Here are the top benefits of choosing to have gynecomastia surgery:
- Boosts confidence and self-esteem
- Creates a more masculine physique
- Eases physical discomfort during activities like exercising
- Improves posture
- Reduce anxiety and embarrassment
Gynecomastia is the medical term for enlarged breast tissue in men. While this condition is physically benign, it can cause significant emotional discomfort and embarrassment in many situations. If you have gynecomastia, even targeted chest exercises like push-ups and presses will likely be insufficient to tone your pectoral muscles and melt away the fat.
The good news is that a simple surgical procedure can reduce male breasts and sculpt a more masculine chest contour. Whether your gynecomastia is genetic or results from a hormonal imbalance, weight fluctuations, or side effects from medication, gynecomastia surgery involves removing excess fat, gland and skin for a flatter, more defined chest.
The most common gynecomastia surgical technique involves two incisions per breast – one that encircles the areola, and another following the breast crease’s natural curve.
In some cases, liposuction alone is sufficient to reduce the excess fat accumulation in the chest. Still, Dr. de la Pedraja may sometimes need to remove glandular tissue for best results. He can also reposition and resize the areola simultaneously if necessary.
The entire procedure takes one to two hours while you are asleep under general anesthesia. Dr. de la Pedraja can perform a male reduction as an outpatient procedure. Sometimes a follow-up procedure is necessary to stretch chest skin tighter for optimal cosmetic results.
The stigma of enlarged breast tissue in men can be psychologically uncomfortable. Men of all ages want to look fit and healthy, but gynecomastia can make you seem out of shape. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to resolve this condition with diet and exercise alone, no matter how diligent you are.
Gynecomastia surgery may involve skin and tissue excision, liposuction, or a combination of both. The operation also addresses skin laxity and excess fat. Some men combine male breast surgery with a tummy tuck to produce a tighter and firmer core and complement their newfound masculine chest.
Because gynecomastia is so significant to many men in South Florida, Dr. de la Pedraja has received thorough training in the male breast reduction surgery methods he provides at Gables Plastic Surgery.
In addition, he has been fellowship-trained in aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery at the prestigious Georgetown University under renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Spear. Plus, he actively seeks the latest innovations in the cosmetic medical field and stays current with the most advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques.
Dr. de la Pedraja stresses his office is not a clinic, but more of a neighbor helping neighbors. He treats his patients as family members. During your consultation or any other appointment, Dr. de la Pedraja will take his time to ensure you fully understand all your options and have ample chances to ask questions. You will never feel pressured to make any decisions at Gables Plastic Surgery, and Dr. de la Pedraja makes himself available for any questions or concerns you may have.
Dr. de la Pedraja is aware his patients may ask for things he can’t deliver. He is upfront about what he can achieve with each treatment and honest about what is realistically possible. With each patient’s health and well-being in mind, he will tell you if he believes your request is unsafe or if you are not a suitable candidate.
You are well-suited for gynecomastia surgery if:
Your discomfort should be minimal during the recovery process if you take your prescribed meds as instructed. Dr. de la Pedraja may use drains that can stay in place for a couple of weeks. He asks you to refrain from sexual activity for two weeks as it can cause tension and friction.
Most patients return to work within five to seven days. You will need to wear a compression garment for about six weeks for optimal healing. Light activity and exercise can resume after two weeks and increase gradually as your pain subsides.
Getting optimal male breast reduction results begins with selecting the best surgeon. Dr. de la Pedraja is here to help you resolve gynecomastia and become more confident about your appearance.
If you would like to start this journey, your first step is to schedule a consultation by calling (305) 441-9144 or contacting us online today. We proudly serve Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, Pinecrest and other areas of South Florida.