Male Breast Reduction in Miami, FL

Dr. Alan Serure is a firm believer in the evolution of beauty and this philosophy applies to all his patients, both men and women, who are looking to become better versions of themselves with the help of specific corrective procedures. Men and women alike experience some body issues that would require cosmetic attention at some point, but for his male patients in Miami, Dr. Serure takes on a different approach, as this group of patients tends to be more reserved about the idea of cosmetic alterations.

What is male breast reduction and why should patients in Miami consider it?

In recent years, male breast reduction in Miami in particular has become a popular procedure among men seeking to reduce the size of their breasts in cases when they appear to have grown to an unsuitable size because of over-development or enlargement due to other factors. Male breast reduction in Miami has undoubtedly become the best option for correcting gynecomastia in a procedure that is able to reduce the size of the male breast by removing excess fat, breast tissue, and skin to achieve the desired size. This procedure is able to flatten and improve the contours of the patient’s chest so that it becomes leaner and more masculine.

What is gynecomastia?

The enlargement of male breast tissues characterized by an excessive amount of accumulated fat overdeveloped breast tissues is also referred to as gynecomastia and is primarily due to an imbalance of hormones in men. This condition commonly occurs in infants, boys going through puberty, and older men who are experiencing hormonal changes at those particular stages. Gynecomastia is the leading cause of male breast reduction in Miami as more and more men seek to resolve their physical predicament with the help of cosmetic surgery. Typically, gynecomastia, especially in pubescent boys, is resolved within a year or two. However, if the condition persists beyond this period, doctors may recommend male breast reduction to correct female-appearing breasts is a male patient.

What causes gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia occurs because of an imbalance of male and female hormones inside a male patient’s body. Usually, the male hormone, testosterone, is suppressed or is of a crucially lower level than the female hormone, estrogen. This condition occurs normally in young male infants who exhibit gynecomastia due to the ingestion of high amounts of estrogen from breast milk. It also happens as a patient goes through puberty, and again when they reach adulthood, between the ages of 50 and 80, when the body naturally goes through hormonal changes. Gynecomastia may also be a result of taking certain types of medication, an underlying medical condition, and even the ingestion of controlled substances.

How is male breast reduction performed?

Male breast reduction in Miami begins with the administration of local or general anesthesia for the patient’s comfort during the procedure. If the patient’s gynecomastia is due primarily to an unusual amount of localized fat, liposuction may be used to remove the excess fat in the chest region. A consultation with the surgeon will determine if a liposuction procedure is right for the patient.

In other cases, when the gynecomastia is due to excessive glandular growth, the surgeon creates incisions on strategic areas of the chest to allow access to the underlying breast tissues. Excess fat and tissues will be removed, and the remaining skin will be stretched out across the newly contoured breast. The excess skin will be trimmed and the incision will be closed using stitches. In some cases, the nipple may be reduced in size and repositioned to a more natural position on the chest. Other patients may need a combination of liposuction and excision to achieve the desired results of the male breast reduction.

What results should be expected from male breast reduction?

The results that are achieved with male breast reduction are highly successful and are, most of the time, permanent. It is important to keep in mind that if the patient’s gynecomastia was a result of weight gain or the use of anabolic steroids, these factors should be avoided to reduce the risk of the reoccurrence of the gynecomastia.

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