Gynecomastia

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Gynecomastia, or the occurrence of enlarged breasts in men, is a common condition that can be caused by a variety of factors. While this is not always a cause for medical concern, having enlarged breasts can make many men self-conscious and cause them to lose confidence in their bodies. At Soma Plastic Surgery, Dr. George Papanicolaou understands the unique needs of men and can help restore masculine contours to your body with gynecomastia surgery.

Soma Plastic Surgery is located in Lake Mary, Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for gynecomastia surgery to reduce the size of your enlarged breasts.

What is Gynecomastia?

A condition that affects millions of men every year, gynecomastia is characterized by enlarged breasts and overgrown breast tissue. It can happen in both adolescents and adult men, and can affect either one or both breasts. It can develop as a result of many factors such as hormone imbalances, certain medications, and underlying medical conditions. While some cases of gynecomastia go away on their own, most cases require medical intervention in order to be treated.

In addition to causing breasts that are visibly enlarged, this condition can also cause other symptoms such as:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Nipple discharge in one or both breasts

At Soma Plastic Surgery, Dr. Papanicolaou can safely and successfully restore masculine contours to your chest with gynecomastia surgery.

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Designed to reduce male breasts with minimal scarring and downtime, this surgery is a procedure that has a high success and patient satisfaction rate. Depending on your individual condition, gynecomastia surgery can remove excess fat, skin and/or breast tissue to flatten the chest.

There are various techniques and incision patterns that can be performed with this procedure depending on your body and preferences. During your consultation, Dr. Papanicolaou will discuss your procedure with you as well as what incision pattern you may prefer and what your aesthetic goals are. All incisions are carefully placed within the natural folds and contours to minimize visible scarring.

Once the excess fat, skin, or tissue are removed from the chest, the breasts are sutured, and surgical drains may be placed to collect excess fluid. Doctor Papanicolaou will provide any necessary aftercare and safety instructions to you to ensure optimal healing once you return home.

What is the Recovery Like?

Some time may need to be taken from work and normal activities during the initial healing process. Doctor Papanicolaou will advise you on how long you may need to recover. Bruising, swelling, and some mild discomfort are common after gynecomastia surgery but should gradually subside, revealing your improved chest contours.

Contact Soma Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and find out how gynecomastia surgery can safely and effectively flatten your enlarged breasts.