Gynecomastia is a condition that affects men of all ages and results in excess tissue in the chest. This condition can create the appearance of large breasts that resemble a female profile. The excess breast tissue often causes men to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable, which is why Dr. Armando Soto is pleased to offer cosmetic surgery to eliminate the appearance of male breasts to sharpen their masculine image. There are many causes of gynecomastia, such as hormonal imbalances or low testosterone levels. However, Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery in Orlando is readily available to offer a consultation for patients to discuss their cosmetic goals with Dr. Soto.
Before surgery is recommended, the surgeon will perform a variety of tests and possibly prescribe medications to see if any improvement occurs. If the breast enlargement persists, surgery is an option. Mild cases of gynecomastia are corrected with liposuction. Small incisions are made surrounding the areola where suction tubes (cannulas) are inserted to extract fat and breast tissues. When the enlargement is severe, a longer incision is done to excise breast tissues and loose skin. Skin tightening may also be incorporated and the nipples repositioned so that they are proportional to the new chest shape.
"Bridget and Amanda made a super weird and uncomfortable procedure quite easy! I was really nervous, but their calming manner and conversation relaxed me. The Geneveve treatment was completely painless and there was no down time. My significant other thoroughly enjoys the results as well."- K.M. / Yellowpages / Jun 26, 2017
"My experience with Dr. Soto has been incredible. He is very attentive and informative. The girls are a huge help as well. I am very thankful for my decision in choosing Dr. Soto's office."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Oct 13, 2018
"I love my whole experience, from the front desk staff to the nurses, to Dr. Soto himself. They answer my questions/concerns in a very caring way. The service is superb. Dr. Soto explains everything I need to know and what I should do to have excellent healing. I feel well cared from day 1 until now (4 weeks post-op.) I would like to say a shout out to the nurses, Romy and Sarah You guys are the best!"- J.H. / Yellowpages / Oct 12, 2018
"I would highly recommend Dr. Armando Soto for breast enhancement. I have had an amazing experience and very happy with the results of my breast surgery! I am 44 (2 kids) and I wish I had it done years ago. I waited for too long. Thank you, Dr. Soto, for my new, younger look and perfect breasts. Thank you, Sarah and Rome for being very caring and friendly."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Oct 12, 2018
"I came to Dr. Soto for breast augmentation. I wanted my body to look more proportionate to my broad back and wide hips. I came to him after going to 4 different doctors and his charisma really made me feel at ease and his knowledge helped me feel comfortable enough to make my surgery appt right away. The staff is amazing and helpful. I would definitely recommend him and come back to him for any other procedures."- J. / Healthgrades / Oct 11, 2018
Male breast reduction surgery uses general anesthesia and is performed in an accredited surgical facility. The operation lasts up to an hour. It is normal to have bruising and swelling around the chest area for the first couple of weeks. A compression garment must be worn for about 2 weeks to help with reshaping and healing. Most patients are able to return to their normal routine after a few days but must avoid any strenuous physical activities, especially ones that will put pressure on the chest. Results are generally satisfactory with patients regaining their confidence in situations where their chests are bared.
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Male Breast Reduction FAQs
Is This Gynecomastia?
This condition must not be confused with a false gynecomastia, also known as pseudogynecomastia, in which the enlargement is caused by fat deposits instead of breast tissue development. The plastic surgeon will be able to determine this by physical examinations or lab tests during the initial consultation. If it is a case of excessive fat tissues on the chest, the approach in treatment is the same when removing excess fat tissues in any part of the body. Proper diet and exercises are initially recommended before considering any surgical treatment. However, if the issue persists, a liposuction – sometimes even combined with a lift – may be performed to reshape the chest.
Will My Pecs Show?
Gynecomastia, unfortunately, hides the normal chest muscles that lie underneath the layers of overdeveloped breast tissue. For those who have severe gynecomastia, it is even possible that the overgrowth of breast tissue has developed into internal scarring. With a breast reduction surgery, all excess fat and breast tissues will be removed and the pectoralis muscles will be spared so that they can become more visible. With proper diet and exercise after the surgery, men will be able to tone and strengthen their chest muscle to regain the chest’s natural form.
Is Lipo A Must?
Liposuction is the primary approach in extracting fat or any soft tissues. Because it uses a small cannula to vacuum the fat out, it is a less invasive approach compared to excising the tissue, which requires longer incisions. There are liposuction options that are even less invasive. These options will be provided with more details prior to the surgical plan so the patient can consider all factors and ultimately decide which technique is preferred.
Will There Be Scars?
If the breast reduction technique uses liposuction, the incisions will be minimal and will be placed around or near the areola. The plastic surgeon will make every effort when it comes to making the incisions and suturing to minimize the effects of scarring.