Gynecomastia in Melbourne, FL
For a man, having enlarged breasts is embarrassing. Many people believe that a man with breasts is unhealthy and less masculine. Your enlarged breasts may be caused by gynecomastia, a medical condition that can be addressed with male breast reduction. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Mauricio J. Castellon, MD, offers gynecomastia surgery and other types of plastic surgery for men who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida.
What is Gynecomastia/Male Breast Reduction?
Gynecomastia is a medical condition that causes enlarged breasts in adult men. The condition normally begins in puberty, and as an adolescent boy gets older, the condition normally resolves without medical intervention. In some cases, though, the enlargement remains into adulthood. Due to the nature of the enlargement, diet and exercise cannot restore the man’s breast size.
Benefits of Gynecomastia/Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia surgery is most often the only option for men with enlarged breasts. As a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in male breast reduction, Dr. Castellon uses liposuction and other specific techniques to give your chest a masculine appearance.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Gynecomastia/Male Breast Reduction?
Enlarged breasts on men are not always caused by gynecomastia, so Dr. Castellon will determine if gynecomastia surgery is the right option for you. In addition to having gynecomastia, you should be in good health and close to your ideal weight with no weight changes in the past year.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Gynecomastia/Male Breast Reduction?
Scheduling a consultation is the first step in having gynecomastia surgery. The appointment allows you to learn about the surgery, understand the expected outcomes and have all your questions answered.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Gynecomastia/Male Breast Reduction?
Your male breast reduction is performed at a surgery center that is fully staffed with clinical support personnel. You should arrive at your designated time to allow for pre-surgery preparation. After the surgery, you will stay in a recovery area for a few hours for monitoring. Someone will need to drive you home after your gynecomastia surgery.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Gynecomastia/Male Breast Reduction?
Depending on the nature of your male breast reduction, the procedure can take one to four hours. The shorter procedures involve liposuction only while longer surgeries involve liposuction and tissue removal.
What Should I Expect After My Gynecomastia/Male Breast Reduction?
After you leave the surgery center, you will feel very tired. Spend one to two days resting. Your activities will need to be limited for at least one month. Full recovery can take three to 12 months.
Will I Have Scars From My Gynecomastia/Male Breast Reduction?
Scarring does occur as a result of male breast reduction. Dr. Castellon places the incisions in a manner that makes the scars less visible, such as around the areola and in the natural breast crease.
When Will I See Full Results of My Gynecomastia/Male Breast Reduction?
You will see initial results immediately after your surgery, but full results can take up to one year. The tissues need time to heal completely.
How Long Will the Results of Gynecomastia/Male Breast Reduction Last?
In most cases, the results of male breast reduction are permanent. Some men are prone to developing new breast tissue, but these cases are rare.
How Much Does Gynecomastia/Male Breast Reduction Cost in Melbourne?
Male breast reduction is considered elective by your medical insurance, so the cost is not covered. After your consultation, we are better able to provide a total cost. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center accepts payment by cash and check as well as credit card, including MasterCard® and Visa®. If you are interested in financing the cost of your gynecomastia/male breast reduction, we encourage you to apply with CareCredit® and LendingUSA.com.
As a man, you feel embarrassed about your enlarged breasts, but the good news is that you can have gynecomastia surgery to remove the excess tissue and give you a more masculine profile. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center offers male breast reduction surgery to men who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.