Male chest reduction is a surgical procedure designed for men who suffer from abnormal breast enlargement, or gynecomastia. This condition can be difficult and embarrassing, which is why Board-certified Las Vegas plastic surgeon Dr. Aruthur Cambeiro is pleased to be able to treat men suffering from gynecomastia through his Henderson, Nevada cosmetic surgery practice.
If you are a man in Las Vegas with gynecomastia who feels you may be a candidate for a chest reduction, please call the Henderson, Nevada offices of Arthur M. Cambeiro, M.D. Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation: 702-566-8300.
Why Do I Have Gynecomastia?
This condition can affect one or both sides of a man's chest. Although gynecomastia sometimes occurs with the onset of puberty, those cases generally regress by the time a man comes of age. Surgically-corrected gynecomastia is generally an option reserved for mature adult men.
Some of the common causes of gynecomastia include:
- Decreased testosterone production
- Increased estrogen production
- Reaction to certain drugs including anabolic steroids, marijuana, alcohol, Cimetidine, Spironolactone, and some anti-depressants
- Liver disease
- Dramatic weight gain or loss
In many cases, however, there is no definitive reason why some individuals suffer from gynecomastia.
Your Consultation and Treatment
Your work with Dr. Cambeiro begins with a consultation, where he will collect a thorough medical, surgical and pharmaceutical history and perform an exam. Dr. Cambeiro is best able to offer his professional diagnoses when you are open and honest with him about such issues as:
- Abnormal secondary sexual development
- Alcohol and/or marijuana use
- A history of anabolic steroid use
- Your current medication regime including vitamins and supplements
- Whether or not you smoke
- Whether or not you have high blood pressure
In most cases, liposuction will successfully remove your excessive chest tissue. In some cases, the doctor may suggest surgery. You also will come away from your consultation with an honest estimate of the costs associated with your treatments.
Before your surgery, you will visit again with Dr. Cambeiro and secure instructions for preparing for surgery and prescriptions to fill before surgery. We also take pre-operative photographs, with your permission, so that we can better illustrate how your new body will emerge after your plastic surgery procedure.
Please be certain that you understand exactly what is expected of you before chest reduction surgery, and that you understand the timeline for your recovery. If you have any questions or concerns at all about your male chest reduction surgery, please do not hesitate to raise them with Dr. Cambeiro, who maintains an Open Door Policy for all surgery patients. That means you can come back and visit our office as many times you deem necessary during your recovery.
If you are a man in Las Vegas with gynecomastia and feel you may be a candidate for a chest reduction, please call the Henderson, Nevada offices of Arthur M. Cambeiro, M.D. Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation: 702-566-8300.