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Gynecomastia is the medical term used to describe enlarged breast tissue in men.  Fortunately, there is a surgical option available for men who find gynecomastia bothersome and wish to address how it affects them.  In many cases, the cause of gynecomastia is not known, but it is said to be linked to hormone changes. Gynecomastia can also be a side effect of certain medicines. If you are looking for a surgical solution to restore your masculine aesthetic while also enhancing your self-esteem, come and visit Himmarshee Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL, led by two highly-trained plastic surgeons Dr. Savannah Moon & Dr. Stephanie Scurci. You can find everything you need to know about gynecomastia surgery below. 

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What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction) removes excess breast tissue. About 20,000 people get this surgery every year. The procedure may include liposuction, excision (using larger incisions), or a combination of both. People choose to have this procedure to improve self-confidence, enhance their appearance, and reduce discomfort that can result from larger breasts. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases, the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced. Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is technically called reduction mammaplasty.

Who are the best candidates for the Gynecomastia procedure?

The following are attributes that can determine whether you are a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery:

  • Men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments
  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Nonsmokers and non-drug users
  • Men with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia
  • Men who are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight
  • Men who have realistic expectations
  • Men whose breast development has stabilized
  • Men who are bothered by the feeling that their breasts are too large

Adolescents may benefit from surgery, although secondary procedures may be needed in the future should breast development continue.


What are the benefits of Gynecomastia surgery?

Our patients who come to see us for Gynecomastia surgery can attest to the following benefits: 

  • Confidence in how you look
  • Contouring the body to look more masculine
  • Confidence in wearing certain types of clothing
  • Reduction in excess breast tissue that causes pain
  • Confidence to participate in physical activities as well as intimacy 

The range of benefits from gynecomastia surgery are each very impactful in the patient’s life. If you have been struggling with the way gynecomastia has affected your self-esteem and your body physically, call Himmarshee Plastic Surgery.

First Steps

What’s the First Step?

The first step to restoring your masculine body contour in Fort Lauderdale is to schedule a consultation. During this session, your surgeon will explain what gynecomastia surgery involves. They will assess your desired outcomes and determine whether you are the right candidate for this procedure. Your consultation session is also your opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you have. Your surgeon will examine you, measure your breast tissue, and also take photos to map out the exact areas they will be performing the surgery. Upon completion of the assessment, your surgeon will be able to confirm the price for your surgery. 


What to expect on the day of Gynecomastia surgery

Before your Gynecomastia surgery in Fort Lauderdale, your surgeon may give you a list of instructions to help prepare you for the procedure. This may include fasting for a certain period of time or avoiding certain medications such as blood thinners. 

When you arrive at our practice on the day of your surgery, your surgeon will walk you through the procedure, explaining their techniques and methods based on the plan you discussed during your consultation. First anesthesia will be administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Next, your surgeon will use one of the following techniques tailored to address your specific type of gynecomastia. 

The first surgical technique is liposuction. In cases where gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques alone may be used. This requires the insertion of a cannula, a thin hollow tube, through several small incisions.

The cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled motion to loosen the excess fat, which is then removed from the body by vacuum suction.

The second surgical technique is excision. Excision is recommended when there is a higher presence of glandular breast tissue, which is less amenable to liposuction alone. The incision for this technique can usually be concealed around the areola. Excision also is necessary if the areola requires reduction or the nipple requires repositioning to a more natural male contour.

The third technique option is a combination of both liposuction and excision. Depending on your specific concerns, your surgeon will discuss and recommend the right technique for you. 

Once the surgery is complete, the final step is to close the incision. From there, you will be taken into a recovery room as the anesthesia wears off, and the medical team will explain what your post-surgery recovery period will look like.

Gynecomastia recovery

Gynecomastia is generally performed as an outpatient procedure, where patients return home the same day. During your gynecomastia surgery recovery period, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals after surgery. 

Your surgeon and medical team will go over a schedule of instructions that explain how to care for the wound site, change bandages, and which pain medicines are safe to take to aid in your healing. You will be advised to avoid strenuous physical activity for a certain period of time, to prevent swelling, or re-opening of your incision wound. 

Following your physician’s instructions is essential to the success of your surgery.


Gynecomastia Cost

How much does Gynecomastia cost in Fort Lauderdale, FL?

The cost of Gynecomastia surgery in Fort Lauderdale will vary based on the following factors: 

  • Amount of excess tissue being removed
  • Which techniques or combination of techniques are needed to address the issue
  • Anticipated time needed in surgery based on individual assessment

During your consultation with one of our surgeons, we will discuss the specifics of your surgery and determine the price you can expect to pay for gynecomastia surgery. We offer financing for all our patients. Talk to us about scheduling a consultation for your gynecomastia surgery.

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Why choose Himmarshee Plastic Surgery?

When you are looking for a practice that delivers impactful male breast reduction results using top-of-the-line techniques, Himmarshee Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is the place to visit. Led by plastic surgeons Dr. Savannah Moon & Dr. Stephanie Scurci, we work to help every patient look their best, walking out of our clinic with more confidence than ever. Our team understands the deep impact your appearance can have on your self-esteem and outlook on life. Drawing on our collective expertise and use of the most advanced techniques in plastic and cosmetic surgery, we can help guide you through the process of choosing the procedures that are right for you. 

Gynecomastia FAQ’S

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To schedule your consultation for male breast reduction in Fort Lauderdale, call our office directly or request an appointment via the “Schedule Now” portal on our website. You can also call our practice to book your consultation. Our team is excited to meet with you and help you achieve the chest that you have been longing for!

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