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Gynecomastia Surgery in Miami, FL

Are you one of the many men struggling with excess breast tissue, feeling self-conscious about taking off your shirt at the beach or in the locker room? If so, you are not alone. Gynecomastia is a common condition that affects up to 60% of men, causing them to develop unwanted excess breast tissue.

At Revive Surgical Institute in Miami, FL, we offer male breast reduction surgery to help you achieve the masculine chest contour you desire. Led by our board-certified and highly experienced surgeon, Dr. Morad Askari, our team is committed to providing the best possible care and optimal outcomes for our patients.

Gynecomastia Surgery

At Revive Surgical Institute in Miami, FL, we offer surgical and non-surgical options for gynecomastia surgery and male breast reduction, each with its benefits and drawbacks.

Non-surgical options

Non-surgical options for gynecomastia surgery include hormonal therapy, exercise and diet, and chest compression garments. While these treatments may help to reduce the appearance of excess breast tissue, they are generally not as effective as surgical options.

Hormonal Treatment

It involves taking medication to regulate hormone levels in the body, which can help to reduce the growth of breast tissue. However, this treatment is typically only effective in cases where hormonal imbalances cause gynecomastia, and it may take several months to see any noticeable results.

Exercise and Diet

It can help to reduce overall body fat, which may help to reduce the appearance of excess breast tissue. However, this approach is generally only effective in cases where gynecomastia is caused by obesity, and it may not be enough to address the underlying problem.

Chest Compression
Garments

Compression shirts or vests can help to reduce the appearance of enlarged breasts by compressing the chest area. However, this is only a temporary solution and does not address the underlying cause of male breast.

Surgical options

Gynecomastia surgical options generally provide more dramatic and longer-lasting results. At Revive Surgical Institute, we offer several plastic surgery options to reduce enlarged breasts in men, including liposuction, excision techniques, and a combination of liposuction and excision.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that involves removing excess fat from the chest area using a thin tube called a cannula. This technique is ideal for patients with predominantly fatty gynecomastia and minimal glandular tissue. Liposuction is a great male breast reduction surgery that removes excess breast tissue.

Excision Techniques

Excision techniques involve surgically removing excess glandular tissue from the chest area. This technique is ideal for patients with predominantly glandular gynecomastia or a combination of glandular and fatty tissue. This cosmetic surgery is suitable to adult men.

Liposuction & Excision

Liposuction and excision is a combination technique commonly used for gynecomastia treatment. This approach involves liposuction and excision techniques to remove excess fat and glandular tissue from the chest area, resulting in a more sculpted and masculine chest contour.

Who is a Candidate for
Gynecomastia Treatment?

To be a good candidate for gynecomastia treatment, patients should have stable hormone levels and no medical conditions that may impede recovery and increase the risk of complications during or after the procedure. Additionally, patients should have a healthy lifestyle and be committed to maintaining their weight and fitness level after the surgery.

It is also important for patients to have realistic expectations for the procedure's outcome. While gynecomastia treatment can significantly improve the appearance of the chest area, it is not a magic solution and cannot eliminate all traces of breast tissue. Patients should have a clear understanding of the potential risks and benefits of the procedure and be prepared to follow all pre-and post-operative instructions to ensure a safe and successful recovery.

If you are interested in gynecomastia treatment, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Morad Askari. During your consultation, Dr. Askari will evaluate your candidacy for the procedure and help you determine the best course of action to achieve your desired results.

Recovery Process After Male Breast Reduction

Post-operative Care and Restrictions:

After gynecomastia surgery, patients will need to follow their surgeon's post-operative care instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications. This may include avoiding certain medications that can increase the risk of bleeding, wearing a compression garment, and keeping the incision sites clean and dry.

Pain, Swelling, and Discomfort Management:

It's normal to experience some pain, swelling, and discomfort after gynecomastia surgery. Pain medication can be prescribed to manage any discomfort, and a compression garment may be recommended to help reduce swelling and provide support for the chest. Patients may also be advised to apply ice packs to the chest area to help reduce swelling and discomfort.

