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Gynecomastia Treatment in Tampa, FL

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What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the scientific term for male breast enlargement. This condition can cause a feminine chest because of an increase in breast tissue. Often, gynecomastia is caused by an underlying hormonal condition. However, certain medications, steroids, obesity, or genetics can also cause gynecomastia. Men with this condition often feel embarrassed, especially in certain situations, such as by the pool or at the gym. Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang is proud to offer male breast reduction surgery for men who have gynecomastia. This surgery does have a high success rate, and it is considered one of the more common cosmetic procedures for men at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL.

What Are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Treatment?

For the majority of men excess breast tissue (gynecomastia) can be frustrating and shameful. To address this problem, male breast reduction surgery, also called gynecomastia treatment, in Tampa, FL at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery can provide life-changing results with a number of great advantages, such as:

  • Releases you from needing to stay clothed at the pool or beach
  • Makes exercise and high-impact activity easier
  • Redefines and contours the chest
  • Produces a slimmer, stronger look
  • Recovery time is quick
  • Removes unwanted fat tissue in the chest region
  • Heightens self-image and confidence
  • Provides outcomes that are noticeable and lasting
  • Gives you a more toned, manlier look
  • Defines the chest

Is Gynecomastia Surgery For You?

Gynecomastia surgery can help men who have excess breast tissue that doesn't go away with diet and exercise. If you feel embarrassed by the size of your chest and you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you could possibly benefit from gynecomastia treatment at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery. Teenagers may also benefit from gynecomastia surgery; however, if abnormal breast tissue continues to develop, they may need an additional procedure later in life. During your consultation, Dr. Mang will discuss treatment options, medical history, and your cosmetic goals. Because gynecomastia is often caused by an underlying hormonal issue, he may assess these factors as well.

How does Gynecomastia work?

During your gynecomastia surgery, we often use a type of liposuction. While you are under general anesthesia, liposuction helps remove excess fat from the chest. Next, we excise any excess skin or tissue to create a tighter look. To ensure your nipples and areolas look proportionate to the rest of your chest, we reshape and place them into proper position. For most men, this treatment technique requires an incision near the excess glandular tissue. Once Dr. Mang has removed fat and loose skin, he will tighten the remaining tissue.

What can I Expect after gynecomastia?

After completing the surgery, patients will need to wear a compression bandage that helps decrease swelling. If your surgery requires complex surgical techniques, Dr. Mang may insert a drainage tube to assist with fluid retention. Immediately after the procedure, the results are noticeable and most patients feel extremely satisfied. Your incisions will take several weeks to heal and any scars are barely visible. Once you have mostly healed, Dr. Mang can help you determine the best time to start incorporating exercise or weight training into your routine. This will help enhance your surgical results.

Gynecomastia FAQ

How much does male breast reduction cost?
Gynecomastia is a medical issue that requires a skilled surgeon. For this reason, Dr. Mang urges you to focus on getting quality results rather than costs. To help make male breast reduction surgery fit your budget, Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery takes several payment methods and we can also help you locate low-interest financing. While male breast reduction is typically not covered by insurance, it's worth talking to your provider to confirm.

What causes gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance in the hormones. Typically, gynecomastia is linked to the long-term use of androgens and anabolic steroids. It may also be the result of using illegal drugs, including heroin and marijuana. Gynecomastia may also be triggered by certain health conditions (for example, hyperthyroidism, hypogonadism, and tumors) or some medications (for example, highly active antiretroviral therapy for AIDS, anti-anxiety medications and chemotherapy).

How can I tell if I have gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia occurs in men when there is an overgrowth of breast tissue in the chest, which can cause tenderness, swelling, and pain. Some men may have false gynecomastia (also known as pseudogynecomastia), so Dr. Mang encourages patients to lose weight with a healthy diet and exercise regimen before seeking treatment for gynecomastia. If you still have enlarged breasts at a healthy weight, Dr. Mang will perform an examination and tests to diagnose gynecomastia. This might include a mammogram, blood tests, or a biopsy to rule out other conditions like breast cancer and mastitis (infection of the breast tissue).

Restore your Masculine Chest

If you suffer from the effects of gynecomastia, we invite you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Mang. Dr. Mang will develop a detailed surgical plan, discuss the cost of male breast reduction, and provide information about financing or payment options. After your gynecomastia treatment, you won't have to keep hiding your chest at the gym and pool. At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL, we have helped many men feel comfortable with their appearance.

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