Reducing male breast size with gynecomastia surgery requires the skill, experience, and discretion of a highly trained Florida plastic surgeon such as Brandon Lambiris, MD.
Dr. Lambiris strives to deliver the best gynecomastia surgery Sarasota has to offer. As an esteemed plastic and reconstructive breast surgeon, he helps men in Southwest Florida achieve a more masculine chest shape at his private plastic surgical practice in Sarasota County.
Gynecomastia surgery is also known as a male breast reduction. Through this procedure, Dr. Lambiris removes the excess glandular tissue that is causing the breasts to protrude in a displeasing manner or have a conical shape.
With the gland removed, the chest takes on a flatter and more masculine appearance. He routinely performs liposuction with gynecomastia surgery to reduce excess chest fat and highlight the pectoral muscles. Some Sarasota gynecomastia surgery patients only need breast liposuction if they only have excess fat but lack an enlarged gland.
The gynecomastia operation takes approximately one to two hours. Dr. Lambiris may perform liposuction initially to create a masculine chest shape and reduce fat deposits. In patients who have true gynecomastia, he makes a small incision to create a flap of the areola, then he removes the excess glandular tissue through the incision and closes the wound with dissolving sutures.
In most cases, the glandular tissue will not come back once it has been surgically removed. After liposuction, the treated fat cells do not return. However, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery to prevent new fat cells from forming. Gynecomastia surgery will not correct a hereditary predisposition to store excess fat in the chest area.
Most swelling resolves in the first few weeks, although inflammation can persist for six months to a year.
The incisions heal in approximately three weeks. During this time, the scar flattens and the sutures continue to dissolve. He may advise wearing a compression bra to reduce swelling and improve skin retraction around the new breast shape. Most of our Sarasota gynecomastia surgery patients return to an active lifestyle including exercise after six weeks. The time off work and driving for a breast lift is generally one to two weeks.
To find out more about your options for male breast reduction in Sarasota, book your consultation with Dr. Brandon Lambiris today. Call (941) 366-9818 or click the booking link on this page to schedule your appointment. Dr. Lambiris is a top-rated plastic surgeon serving patients in Sarasota, North Port, Bradenton, and surrounding areas in Southwest Florida.
Nationally, the cost of gynecomastia surgery averages $5,625. Because the surgery is highly individualized, your total cost may vary. The surgeon fee, facility fee, and anesthetist fee make up the highest percentage of the total cost. Medications and aftercare expenses may incur additional fees.
Insurance plans rarely cover gynecomastia surgery as it is considered a cosmetic procedure. It does not correct the underlying causes of gynecomastia, which may be linked to a hormonal imbalance or steroid medications.
The surgery itself is not painful due to general anesthesia. Post-operative pain is expected to be minimal to moderate. Dr. Lambiris may provide pain medications to ease discomfort during recovery.
If the gland is removed, the gynecomastia is unlikely to come back.
Possible risks of gynecomastia surgery may include infection, wound dehiscence, necrosis of the skin, scarring, rippling, seroma, hematoma, blood clots, and dissatisfaction with results. Other risks are possible. For most healthy individuals, it is considered a safe, low-risk procedure.
The gynecomastia scar is minor and encircles the areola. It is usually not easy to detect once the scar matures, a process that takes approximately one year. Dr. Lambiris places the scar discreetly so it is not obvious. Patients with chest hair have even less to worry about in terms of noticing the scar.
There is no diagnostic test for gynecomastia. True gynecomastia presents as a firm or rubbery lump located behind the nipple-areola complex. In large gynecomastia, it is easily distinguishable from the surrounding fatty breast tissue. The easiest way to feel for an enlarged breast gland is to raise one arm above your head and use your fingers to palpate for a firm, rubbery mass of glandular tissue. A physician may confirm your diagnosis with a physical examination.
False gynecomastia refers to enlarged male breasts that have a feminine or cone-shaped appearance due to excess fat rather than an enlarged mammary gland. It is possible to treat pseudo gynecomastia with chest liposuction only, leaving the gland intact.
Dr. Brandon Lambiris believes everyone deserves the opportunity to look their best. If you’ve dreamed of having plastic surgery to unlock your true potential, we encourage you to join us for a consultation. Experience the real difference plastic surgery can have on your life at West Coast Plastic Surgery in Sarasota, FL.