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It is very common for men to develop excess fat in the breast area at some point in their lives. This condition can also be caused by excess glandular tissue in the breasts, which can affect men from early adolescence well into adulthood. The term “gynecomastia” is often used to describe these effects, and men who experience enlarged breasts can suffer from extreme self-consciousness due to the condition. Whether gynecomastia can be reduced by exercise is a common question, and the answer ultimately depends on the type of gynecomastia present and exactly what is causing the condition.  In cases where the breasts are enlarged because of a collection of excess fat in the area, some individuals may achieve some degree… Continue Reading

Gynecomastia is a benign medical condition of enlarged glandular tissue of the male breast. There are a variety of factors that can lead to this condition, but the most commonly it is an unknown cause. A surgery can be performed to excise (remove) the glandular tissue through a half circle incision along the areola edge. This incision will disguise well along the areola when the scar fully matures. After the excision of this tissue it will not come back. However, if one gains excessive weight the fat cells of the breast/chest may increase in size. If this occurs, the fat cells may be removed via liposuction, which can be combined with traditional gynecomastia surgery if desired. In conclusion, the excision… Continue Reading

As previously mentioned, this procedure can be done at an outpatient surgical facility or in our office. Both procedure locations will utilize the same surgical technique, however we will focus on the surgical expectations when performed in the office, as it is most common location for this procedure. Prior to your surgery we will discuss the general procedure again, sign informed consent, obtain pre-operative photos, and mark the surgical site. The procedure will began by numbing the marked area with local anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. After the numbing is injected, the procedure will take approximately 30 minutes per side of the chest. The incision will be made half way around the edge of the areola (the… Continue Reading

The excision (removal) of the glandular tissue of the male breast is a fairly straightforward procedure and recovery. Our patients will receive both verbal and written post-operative instructions to reference during their recovery. There will be no dressings to change during your recovery, just steri-strips covering the incision that our staff will apply. We will also provide a compression ACE wrap and request you maintain the ACE wrap for approximately 48 hours following surgery. After the first 48 hours you may switch to a compression garment or compression shirt (along the lines of Under Armour) of your choice or you can remain in the ACE wrap. This gentle compression decreases your chest swelling and prevents the collection of a seroma… Continue Reading

What considerations are evaluated for the male body shape with regards to liposuction or an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)? Although there is no “perfect” body shape, there are general accepted aesthetic guidelines for the male torso. Most often this includes a flat/defined abdomen and chest with narrower hips/flanks or “love handles.” As we age the body tends to accumulate fat, which is harder to control with diet and exercise. Typically in males, this fat accumulation centralizes to the abdomen, chest, and flanks or “love handles.” However, men tend to have greater skin elasticity, allowing their skin to “recoil” a little better than a woman the same age. Males that are an appropriate candidate for liposuction tend to do very well due… Continue Reading

Doctors with Florida Plastic Surgery Group discuss the benefits of gynecomastia treatment and liposuction for men.

Florida Plastic Surgery Group’s board-certified plastic surgeons explain how male plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction and treatment for gynecomastia can help men feel more confident in their appearance. Jacksonville, FL – Drs. Ankit Desai, Michael Fallucco, and Joseph Parks offer a number of procedures at Florida Plastic Surgery Group to help their patients achieve the bodies they’ve been working toward. Options such as tummy tuck, liposuction, lower body lift, and others can reduce excess fat and sagging skin in a range of body areas. According to the Jacksonville plastic surgeons, while many women have been taking advantage of these types of aesthetic enhancement procedures for years to help them achieve their goals, the number of men who seek plastic… Continue Reading

Gynecomastia is a common, benign enlargement of breast tissue in males.  Most often, gynecomastia presents during puberty due to higher levels of certain hormones.  Later in life, Gynecomastia can develop due to a hormone imbalance, which can be caused by several different reasons. Gynecomastia consists of two types of tissues to make the enlarged tissue as a whole.  There is glandular (breast) tissue, and there is adipose (fat) tissue.  These two types of tissue are not always present in the same proportions among different men.  Sometimes, the glandular tissue is much more prominent, and there is less fat that makes up the mound.  Conversely, at times there is much more fat composing the mound. Once that there is not a… Continue Reading

Plastic or cosmetic surgery can often be associated with women. However, men are just as important candidates for many of the same procedures as women. As we age, gravity inevitably takes a hold, and our ability to fend off fat storage grows harder with time.  Men are no different with regards to this and often have areas of fat that seem to persist even with a healthy diet and exercise. Liposuction, the procedure to remove fat cells by way of suction cannulas, is a fantastic option to combat those hard to treat areas of fat (adipose tissue). Most often men will receive liposuction on their chest, abdomen, back, and flanks (“love handles”). (Speaking of “love handles,” check out this SPECIAL… Continue Reading