, such as at the beach, pool, or gym. Board-certified plastic surgeon and hand surgeon Dr. Omar Ahmed offers cosmetic breast treatment for men who have gynecomastia. This cosmetic treatment has a high success rate. To find out more about this popular cosmetic surgery for men, contact Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA to schedule a consultation.

Do I Need Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

Male breast reduction surgery is reserved for men with overly sized breasts that cannot be reduced with a healthy lifestyle or exercise and diet. If you feel bothered by the look of your chest (but are physically healthy), you may benefit from male breast reduction surgery by Dr. Ahmed at Omar Ahmed, M.D. Adolescent teens may also attain positive results from gynecomastia surgery; however, an additional procedure may be needed later during adulthood if new breast tissue continues to form. In your initial consultation with Dr. Ahmed, treatment considerations will be provided and may include the likelihood of undergoing surgery to repair the condition.


A form of liposuction is typically utilized during gynecomastia surgery. With the patient safely under general anesthesia, liposuction reduces excess pockets of fat from the chest wall. Afterward, any lax skin will be carefully trimmed away to produce a taut look, and then the nipple will be placed into a more correct position. In most cases, this technique requires a small incision in proximity to where the glandular tissue collects. Once the fat and loose skin have been removed, Dr. Ahmed will tighten the remaining skin.


At the conclusion of your gynecomastia surgery, the chest will be wrapped with a medical garment to help eliminate bruising and swelling. For complex cases where a more intricate method was used, a small tube for draining may be inserted to assist with fluid. The outcomes following male breast reduction surgery are immediately noticeable, and most men are extremely satisfied with their new masculine-appearing chest. The incisions made during surgery take a few weeks to heal, and any scars left behind are barely seen.

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If you suffer from the effects of gynecomastia, you may be a great candidate for male breast reduction at Omar Ahmed, M.D. Once you've had treatment for gynecomastia, you can feel more confident showing your chest at the gym and pool. If you'd like to find out more about this cutting-edge procedure, contact us in Pasadena, CA to book an appointment with Dr. Ahmed.

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