Increased breast tissue in men can quickly diminish the quality of their life because of constant embarrassment and low self-esteem. Known as gynecomastia, enlarged male breasts can be easily treated at Coastal Cosmetic Center with male breast reduction surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Timothy E. Fee, MD, performs gynecomastia surgery for patients in and around Jacksonville, Fleming, the surrounding communities of North Florida, and around the world.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition where males have an overdevelopment of male breast tissue. It is a condition that affects millions of men and usually results in feelings of lack of masculinity, embarrassment, and low self-esteem. Gynecomastia can develop for a variety of reasons, including:
- Weight gain
- Hormone imbalance
What Are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery?
Male breast reduction surgery can give men the masculine chest they long to have. It removes the enlarged breasts, restoring masculinity and self-confidence. By restoring balance to the chest, it allows clothing to fit properly and for men to have a more masculine physique.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
Men who suffer from enlarged breasts that are unable to reduce their size or appearance through diet and exercise are ideal candidates for gynecomastia surgery.
What is the Procedure for Gynecomastia Surgery?
Performed in our nationally accredited on-site ambulatory surgery center, Coastal Surgery Center, located in Jacksonville, FL, gynecomastia surgery takes place under local or general anesthesia. Dr. Fee will use a combination of liposuction and tissue removal to create a flat, masculine chest appearance. Incisions are usually made under the arm and around the areola to reduce the appearance of scars. Surgery can take anywhere from one to four hours.
What is the Recovery for Gynecomastia Surgery?
Following male breast reduction surgery, patients will need to wear a compression garment to help their newly contoured chest heal. If only liposuction was used, recovery is a bit shorter than if glandular tissue was removed. Strenuous activity should be avoided.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
Male breast reduction varies considerably between patients and a specific breakdown of all applicable costs for your procedure will be discussed during your consultation. Financing will also be discussed at this time. Coastal Cosmetic Center has two conveniently located offices in Jacksonville and Fleming Island for you to schedule your consultation today.
If you suffer from enlarged male breasts that bring you embarrassment and distress, contact Dr. Fee at Coastal Cosmetic Center to find out how gynecomastia surgery can improve the quality of your life. With two conveniently located offices in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, we serve residents in the surrounding North Florida communities and throughout the world.