Duration of Recovery:

Recovery time for gynecomastia surgery varies depending on the extent of the surgery and the patient's healing response. Most patients can expect to return to work and normal activities within one to two weeks after the surgery. However, it's important to avoid any strenuous activities or heavy lifting for several weeks after the surgery.

While some swelling and bruising are normal in the first few weeks after surgery, patients can expect to see improvements in the chest area within a few weeks. The final results may take several months to appear as the body heals fully, and the swelling subsides.

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What To Expect During
and After Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia surgery, whether it involves liposuction, excision, or a combination of both, is typically performed under general anesthesia. During the surgery, the surgeon will make small incisions in the chest area and use specialized tools to remove excess glandular and fatty tissue.

After the surgery, patients can expect to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the chest area. Pain medication can be prescribed to manage any discomfort, and a compression garment may be recommended to help reduce swelling and support the chest.

Patients should plan to take a few days off work and avoid any strenuous activities for at least a week after the surgery. Depending on the extent of the surgery, some patients may need to wear the compression garment for several weeks or months to ensure optimal recovery and post-op results.

It is important for patients to follow their surgeon's post-operative instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications. This may include taking antibiotics to prevent infection, avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption, and refraining from certain activities until the surgeon allows.

While there will be some initial swelling and bruising, patients can expect to see improvements in the chest area within a few weeks after the surgery. The final results may take several months to appear as the body heals and the swelling subsides fully.

Cost of Gynecomastia in Miami, FL

The range of costs for gynecomastia varies depending on the type of surgery and the extent of the procedure.

On average, patients can expect to pay between $3,500 to $8,000 for gynecomastia in Miami. However, the final cost will be determined during the initial consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Morad Askari, who will evaluate the patient's needs and goals and the procedure.

Factors that can affect the cost of gynecomastia treatment include the complexity of the surgery, the surgeon's experience and expertise, the facility fees, and the use of anesthesia. Additionally, the cost may vary depending on whether the surgery is performed as a standalone procedure or combined with other cosmetic treatments.

To help patients better understand the cost of gynecomastia treatment at our clinic, we offer an instant quote generator on our website. By inputting some basic information about the desired treatment, patients can receive an estimated procedure cost.

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What causes Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a medical condition characterized by the development of excess male breast tissue, causing the chest to appear more feminine. While it is not a life-threatening condition, it can be a source of embarrassment and lead to decreased self-confidence and quality of life.

What are the different causes of gynecomastia?

Several factors can contribute to the development of severe gynecomastia in men. Often the condition is caused by hormonal imbalances. Men can have decreased testosterone and elevated levels of estrogen. It can be a natural imbalance, usually present in different life phases such as infancy, puberty, or late adulthood.

Another causes of gynecomastia is :

Side effects of medications like Anti Depressant & Anxiety drugs

Medical conditions, such as liver disease, kidney failure, and thyroid problems
lifestyle factors such as obesity and excessive alcohol consumption

It is also important to note that male breast reduction surgery can be attributed to other health conditions causing hormonal imbalance, including:

Tumors

Certain kidney conditions

Cirrhosis of the liver

Pituitary insufficiencies

Inadequate nutrition

Sometimes you can correct the condition with lifestyle changes, diet, medication adjustment, or fixing the underlying cause. If not, then surgery is an option to correct Gynecomastia cosmetically.

Frequently Asked Questions
about Gynecomastia surgery

Can gynecomastia go away on its own?

In some cases, gynecomastia may go away on its own, especially if it is caused by hormonal fluctuations during puberty or as a result of weight loss. However, in many cases, surgery is necessary to remove excess breast tissue and restore a more masculine chest appearance.

How long does it take to recover from Gynecomastia surgery?

The recovery time after gynecomastia surgery can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and individual healing factors. Generally, patients can expect to take about a week off from work or school and avoid strenuous activity for several weeks following the procedure.

Will there be scarring after Gynecomastia surgery?

