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.Request a Consultation
The Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and MedSpa
Dr. Sanjay Grover is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received his post-graduate training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Stanford University. He was selected for this highly competitive and prestigious "combined" training program upon concluding medical school. Following his training at Stanford, Dr. Grover completed an additional elective fellowship in Aesthetic and Oculoplastic Surgery at the renowned Paces Plastic Surgery Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Grover understands that the selection of a plastic surgeon is an extremely important decision for any prospective plastic surgery patient. As such, he endeavors to provide each of his patients with both personalized attention and surgical excellence. He is well-versed in the latest plastic surgery and laser techniques.
Dr. Grover's Background
Education/Training Undergraduate Studies: University of California, Los Angeles Medical School: University of California, San Diego General Surgery Training: Stanford University Plastic Surgery Training: Stanford University Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship: PACES Plastic Surgery, Atlanta, GA
Memberships Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society Of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) American Society Of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery(ASAPS) American College Of Surgeons (ACS)
Press Good Day LA, "Style File" With Jillian Barbieri, "Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing" August 31, 2002 Hospital Affiliations Hoag Memorial Hospital - Newport Beach, California Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center - Mission Viejo, California Irvine Regional Medical Hospital - Irvine, California Century City Hospital - Los Angeles, California
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