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Gynecomastia Treatment in Miami(Male Breast Reduction)

Gynecomastia treatment is a plastic surgery procedure administered to reduce breast size in men. It also enhances and flattens their chest contours. If you are currently suffering from gynecomastia, there are plastic surgery options that could help you reduce your breast size. One plastic surgery procedure that many people are not aware of is male breast reduction surgery. Many people opt not to talk about or even recognize the need for male breast surgery. We at Dr. Carlos Spera—a renowned Plastic Surgery in Miami understand the need for gynecomastia to be properly treated. If you are considering undergoing this plastic surgery procedure and you might have some questions. We are here to help!

What is gynecomastia?

In simple terms, gynecomastia is a male condition characterized by the enlargement of breast tissue. Having big breast tissue is often a source of embarrassment and shame for men. Male who are seeking gynecomastia treatment in Miami are drastically increasing over the years. There is a continued influx of men wanting improvement in the look of their chest through plastic surgery procedures.

How do I detect if I have gynecomastia?

Typically, gynecomastia occurs in both breasts; however, patients may also have either unilateral or asymmetric breasts. Self-examinations for breasts usually demonstrate a tender, firm, palpable, disk-like mound of tissue that is not as hard as breast cancer and is seen typically under the nipple or areolar complex.

When there are palpable masses that are hard and unilateral to the nipple and associated with nipple discharge, changes in the skin, enlargement of lymph nodes, and breast cancer should be suspected, proper evaluation is highly recommended. These evaluations include MRI and the performance of mammograms.

What causes gynecomastia?

The primary cause of gynecomastia is the drastic upset in the estrogen and testosterone balance. Several things that can upset this delicate balance are their breasts.

Natural hormonal changes. We are constantly changing hormones during our lifetime, but the most prevalent changes of our hormones happen during our puberty stage and later in life. Men who significantly produce too little testosterone but excess estrogen may develop gynecomastia at any point in their life.

During the stage of puberty, hormonal changes can lead to the growth of male breast tissues. In some instances, this breast tissue significantly shrinks after hitting puberty stage; however, in most cases, the breast remains enlarged. The prevalence of having asymptomatic gynecomastia amongst children ranges from 60% to 90%, 50 to 60% among adolescents, and not more than 70% for adults aged 50 to 69 years old.

Hereditary causes. With regard to the hormonal condition, genetics can play a significant role in causing gynecomastia. Albeit many cases are not inherited, there is a correlation between parents with this condition and their children. It is noteworthy that heredity can cause a predisposition to gynecomastia but not necessarily the condition itself.

Medications. Some medications are contributory to the development of gynecomastia. Some of these medications are as follows:

  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Antivirals
  • Chemotherapy
  • All varieties of heart medication
  • Medications on heartburn

Other medications cause gynecomastia, but these are the main prescriptions and over-the-counter medications that significantly cause gynecomastia. Often, you can reduce this medication to get rid of the recurrence of gynecomastia.

Illegal drugs. It can also contribute to your hormonal imbalance and can bring you to experience this condition. The most common causes are alcohol, opioids such as heroin, steroids, among others. In the case of illegal drug use, you need to stop using drugs that cause gynecomastia after plastic surgery. They will not only help you recover quickly after the plastic surgery procedure, but they will also help you get rid of recurring.

Obesity. It is not a direct cause of gynecomastia, but obesity can make male breasts grow larger. The fat tissue can accumulate in the chest just as it does in other parts of their body. Adipomastia is the medical term for the enlargement of breasts in both men and women. While it significantly affects both sexes, the effect of weight gain in this area of the body is often more concerned to men.

Existing health conditions. Some health conditions also contribute to gynecomastia, including hypogonadism, hyperthyroidism, kidney failure and disease, tumors, and liver disease. Any disease that can lower testosterone or make your estrogen high is implicated in the development of gynecomastia. It is noteworthy that gynecomastia is a normal reaction to the aging process and plastic surgery is often the ideal and most permanent solution.

Some herbal products. These are credited with the development of gynecomastia amongst men. Herbal supplements contain plant oil. Herbal lotions, shampoos, and conditioners are even a cause of the problem. It is vital to discuss the use of herbal supplements and products, especially when it contains estrogen with your plastic surgeon, especially when you have a family history of gynecomastia.

In a nutshell, the common causes of gynecomastia include excess weight gain, puberty, use of marijuana, and use of anabolic steroids in bodybuilders, to name some. Some other medications also cause enlargements of male breasts.

How to get rid of gynecomastia (Male breast/chest reduction surgery)?

The fastest treatment for gynecomastia is undergoing breast reduction plastic surgery. It is noteworthy that there are different treatments advertised that are both unhealthy and unsound. Some recommend excessive diet, which not only fails to reduce breast tissue but also causes other psychological and physical problems. Some chemicals are available in the market as breast reduction treatments that are at best ineffective at worst dangerous.

Where your breasts are uncomfortable or producing discharge, or in a general sense, severe cases of gynecomastia, undergoing a plastic surgery procedure is the only alternative. After the gynecomastia treatment, diet, exercise, and a reduction in medication are warranted.

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How is Male Breast/Chest Reduction Surgery in Miami performed?