Some scarring is to be expected after gynecomastia surgery, but a skilled surgeon like Dr. Morad Askari will strive to minimize scarring as much as possible. Scarring will typically fade over time and can be concealed by clothing.

How long do the results of Gynecomastia surgery last?

The results of gynecomastia surgery can be long-lasting, provided that the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle and maintains a stable weight. However, there is always a possibility that breast tissue can redevelop over time, particularly if the underlying hormonal imbalance is not addressed.

How do I prepare for Gynecomastia surgery on one or both breasts?

To prepare for gynecomastia surgery, you should follow the pre-operative instructions provided by your surgeon, which may include adjustments to medication, alcohol consumption, and smoking habits. You should also arrange for someone to drive them home after the procedure and have a support system in place during their recovery period.

Is Gynecomastia surgery painful?

Gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so patients will not feel any pain during the procedure. However, there will be some discomfort during the recovery period, which can be managed with pain medication prescribed by the surgeon.

Can Gynecomastia come back after treatment?

While gynecomastia surgery can effectively remove excess breast tissue, there is always a risk that it can come back, particularly if the underlying hormonal imbalance is not addressed. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and working with a medical professional to address any hormonal imbalances can help prevent the return of gynecomastia.

How can lifestyle changes, such as exercise and diet, impact breast tissue development in males with gynecomastia?

While exercise and diet can be helpful for weight loss, they may not necessarily have an impact on breast tissue development in males with gynecomastia. In some cases, weight loss may improve the appearance of gynecomastia, but surgery is often necessary to fully address the issue.

Is gynecomastia linked to an increased risk of male breast cancer?

While gynecomastia itself is not linked to an increased risk of male breast cancer, certain medications or underlying medical conditions that can cause gynecomastia may increase the risk of breast cancer. It is important for males with gynecomastia to work closely with their medical professionals to monitor their breast health and address any concerns.

How does breast tissue develop in males, and what causes breast enlargement in gynecomastia?

Breast tissue development in males occurs due to the presence of the hormone estrogen, which is typically more prevalent in females. In males, testosterone, the primary male sex hormone, typically suppresses estrogen production. However, in cases where the balance between the two hormones is disrupted, either due to natural causes or external factors, the male breast tissue can enlarge, leading to gynecomastia. There are several potential causes of gynecomastia, including hormonal imbalances, medication side effects, and certain medical conditions

What are the Potential Risks and Complications?

While gynecomastia surgery is generally considered safe and effective, it is important to understand that like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications involved, however rare. These risks can include bleeding, infection, scarring, numbness, asymmetry, anesthesia-related complications, and seroma.

  • Bleeding is a common complication of any surgical procedure, but it can usually be controlled during the procedure. 
  • Infection is also a risk, but it can be treated with antibiotics or further surgery if needed. 
  • Scarring is always a concern, but every effort is made to minimize scarring using the best available surgical techniques. 
  • Numbness or tingling in the chest area may occur after surgery, but this is usually temporary. 
  • Asymmetry is a possibility, but a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Askari can ensure good results for these patients.
  • Anesthesia-related complications, such as allergic reactions or respiratory distress, are rare but possible. 
  • Seroma, a buildup of fluid under the skin, can occur after any surgery, but most will resolve on their own.

To minimize the risk of complications, it is important to follow all pre- and post-operative instructions given by your surgeon. It is also important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in gynecomastia surgery, such as Dr. Morad Askari at Revive Plastic Surgery and Antiaging Institute in Miami, FL.

What are the Potential Risks and Complications?

While gynecomastia surgery is generally considered safe and effective, it is important to understand that like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications involved, however rare. These risks can include bleeding, infection, scarring, numbness, asymmetry, anesthesia-related complications, and seroma.

To minimize the risk of complications, it is important to follow all pre- and post-operative instructions given by your surgeon. It is also important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in gynecomastia surgery, such as Dr. Morad Askari at Revive Plastic Surgery and Antiaging Institute in Miami, FL.

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