commonly requested procedures
Male breast reduction, or Gynecomastia Surgery, procedures are commonly requested in the South Florida area as men enjoy warmer weather activities in lighter clothing or without shirts. For young, mature men, having loose skin in their chest area (or male boobs, as they are often called) can be embarrassing. Our well-experienced team of certified plastic surgeons at Hass Plastic Surgery offer gynecomastia surgery for men in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Wellington and the surrounding areas of Florida.
Gynecomastia is characterized by excess skin around the breast or extra glandular tissue development in one or both male breasts. It can also be localized fat or, in more severe situations, the excess breast tissue can cause the breasts to sag or stretch. Some men who have over-developed breasts may have inherited the condition or they may have had hormone changes. Other men may have had weight fluctuations or used certain medications which have now caused the condition of gynecomastia.
Although enlarged male breasts may not be physically painful for men, they can be emotionally damaging, lowering self-confidence. Men may avoid taking their shirt off, or wear loose, oversized clothing to cover up. Either way, it is not necessary to avoid physical activities, intimate moments, or even hide the condition when our Palm Beach Gardens Gynecomastia surgery is a relatively simple procedure for a healthy male patient.
Gynecomastia surgery to reduce male breasts is performed in several ways depending on the type of correction needed. If there is minimal excess skin, and mostly fatty tissue then liposuction, or even CoolSculpting treatments for male breast reduction may be suggested to get the desired results.
CoolSculpting is the number one non-invasive fat-reducing technology that lessens fatty tissues in certain parts of the body, including male breasts. A consultation with our highly skilled CoolSculpting technicians and the doctor can determine if this non-invasive method is appropriate for some men. Our CoolSculpting technicians have had great success for the ideal male candidate, and better yet, the procedure takes 35 minutes, with little to no downtime or special garments needed after.
If traditional excision techniques are recommended for gynecomastia surgery because excess skin or firm glands need to be removed, or the areola needs to be reduced or repositioned, then the incision patterns are placed discreetly, in the folds of the skin or along the areola. If liposuction is recommended alone, or as part of Gynecomastia Surgery Palm Beach Gardens patients can then expect tiny incisions to placed in discrete areas to allow tumescent fluid to be injected into the tissue to allow the fat to be removed safely and comfortably.
With liposuction, fat can be aggressively removed under the chest skin and along the sides or underarm area to highlight the pectoralis muscle giving it more definition. Gynecomastia surgery itself takes about two to three hours and is performed under IV/MAC sedation in our AAAASF surgery center in Palm Beach Gardens or Wellington. Patients go home to recover with only minor bandages and most of our Palm Beach Gardens Gynecomastia Surgery patients only need a few days off from work. Exercise and strenuous work is limited for about four weeks; however, due to the fact that the surgery is on the chest area and is hidden by clothing, most patients can get back to normal routines fairly quickly.
Male breast reduction is considered a permanent solution for Gynecomastia, but some men can develop enlarged breasts due to lifestyle changes, medications, and other medical conditions. Eating right and exercising are the best ways to maintain the masculine contours of your chest after male breast reduction.
If you are a man with enlarged breasts, schedule a complimentary consultation at Hass Plastic Surgery. We offer financing through CareCredit and Alphaeon Credit to help you afford the treatments that you deserve. “Man boobs” are embarrassing, especially considering the outdoor lifestyle in South Florida. Our plastic surgeons at Hass Plastic Surgery offer Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction, for men in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Wellington and the surrounding areas of Florida. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.
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