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Paul Durand, MD
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Male Breast Reduction In Miami

Excess breast tissue in the male chest (gynecomastia) is a common problem for some, yet it can be easily corrected with male breast reduction (gynecomastia correction surgery).

Careaga Plastic Surgery provides gynecomastia surgery at their Coral Gables office to help men achieve the masculine chest they desire.

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Why Choose Careaga Plastic Surgery for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Careaga Plastic Surgery offers an immaculate, serene environment equipped with advanced technology and board-certified plastic surgeons who prioritize patient safety and satisfaction.

Dr. Daniel Careaga and Dr. Paul D. Durand are highly skilled plastic surgeons who continue to benefit from years of higher and continued education, as reflected by the results of their extensive careers. They have made it a priority to fully understand the male anatomy and cosmetic enhancement desires of their patients who want a more masculine appearance.

The entire team at Careaga Plastic Surgery are experienced and compassionate professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your cosmetic surgery goals while striving to provide surgical care that improves your quality of life and the support you need throughout recovery.

Gynecomastia Correction Surgery Is Designed To:

Excess breast tissue and fat in men can make it challenging to build the masculine chest contours they desire. This difficulty may cause them to be self-conscious in and out of clothing, often leading these men to hide their chests, especially at the beach or pool.

Male breast reduction helps you:

  • Achieve a more sculpted and manly chest
  • Regain self-confidence
  • Allow you to wear the shirts you want or not wear one at all
  • Provides more comfort during exercise and while participating in sports

Gynecomastia may also cause physical discomfort due to additional weight in the chest area, making running and jumping more difficult.

Male breast reduction can restore your confidence by eliminating excess breast tissue while allowing you to participate in physical activities comfortably.

Am I a Candidate for Gynecomastia in Miami, Florida?

To be a good candidate for male breast reduction, you should have a diagnosis of gynecomastia that has persisted for a year or more with no response to conservative measures and meet the following criteria:

  • Experience psychological distress: The enlargement of breast tissue causes you significant psychological distress, such as embarrassment, self-consciousness, or negative body image.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle: You are in good overall health and maintain a stable weight. Gynecomastia surgery is not a substitute for weight loss, and individuals should be at or near their ideal body weight before considering surgery.
  • Don’t smoke: Candidates should be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking, as smoking can increase the risk of complications during and after surgery.
  • Have realistic expectations: Candidates should have realistic expectations about the potential outcomes of surgery and understand the risks and limitations involved.

If you are considering gynecomastia surgery, you should schedule a consultation with Careaga Plastic Surgery. During the consultation, our surgeon will evaluate your medical history, assess the severity of your condition, discuss the surgical options available, and provide a personal treatment plan.

How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost in Miami, FL?

The cost of male breast reduction depends on the extent of correction needed, anesthesia fees, techniques used, and the skill of your surgeon. At Careaga Plastic Surgery, our patient care coordinators will provide an accurate, individualized cost estimate during your gynecomastia surgery consultation.

What Does Male Breast Reduction Surgery Involve?

Gynecomastia may develop for any number of reasons, including hormonal changes, weight gain, heredity, medications, and steroid use. Multiple techniques are offered at Careaga Plastic Surgery, and the approach used for your surgery will depend on the cause and extent of your excess male breast tissue.

Male breast reduction procedures can consist of the following:

  • Excision through traditional surgical methods – Ideal for men with excess breast tissue due to steroid use and hormonal changes. This approach surgically removes dense fibrous tissue in the chest area. Incisions are hidden to minimize the appearance of scars.
  • Ultrasonic liposuction – Removes excess fat in the chest area with only small incisions and minimal scarring, while ultrasound breaks up glandular tissue. This option involves a faster recovery time and allows contouring of the entire chest.
  • A combination of both – Traditional surgical methods and liposuction

Gynecomastia Surgery Combinations

Gynecomastia surgery can be combined with other surgical procedures to accomplish more of your cosmetic goals. Some options include:

After Your Gynecomastia Surgery

What Can I Expect During My Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery?

Immediately after your gynecomastia surgery, dressings will be placed over your incisions, and an elastic bandage or compression garment may be worn to help minimize swelling and support your new chest contours as you heal.

A drain may also be placed to eliminate excess blood or fluid that collects under the skin.

Your surgeon will provide post-operative instructions that include incision and drain care, how to use prescribed or over-the-counter medications, and how to reduce your risk of infection or other complications. They will also schedule your follow-up appointment.

A friend or family member will need to drive you home, and you should plan for a week of recovery time. Do not shower for the first 24 hours, and refrain from submerging your incisions in water. Rest, eat healthy meals, and avoid strenuous activities until your doctor clears you. Following all the doctor’s instructions and attending your follow-up visits is essential.

What Results Can I Expect After Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery results are usually permanent. However, if your gynecomastia was caused by weight gain or medications (including steroids), you must maintain a stable weight and discontinue taking these drugs.

Please consult with your doctor before stopping any prescription medications.

Gynecomastia Surgery Financing in Miami

At Careaga Plastic Surgery, we do everything possible to ensure our services are affordable. Providing financing options is just one of the ways we try to help with this part of the process. Our financing options can be used individually or combined to fit your personal needs.

Learn More About Financing

Gynecomastia Surgery FAQ

  • Gynecomastia is characterized by the enlargement of glandular tissue in the male breast. Symptoms include swelling, tenderness, and possibly discharge from the nipples. It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis.

  • Surgery isn’t always necessary for gynecomastia. Depending on the cause and severity, treatment options may include lifestyle changes, medications, or hormone therapy. However, surgical intervention may be recommended for persistent or severe cases.

  • Preparation for gynecomastia surgery typically involves losing weight if necessary, attempting conservative treatments, and scheduling a consultation with a reputable plastic surgeon to discuss your medical history, medications, and any pre-existing conditions. They may also advise you to stop smoking, avoid certain medications, and arrange for transportation on the day of the surgery.

  • Like any surgical procedure, gynecomastia surgery carries risks, such as infection, bleeding, scarring, changes in nipple sensation, and asymmetry. It’s essential to discuss these risks with your surgeon and follow their pre-and post-operative instructions carefully.

  • In some cases, gynecomastia surgery may be covered by insurance if it’s deemed medically necessary to alleviate symptoms or correct a deformity. However, coverage varies depending on your insurance provider and policy, so it’s best to check with them beforehand.

  • Male breast reduction is recommended for adult males with excess breast tissue. While teens may experience this condition, it often resolves on its own. Because of this, teenage boys should wait before considering gynecomastia surgery.

  • Careaga Plastic Surgery offers financing options for this very reason. Visit our financing options page to learn more about how our financing partners can assist with your desire to achieve a more masculine-looking chest and more!

  • Gynecomastia surgery can be combined with liposuction, a tummy tuck for customized results, or a Daddy Makeover.

Gynecomastia Surgery in Miami, FL, With Respected, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons

Are you looking for gynecomastia surgery in Miami? Call (305) 615-4987 to reach our Coral Gables office today. Our friendly staff are eager to help you achieve the body you desire!

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