Male Breast Reduction Surgery to Treat Gynecomastia
The term cosmetic surgery can be a little reductive, especially when you consider all that our surgical procedures can accomplish for our patients. Yes, these procedures are designed to help you achieve a specific aesthetic goal, but they can also greatly enhance your self-esteem and self-confidence.
This is absolutely true if you’re an Orlando-area man seeking treatment for gynecomastia. We have seen time and time again that gynecomastia – or the appearance of male breasts – can profoundly undermine a man’s confidence and self-esteem.
Fortunately, we can treat gynecomastia through male breast reduction surgery. This will eliminate your concerns and enable you to find more confidence and self-esteem when you look in the mirror.
Gynecomastia can have a number of causes, and that cause will affect how the condition is treated. In some cases, gynecomastia is caused by:
An underlying health condition including cancer or a disorder of the liver or thyroid
Certain steroid-containing medications
Before we move forward with male breast reduction surgery, we’ll carefully evaluate your condition to determine its cause, and then we’ll find a course of treatment that’s right for you. Sometimes, gynecomastia can be treated by simple diet and exercise and by losing weight, which will shrink the fat cells in the region and reduce the appearance of male breasts. Sometimes, however, diet and exercise aren’t enough and the fat cells just won’t respond. In such a circumstance, male breast reduction surgery is the way to go.
If diet and exercise is not the solution, male breast reduction is as simple as using liposuction. Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans safely undergo liposuction and are thrilled with the results. We simply use a thin tube called a cannula to remove fat cells from the targeted area, eliminating them permanently from that region.
You can have confidence that liposuction will work for you, and if you follow our instructions, recovery will be a relatively short, simple process.
In other cases, the skin of the chest region does not respond to male breast reduction surgery in an ideal fashion and once the fat is removed the skin begins to sag in the area being treated. If this happens, the procedure will also include treatment to remove the excess skin and tighten and re-shape what remains.
If your gynecomastia is caused by a glandular condition, we will likely need to remove the excess glandular tissue. This can usually be done at the same time as liposuction.
As you can see, there are a number of options for treating gynecomastia. You can trust Dr. Greenberg to find the right path for you and to effectively execute the plan decided upon during your comprehensive consultation. If you live in or around Orlando, Florida and you want to finally treat your gynecomastia, please call Winter Park Plastic Surgery and Laser Center at 407-644-3137 today.