With offices located in San Francisco and Novato, CA, Dr. Delgado has become one of the most recognized names for gynecomastia surgery in the nation. Gynecomastia.org is the most popular website for gynecomastia, providing credible resources, treatment options, and information about this common medical condition. Our team knows first-hand how difficult it can be to live as a man with a traditionally feminine chest; you may be subjected to bullying, name-calling, and feelings of isolation or anxiety. We are here to rebuild your confidence and help you reengage in social activities without having to cover your chest. To schedule a consultation or learn more about gynecomastia, including its causes and symptoms, visit Gynecomastia.org. As a board-certified surgeon treating gynecomastia for more than 30 years, Dr. Delgado is committed to providing you the best care.
Gynecomastia is a condition that causes men to grow unwanted breast tissue, creating the appearance of “man boobs.” This can severely damage the confidence level of developing teenage boys and men who have worked hard to maintain a fit physique, so it is important to treat this condition before it worsens.
To prepare for your gynecomastia procedure, you will first consult with Dr. Delgado to determine which treatment plan is best for you. Prior to surgery, he may ask you to get a routine medical evaluation in case there are any underlying medical conditions that may impact your surgical outcome. You should stop smoking and do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs since all of these factors can negatively effect the healing process.
What to Expect
Depending on the severity of your gynecomastia symptoms, Dr. Delgado will offer you a variety of treatment options. Standard treatment combines liposuction with the surgical removal of excess fat until the breast has achieved a more masculine contour. Another technique is called the “pull-through” technique which involves an even small incision to carefully pull breast tissue from the breast pocket.
More severe cases may require multiple procedures or a nipple graft to improve the appearance of puffy nipples, a common symptom of gynecomastia. For most of these procedures, you will be placed under a light anesthetic sedation and carefully monitored by Dr. Delgado and his team.
Aftercare and Results
After your surgery or procedure, bandages, dressing, and possibly drainage tubes, will be placed on your incisions. A support garment or compression band may also be used to minimize swelling and keep the newly contoured tissue in place. The initial healing of incisions will take a week or two and you will completely heal in 3-6 months. The gynecomastia treatment is permanent, and your scars will gradually fade to reveal your newly sculpted chest that you can feel confident of.
About San Francisco, CA
Located on the sunny West coast of the United States, San Francisco is one of the most popular cities in California. It hosts the Golden Gate Bridge and the family home of the popular sitcom Full House. San Francisco also has many prestigious colleges and places to travel, including Chinatown and Alcatraz Island.