Questions About Gynecomastia

Have questions about gynecomastia? We have answers. We’re here to help you determine the best treatment for your enlarged breast tissue.

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is when a man has a large amount of breast tissue, creating an appearance similar to a woman’s breasts. Gynecomastia is common and even affects men who are at or near normal weight. It can make men feel uncomfortable and treating it may improve their self-confidence.

How is Gynecomastia Treated?

Gynecomastia is normally treated using liposuction or excision. There are two different components to consider for your male breast reduction: breast tissue and fat. Your provider will determine which procedure is going to be most effective at removing the tissue or fat. In some cases, you may have excess skin that needs to be removed surgically.

Can Gynecomastia Be a Sign of Underlying Illness?

Yes. In rare cases, gynecomastia can be a sign of:

  • Testicular cancer
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Gilbert’s syndrome
  • Chronic liver disease

It’s important to talk to your doctor about these possibilities as part of your routine physical evaluations and before seeking cosmetic treatment.

What is Recovery From Gynecomastia Treatment Like?

Recovery is typically accompanied by discomfort and swelling. We require you to wear a compression garment to reduce the swelling and encourage proper healing. You should be able to return to non-strenuous activity within a couple of days and full activity in a month. Your final results may take several months to be visible, but your full results should be visible within six months.

Questions About Gynecomastia
Questions About Gynecomastia

Start Your Treatment

At Gayoso Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, we’re here to help you toward the best outcome for your desired goals. If you are unhappy with the appearance of enlarged male breasts and are considering surgery, we can help boost your confidence. To start your treatment or to ask more questions about gynecomastia, please contact us for a male breast reduction consultation today.

Where Is Your Practice Located? Do You Serve Out-Of-Town Patients?

We are located in St. Petersburg, Florida, but we regularly see patients from the Tampa area, including Clearwater, Sarasota, and surrounding areas and across the state of Florida. We also have patients from around the country and even around the world. If you are considering coming from out of state for your procedure, we can help you time your procedure so it works with your schedule.