Gynecomastia is a condition that can affect 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, although it varies in severity among affected men. The excess breast tissue causes men to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable, which is why Dr. Armando Soto is pleased to offer procedures and cosmetic surgery to eliminate the appearance of male breasts and sharpen their masculine image. There are many causes of gynecomastia, such as hormonal imbalances or low testosterone levels, and any known cause should be treated before pursuing cosmetic surgery for improvment. However, once ready, 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 Dr. Soto may refer you for testing, or 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 Coolsculptin, Bodytite, or liposuction, depending on your needs and examination. 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
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"I had a lower body lift done by Dr. Soto five months ago and I am extremely happy with the results. It has improved my quality of life in a profound way. Not only is he a perfectionist, and an incredible surgeon, he is kind and empathetic. My results are outstanding and I have minimal scars after only five months. He and his staff are always available if you need assistance or advice. He is hand down the best plastic surgeon"- T.M. / Google / Aug 05, 2021
"I cannot speak highly enough about Dr. Soto and his staff. I had a breast augmentation done in March and I couldn't be happier with the results. Dr. Soto and his staff were very welcoming, professional, and helpful throughout the entire process. They truly care about any concerns i may have had. Dr. Soto explained every detail of my procedure putting my mind at ease. My breast augmentation came out great and i recovered much more quickly than I expected. My results and experience far exceeded my expectations. Thanks Dr. Soto!"- G.W. / Google / Aug 02, 2021
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Male breast reduction surgery uses general anesthesia and is performed in our 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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $6,500
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3-4 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
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. Dr. Soto will be able to determine this by physical examinations or lab tests during the initial consultation. If it is a case of excessive fatty tissues on the chest, the approach in treatment is the same as 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.