If you’re a man with feminine-looking breasts, you’re not alone. Gynecomastia, (a medical term derived from the Greek words for “woman-like breasts”) affects many men. Enlarged breasts can be permanent, uncomfortable, and socially and psychologically devastating, but they can be permanently removed through male breast reduction surgery in Naples. During your consultation, you and Dr. Prysi will discuss your goals and expectations, and he will assess your current anatomy to determine the cause of your breast enlargement, as male breasts may be formed from fatty tissue and/or glandular tissue.
Male breast reduction may be performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The procedure can last from one to three hours depending on the extent of correction. Dr. Prysi performs male breast reduction for many patients in the Southwest Florida area. Surgery may require either of the following.
If your gynecomastia is primarily caused by fatty tissue, Dr. Prysi may recommend liposuction. This procedure removes unwanted localized fat cell deposits from the body, leaving you with a more masculine appearance.
If your gynecomastia is the result of a glandular disorder, liposuction alone is not likely to be adequate. Traditional surgical excision may be a better option. The excision may be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction. Typically, the incision is placed on the edge of the areola (colored area of the nipple) or in the underarm area. Your surgeon will work through these incisions to cut away the excess glandular tissue, fat and skin from the breast.
“Felt very comfortable with Dr. Prysi & staff. They were very thorough and left me feeling confident with my decision.”
“The doctor and staff were wonderful and very thorough. I felt very comfortable and confident in Dr. Prysi. The results were just as I wanted. I would highly recommend him.”
“I am very pleased with the results of my surgery and with the follow-up services that Dr. Prysi has provided to me. Dr. Prysi is very up-to-date with his techniques and I felt that he went out of his way to explain to me what he would be doing and why. Also, he and his staff made me feel very comfortable in responding to any follow-up questions that I had. ”
How long do you have to wear a compression garment after gynecomastia?
Dr. Prysi recommends wearing a compression shirt during the day for the first 6 weeks.
What is the best treatment for gynecomastia?
Each patient is unique. Dr. Prysi will discuss your surgical options at your consultation.
How do you shower after gynecomastia surgery?
You may shower 24 hours after gynecomastia reduction surgery. Dr. Prysi recommends using an antibacterial soap for the first 2 weeks. No tub baths for 6 week safter surgery.
Is gynaecomastia surgery painful?
Most patients report discomfort or tightness for 72 hours after gynecomastia reduction surgery.
Can guys develop breasts?
Gynecomastia, (a medical term derived from the Greek words for “woman-like breasts”) affects many men. Enlarged breasts can be permanent, uncomfortable, and socially and psychologically devastating, but they can be permanently removed through male breast reduction surgery.
Dr. Prysi sees patients at his Naples Florida office. If you are ready to see if male breast reduction is right for you, give our Naples office a call today to schedule your consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Mark Prysi. You can also fill out our online form.
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Mark F. Prysi, MD, FACS
Dr. Mark Prysi is a nationally recognized, board-certified Naples Plastic Surgeon. He is an internationally renowned expert in plastic surgery who has been consistently recognized as one of the “Best Plastic Surgeons in Southwest Florida” and one of the “Best Doctors in America.” He is the former Chief of Plastic surgery at Naples Day Surgery and past chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Naples Community Hospital. Dr. Prysi’s innate surgical skills and artistic aesthetic judgment combined with over 25 years of experience makes all the difference.