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Shahin Javaheri, MD

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Gynecomastia in San Francisco

About Gynecomastia?

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Gynecomastia is a medical term that comes from the Greek words for “women-like breasts.” An estimated 40 to 60% of men are affected by gynecomastia. Men who are affected my Gynecomastia often feel burdened with a social handicap that causes a deep and complex shame, embarrassment and feelings of humiliation. For many men, the best solution is surgery. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone, Dr Javaheri can help.

Gynecomastia is performed by eliminating fatty or glandular tissue from the chest area, which improves the shape and contour of the chest by making it flatter and firmer.

Male breast reduction surgery can be combined with other body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or liposuction.

How is male breast reduction surgery performed?

Male breast reduction surgery is an outpatient surgical procedure performed at a surgery center. There are several different treatment options depending on your particular case. If the male breasts are primarily caused by fatty tissue, Dr. Javaheri will use liposuction to remove unwanted localized deposits of fat cells from the area. Following liposuction, your chest will then be re-sculpted into a more appealing contour.

If the gynecomastia is caused by glandular disorder, a surgical incision would be the method performed. In this method, a small incision is placed on the lower part of the areola or in the underarm area. Excess glandular tissue, fat and skin are excised from the breast. This can be performed alone or combined with liposuction.

This procedure takes approximately 1 to 2 hours, but may vary depending on the complexity of the case.

Recovery:

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis.It is common to expect moderate discomfort, bruising and swelling for the first few days. A compression garment must be worn up to 4-6 weeks post-surgery to aide in the recovery process. Some patient be have numbness in areas treated which can last for several months to a year. Most patients return to work in a week to 10 days and resume normal activities in 4 weeks after surgery.
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  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” – D

    - D

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

    - AE

  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” – DB

    - DB

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” – LB

    - LB

  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”

    - PB

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