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Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, is often a temporary condition that occurs during puberty. For some patients, the condition persists beyond the teen years, affecting male adults. No amount of dieting or exercise can reduce the size of the breasts. Many factors such as medications, hormonal excess, steroids, and marijuana use are known factors that contribute to gynecomastia; these factors should be addressed prior to surgery.

How is gynecomastia treated?

The treatment of gynecomastia in Boca Raton involves removal of excess breast tissue. Traditionally, the breast is reduced using a combination of liposuction and removal of the tissue through an incision around the areola. In the past, those with enlarged breasts had to undergo a surgical procedure leaving visible and often unsightly scars and depressions.

A new scarless technique, pioneered by Dr. Becker, allows the breast tissue to be removed through two or three tiny incisions, using a special dissecting cannula. The cannula breaks down the tissue, which is then “sucked” out in a manner similar to liposuction. These incisions are often so small that no sutures are required. In the majority of cases, the procedure is done under local anesthesia with twilight sedation. Surgery time is less than one hour; and patients often resume normal activity in 24 hours.

Recovery

After your male breast reduction in Boca Raton, a special garment is worn around the chest for the first two weeks. Routine activities are usually resumed within one week of surgery.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Nothing is more important to us than your health and safety. In alignment with local and federal guidelines we have suspended all elective surgical services are temporarily suspending operations. We will continue to see post-operative patients for their follow up visits and any patients with medical emergencies. We have a Registered Nurse available to answer any questions.

We are pleased to offer virtual consultations and this has provided the opportunity to make them as streamlined and easy as possible for you. Our office is open as usual for any email, telephone, or video inquiries. Schedule a virtual consultation today to explore your options and receive expert recommendations from our board-certified world-recognized plastic surgeon, Dr Hilton Becker.

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