Dr. Michael K. Lee is known in and beyond Ladera Ranch, Lake Forest, and Mission Viejo for his outstanding body contouring results, along with his dedication to concierge care and personalized service. Gynecomastia treatment has given many men a new lease on life, allowing them to feel more comfortable at the beach, in the locker room, and in the bedroom.

Dr. Michael K. Lee – A trusted body sculpting authority in Ladera Ranch, Lake Forest, and Mission Viejo

Training background

Dr. Lee was born in Oahu, Hawaii, going on to receive his medical degree at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. He then completed additional demanding training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, before pursuing an elite Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. 

Dr. Lee received board certification from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has been honored with multiple accolades throughout his career, including the prestigious Elvin L. Shelton Award for Excellence and the Dr. Frank and Mary McDowell Award for Excellence in Surgery. 

Treatment philosophy

Dr. Lee is a painstakingly detailed and meticulously precise plastic and reconstructive surgeon who focuses on customizing each treatment plan according to the patient’s unique wishes and goals. He is known for always taking an extra minute – or an extra hour – to fully answer questions and ensure that each patient is educated and confident in their decision to move forward with surgery. Dr. Lee’s results are natural-looking, with seamless, well-hidden scarring. His artistry, passion for excellence, and insistence on safety shine through with every procedure he performs.

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What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is an ailment in which men develop excess breast tissue, causing the chest to appear more feminine. It can be caused by hormonal imbalance, certain medications, or other underlying medical conditions. Dieting and exercise alone are not typically enough to contour the chest and achieve the chiseled, sculpted chest the patient desires. In these cases, gynecomastia treatment with Dr. Lee, a trusted, double-board-certified plastic surgeon, can help restore confidence, security, and a pleasing physique.

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What is gynecomastia treatment?

Gynecomastia treatment is a surgical procedure to create a more masculine chest appearance with flatter, more sculpted contours. During the procedure, Dr. Lee may utilize liposuction to extract fat or make an incision around the areola to remove glandular tissue. In some cases, he may also need to remove excess skin to create a more toned chest appearance.

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What are the benefits of the procedure?

  • A more masculine-looking upper body profile
  • Enhanced self-confidence
  • A wider array of clothing choices
  • Improved quality of life
  • Procedure can be highly customized to the individual
  • Well-hidden, minimized scarring
  • Lasting results
  • Increased physical comfort and ease
  • Boosted stamina and energy
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Who is a good candidate?

An ideal candidate for gynecomastia treatment is a male patient struggling with persistent breast enlargement that does not respond to dieting and exercising and/or who has a medical condition responsible for tissue growth. Candidates should be mentally and physically healthy and have realistic expectations for their results.

Patients pursuing gynecomastia treatment should be at or close to a stable weight and be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after surgery to ensure the best possible results. It is important for candidates to undergo a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Lee to discuss their individual wishes and concerns and determine if gynecomastia treatment is a good match for their goals.

It is also important for candidates to understand the risks and potential complications of gynecomastia treatment, such as bleeding, infection, scarring, and changes in nipple sensation. Candidates should be prepared to follow all of Dr. Lee’s preoperative and postoperative instructions carefully to ensure a safe and successful recovery.

Overall, an ideal candidate for gynecomastia treatment is a man who is bothered by the appearance of his chest and is committed to achieving a more masculine appearance through surgical intervention.

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Recovery after gynecomastia treatment

After surgery, patients will likely experience mild to moderate swelling, bruising, and discomfort that lasts 3-7 days. Dr. Lee will provide a thorough aftercare plan, along with access to prescription pain medications and a compression garment to minimize swelling. Dr. Lee recommends avoiding strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for 4-6 weeks to allow the body time to rest and heal while reducing the risk of complications. Incision sites should be well maintained and kept clean and dry to minimize the risk of infection.

The results of gynecomastia treatment are typically long-lasting, with many patients enjoying a more masculine chest appearance for years to come. However, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight to ensure the best possible results. Patients will need to refrain from smoking for 4-6 weeks before and after surgery, as smoking can significantly disrupt the healing process.

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