The majority of breast reductions are for women, yet, it isn’t uncommon for men to seek this procedure as well. The main reason being, they also suffer from an increase in breast tissue because of weight gain, and hormonal conditions such as an increase of estrogen and chromosomal issues.
This situation is as embarrassing for men, and they can have the same blow to their confidence as women can experience about their breast size and shape. The most significant reason for loss of confidence comes down to men feeling they have lost some of their masculinity.
Dr. Z and the entire team at Zuri Plastic Surgery will guide you through your male breast reduction procedure to ensure you get outstanding aesthetic results but also the skilled care that you need. At our surgery center in Miami Gynecomastia Surgery is offered along with a variety of aesthetic services and we will customize your treatment plan so that you can leave feeling healthy and confident.
Gynecomastia is a common condition in which the male breast tissue is enlarged. This condition is typically more prevalent in older men and teenage boys. Sometimes people assume it is a build-up of fat; however, this is not the case. The enlargement is the result of muscle tissue that grows larger than normal.
There are a variety of conditions that can cause Gynecomastia. In general, it happens when there is a reduction of the hormone testosterone and an increase in estrogen levels in the body. This imbalance can be caused by natural hormone changes in different stages of life, including adolescence and in older men, but is possible at any age. In addition, a wide variety of medications and several different chronic health conditions can cause gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia can be an especially difficult condition for men to deal with.
It can alter their body image or even deter them from participating in social situations or sports. For most patients, gynecomastia surgery brings back a sense of confidence and masculinity that may have been severely diminished.
After receiving Gynecomastia Surgery Miami patients can enjoy benefits which include:
Many men find it challenging to reach out to a doctor and deal with this often embarrassing issue, but most never regret it once they do.
If you think you are struggling with gynecomastia or have been diagnosed by your doctor, they may talk to you about the option for Gynecomastia Surgery. Candidates for male breast reduction are in generally good health and can be candid about their aesthetic goals. Ideal candidates for this procedure may be dealing with gynecomastia due to:
*Individual results will vary
Dr. Z will discuss several points with you. He will need to understand your concerns, aspirations and reasons for wanting to undergo gynecomastia surgery. He will also need to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
Items that you will discuss will include any previous surgery, medications, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco products, or any recreational drug use. The doctor will need to know if there has been any use of steroids.
After this, he will examine your chest and take pictures. These will be your before shots, and he will also take the after shots once the Gynecomastia Surgery is complete.
The technical term for this procedure is reduction mammoplasty, which focuses on reducing the male breast size and then flattening and enhancing the chest contours. If the male breasts have grown large because of excessive weight gain, they may be drooping to an extent that the areola may stretch. If this is the case, Dr. Zuriarrain can surgically improve this by removing excess skin and returning the nipple and areola to a natural position.
Once you are asleep under general anesthesia, there are two processes, which the surgeon can perform. If the underlying problem is fatty tissue, then small incisions are made and a thin cannula is fed inside, and through liposuction, the excess fat will loosen and be removed from the body. For extreme gynecomastia surgery procedures, there will be an amount of glandular breast tissue and excess skin, which requires removal. In many cases, this may be required because of the positioning of the nipple and areola once the procedure is complete.
During your Gynecomastia Surgery in Miami, plastic surgeon, Dr. Zuriarrain, will always attempt to make incisions where they will be hidden in the natural contours of the male body once the procedure is over. However, in some cases, there is a likelihood of some minor scarring.
After the procedure, there will be swelling, redness and discomfort in the chest area. Patients are likely to feel tired after the procedure and should have another adult present for the first twenty-four hours in case of shortness of breath, chest pain or any unfamiliar heart beat rhythms.
For the first few weeks after the procedure, a compression garment will be advisable to help minimize swelling, and to help enhance the results. You will need two to three days of good rest after the procedure, and Miami Gynecomastia Surgery patients must adhere to the instructions given by either Dr. Zuriarrain or the staff in the Miami, FL clinic.
It is possible for men to return to work after five days as long as they do not overexert themselves. Full recovery and undertaking regular activities are usually possible around three to four weeks after surgery.
Choosing a certified team to work with is the first step to getting the best results from your Gynecomastia Surgery in Miami. You want a team that helps make your wishes come true and is able to answer all of your questions. You also want to make sure they have experience with modern techniques and the best ways to get you the look you want with minimal incisions. The team at Zuri Plastic Surgery is highly skilled and can offer you a top-notch, stellar outcome.
Gynecomastia Surgery is very common and is performed around 20,000 times each year.
Since this surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, there is no pain during the procedure. Most patients are sore for the first few days afterward.
Rare risks include bruising, bleeding, or infection. These are rare, and this procedure is considered very safe.
For optimal results, a compression garment should be worn for one to two weeks post-surgery.
Yes, it is permanent because the tissue is removed.
It is best to wait until after the age of 16 to have Gynecomastia Surgery. It is possible to perform it earlier, but due to puberty and ongoing hormonal changes in adolescence, there is a possibility of tissue regrowth.
Sometimes Gynecomastia can resolve on its own. However, this depends on the severity of the case and whether there are any underlying issues at work.
The cost of Gynecomastia Surgery varies depending on the extent of the procedure and any additional treatments. Schedule your consultation to learn more.
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