Gynecomastia is a condition which results in the overdevelopment or enlargement of male breast tissue. A common issue in men of ages, once gynecomastia develops, the only known successful treatment is surgery. Gynecomastia surgery is a safe procedure with a short recovery time and results that last.
Why Do Some Men Develop Breasts?
The exact cause of gynecomastia is not fully known. However, hormonal imbalances and genetics are contributing factors. When the delicate balance between testosterone and estrogen is disturbed, the result can be enlarged breast tissue. Men naturally have a small amount of breast tissue. An excess of estrogen can trigger enlargement of this tissue, ranging from slightly puffy-looking nipples to large breasts. Living with an excess of breast tissue can be very uncomfortable for men and some are so embarrassed that they never venture out without loose shirts, or several T-shirts to try to conceal the condition. In such cases, surgery delivers significant relief.
Will Surgery Get Rid of My “Man Boobs”?
Gynecomastia surgery is a highly personalized procedure. One of the country’s leading gynecomastia experts, Dr. Jacobs is familiar with every possible scenario. Depending on your age, weight, overall health and other factors, Dr. Jacobs will choose between different surgical techniques to remove the excess breast tissue. This will help bring about the best possible results for your personal situation. In over 30 years of treating gynecomastia, Dr. Jacobs has never witnessed a recurrence. After the breast tissue is removed, it does not return.
Male Breast Reduction
Overgrowth of breast tissue can cause both physical and psychological discomfort. With breast reduction surgery, the excess tissue is removed, giving your chest a more masculine contour.
Hormonal changes in preteens and teens often bring about the growth of breast tissue. Surgery can greatly improve the self-confidence and quality of life for adolescent boys.
Overweight Men + Post Weight Loss
Gynecomastia in overweight men typically won’t disappear with weight loss. Breasts are composed of gland tissue and fat, and only the fat shrinks when you shed pounds. Excess weight or obesity pose unique challenges in terms of surgery. If you are planning to lose weight, postponing surgery until you have reached your weight goal is advised.
Gynecomastia Surgery for Body Builders
Self-medicating with anabolic steroids and other hormone-disrupting substances can trigger gynecomastia, along with a range of other unwelcome side effects.
Gynecomastia surgery is a precision procedure that requires great surgical skill. When performed by an inexperienced surgeon, the results may be less than ideal. Revision surgery can help correct errors in your original surgery and improve your results.
Is the Surgery Painful?
Your gynecomastia surgery will take place in our Boca Raton private operating room suite. The surgery will typically be performed under “twilight sleep” sedation, although local anesthetics can be an option in cases in which the breast tissue is localized directly under the nipple. The procedure takes between 60 and 90 minutes, and you should be able to return home the same day. You can expect to experience some soreness, pain and swelling in the days following your surgery. Dr. Jacobs will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to help facilitate a smooth recovery process and to keep you comfortable.
Achieve Superior Results in Boca Raton with a Leading Expert in Gynecomastia
A board-certified surgeon with over 30 years of experience in gynecomastia, Dr. Elliot Jacobs performs hundreds of procedures every year. While most surgeons will accept gynecomastia patients, few have the experience and expertise Dr. Jacobs brings to this procedure. Patients fly in from all over the country to see him, and with good reason. At Sanctuary Plastic Surgery, our entire team is dedicated to helping you achieve the best results possible.