Gynecomastia in Melbourne, FL
For many males who have enlarged breasts caused by weight gain, hormonal problems, or genetics, male breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery, is an ideal solution that improves the chest contour and restores definition to the area of the pectoral muscles. Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and board-certified dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD, is a state-of-the-art practice that provides gynecomastia surgery for residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and surrounding Central Florida communities.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a common condition affecting males in which the breasts are enlarged due to weight gain or hormonal imbalances. In some patients, the condition may respond to medical therapy or resolve without treatment. Most patients with gynecomastia present for over one year, not due to medical or hormonal reasons choose to undergo the male breast reduction procedure.
How is Gynecomastia surgery or Male Breast reduction performed?
There are several ways to perform the male breast reduction procedure. The technique performed depends on what type and how much tissue has accumulated. The tissue is removed either through surgery or liposuction. In mild cases, liposuction alone may tighten the chest contour and restore pectoral definition. In other cases, where glandular tissue is present, or excess skin remains hanging after liposuction, surgery may be the best option. Surgery produces hairline scars and may require repositioning the nipple. For many patients, optimal results are achieved by combining both surgery and liposuction.
What are the advantages of Gynecomastia surgery or Male Breast Reduction?
Gynecomastia surgery eliminates excess tissue around the pectoral area and restores contour and definition in the male chest, resulting in a more muscular appearance and better fitting clothes. Male breast reduction patients report feeling more satisfied with their appearance after the procedure, and consequently, feeling improved self-confidence in social and professional situations.
At what age can a boy undergo Male Breast Reduction?
Gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction by liposuction may be performed on men and teen boys over age 13 (with consent of guardian in cases of minors) who have accumulated fatty deposits around the pectoral muscles that aren’t eliminated by diet and exercise. Male breast reduction is a simple and safe procedure; however, our team of specialists can best assess your condition to determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure. Contact our office for a consultation to determine if male breast reduction is right for you.
Recovery from Gynecomastia surgery
It is normal to experience some discomfort for several days after the procedure, depending on the extent of your procedure and your general condition. If you undergo surgery, dressings will be removed after a few days. You may experience minor swelling and bruising that normally resolves itself within a few weeks. You will be required to wear a compression garment for several weeks to protect and support the healing tissue and help the body adjust to its new contour. In about six weeks you may resume normal physical activities such as sports and exercise.
How Much Does Gynecomastia surgery cost in Central Florida?
The cost of your male reduction treatment will depend on how the procedure is performed and how much tissue as well as what type of tissue is removed. Some health insurance providers may cover gynecomastia surgery when the surgery is required to treat a medical condition, but most will not cover it. To help patients manage costs, our office provides flexible financing options and accepts various forms of payment.
Adolescent males and men who have developed excessive breast tissue are achieving a muscular and defined chest contour through male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and board-certified dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD. If you live in Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, or nearby communities in the Central Florida area, contact our office today to learn more about male breast reduction and what it can do for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can guys develop breasts?
Yes, males can develop breast tissue.
How can gynecomastia be prevented?
Minimize drugs and medications that enhance breast tissue,
Does gynecomastia surgery leave scars?
Yes. All surgery with incisions leaves scars.
How do I know if I have gynecomastia?
If you are male, and your chest fat/breast tissue is larger than normal.