Gynecomastia is a common, benign condition, which is characterized by enlargement of the
male breast and/or the collection of fatty tissue in the chest area. It usually begins in
adolescence as a result of normal hormonal changes and typically resolves within two years.
If it does not resolve within several years, many males choose surgical correction and
obtain excellent results. Harvard trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Juris
Bunkis has significant training in performing treatments that correct gynecomastia. During
the procedure, excess fat and glandular tissue are removed directly by liposuction
techniques if possible or by surgical excision if necessary. The result is a flatter,
firmer, and more normally contoured chest. It should be noted that the fatty layer over the
chest wall will be about a half inch thick after the procedure, a normal thickness for
someone without gynecomastia. To learn more, please call Orange County Plastic Surgery in
Newport Beach or Dublin, CA.