Male Breast Reduction in Sarasota

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Though this condition is rarely talked about, it's actually quite common. Gynecomastia, the medical term for overly developed male breasts, affects an estimated 40 to 60% of men. It may affect only one breast or both. Though certain drugs and medical problems have been linked with male breast overdevelopment, there is no known cause in the vast majority of cases.

Men who feel self-conscious about their chest appearance often are reluctant to appear in bathing suits or participate in sporting activities without wearing loose fitting large shirts to hide their chests.

Male breast reduction surgery at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center can improve the abnormal appearing chest contours. Our board-certified plastic surgeons emphasize that these corrective procedures, however, are not a replacement for diet and exercise for the patient who is significantly overweight.

The benefits of male breast reduction are not only physical, producing firmer, flatter and improved chest contours, but emotional as well, usually resulting in improved self-esteem.

Often liposuction alone can reduce excess male breast tissue. Sometimes surgical removal of excess tissue may be required as well. During the consultation, your doctor will determine if you are a candidate for gynecomastia surgery in our Sarasota practice and recommend the best procedure for you. He will also explain the benefits and risks of this surgery.

Are You a Good Candidate?

To be a good candidate for any plastic surgery, you must have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you. It's important to understand that male breast reduction surgery can enhance your appearance and self-confidence but, like all plastic surgery, it is not going to solve underlying emotional issues you may have. Always think carefully about your expectations and discuss any concerns you have with your surgeon.

Next Steps

All successful surgeries begin with open and honest communication between doctor and patient. Are you considering plastic surgery? Request a consultation with one of the surgeons at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center or call (941) 366-8897 and let us educate you about your options and the procedures available.

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