Male Breast Reduction – Gynecomastia
August 15, 2009 by stancastor
Filed under Body Contouring Surgery Tampa Florida | Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Breast Surgery Procedures Tampa Florida
Dr. Stan Castor of Tampa, FL (New Tampa area) performs Male Breast Reduction surgery at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center. Dr. Castor, board certified Plastic Surgeon in Tampa, FL, is highly skilled and experienced with breast reduction in men. Gynecomastia is a medical term that comes from the Greek words for “women-like breasts.” Though this oddly named condition is rarely talked about, it’s actually quite common. Gynecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men. It may affect only one breast or both. Though certain drugs and medical problems have been linked with male breast overdevelopment, there is no known cause in the vast majority of cases. For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, breast-reduction surgery by Dr. Stanley Castor, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, can help. The procedure removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured.
Dr. Stanley Castor, Tampa Plastic Surgeon performs surgery to correct gynecomastia on healthy, emotionally stable men of any age. The best candidates for surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours. Surgery may be discouraged for obese men, or for overweight men who have not first attempted to correct the problem with exercise or weight loss. Also, individuals who drink alcohol beverages in excess or smoke marijuana are usually not considered good candidates for surgery. These drugs, along with anabolic steroids, may cause gynecomastia. Therefore, patients are first directed to stop the use of these drugs to see if the breast fullness will diminish before surgery is considered an option.
VASER Liposuction performed by Dr. Castor at his Tampa, FL office works well in many men who have firm, elastic skin. VASER liposuction will remove the fatty tissue and glandular breast tissue without incisions on the chest. Contact Dr. Stanley Castor at his Tampa or Riverview, FL office of Artisan Aesthetics for a complimentary consultation at 813-971-2000.