As men age, it becomes common for their breast tissue to swell, known as gynecomastia. While it can be cause for concern and insecurity, it is something many men struggle with and is a normal part of aging. However, knowing it is a common experience doesn’t alleviate concerns or insecurities. If you’re experiencing gynecomastia, there is a solution for you to feel confident in your skin again: Male breast reduction. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Specialists of Florida specialize in providing safe and skilled male breast reductions in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our specialists.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a common condition in men that results in the breasts taking on an enlarged appearance. The development of gynecomastia is usually associated with benign pubertal changes, medication changes, aging, increases in estrogen, decreases in testosterone, health conditions, and more. In adolescent boys, the condition is often a source of psychological stress that can cause extreme self-consciousness and even depression. Gynecomastia surgery aims to reduce excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue to give men a more contoured-looking chest.
What Is the Procedure for a Male Breast Reduction?
There are a couple of different ways the procedure for a male breast reduction can be completed. We will decide on the best course of action based on your specific situation to ensure your safety and comfort.
The first way is through liposuction. Liposuction removes the excess glandular tissues and fat through a small incision. The other is similar in that it involves removing excess fat, but it also removes excess skin. This type of procedure may be necessary if your skin has been stretched and may not be able to return to its original state, leaving the skin sagging and loose.
What Is Recovery Like for Male Breast Reductions?
After your breast reduction, you will be in recovery for about 1-2 weeks, during which you should avoid strenuous activities in order to allow for proper recovery. You will likely be sore for the first week. You can take over-the-counter painkillers if you are feeling excessive pain or discomfort. Drs. Low and Cheung will provide you with specific care instructions on keeping the area clean and taken care of, as well as possible medications for recovery.
Benefits of Male Breast Reduction
There are a number of reasons to consider male breast reduction, including:
- Enhancing self-esteem and self-confidence
- Quick recovery time
- Simple procedure
- It may assist in the ability to lose weight
- Increase ability to participate in activities
If you’re ready to start experiencing the benefits of male breast reduction in Fort Lauderdale, FL, contact Cosmetic and Reconstructive Specialists of Florida.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you would be interested in learning more about male breast reduction in Fort Lauderdale, FL, schedule a consultation with Cosmetic and Reconstructive Specialists of Florida by calling 954.533.8029 today! Or, fill out the consultation request form below, and our staff will get back to you at the earliest. Drs. Christopher Low and Michael C. Cheung are board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and have years of experience helping patients achieve the appearance they feel comfortable in.