Weight gain, aging and hormonal changes can result in excess tissue in the male breasts. This condition is called gynecomastia, which can affect males from puberty on. Larger male breasts can be embarrassing for many men and impact their self-confidence. Dr. Harry Salinas at HMS Plastic Surgery offers male gynecomastia surgery at our center in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL, area.
Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, can occur for many reasons, often related to hormone fluctuations. Low testosterone and hormone fluctuations at puberty can result in more breast tissue forming than is considered “normal” for males. Medications, weight gain, drug use and other factors can also result in noticeably larger male breasts.
While gynecomastia does not cause medical concerns, it can be devastating on self-esteem and confidence. Young men with this condition may feel uncomfortable changing their clothes around others, and men of all ages can be self-conscious of their larger breasts. Male plastic surgery can create a flatter, more masculine chest with male breast reduction.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Gynecomastia treatment often includes male breast reduction surgery. This procedure is used to remove fatty tissue around and behind the nipples, usually with liposuction. For some men with gynecomastia, the breast glands are also enlarged. This can require more extensive surgery to remove the glandular tissue as well as the fat around the breast. The incision for this surgery can be placed discreetly around the areola, which becomes almost invisible once it heals.
Male gynecomastia surgery can have a significant impact on your emotional and psychological well-being, as well as your appearance. Dr. Harry Salinas is an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic breast procedures, including male breast reduction surgery.
If you are a man who is displeased with the amount of your breast tissue, you may be experiencing gynecomastia. To learn more about male gynecomastia surgery to restore a flatter chest, contact us at HMS Plastic Surgery. Call our center in Miami, FL, to schedule a male breast reduction consultation with Dr. Salinas.