Dr. Brian Kinney offers Male Breast Reduction in Beverly Hills, CA

About Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia is the medical term for enlargement of the male breast. While enlarged breasts are a normal transient occurrence in about 70% of boys going through puberty, only 1% of adult men experience the condition in varying degrees. It is important that a physician determines if the enlargement is a result of abnormal breast glands or if the problem is an excess amount of fat in the breast area due to weight gain. It is also possible that intense chest workouts can cause breasts to appear more prominent because of increased bulk in the pectoral muscles underneath the breasts. Surgery to correct gynecomastia can be performed on healthy, emotionally stable men of any age, but may be discouraged for obese men, or for overweight men who have not first attempted to correct the problem with exercise or weight loss. Men who drink a lot of alcohol or use marijuana are usually not considered good candidates for surgery. Alcohol and marijuana are known to be associated strongly with the condition, as well as current or prior use of anabolic steroids. A good plastic surgeon will require that the patient discontinues use of any of those substances before considering surgery.

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Brian Kinney, MD, FACS

A Past President of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation of the US and a current Board Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Brian Kinney is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of numerous organizations in medicine, science and engineering, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (IPRAS), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the AMA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAAS). Dr. Brian Kinney is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at USC School of Medicine, Dr. Brian Kinney has served on the Editorial Board of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal since 1997. Dr. Brian Kinney has won several awards for his professional work, presents and teaches at national and international meetings, Doctor Brian Kinney also serves as a consultant to biotech and engineering companies, and continues to author articles in many journals and textbooks. Dr. Brian Kinney has appeared on ABC network's Nightline, Fox Network's ExtraCNNHard CopyThe Discovery Channel, most of the local Los Angeles news television stations and all of the four major national news networks. Brian Kinney MD has been featured on radio and in numerous newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, London Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal. Journalists from Vogue, Glamour, Allure, Newsweek, Spa Magazine and many others have interviewed Doctor Brian Kinney about plastic surgery, cosmetic and beauty treatments. Doctor Brian Kinney has also presented/interviewed on radio, television and in newspapers in Europe, Russia, Asia, South and Central America, and has been featured in documentary films. Doctor Brian Kinney has performed live surgery and injections for teaching conferences in worldwide locations, such as Moscow, Copenhagen, Vienna, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Belgrade, Buenos Aires and Mumbai (India). During the Bosnian war, Doctor Brian Kinney led surgical relief missions and was received in the Presidential Palace in Zagreb, Croatia. Brian Kinney MD has also volunteered and organized surgical relief missions in Mexico. With years of experience, Doctor Brian Kinney remains sought for teaching at national and international conferences, as well as consulting for various biotech and engineering companies. Dr. Brian Kinney has authored numerous articles for journals, magazines and co-edited a new 2,000 page, standard textbook of Plastic Surgery. His work in the fields of plastic surgery and technology has garnered Dr. Brian Kinney many awards and placed him in the group of the world's most well-known top plastic surgeons.

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