Plastic Surgeon San Jose, CA

Plastic Surgeon San Jose, CA

For years, many people thought plastic surgery was only for the rich, and because of that, there was not a lot known about the medical specialty by the general public. However, much of that mindset has changed over the past decade or so, and it is estimated that more than two million people have some sort of cosmetic surgical procedure done each year. If you reside in California and are thinking about having a procedure done, San Jose, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Kirk A. Churukian, MD, FACS is the doctor to see.

The Difference Between a Plastic Surgeon and Cosmetic Surgeon

One of the biggest misconceptions that people have about plastic and cosmetic surgeons is that they mean the same thing. While both types of surgeons are able to perform cosmetic surgeries, only a plastic surgeon has extensive training to handle issues related to physical trauma, congenital abnormalities, developmental abnormalities. Cosmetic surgeons can only address aesthetic issues, whereas a plastic surgeon can address both aesthetic and functional issues.

When a patient comes to San Jose plastic surgeon Dr. Churukian, they can be assured they are working with a plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in both aesthetic and functional surgeries. Dr. Churukian has more than two decades of experience and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the San Jose Surgical Society.

But Can I Afford It?

Many people shy away from even looking into any kind of plastic surgery because they fear it will be too expensive. Although that may have been true at one time, today there are a number of different non-surgical procedures that can achieve similar results as actual surgery. Not only are these options less expensive than surgery, since they are non-invasive, but there is also almost no recovery time to speak off, so patients can continue going to work, social events, etc., immediately following the procedures.  

Many clinics, including ours, also offer seasonal specials where patients are able to book procedures at sale prices.

Is Plastic Surgery Only for Women?

Another big change in the plastic surgery industry over the past few decades is that more and more men are taking advantage of the ability to enhance their appearance and just feel better about themselves. Both men and women come to our clinic for surgery, injectables, fillers, laser treatments, and more.

Plastic Surgery for Men

Plastic surgery isn’t just for women, and it’s becoming increasingly common for men to turn to Dr. Kirk A. Churukian, MD, FACS, a plastic surgeon San Jose, California trusts. Plastic surgery’s growing popularity across gender lines are totally understandable: After all, we all want to look our best, and if it was unusual for men to be concerned with their appearance, there wouldn’t be any gyms, either.

Men request all sorts of plastic surgery procedures. Some of the most common include eyelid, nose, or ear surgeries, as well as liposuction and facelifts. One of the more popular procedures for men is male breast reduction. Read on to learn a little more about male breast reduction, and how a plastic surgeon in San Jose, CA can help.

About Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia affects countless Americans every year. It’s basically a buildup or enlargement of breast tissue, which leads to enlarged or uneven breasts. Although gynecomastia itself is benign, it could hint at a more serious underlying health issue, and it severely affects self-esteem. Those suffering from gynecomastia may feel self-conscious about removing their shirts, which leads to all sorts of awkwardness and complications when at the pool, beach, and anywhere else.

Gynecomastia has several root causes. Because it is oftentimes cause by a hormonal imbalance between estrogen and testosterone, it’s not uncommon for gynecomastia to make an appearance during puberty. However, in these cases gynecomastia typically resolves by itself, taking between six months and two years for breasts to return to their normal shape.

Some medications can also cause gynecomastia. Antidepressants, chemotherapy, steroids –  even cannabis and heroin have been known to cause that embarrassing buildup of breast tissue. And unfortunately for adults with gynecomastia, it doesn’t always resolve itself.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Fortunately, there’s a way out. If you’ve been struggling with gynecomastia, it might be time to seek medical treatment for your condition. It’s important to talk to your primary care physician to better understand whether your gynecomastia is caused by an underlying condition or health issue (such as obesity), and it’s important to get in touch with a plastic surgeon you can trust if you decide it’s time to undergo breast reduction surgery.

Sometimes, improving your gynecomastia is as simples as stopping the use of certain drugs or switching to an alternate prescription. In other cases, a change to lifestyle is all it takes. But if your gynecomastia is stubborn and seriously impacting your life, it’s time to make a change for the better with the help of a qualified plastic surgeon.

Breast reduction surgery for men is a delicate procedure, and while the operation itself is relatively quick, you’ll most likely face a few weeks of downtime while you recover. For many men, it’s worth the wait for renewed confidence and a worry-free experience whenever they have to go shirts-off.

Dr. Kirk A. Churukian, MD, FACS is standing by. Get in touch today, and see how a plastic surgeon in San Jose, CA can help you with your breast reduction surgery.

Come in for a Complimentary Assessment

If you would like to learn more about the services and treatments our clinic provides, contact San Jose, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Kirk A. Churukian, MD, FACS today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

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