Male Breast Reduction Jacksonville

Male breast over-development (gynecomastia) affects an estimated 40-60 percent of men across varying age groups! It may affect only one breast or both. This excess breast tissue can be caused by various conditions. Although the exact cause of gynecomastia remains unknown, certain drugs, hormonal imbalances, or medical problems are known to contribute to male breast enlargement.

Men experiencing gynecomastia often feel self-conscious about the appearance of their chest. That self-consciousness might lead to wearing loose-fitting shirts or avoiding certain social settings like working out in a public gym or swimming at the beach. By addressing the breast tissue over-development with liposuction or excision, men can feel more confident in these situations.

More men are having male breast reduction surgery in Jacksonville than ever before. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men have accounted for 40% of breast reductions since 2000.

Surgery to correct gynecomastia can be performed on healthy men of any age. The best candidates for surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s more masculine chest contours. If your male breast over-development consists primarily of excessive fatty tissue (most common), Dr. Doolabh will likely use liposuction to remove the excess fat. If excess glandular tissue is the primary cause, it will be directly removed through surgery.

Contemporary Plastic Surgery is committed to you and your results. Dr. Vaishali B. Doolabh is a board-certified plastic surgeon who provides an attentive, insightful, and warm personal style, and encourages her patients’ inner motivations for self-improvement and well-being. If you’re considering making a transformative change, visit our office for a consultation. Reach us at (904) 854-4800.

What can male breast reduction do?

Male breast reduction helps restore a flat, firm and masculine chest which commonly relieves embarrassment associated with enlarged male breast.

  • Restore a flat, firm and masculine chest
  • Reduction of extra fatty breast tissue
  • Removal of excess glandular breast tissue
  • Elimination of loose or sagging skin
  • Repositioning or resizing of the areolas (nipples)

Who is a good candidate for male breast reduction?

Every male breast reduction is customized to meet the unique needs of the individual patient. To determine if you are a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery or liposuction, Dr. Doolabh will review your health history and perform an examination during your consultation.

The best candidates for male breast reduction have excess fatty tissue in their chests that has not responded to exercise or diet adjustments. Ideal candidates have firm chest skin with good elasticity. Candidates for gynecomastia treatment are typically men who have good overall health, such as men who do not smoke and do not have serious medical conditions.

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Before & After Photos

38 year old male pictured before and 1-month after gynecomastia VASER liposuction with Renuvion subdermal tightening to enhance masculine appearance of the chest. Patient 17027
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More Frequently Asked Questions:

What does male breast reduction involve?

Male breast reduction surgery works by removing glandular tissue, excess fat, and loose skin on the chest. Typically, this surgery is performed using techniques such as liposuction and excision.

  • Liposuction – If your over-developed breasts are composed primarily of excess fatty tissue, and you have good skin elasticity, liposuction may be the ideal treatment.
  • Surgical Excision – To remove glandular tissue, trim away excess skin, or relocate the nipple position, surgery will be required. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Doolabh will create discreet incisions along the edge of the areola or hidden within the natural creases of your chest.

How much does male breast reduction cost?

The cost of male breast reduction treatment will depend on the type and extent of the procedure recommended to meet your specific goals. To determine the exact cost of treatment, we invite you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Doolabh for male breast reduction in Jacksonville. During your consultation, Dr. Doolabh will develop a personalized procedure to satisfy your unique aesthetic goals. The expected procedure cost can then be provided at that time.

What is recovery like after having male breast reduction?

During your male breast reduction recovery period, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage or compression garment may be worn to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals after the procedure. There will be some discomfort, swelling and bruising for a few days. Wearing an elastic pressure garment for six weeks will help limit this and enhance skin reshaping.

You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for the surgical site, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health. It’s very important to follow Dr. Doolabh’s instructions and attend follow-up visits as scheduled.

Patients are usually able to return to work after one week. Avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise activity for the first 2-3 weeks, or once approved to resume by Dr. Doolabh.

We hope the information on our website helps you understand a little more about male breast (gynecomastia) reduction procedures and assists you in making a better choice for your body contouring goals.

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Dr. Doolabh is an experienced, board certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who has worked with hundreds of male patients in Northeast Florida. With convenience, privacy and safety as our priorities, Contemporary Plastic Surgery offers fully equipped AAAASF accredited surgical operating suites, with a separate preoperative and recovery room unit, within the facility. The Contemporary Plastic Surgery family includes an experienced operating team of registered nurses, surgical specialists, and anesthesia providers for your safety. Dr. Doolabh encourages patients’ inner motivations for self-improvement and well being in a dignified and discreet atmosphere.

If you’re interested in male breast reduction, please contact our office at (904) 854-4800 to schedule a consultation.