Male Breast Reduction / Gynecomastia
Get rid of excess fat – look slender and more contoured
While losing weight can help reduce the appearance of male breasts for some men, there may be excess glandular tissue as well, causing even very lean patients to notice enlarged breasts. Currently, Male Breast Reduction is the only consistently effective treatment for Gynecomastia or enlarged breasts that has long lasting, if not permanent, results. Following this surgery, patients commonly say they feel comfortable going shirtless for the first time in years, and report an enhanced sense of self-confidence and self-esteem.
If you are uncomfortable or self-conscious about the appearance of your chest, or if you find yourself avoiding certain activities because you are afraid to show your chest, Male Breast Reduction is an option to consider. This procedure offers dramatic, near immediate improvements with minimal scarring.
Dr. Weiss begins your initial consultation by reviewing before-and-after photos of other male breast reduction patients, and will help you select the level of correction for you to achieve your desired look. All applicable costs will also be reviewed during this confidential appointment.
Patients with more severe cases of Gynecomastia or who have stretched, sagging skin around the breasts will usually require surgical tissue excision to achieve optimal results. Tissue excisions allow a cosmetic surgeon to remove a greater amount of glandular tissue and/or skin that cannot be successfully treated with a Liposuction procedure alone. The location and length of the incisions depend on the extent of surgery needed, but are typically located around the edge of the areola (peri-areolar incision) or within the natural creases of the chest.
Recovery time from Male Breast Reduction surgery ranges from two-to-four weeks off work; common side effects include swelling, temporary bruising and discomfort – all of which will recede as the breasts heal. Patients must also abstain from lifting anything over ten pounds during the post-operative recovery period.
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Northeast Florida Plastic Surgery Center
421 Kingsley Avenue, Bldg 200
Orange Park, FL 32073