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Introduction to Male Breast Reduction

At our boutique practice in Lake Marry, just a half hour out of Orlando, male breast reduction is one of our most common male surgeries. Gynecomastia is the enlargement of male breast tissue that is typically caused by a hormonal imbalance, medication, genetics, or other factors. This condition is surprisingly common but often goes away on its own. When it does not, it is highly treatable with cosmetic surgery. Male breasts can develop at any age but gynecomastia is most prevalent around puberty and middle age because of hormonal fluctuations.

What is Male Breast Reduction?

Male Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat or glandular tissue that contributes to overly large breasts (Gynecomastia). The symptoms can be corrected using liposuction, removing excess breast tissue through a small incision around the areola, or sometimes both.

Male Breast Reduction surgery can help men with Gynecomastia achieve a flatter and more defined chest appearance, boosting their self-confidence and improving their overall body image.

Some of the primary causes of Gynecomastia include:

  • Anabolic steroids
  • Endocrine Gland dysfunction
  • Hormonal changes
  • Prescription medications
  • Weight gain

What are the Benefits of Male Breast Reduction?

Most men seek gynecomastia surgery to deal with the embarrassment and social limitations caused by persistent male breasts. Men often wear loose shirts or slump their shoulders to hide excess breast tissue. They may feel self-conscious and avoid removing their shirt in the pool, at the gym, or on the beach. Some of the benefits of having breast reduction surgery include:

  • Flatter chest and removal of breast tissue
  • Enhanced chest contours
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Increased confidence when bare-chested
  • Removal of excess fat in the chest area

Who are the Best Candidates for Male Breast Reduction procedure?

Gynecomastia surgery candidates are healthy adult men of any age. The condition may present itself in teenagers and is typically observed for at least one year before surgery is considered because it may resolve on its own. Patients must be close to their ideal weight and have elastic skin that can be reshaped and contoured. To determine individual candidacy, prospective patients should schedule a consultation with Dr. Papanicolaou.

To rule out any serious conditions, patients should consult with their primary care physician to try and rule out other, more serious causes. If the condition does not resolve on its own after six to twelve months, surgical intervention may be required for correction.

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What’s the First Step?

If you are in Lake Mary or the Orlando area and feel like Male Breast Reduction is right for you, your first step is to schedule a consultation at Soma Plastic Surgery. When you come in for this appointment, you will meet with Dr. Papanicolaou who will listen to your body goals, examine your chest, and answer any questions you may have. You will also be asked some questions regarding your lifestyle and medical history.

We encourage you to be open and honest when having your conversation because any information provided will help prevent unnecessary risks or side effects. Dr. Papanicolaou will then create your personal procedure plan, and if you agree with the direction of this plan, our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your surgical date.

What to Expect on the Day of Male Breast Reduction Surgery

When you come in for your Male Breast Reduction surgery, you will first be administered general anesthesia to make your procedure go as smoothly as possible. Once you are sedated, Dr. Papanicolaou will make incisions either through the armpit or around the areola, and insert a small tube called a cannula. The tube is moved back and forth along the fat deposits in your chest to loosen it up and suck it out via liposuction.

After this, there are usually larger amounts of glandular tissue and skin that will need to be excised and removed. While not every patient will require both techniques, it is not uncommon for both to be performed to achieve the best look possible. Dr. Papanicolaou will finish by closing the incisions with sutures. Your chest will then be wrapped with a compression bandage to help minimize swelling, bleeding, and bruising.

Male Breast Reduction Recovery

Following your breast reduction procedure, you will have some swelling and bruising and feel some discomfort for a few days which can be controlled with medication. Depending on the extent of tissue or fat removal, you may need to wear an elastic pressure garment 24 hours a day for the first week or two and at night for an additional two to four weeks. It may take up to three months or longer for the final results of your surgery to be apparent.

How Much

How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Cost in Orlando?

The cost of Male Breast Reduction in Orlando will vary on several factors, including the degree of change and the techniques Dr. Papanicolaou will use to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. The best way to get the most accurate cost will be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Papanicolaou and allow him to make your custom procedure plan. Once this plan is made, our Patient coordinator will be able to provide you with a complete cost breakdown.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Dr. Papanicolaou?

At Soma Plastic Surgery in Lake Mary, just 30 minutes north of Orlando, we practice a broad spectrum of cosmetic, reconstructive, and non-surgical procedures. Led by Dr. George Papanicolaou, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the latest, most up-to-date, and evidence-based information. He is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon who strives to provide a comfortable and friendly environment with a knowledgeable and caring staff. As a proud member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Board of Surgery (ABS), Dr. Papanicolaou performs all types of procedures that help build confidence in his patients.

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If you are struggling with an intrusive or enlarged breast size that continues to be a problem after diet and exercise, then Male Breast Reduction with Dr. George Papanicolaou could be the best solution for you. To schedule your initial consultation, please call Soma Plastic Surgery in Lake Mary, FL, less than half an hour north of Orlando. You can also request an appointment through our website and a team member will be happy to schedule your appointment.

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