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If you are a man who has developed an excessively large amount of breast tissue, you may feel uncomfortable and self-conscious, especially in situations where you have to remove your shirt, such as in the gym, at the pool, or in front of a romantic partner. However, you do not have to live with this problem. The condition, technically called gynecomastia, can be easily treated, and treatment typically provides a permanent improvement.

If you are a man who is troubled by large, even woman-like breasts, Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso and Dr. Frank Beninger can perform an exam and help you understand your treatment options. Whether you are in the Tampa area or elsewhere in Florida, please call or email Gayoso Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.

Gynecomastia and Its Causes

Gynecomastia comes from the Greek words for “woman’s breasts,” which accurately describes the condition and also highlights why the condition can be so embarrassing. It is especially hard on teens and other young men who already feel insecure about themselves and their masculinity. It is extremely common, but not commonly talked about.

Gynecomastia can be caused by many things, including:

  • Weight gain
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Medications and drugs
  • Dietary supplements
  • Serious health conditions including:
    • Hypogonadism
    • Tumors
    • Kidney or liver failure

When you first become aware of your gynecomastia, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor to eliminate the possibility that the condition is related to serious health problems or medications. Before getting male breast reduction, it is important to learn whether you may need other treatment first or if your condition will improve after stopping a certain medication or supplement.

Male Breast Reduction

Sometimes gynecomastia is just due to weight gain and excess fat in the breasts. For men with good quality skin, this type of gynecomastia can be corrected with liposuction. For most others, there is excess glandular tissue. In this case, male breast reduction, also referred to as gyno surgery, may involve surgical removal of glandular tissue. It is rare to have to remove skin in addition to the fat and glandular tissue. The goal is to perform the minimum procedure that will result in a good-looking result.

Why Pick Dr. Gayoso for Your Male Breast Reduction

Although other doctors may offer liposuction, you can only be sure your doctor is adequately trained in the essentials of aesthetic plastic surgery if you work with a board-certified plastic surgeon. St Petersburg breast surgeon, Dr. Gayoso is not only a board-certified plastic surgeon, he also has extensive experience delivering good results to male breast reduction patients as well as other body contouring patients. To see these results for yourself, we invite you to look at our Before and After Gallery . Dr. Gayoso and his entire team also know how sensitive this issue can be, and we have set up our practice so that you can enter and leave with maximum privacy during your consultation and procedure.

Recovering from Male Breast Reduction

A compression garment may be provided to provide to help manage swelling, helps to give the chest a smoother surface, and provides support during the recovery process. The compression garment will need to be worn for around four weeks. Some soreness and discomfort are to be expected. Most patients are able to return to work after around one week of recovery.

Cost of Male Breast Reduction

The cost of the procedure will vary based don the techniques used and the work required to provide the patient with the results they want. Gayoso Plastic Surgery offers financing options. Price and payment options can be addressed during the consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about Dr. Gayoso and male breast reduction, please schedule a male breast reduction consultation at Gayoso Plastic Surgery today. Helping patients in the Tampa and Clearwater area and across Florida from our St. Petersburg practice.