Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
Gynecomastia Treatment in Tampa
Male breasts. It is a topic that not a lot of men want to talk about, but a condition that many struggle with. Men who struggle with overdeveloped breasts are often embarrassed about the appearance of their chest and may avoid wearing certain clothing in order to hide their condition. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your chest, you may be right for male breast reduction.
Dr. Stan Castor performs male breast reduction surgery at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center. As a Tampa board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Castor has helped many men achieve the taut and masculine appearance that they have not been able to achieve for their chest.
Is Male Breast Reduction Right for Me?
What is Gynecomastia?
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 with Dr. Stan Castor can help. Dr. Stan Castor 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.
How is Male Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?
The male breast reduction 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. Castor will use various methods for your surgery depending on your condition.
VASER Liposuction works well in many men who have firm, elastic skin. Dr. Castor may use VASER liposuction to remove the fatty tissue and glandular breast tissue without the need for incisions on the chest.
Begin Your Male Breast Reduction in Tampa
Contact Dr. Stan Castor at his Tampa or New Tampa, FL office of Artisan Aesthetics for a complimentary consultation at 813-971-2000.