Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
Enlarged male breast tissue is more common than you may think. Approximately 40-60% of men in the United States deal with this condition known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can affect your daily life, potentially causing embarrassment and emotional distress. Thankfully, there is a solution.
At Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we perform male breast reduction surgery for patients suffering from gynecomastia. This procedure reduces the size of your breasts to give you a more masculine appearance. For many individuals, gynecomastia surgery improves their confidence and changes their lives.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor has been performing male breast reduction surgery for over two decades. He is empathetic to this issue and is committed to helping you find a solution.
Schedule a free consultation at 813-971-2000 to discuss your options for achieving a flatter, more contoured chest. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center serves Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by enlarged or overdeveloped breasts in men. It can affect one or both breasts, sometimes creating asymmetry. It commonly develops around puberty, though it can be a problem at any age.
Gynecomastia is generally not a significant health concern. However, coping with the condition can be difficult. It can cause embarrassment and hurt your self-confidence.
There are several causes of gynecomastia, including:
- Hormone imbalances
- Taking certain medications
- Drug use
- Steroid use
- Underlying health concerns
In some cases, the condition can go away on its own. However, many men find that it is a persistent problem.
Unfortunately, it often takes more than a healthy lifestyle to reverse the unwanted aesthetic effects of gynecomastia. If you struggle with excessive breast tissue despite eating well and exercising, plastic surgery may be the next step.
Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery may be right for you if enlarged male breast tissue is affecting your daily life. You may feel the need to cover up to hide your condition. This self-consciousness can cause you to avoid certain activities, like going to the pool or gym, as well as intimacy.
Most men in good health who struggle with gynecomastia are ideal candidates for male breast reduction surgery. Additionally, good candidates:
- Have good skin elasticity
- Are at a healthy weight
- Don’t smoke or are willing to quit temporarily
- Have realistic expectation for the procedure
Before pursuing surgery, it’s important to meet with your doctor to ensure that your condition is not the result of underlying health issues or medications. In that case, treating the health issue or discontinuing the medication may significantly reduce the size of your breasts without surgical intervention.
In the end, arranging a confidential consultation with Dr. Castor is the best way to learn if male breast reduction is appropriate for your situation. During your visit, he will evaluate your breasts, listen to your goals, and recommend a customized treatment plan.
Your Male Breast Reduction Procedure
Male breast reduction procedures are performed at our accredited office surgical suite. Undergoing surgery in this space eliminates the cost and hassle associated with a hospital setting. Our state-of-the-art facility is a safe and comfortable location for your procedure.
Male breast reduction can involve several different techniques. Your procedure will be tailored to your unique physical characteristics.
If excessive fatty tissue is the primary cause of your enlarged breasts, liposuction alone may be appropriate. Liposuction is a time-tested way to eliminate excess fat. Dr. Castor offers several alternatives to traditional liposuction, including:
These 3 types of liposuction use sound waves and laser light to emulsify or melt the fat away.
In situations where excess glandular breast tissue is a concern, excision is generally the solution. This approach involves surgically removing the excess tissue. Excision is also used to correct excess skin and to reduce or reposition the areola.
In some cases, gynecomastia is treated using a combination of liposuction and excision. During your consultation, Dr. Castor will determine what approach you may benefit from.
Schedule Your Tampa Bay Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction surgery has the power to transform lives and boost confidence. It may be the solution to your enlarged male breast tissue.
Call 813-971-2000 to schedule your complimentary gynecomastia surgery consultation with Dr. Castor. At Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we proudly welcome patients from Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.