Gynecomastia surgery or “male breast reduction” is a surgery that seeks to treat gynecomastia - a condition where the breast size is enlarged in men. At Unique Aesthetic Center, our surgeons can effectively treat male breast enlargement with Gynecomastia surgery in Miami.
Am I a candidate for surgery?
It’s not difficult to determine if you are a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery in Miami. If you feel self-conscious about your breasts, the first step is a consultation with a plastic surgeon. Gynecomastia candidates include:
Men who have tried other medical alternatives without being able to correct their condition.
Healthy patients with stable weight and without any medical condition that may interfere with healing.
Men with positive and realistic expectations.
Men with a stabilized breast development.
Gynecomastia surgery overview
There are two techniques used to perform gynecomastia:
Liposuction – The surgeon makes an incision in an area with less visibility such as under the armpit or the border of the areola to remove the tissue. Liposuction is chosen based on the breast size, skin quality, and condition of the breast. Local anesthesia is administered, and patients go back home on the same day.
Tissue excision – Also known as a male mastectomy, the tissue and excess skin under the nipple may only be removed by direct excision and through the areola so that no scars are left. Dissolvable stitches that can’t be noticed are used, and patients may go back to work within days based on the amount of tissue that was removed. Patients receive local anesthesia for this procedure as well.
It’s vital you arrange for someone to drive you to and fro surgery and to care for you during the first night of recovery. You will experience discomfort, swelling and bruising for several days. Pain medications will help manage any discomfort. Patients are instructed to apply cold compresses for the first two days after surgery to alleviate swelling and to wear compression garments during the first week of recovery.
Stitches are removed within two weeks. Post-operative instructions will be provided to ensure your recovery goes well. Vigorous activities should be postponed for several weeks as well as some supplements and medications as instructed by your surgeon. Complications are rare, but there are some potential risks to consider.
The cost of male breast reduction is based on the extent of the procedure, techniques employed, and other overall factors. The average price is between $2,000 and $6,500 without including anesthesia, and other related surgical expenses. At Unique Aesthetic Center we have several financing plans available for male breast reduction. Make sure you ask during your initial consultation. Gynecomastia is a cosmetic procedure so your health insurance may not cover it.
Your consultation with a gynecomastia surgeon
The success and safety of male breast reduction are based mostly on your openness during the initial consultation. You will be asked some questions about your health, lifestyle, and goals to determine the best course of action. You can schedule an appointment or request a consultation online today.
Gynecomastia Surgery key Faqs
How should I prepare for surgery?
You will get detailed instructions from your surgeon prior to surgery. All patients will undergo pre-operative testing. Medications such as blood thinners, aspirin, Vitamin E, Advil, and herbal remedies such as Ginko Biloba should be avoided. You will not drink or eat about 8 hours before surgery. Patients are advised to wear comfortable clothes and have a responsible person drive them to and fro the clinic as well as accompany them during the early stages of recovery.
What type of anesthesia is used?
This procedure is performed using intravenous sedation or general anesthesia along with local anesthesia, and an experienced anesthesiologist will administer it. However, this is something your surgeon will determine prior to surgery.
Is scarring visible?
The incisions are placed in the chest’s natural contours to help disguise the scars. As the body recovers, scarring will fade and be easily concealable.
What are the potential side effects?
Some side effects and risks may be present after this procedure such as anesthesia risks, infection, bleeding, breast asymmetry, seromas, sensory alterations, excessive scarring, and poor cosmetic results.
When can I resume working out after gynecomastia?
You can begin exercising gradually a week after surgery. Most patients are back to their gym routine in two weeks, and they return to work in 5-7 days based on the nature of their work.
What results should I expect?
The results are visible right away, but the final results may take 3-6 months to achieve. While satisfactory results are expected, some cases may require another surgery to reposition the breasts, to perform additional tightening, or to treat any complications that may arise.
How long will the results last?
The results are permanent. However, it’s vital the original cause of breast development is first addressed. Otherwise, gynecomastia may redevelop over time. Moreover, the normal aging process and weight fluctuations may change your chest appearance and undo the results.