Gynecomastia Surgery in Miami, FL
When we think of the ideal male physique, we imagine someone with toned arms and legs, washboard abs, and a chiseled and strong chest. However, some men struggle with attaining this physique because they suffer from gynecomastia, which is the enlargement of male breasts. We commonly refer to this condition as “man boobs,” and it can be devastating to many men’s self-confidence.
Gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction) can help correct this issue and give men the chest definition and aesthetic they want as well as the confidence they deserve.Book Consultation
Am I a Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
If you suffer from enlarged male breasts and are wondering how to get rid of gynecomastia, then gynecomastia surgery may be the answer. Candidates should be non-smokers in good physical and mental health and have realistic expectations for their results.
What Are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery?
With gynecomastia surgery, the benefits are both physical and psychological. Along with a trimmer and more defined chest aesthetic, you will feel more confident in yourself. You will feel comfortable wearing tight-fitting clothing and taking your shirt off at the beach or pool.
How Is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
At your consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss your end goals from the procedure. The surgeon will explain the specifics of the process as well as any pre- and post-operative instructions.
The technique used for your male breast reduction will depend on the type of gynecomastia you have. Pseudogynecomastia is the presence of excess breast fat only. This is often treated with liposuction alone. Traditional gynecomastia is the combination of excess fat and glandular tissue. This requires both liposuction and excision techniques.
During the actual procedure, you will be placed under general anesthesia so that you won’t feel any pain. Once you are under, the surgeon will make a small incision around your areolas. It is through this incision that the excess glandular tissue will be removed. Liposuction is often used to reduce excess fat in the chest area. Once the glandular tissue is removed, the nipples will be repositioned, and the incisions will be closed.
This procedure usually takes one to two hours to complete.
Can I Combine Gynecomastia Surgery With Any Other Procedures?
Many men choose to combine gynecomastia surgery with any number of other elective cosmetic surgeries, including tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) or arm lift surgery (brachioplasty). One of the benefits of combining surgery is less total recovery time, since you are recovering from the different procedures all at once.
What Is Recovery From Gynecomastia Surgery Like?
One of the main worries about any surgery is what the scarring will be. Gynecomastia surgery scars are usually not very visible, as the incisions are made on the natural contour of the areola.
General recovery time for gynecomastia surgery is one to two weeks. Over this time, you will want to rest as much as possible to speed up the recovery. After the surgery, you will have some bruising, swelling, and soreness in the area. Pain medication will be prescribed, and a compression garment may be worn to help you heal quicker. During the recovery period, you should refrain from bending, lifting your arms above your shoulders, and carrying anything over a few pounds.
It may take up to six months for your final results to be prominent.
What Results Can I Expect With Gynecomastia Surgery?
Once the glandular tissue is removed from your chest, it is gone for good. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet and regular exercise, then you will have a slimmer and more defined chest, giving you a look that you can be proud of.
How Much Is Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery cost varies with each individual patient and procedure, including the extent of the surgery and the amount of tissue removed. At your consultation at Plus Cosmetic Surgery Center, you will be given the cost of your procedure.