Miami is known for its beautiful weather and sunny beaches. However, fun in the sun can be difficult if you are a man suffering from gynecomastia. This condition causes men to grow breasts one would usually expect to see on a female. Not only can this be physically uncomfortable, many men who suffer with this condition report feelings of shame or embarrassment. While some cases can be resolved with hormone therapy or the simple passage of time, male breast reduction is a great option for stubborn cases. This procedure can change your life and give you back the confidence and physique you deserve.
Gynecomastia is usually caused by a hormone imbalance. Specifically, the presence of too much estrogen when compared to the testosterone level. This can happen at any stage of life, but puberty and as a man enters his 50s are the most common time frames. When gynecomastia is brought on by puberty, waiting for hormone levels to naturally regulate is the first step. If the situation doesn’t resolve, blood tests and hormone therapy may be the next step. For stubborn cases, male breast reduction can settle the issue once and for all.
Preparing for the Procedure
If all conservative measures have failed, you will receive complete instructions on how to prepare. In general, though, most candidates are instructed to eat well, exercise consistently, and make arrangements for their recovery in advance. If you have any chronic illnesses or conditions such as asthma or diabetes, you may need to coordinate care with your doctor to ensure you will withstand surgery and heal properly afterwards.
The Surgical Approach
Male breast reduction is performed similarly to a breast reduction in females. Excess skin and fat can be removed in order to contour the body in a pleasing way. A binder is usually applied after surgery to discourage swelling and hold everything in place while you heal.
Healing and Avoiding Complications
Healing from male breast reduction is usually uneventful. General instructions are to rest and avoid any strenuous activity for several weeks. You will definitely want to keep your healing areas out of the bright Miami sun for several months. You will also need to take time away from work and other commitments to get the best results possible.
Gynecomastia can be a demoralizing and embarrassing condition. A male breast reduction can give you the confidence to hit the beach and live your best life. Feel free to WellnessPlus Medical Center in Pembroke Pines or Miami Beach to learn more. We would be delighted to review your case and answer all of your questions. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!