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Male Breast
Asymmetry Due to Gynecomastia

Male breast asymmetry is a form of gynecomastia, a condition in which breasts develop on a man. Asymmetric gynecomastia can occur when breast tissue or excess fatty tissue develops unevenly or when it develops on only one side of the chest. It can also be the result of a previous gynecomastia surgery. Dr. Dadvand is highly experienced in treating male breast asymmetry and has restored the confidence of countless numbers of Los Angeles men through gynecomastia surgery.

Bilateral Asymmetry

It is relatively common for men with gynecomastia to experience bilateral asymmetry, which occurs when different amounts of breast/fatty tissue are present on each side of the chest. With this condition, the breasts may be asymmetric in terms of size, shape, and diameter of nipples and areolas. Dr. Dadvand must operate on both sides of the chest to correct bilateral asymmetry in men. This can be done through liposuction and/or tissue excision surgery.

Unilateral Gynecomastia

Unilateral gynecomastia is much less common. In most cases, a very small amount of breast/fatty tissue is present on one side, lending to the appearance of unilateral gynecomastia. Men with true unilateral gynecomastia have breast or excess fatty tissue present on only one side of the chest, while the other breast is normal in size and shape. When Dr. Dadvand treats men with unilateral gynecomastia, he only needs to correct one side of the chest to restore a normal appearance. Depending on the type of tissue present, he may perform liposuction, glandular tissue excision surgery, or a combination of the two procedures.

Post-operative Asymmetry

Breast asymmetry can also occur after men have undergone gynecomastia surgery. This can be caused by a surgeon’s lack of skill, surgical complications, or hormonal changes due to weight loss or other factors. The only way to correct asymmetry after surgery is through a second surgical procedure. If you are unhappy with the results of your initial gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Dadvand encourages you to wait for at least 6 months before judging the results, as it can take a while for all post-operative swelling to subside.

Correcting Male Breast Asymmetry

Dr. Dadvand, a board certified plastic surgeon who is highly experienced in treating gynecomastia, understands how breast asymmetry can affect a man’s self esteem and confidence. When he meets with men who suffer from asymmetric breasts, he takes the time to understand their concerns and conduct a full assessment before recommending treatment. Dr. Dadvand will carefully examine the man’s chest to determine how much glandular (breast) or fatty tissue are present and then create as surgical plan for removing excess tissue to sculpt a more masculine chest. If you are unhappy with your appearance due to breast asymmetry, please contact our Los Angeles office today.

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