It’s common for women to wish for larger breasts, but men have the opposite problem. Men who develop large breasts often feel shame and embarrassment, especially during the summer months when pool parties and beach trips occur so frequently. The good news is that males do have an option to eliminate their large breasts and feel happier with their bodies. Gynecomastia surgery holds the answer.
Gynecomastia is the official term for enlarged male breasts. It causes excess breast tissue in males. Hormone imbalance, certain medications, over the counter supplements and recreational drugs can play a role in its development. Some people develop gynecomastia after birth or at puberty, but the majority of men experience this problem as they get older, especially after the age of 50. The swollen breast gland tissue and breast tenderness that defines gynecomastia isn’t dangerous, but that doesn’t mean you want it to continue!
Gynecomastia can be treated and eliminated through gynecomastia surgery, which is essentially a male version of breast reduction surgery. The best candidates for gynecomastia surgery are adult men who are in good physical health and have experienced psychological side effects of enlarged breasts, like low confidence and depression. After gynecomastia surgery, you can expect your chest to look flatter, firmer, and more traditionally masculine.
Male breast reduction is completed using anesthesia for your comfort. A plastic surgeon like Dr. Landon at Landon Plastic Surgery will make a surgical incision on each breast, typically around the bottom half of the dark skin surrounding the nipple. Excess glandular tissue is surgically excised through each incision, while fatty tissue is removed by liposuction techniques. By the end of the surgery, each breast will only contain the appropriate amount of breast tissue to help your chest look masculine.
After a few weeks of recovery after your male breast reduction surgery, you will be able to enjoy your life with a new sense of confidence and self-esteem. Dr. Landon has helped men across the Tampa and Trinity areas eliminate their large breasts, and you can be next! Call (813) 404-3380 now to make your first Tampa Plastic Surgery appointment.