In terms of having cosmetic surgery, men are taking advantage of these procedures in ever-increasing numbers. Men have concerns about the appearance of various areas of the body and face, including:
One of the most commonly requested male cosmetic procedures is that of male breast reduction. Enlarged male breasts may be a condition called gynecomastia, or the result of genetics or excess weight. Some people refer to this condition as "man boobs," but it is far from a joking matter. This tissue is a combination of both fat and glandular tissue, firmer, and typically more fibrous than fat alone.
Males who suffer from gynecomastia may suffer from low self-esteem and poor body image. Depending on the degree of enlargement, the condition can come with added physical problems, but the psychological and social complications are often the main concern. Some men delay seeking treatment due to a sense of embarrassment about having enlarged breasts, but it is a surprisingly common issue that is easily treatable by a simple male breast reduction surgery. The scars left by gynecomastia surgery are minimal, and many of our patients tell us that post-surgery, they were happy to go shirtless and enjoy the beach or other outdoor fun – for the first time in years. Dr. Jeremy White is a Top Rated Miami Gynecomastia Surgeon who is ready to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Immediately after the procedure, you should notice an improvement in the shape and appearance of your chest, which will only improve as post-surgical swelling subsides. Results of this treatment are designed to be long-lasting. Excess skin and fat and glandular tissues removed in the procedure will be gone for good. Still, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep your improved chest contours. Significant weight gain, certain medical conditions, steroids, or use of drugs that influence testosterone levels could lead to a recurrence of gynecomastia.
Even though gynecomastia surgery is a relatively simple, low-risk procedure, it can go wrong when performed by an underqualified or inexperienced physician. Never undergo any type of cosmetic surgery before consulting with a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon who has an extensive track record of success, and who is respected in the medical community. Dr. Jeremy White has all these qualities and is pleased to provide state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures in a warm, comfortable boutique clinic in the Miami area. The first step toward regaining confidence and moving toward a body you can feel proud of is scheduling a consultation to discuss your goals, concerns, and needs with a caring physician.
I don’t even know where to start! I went in for Gynecomastia surgery! Everything from my initial phone call with Lori at the Frontdesk to my post-surgery follow up check-ups with Dr.White were nothing short of amazing. When you walk in you are treated like a truly valued person. The office is very clean and maintained and the staff is very friendly and polite. I know that plastic/cosmetic surgery can be a bit of a touchy subject but don’t let that detour you from going to see Dr.White. I had anxiety and it melted away when I met him in person. The day of surgery, the nurse that was tending to me, Rachel, lit up when I told her that Dr.White was my surgeon! She proceeded to tell me that it was rare to have a doctor that highly skilled and with such good bedside manners. Dr.White and his staff where with me every step of the way during recovery. Dr.White has open phone lines for you to reach him anytime after your surgery for any questions or concerns you may have. which made things a whole lot easier. My results are amazing and I’m glad that I went through with this procedure with Dr.White. 100,000 out of 10 would recommend!!!
I am 52 years old, and I had irregular gynecomastia ( the left side bigger than the right side), with some pain and tenderness behind the left nipple. I found Dr. Jeremy White from Aventura, FL and decided that he was my best option. Dr. White and his staff make me feel welcome, the surgery went well and now the breast tissue and pain behind the nipple are a thing of the past. I would highly recommend Dr. Jeremy White to anyone suffering gynecomastia
Dr. White & his staff were truly superb in taking care of all of my needs. My recovery was very smooth & easy, & my surgical results were spectacular. He really took the time to get to know me & properly informed me of all of the information pertaining to my surgery. I would recommend him to family & friends time & time again. Dr. White is a great cosmetic surgeon, true gentleman, & humanitarian!
Frequently, certain medications, marijuana use, long-term use of steroids, and a few other health problems can lead to gynecomastia. It’s more common than many people know. In fact, 70% of boys develop some form of the condition during puberty; luckily, most cases of gynecomastia in teens will resolve later. However, men can still develop this chest enlargement later in life due to hormonal changes.
Secondary sex characteristics are governed mostly by two hormones: testosterone and estrogen. Testosterone produces masculine characteristics such as increased body hair and a deeper voice, while estrogen is responsible for producing women’s enlarged breasts. While we think of these two hormones as associated solely with their respective sex, the truth is that everybody has both estrogen and testosterone present in their bodies in different amounts. In males, when testosterone levels are lowered and/or there is an increase in estrogen, gynecomastia can occur. Some men have a genetically related gynecomastia, meaning that they have normal amounts of circulating estrogen in their bodies, but their chests are unusually sensitive to the hormone. Many male infants are born with enlarged breasts due to the high levels of estrogen present in the mother; this is normal. During puberty, a hormonal imbalance can trigger gynecomastia that will typically resolve within six months or two years without the need for surgical intervention. Men between the ages of 50 and 69 experience another sudden increase in the condition, with about one in four men in this age group affected.
In addition to natural hormonal changes, the risk of gynecomastia can also be increased by the use of certain street drugs (amphetamines, marijuana, heroin, and methadone) and alcohol. Medications prescribed by a doctor to treat another condition can also play a role in causing enlarged breasts in males. Common medications that can lead to larger breasts in men include steroids, AIDS medications, medications used to treat prostate enlargement, some antibiotics, certain psychotropic medications, chemotherapy, and drugs used to treat ulcers, heart conditions, and stomach issues. Medical conditions affecting the heart, kidneys, liver, thyroid, or prostate can also be responsible for the condition.
If a patient truly has gynecomastia, which is a hormonal phenomenon, then chest exercises will not eliminate that firm glandular tissue. It’s true that weight loss can help to decrease the amount of fat in the chest for some men, but for others, doing a lot of chest exercises will build more muscle and push the tissue further outwards. This can lead to the puffy nipples and other aesthetic problems. This is one of the key differences between true gynecomastia and simply having excess fat in the chest because of carrying excess weight: With gynecomastia, men may be able to eliminate or reduce fat through diet and exercise, but the firm, glandular tissue persists. No other treatment besides male breast reduction surgery is known to have lasting results.
Any man that has concerns about the enlargement of his chest not due solely to muscle growth and who is healthy enough to have surgery is a candidate for a gynecomastia procedure. The surgery is performed on an out-patient basis, depending on the extent of the enlargement and the skin quality in the area. To begin your Gynecomastia Surgery Miami plastic surgeon, Dr. White will perform liposuction of the chest, with or without the removal of glandular tissue, through a small incision around the nipple. When there is extreme skin laxity, some skin may also be removed in the chest surgery. This surgery to correct gynecomastia is a satisfying procedure for male patients who are self-conscious about having breasts that are enlarged. With the male breast reduction, patients report that their self-confidence is dramatically improved.
The cost of Gynecomastia Surgery in Miami depends on the type and extent of the surgery that will be performed, the cost in Miami can typically range from $4,000 to $6,500. This price covers the surgeon’s fee, the anesthesiologist, and the facility costs. In the grand scheme of things, most of our patients who have the gynecomastia surgery done are satisfied with the results and feel it was well worth the price.
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, Doctor’s Choice Award Miami, the 2016 RealSelf Top 500, and the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award Winner every year since in 2017. We invite you to have a consultation about the procedure you need. Schedule your consultation today.