Gynecomastia Surgery: Male Breast Reduction Surgery

What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs.

Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair self-confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.

Gynecomastia is characterized by:

Who is a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery candidates include:

Adolescents may benefit from surgery, although secondary procedures may be needed in the future should breast development continue.

Dr. Robert Miles is a Gynecomastia specialist who has performed over 15,000 cosmetic surgery procedures in his career. From the initial consultation at Tampa Bay Body Sculpting, Dr. Robert Miles and his team meet with each patient with care and compassion.  Your evaluation and surgical journey are mapped out to achieve optimal results and satisfaction.

What should I expect during a consultation for gynecomastia surgery?

During your gynecomastia surgery consultation be prepared to discuss:

Dr. Robert Miles may also:

It's very important to understand all aspects of your surgical procedure. It's natural to feel some anxiety, whether it's excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don't be shy about discussing these feelings with Dr. Robert Miles.

 

What should I expect during my gynecomastia surgery recovery?

During your gynecomastia surgery recovery period, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and a compression garment may be used to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals after surgery.You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for the surgical sites, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health and when to follow up with Dr. Robert Miles.

The final results of gynecomastia surgery are permanent in many cases. However, if gynecomastia resulted from the use of certain prescription medications, drugs (including steroids) or weight gain, you must be fully free from these substances and remain at a stable weight in order to maintain your results. Please discuss this with Dr. Robert Miles and his medical staff at Tampa Bay Body Sculpting before making changes to your prescription medications.

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