If you are a man who has lost a large amount of weight, you may be left with sagging or excess tissue in the chest area, causing excessively large breasts . Gynecomastia surgery, male breast reduction, is a procedure to help men gain confidence with a more masculine contour and a flatter chest. Dr. Soler provides male breast reduction to many patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL.
How is male breast reduction performed?
Gynecomastia, or male breast reduction surgery, is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia and sedation. Excision or liposuction, or a combination of the two, is used to remove the excess fat and tissue deposits. Any excessive skin can also be excised during this process. A few hours after the surgery, you can go home and during the first few days you should have a close relative or friend to aid in the recovery process. A chest wrapping or a compression vest may be used for a week or two after the surgery to keep inflammation down.
Does insurance cover gynecomastia surgery?
Male breast reduction surgery may be covered by insurance. You must contact your provider for obtaining pre-authorization. Any risks or individual suitability of breast reduction should be discussed directly with Dr. Soler during your consultation at his Tampa office.
We treat a breast reduction as a cosmetic procedure upon your first visit, and the $60 consultation fee applies. In order for a breast reduction to be covered under insurance, patients need 2-5 years of previous conservative treatment including chiropractor, PCP, massage therapist, etc. Even with the conservative treatments, surgeries need to be pre-approved and patients may be responsible for co-payments or co-insurance amounts per their insurance eligibility.
Even though all surgical procedures carry a slight degree of risk, no major complications are foreseen in a breast reduction surgery. Any minor complications that may arise do not hamper the end result of your surgery. Dr. Soler performs breast reduction surgery at his practice which is located just outside of downtown Tampa. Call Dr. Soler today to schedule your consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida.
Discreet cosmetic surgery travel
If you plan on traveling to Tampa from more than 50 miles away, we recommend you plan to stay for a few days. The chart below shows how long Dr. Soler recommends you stay based on your procedure. This chart is for both car and air travelers. At your consultation, Dr. Soler can give you a better idea of exactly how many days you would need to plan for post-operative recovery. If you need additional planning assistance, please contact our helpful office or visit our travel page.
Schedule a male breast reduction consultation today
If you would like to determine if a male breast reduction surgery is right for you, contact our office to schedule a one on one consultation with Dr. Soler. Our office serves patients from all over Tampa Bay, including St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Dr. Soler looks forward to meeting with you and addressing your specific questions and concerns about male breast reduction surgery.