Enlarged male breasts, a condition technically known as gynecomastia, are sometimes humorously referred to as “man boobs.” However, anyone afflicted with this condition knows that it is far from a humorous matter. If you are a man, having noticeable breasts can be embarrassing and stressful.
Distressing as it may be, gynecomastia is actually a common condition. It occurs frequently in newborn infants (due to the estrogen from the mother), during puberty, and as reported by the Mayo Clinic, in at least 1 in every 4 men in the 50 to 69 age group. Fortunately, the problem can be corrected with a male breast reduction procedure to reduce breast tissue and restore masculine contours to the chest.
Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure in which male breast size is reduced and chest contours are flattened to appear more masculine and fit. This surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis. It involves liposuction to remove excess fat in the breasts, and may involve excision to remove glandular tissue and excess skin. Dr. Jeremy White at ARC Plastic Surgery, a Plastic Surgery Clinic in Miami, performs the procedure through an incision in the nipple area, where it is hidden when healed.
Men have male breast reduction surgery to remove the inconvenience and embarrassment of having enlarged breasts. This surgical procedure is the most effective treatment for gynecomastia Miami has to offer. While weight loss can reduce the amount of fat in the chest and reduce the appearance of enlarged breasts in some men, it can do nothing to reduce excess glandular tissue caused by hormones.
Gynecomastia can develop for several different of reasons. Common causes of this condition are:
A male breast reduction procedure can provide both physical and emotional benefits for men with gynecomastia. When large male breasts are corrected, masculine pectoral muscles appear trim and normal. Men who have had this procedure no longer have to wear overly large shirts in an attempt to hide the condition, and can actually wear clothes that are form-fitting, and look great. With masculine chest contours restored, men feel far more confidence in their appearance and free to be shirtless, in public or private, when the occasion arises.
Bandages or dressings will be applied to your incisions after surgery. You may be given a compression garment to wear to minimize swelling and support your chest to keep you more comfortable and help your chest heal as it should. A thin tube may be placed under the skin temporarily to drain off excess blood or fluids.
You may feel sore for a few days after the procedure. Your doctor will likely give you a prescription, or you can use an over-the-counter medication such as Tylenol to control post-surgical pain. Depending on the nature of the work, many patients are ready to return to work within a few days after male breast reduction surgery.
At ARC Plastic Surgery in Miami, Dr. Jeremy White performs male breast reduction surgery with precision and skill. Dr. White is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience and numerous “Top Doctor” awards. If you are tired of the embarrassment and inconvenience of excessive male breast tissue, schedule a consultation with Dr. White to discuss some of the most effective male breast reduction Miami has to offer.
If you’re considering plastic surgery, choosing the right plastic surgeon could not be more important. Dr. Jeremy White is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the 2021 Doctor’s Choice Award Miami, the 2016 RealSelf Top 500, and the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award Winner since 2017. We invite you to have a consultation about the procedure you need. Schedule your consultation today.