Male breast reduction surgery is an effective procedure designed to improve the appearance of men who suffer from large breasts, a condition called gynecomastia. This condition can lead to decreased confidence in appearance, embarrassment, and self-esteem issues. However, there is a solution that works. At Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, we offer male breast reduction, a procedure that can treat and correct gynecomastia.
How Can You Treat Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is another term for enlarged male breast tissue. If you suffer from this condition, you probably are aware of how it can make you feel self-conscious and embarrassed about your appearance. You may feel uncomfortable going shirtless or even wearing normal clothing. However, there is a solution that can not only treat this condition but resolve it completely.
Male breast reduction is a procedure that will target gynecomastia at the source and eliminate excess fat and tissue from the male breasts. The result is a tighter and more defined chest free of excess fat and tissue that makes your chest look larger or swollen.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a technical term for enlarged male breasts. When you suffer from this condition, excess breast tissue exists and can appear swollen and, at times, even cause discomfort and some degree of pain.
What Causes This Condition?
Many factors can lead to the development of oversized male breasts. This condition can be caused by a hormonal imbalance, specifically imbalanced testosterone and estrogen, genetics, the side effects of various meditations, puberty, and the aging process. For some, this condition is only temporary and eventually goes away. For others, it does not, and as a result, causes self-esteem issues and embarrassment.
This condition can affect men who have recently lost a significant amount of weight, and even those who have reached a healthy weight, exercise regularly, and live a healthy lifestyle, which is why it can be so frustrating to live with. If you suffer from this condition, know that there is a solution that can help you achieve your desired body and maintain it long term.
Are There Non-Surgical Solutions That Can Treat It?
Many men who suffer from this condition will attempt to treat it with more conservative approaches. Even after changing their diet and adopting an oftentimes intense exercise routine, many men still find that lifestyle changes will not improve the appearance of their chest. Even though they may lose weight and increase muscle definition in other areas of their bodies, the excess fat and tissue in the chest remain unaffected.
As any fitness expert will tell you, it is impossible to spot-treat fat, and while many men may try to reduce fat volume causing enlarged breasts with diet and exercise, excess fat cells are not always the problem. While excess fat can cause this condition, so can the development of excess tissue. The best way to permanently eliminate enlarged male breasts is by undergoing a surgical procedure like male breast reduction that will deliver permanent results.
What Happens During a Male Breast Reduction Procedure?
Male breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure that involves removing the excess tissue from the breasts to alleviate swelling, excess volume, and often the pain that is associated with this condition. During the procedure, the surgeon will use liposuction or excision techniques to gently suction or remove stubborn fat cells from the area.
A combination of both techniques may be used depending on the patient’s needs. Excess fat, tissue, and skin will be removed, and the area will be contoured and left with significantly less fat volume and increased definition.
What Kind of Recovery Can I Expect?
Once you undergo this procedure, you’ll remain at our office for a few hours before returning home. Most patients spend the first three to five days recovering. The incisions made during the liposuction portion of the procedure will remain open during the healing process, but the larger incisions must be attended to at our office five to seven days after your procedure is over. If sutures are used, they will dissolve on their own.
You will need someone to drive you to and from your procedure, as well as someone who can help you at home with meal preparation, recovery, and light household duties. You will be provided with a compression vest or chest wrapping that you will be instructed to wear for one to two weeks after your procedure to promote and accelerate the healing process. We will provide you with additional post-procedure details during your initial consultation.
Are There Ways To Accelerate My Recovery?
While you can’t change the rate at which your body chooses to heal after undergoing a cosmetic procedure, you can support your body during the process and give it everything it needs so that you can heal quickly.
Resting as directed, following the post-procedure directives, and eating a healthy diet will all contribute to a quick, healthy, and successful recovery. Avoiding alcohol, smoking, and unhealthy foods with chemicals and preservatives will help you support your health so your body can focus on the healing process.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Once you undergo this procedure, you can expect permanent results. The changes in the appearance of your chest region will be visible immediately. Still, since you wear a chest compression garment or wrapping, you may not be able to see your results until further into your recovery.
However, once excess tissue and fat cells are removed from the area, they cannot return. This is the benefit of choosing a procedure that uses liposuction and excision to treat gynecomastia because the results are permanent. You don’t have to worry about the fat cells returning to the area.
Maintaining Your Results
This procedure will permanently eliminate the excess fat cells from the chest, and since they cannot return or regrow, results will be permanent. However, there will still be some remaining fat cells in the area, so if you do happen to gain weight after your procedure, those fat cells will have the potential of expanding, which then can affect your results.
This is simple to avoid. As long as you live a healthy lifestyle, exercise routinely, and eat a clean diet, you can maintain a healthy weight, reach new goals, and enjoy significantly less fat volume in your chest.
Enhancing Your Results
Excess tissue and fat cells will negatively affect your appearance, but they will also hide your hard-earned muscle. After your procedure, you’ll be able to enhance your results by building pectoral muscles to improve the definition in the area. If you’ve already been building your pectoral muscles but haven’t been able to see your hard work because of excess tissue and fat cells, after your procedure, your results will finally be visible.
Am I a Candidate?
If you’ve tried to treat gynecomastia on your own with conservative methods and techniques but still aren’t seeing results, and it’s not going away, you may be a good candidate for a male breast reduction surgery.
It’s important that you schedule an initial consultation here at our office before moving on with the process so that we can confirm this procedure is right for you. The best candidates for this procedure have excess breast tissue and fat that they cannot eliminate with weight loss, diet, and noninvasive techniques. Candidates should be in good health and non-smokers.
Scheduling an Initial Consultation
An initial consultation is the first step in this process, and it’s an important one. If you suffer from this condition and are looking for a permanent solution, male breast reduction may be the procedure that can help you resolve this condition once and for all. We’ll evaluate your chest in person during your initial consultation and learn more about your health history and ultimate goals. Then, we’ll provide you with detailed information about the procedure and what to expect.
Once we confirm that male breast reduction surgery is right for you, we can move forward with the process, create your unique treatment plan, and then schedule your procedure. If you live outside the Tampa area, we can provide you with more information about recovering at a nearby location until you are cleared to return home.
You don’t have to live with gynecomastia. Male breast reduction surgery is the perfect solution that can correct this condition once and for all. Once you experience this procedure, you will be amazed at how it will increase your sense of confidence. Contact us today at Solar Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, to learn more about this procedure and determine if it’s right for you.