The number of men having gynecomastia surgery is steadily increasing each year, especially in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Orange County. With these growing numbers comes the need for the procedure to be performed in a more expeditious manner, so men can get back to work, family and the demands of daily life. Much like other procedures, such as facial rejuvenation, the demand has created a new niche with having surgery in an office setting under local anesthesia.
Traditionally, gynecomastia surgery was performed in an outpatient surgical center under general anesthesia. While effective, Dr. Cruise, one of the top gynecomastia surgeons in the country, recognized the need for the procedure to be performed under local anesthesia as well. The entire process of having gynecomastia under general anesthesia can be quite cumbersome due to the amount of time a patient has to spend at the surgery center, the increased cost to pay for the facility, anesthesiologist and registered nurse, as well as the affects anesthesia has on the body resulting in a longer recovery. As a gynecomastia specialist, Dr. Cruise performs a tremendous number of surgeries each year. There are some days where he performs 5 or more surgeries in one day. This type of experience, combined with his high level of efficiency and attention detail, has allowed him the ability to perfect performing the procedure in office under local anesthesia. This translates into a comfortable, safe, cost effective and expeditious experience for the gynecomastia patient.
Here is a general overview of what to expect when having gynecomastia surgery under local anesthesia in office.
The satisfaction rate for gynecomastia patients having surgery under local anesthesia is extremely high. The vast majority of prior patients recommend having gynecomastia surgery this way.
It’s important to note that not all gynecomastia patients are candidates for surgery under local anesthesia. This is determined at the time of consultation, which takes place in the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills or Orange County gynecomastia office locations, and depends on a variety of factors, such as: severity of gynecomastia, health history, inability to lay still for an extended period of time, nervous disorders, and more. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Joseph Cruise is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 15 years of experience. Regarded as one of the top gynecomastia surgeons in the world, Dr. Cruise has gynecomastia-specific content that can be found at lagynecomastia.org. Dr. Cruise has dedicated his career to cosmetic surgery but has also had extensive training in General Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Microvascular Surgery. Dr. Joseph Cruise is also a member of the Rhinoplasty Society as well as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
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