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Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia Surgery Boca Raton

Gynecomastia, or male breast development, is a widespread condition. More than half of teen boys and men will experience some form of enlarged breast tissue during their lifetime. However, this condition’s prevalence doesn’t make gynecomastia any less embarrassing. Many of our male breast reduction patients avoid pool parties and beach trips – a challenge when living in sunny Florida.

What if you could confidently take your shirt off without worrying about your chest appearance? Male breast reduction surgery in Boca Raton creates masculine chest contours for patients struggling with gynecomastia. This treatment is effective for mild, moderate, and severe breast development in men. Call our office to schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Farber.

What Causes Enlarged Male Breast Tissue?

Enlarged breast development in males has many causes. One of the most common is an imbalance between the hormones estrogen and testosterone.

Breast development in men can occur at any age, but happens most during the infant, teen, and 50+ age categories, likely due to hormonal fluctuations at these times.

Other causes of gynecomastia include:

  • Obesity
  • Poor nutrition
  • Some medical conditions and diseases
  • Medications, including antidepressants, heart medications, anti-anxiety medications, and antibiotics
  • Drug use, including anabolic steroids, alcohol, marijuana, and amphetamines
  • Aging
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Tumors
  • Hyperthyroidism

If you’re taking medications, talk with your doctor if you experience male breast development. A change in your treatment regimen could fix the problem without the need for surgery. Bring a list of all medications and supplements you use to your consultation.

Male Breast Reduction Options

If you have male breast development and are embarrassed by your appearance, contact a board-certified plastic surgeon to explore options for male breast reduction. Call Farber Plastic Surgery at (561) 503-2700 if you live in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Parkland, Coral Springs, Ft. Lauderdale, or Boynton Beach. We also serve out-of-town patients who can travel into Florida for their surgery.

There are two primary parts of the procedure for surgically treating gynecomastia – liposuction and surgical excision.

  • Liposuction: In many men, fatty tissue is a primary contributor to breast development. Dr. Farber can remove this fatty tissue using liposuction. For a typical liposuction procedure, we make small incisions underneath the areola and insert a small tube called a cannula. Then, Dr. Farber applies suction to remove fat cells and sculpt the area. Liposuction for menworks best on patients with primarily fatty tissue in the breasts.
  • Surgical excision: If your breast tissue also has glandular tissue, or if you have significant breast development, Dr. Farber may also recommend excision and removal of the breast tissue. In this process, we remove skin, breast tissue, and fat using carefully placed incisions.

Many patients will benefit from a combination of excision and liposuction. We personalize every treatment plan based on each patient’s unique needs.

male breast reduction before and after
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Meet Dr. Farber

Dr. Scott Farber is a fourth-generation physician, and practices as an aesthetic surgeon in Boca Raton, Florida. Having trained and honed his skills at some of the nations’ most prestigious institutions, he is a sought-after surgeon. He aesthetic eye and medical expertise allow him develops personalized treatment plans together with his patients.

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Gynecomastia Surgery in Boca Raton, FL

We perform gynecomastia surgery at either our office location or one of the local hospitals in Boca Raton.

We offer both liposuction and surgical excision for male breast reduction. Dr. Farber will work with you to create a treatment plan that uses one or both of these options. We’ll talk in detail about what to expect from your surgery during your consultation.

After the surgery, we’ll wrap the chest area with bandaging and compression garments. These garments hold the skin and tissues in place while you heal. Patients return home the same day, usually a couple of hours after surgery.

Why Choose Dr. Farber for Gynecomastia Surgery in Boca Raton?

Dr. Scott Farber is a fourth-generation physician and practices as an aesthetic surgeon in Boca Raton, Florida. Having trained and honed his skills at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, he is a sought-after surgeon. His aesthetic eye and medical expertise allow him to offer personalized treatment plans together with his patients.

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Recovery After Male Breast Reduction

Recovery after gynecomastia surgery may take a few days or a few weeks, depending on the type of surgery you receive and the extent of your procedure. Most patients take about a week off from work – longer if their job requires physical duties.

Common side effects experienced during recovery from male breast reduction include tenderness, soreness, tightness, swelling, and bruising.

What to Expect During Gynecomastia Surgery in Boca Raton

We offer liposuction and surgical excision for male breast reduction. Dr. Farber will work with you to create a treatment plan that uses one or both these options. During your consultation, we’ll reveal all the details of to expect from your surgery and invite you to ask questions.

After the surgery, we’ll wrap the chest area with bandaging and compression garments. These garments hold the skin and tissues in place while you heal. Patients return home the same day, usually a couple of hours after surgery.

Schedule a Consultation

There are numerous associated benefits with taking your physical appearance into your hands. Confidence and comfort within yourself are essential to a healthy, enjoyable lifestyle. Change is beneficial, but not necessarily an easy decision to make.

If you are ready to explore changing some aspects of yourself with a trusted plastic surgeon, reach out to us at Farber Plastic Surgery. We can have an informal phone or email discussion, or you can schedule an appointment to meet the team and discuss what comes next for you.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you become the best version of yourself  you can be!

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How Long Do Results from Male Breast Reduction Last?

Patients see their improved chest contours as soon as they awake from surgery. You may be swollen, but you’ll see a flatter, more masculine chest. These results improve over the next weeks as swelling resolves.

Male breast reduction usually offers long-lasting results.

If excess male breast tissue is keeping you from thoroughly enjoying Florida’s beautiful beaches, know that your condition is very treatable.

Call our friendly staff in Boca Raton at (561) 503-2700 or leave us a message through our website. We are eager to discuss how liposuction or surgery can help you achieve the trim, “cut” torso you desire. We’re happy to answer any questions and even schedule your consultation.