While both men and women have breast glands, the glands in males are small and underdeveloped. Gynecomastia is a common condition in both men and young boys that triggers the growth of their breasts. Males afflicted with this condition experience pectorals that swell and become abnormally large. It’s an embarrassing condition that has caused many males to lose their sense of masculinity and self-confidence.
WHAT IS GYNECOMASTIA?
Gynecomastia is the enlargement of glandular tissue in male breasts. Males may experience gynecomastia at any point in their lives. It can occur during infancy, in boys during puberty, and middle aged to older men.
In many cases, gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance in hormones and normally resolves on its own as your hormones bring themselves back into balance. However, this is not always the case. There is a chance that it won’t go away completely, and it leaves many men feeling helpless about what to do about it. Fortunately, the Gynecomastia Guru, Dr. George Solomon, is here to help address your concerns with male breast reduction surgery.
Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia
The breasts consist of glandular tissue and fatty tissue. Glandular tissue is firm and dense, while the fatty tissue is soft. The amount of each type of tissue varies from person to person. Men currently suffering from gynecomastia will experience a significant increase in the amount of glandular tissue, fatty tissue, or both.
The excess fatty tissue is typically removed through a process that utilizes a Vaser ultrasound device to emulsify the fat, power-assisted liposuction, or a combination of both. If liposuction is performed, we’ll make a small incision where a tube will be inserted into the breast to remove the fat.
Glandular tissue, on the other hand, is removed by making incisions in the chest and removing it with a scalpel excision. In cases where both fatty and glandular tissue experience a significant increase, then a combination of both techniques will be used to rectify the issue.
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What to Expect After Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast surgery is an invasive procedure that requires a period of downtime for recovery. Patients who undergo the surgery will experience a bruised, swollen chest for about two weeks. In this time, you will be required to wear a compression garment to keep the treatment area secure and protected. You should also need to take it easy and refrain from strenuous activity for a few weeks to facilitate healing and prevent complications.
Cost of Male Breast Reduction in Tampa
Dr. Solomon will meet with you in his Tampa, Florida office to discuss the options available and pricing. The cost of a male breast reduction surgery varies from person to person and depends on the size of the breasts, if liposuction will be performed, and if a lifting procedure is required to achieve your desired look.
We’ll examine your bodily contours to determine the best surgical plan for your individual needs.
Are You a Candidate For Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction surgery is ideal for men whose condition has not been corrected on its own or through alternative medical treatments. During a consultation, we’ll assess your body and talk to you about your medical history to have a clear picture of your state of health. Individuals free from life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions that can adversely affect the outcome of the procedure will make a good fit for the surgery.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
Dr. Solomon is a renowned gynecomastia surgeon in Tampa. If you’re interested in learning more about male breast reduction, contact Solomon Cosmetic Center today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Solomon will gladly address any of the questions you have and guide you through the entire process.