One of the reasons why patients opt for Gynecomastia treatment in Miami is because of the lumps in their breasts with or without the appearance of excess fats in their breasts. Some Gynecomastia treatment in Miami to remove the breast tissues includes liposuction of the excess fat, plastic surgery to remove excess granular breasts through an incision in the margin of the nipple-areolar complex or skin excision. Your plastic surgeon must perform a proper physical examination and monitoring first on your breast to confirm gynecomastia to determine whether there is a suspicion for male breast cancer before doing the actual plastic surgery procedure.

Preparing for plastic surgery involves ensuring that you stop taking some medications that increase the potential risks of bleeding. You are required to get rid of smoking and increase your nutrition to support healthy healing and recovery following the Gynecomastia treatment.

Dr. Carlos Spera—a renowned Plastic Surgery in Miami performs gynecomastia treatment under general anesthesia. However, it is also applicable to be performed under oral sedation and local anesthesia. Most plastic surgeons utilize drains after plastic surgery procedures to minimize the chances of fluid accumulation. The utilization of compression vests and icing is also commonly used to ease pain, minimize swelling, and control bruising.

The exact plastic surgery technique varies depending on where the issue is—whether in the glandular tissue, fat, or simply excess skin. In all cases, the unwanted tissue is being removed, and the plastic surgeon contours the chest to give its natural look. If there is excess skin, Dr. Carlos Spera will remove the excess to tighten the chest for a masculine feel and look.

What are the risks with a Male Breast/Chest Reduction Surgery?

Like most plastic surgery procedures, gynecomastia treatment in Miami also possesses its fair share of risks and complications. Generally, gynecomastia treatment is incredibly safe, and most patients have a fast and smooth recovery period. Despite the intricate attention to the safety of both the patient and the surgeon, underlying complications may occur.

All plastic surgery procedures leave some scarring. The scars from gynecomastia are not noticeable. If you are concerned about scarring, you will want to ensure that your plastic surgeon knows this. Dr. Carlos Spera—renowned plastic surgery in Miami seeks to minimize scar tissues where ever possible. It only makes small incisions and small stitches when necessary. In most cases, the scarring is minimal and fades quickly with the aid of proper aftercare.

The most common complications in gynecomastia treatment are as follows:

  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Fluid Accumulation
  • Contour irregularities
  • Loss of nipple skin
  • Visible scars
  • Numbness in the nipple
  • Loose breast skin
  • Breast Asymmetry

The plastic surgeon must have attention to meticulous plastic surgery techniques and preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative management is vital to derive a desirable result.

What is the recovery after a Male Breast/Chest Reduction Surgery like?

Patients who undergo gynecomastia treatment in Miami who opt for a liposuction procedure to correct their enlarged male breasts can resume their exercise routine and to their work typically less than one week following the plastic surgery. On the other hand, for patients who need some plastic surgery removal of their excess breast tissue, it can take between two weeks to one full month to heal completely to tolerate routine activities. Patients can resume work seven to 10 days following their gynecomastia treatment. They also get back to the gym for cardio two weeks after the plastic surgery and weightlifting after four weeks barring complications from the plastic surgery procedure.

Why choose us?

If you think you possess gynecomastia and want to discuss the various treatment options available, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Carlos Spera—a renowned Plastic Surgery in Miami today! Male breast reduction surgery can help you improve both your self-esteem and confidence and alleviate some symptoms of this condition.

Body image is an integral factor in determining how confident you look and feel. This plastic surgery procedure can help you feel better about yourself and your body. Be sure to seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon today! Reach out to us using the contact information below. We are looking forward to seeing you soon and help you be your best self!

Frequently Asked Questions

Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction, is a procedure designed to treat enlarged or overdeveloped breasts in men. This condition can result from hormonal imbalances, genetics, obesity, or the use of certain medications. Dr. Carlos Spera offers this transformative surgery to men seeking a flatter, more masculine chest contour.

If you’re a male experiencing discomfort, self-consciousness, or dissatisfaction due to enlarged breasts, you might be an ideal candidate. It’s essential to be in good health, have stable weight, and realistic expectations. A consultation with Dr. Spera will provide a comprehensive assessment.

Dr. Spera employs advanced surgical techniques tailored to each patient’s unique needs. The procedure typically involves liposuction to remove excess fat and, if necessary, excision to remove glandular tissue and excess skin. The goal is to achieve a firmer, flatter chest contour.

Post-surgery, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which gradually subsides. Most individuals can return to daily activities within a week, but strenuous exercises should be postponed for about 4-6 weeks. Dr. Spera will provide detailed post-operative care instructions to support your healing process.

While incisions are necessary for the procedure, Dr. Spera’s expertise ensures they are strategically placed to minimize visibility. With proper care, these scars will fade over time and become less noticeable.

The results of gynecomastia surgery are typically long-lasting. However, significant weight gain, hormonal imbalances, or the use of certain medications can influence breast size. It’s recommended to maintain a stable weight and follow a healthy lifestyle to preserve the surgery’s outcomes.

Dr. Carlos Spera is a renowned plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. His patient-centric approach, combined with state-of-the-art techniques, ensures that those seeking gynecomastia surgery receive the best care, guidance, and results in Miami.

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