- Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)
Surgeon: Vincent D. Lepore, MD
Many men seeking help for Gynecomastia
, have been treated by Dr. Lepore. Gynecomastia
can be described as an overgrowth of breast tissue in males. It occurs during puberty most often, but is also associated with several other factors; including use of a number of medications, among them, steroids. The condition can also be linked to the growth of various types of tumors in the male breast.
This young man reports noting a change in breast tissue in his early 20s. After consulting with Dr. Lepore, he decided to undergo Gynecomastia
surgery in San Jose.
The treatment would include liposuction of fatty tissue, along with excision (surgical removal) of more dense, excess breast tissue. In some cases, liposuction
alone may be enough. In the case of this patient, Vaser Liposuction
(ultrasound-assisted liposuction) was used to remove fat. Following gynecomastia surgery, patients need to follow instructions including massage of the affected areas, compression, and scar care. This patient is shown just a few weeks post-surgery. He's very pleased with his results.