Gynecomastia plagues many men. The condition is characterized by an overdevelopment of the breast tissue that causes enlarged breasts. Men of all ages may experience gynecomastia in the short or long term due to hormonal changes, obesity, specific medications, drug use, or genetics. Many of these men struggle with low self-esteem and painful skin chafing.
Enlarged male breasts may go away on their own after a few months. For those who continue to struggle with "man boobs," gynecomastia correction with male breast reduction can create a more masculine contour and improve your quality of life. Dr. Ary Krau offers gynecomastia surgery in Miami.
What Is Gynecomastia Surgery?
You don't have to live with the shame and embarrassment of enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia surgery removes the excess glandular tissue for a flatter chest contour. The condition often begins with lumps in the breasts, and the extra tissue may stretch the areolas. Dr. Krau may recommend areola reduction to alter and reposition the areolas for optimal results.
Reduction mammaplasty for men is the technical term for gynecomastia surgery. The procedure details depend on the cause of the excess tissue. Psuedogynecomastia refers to excess fat in the breasts from weight gain, and gynecomastia involves excess breast (glandular) tissue and skin.
The liposuction approach for gynecomastia uses controlled motions with a cannula to loosen the excess fat, which removes the fat cells with vacuum suction. An excision technique removes the glandular tissue and excess skin and may reduce the areolas for a more natural-appearing male contour. Sometimes, a combination approach is necessary for the best results. The incision pattern depends on the technique Dr. Krau recommends for your needs.
Gynecomastia surgery has a high satisfaction rate and increases self-confidence. Men can enjoy more activities and time by the beach or pool without the embarrassment of "man boobs."
Do I Qualify for Gynecomastia Correction?
Many cases of gynecomastia in young boys resolve themselves, but persistent enlarged male breasts may require surgery. You must be healthy without medical concerns that could complicate healing or the procedure. It's best for patients to be nonsmokers at a normal weight with stable breast development. If you are bothered by the excess tissue or struggling with psychological or physical symptoms, you may qualify for gynecomastia correction.
Hormonal surges during puberty cause some young boys to develop gynecomastia. While the breast tissue may shrink when hormones stabilize, the excess tissue remains for many teen boys (about 50% to 60%). The years after puberty are crucial for social growth, and enlarged male breasts may cause other teens to bully or harass them. Adolescent boys can benefit from gynecomastia surgery but may require a second procedure if their breasts continue to overdevelop.
If you struggle with gynecomastia, schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon. Contact Dr. Krau in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, at (305) 861-6881 or request a virtual consultation.