Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Palm Harbor and Clearwater
Enhancing your Appearance with Gynecomastia Surgery (Reduction of Enlarged Male Breasts)
Gynecomastia is the development of abnormal breast tissue on men. This condition is more common than many realize. If you are one of the estimated 40 to 60 percent of the male population that is affected by this, you are not alone. Gynecomastia, or large male breasts, can involve only one breast or both. Increasingly, more men are now seeking male breast reduction surgery for this. In fact, correction of Gynecomastia is one of the top five cosmetic surgery procedures performed for men in Palm Harbor and Clearwater.
Effect on Male Self-Esteem
Gynecomastia can cause social embarrassment, impair your self-confidence and even cause physical discomfort. Men with Gynecomastia in Palm Harbor and Clearwater, often experience feelings of embarrassment and awkwardness, avoiding physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition. For many men, male breast reduction of large male breasts is necessary.
Liposuction Surgery for Gynecomastia
In men where gynecomastia is primarily a result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction surgery may be used alone. Correction of enlarged male breasts with liposuction involves insertions of a cannula through several small and barely visible incisions. The excess fat is then removed through the cannula using suction. There are various liposuction techniques that may be used for Gynecomastia Surgery. The technique most appropriate for your condition will be determined by Dr. Moraitis during your consultation and evaluation at his Palm Harbor office.
Excision/Reduction Surgery for Gynecomastia
When excess glandular breast tissue and/or skin is the primary symptom of gynecomastia, excision techniques are recommended. Incision patterns vary depending on your specific condition, but typically involve an incision made around the areola that results in minimal scarring. Occasionally, additional incision will be recommended by Dr. Moraitis, based on your examination.
Some men are treated with both liposuction and excision techniques. Adolescents may also benefit from surgical reduction, although secondary procedures may be needed in the future if breast development continues.
Contributing Factors in Gynecomastia
Certain drugs and/or medical conditions can cause or contribute to enlarged male breasts, but in many cased the cause is unknown. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Isidoros Moraitis, will meet with you in consultation, review your medical history and help determine if there are contributing factors and if surgery for male breast reduction is appropriate for you. Dr. Moriatis sees many patients from Palm Harbor and Clearwater who trust his expertise when getting male breast reduction surgery.
Male Breast Reduction Consultation
A consultation with Dr. Moraitis to discuss your options for Gynecomastia Surgery can help you decide if it is right for you.
For more information on Male Breast Reduction Surgery or to schedule a consultation at our plastic surgery practice in the Palm Harbor and Clearwater area, please contact us by calling (727) 773-9796 today or by completing our contact form to request a personal contact from our office.