Koger Cosmetic Clinic & Medspa offers male breast reduction for men in Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Vero Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
As a medical issue affecting approximately 40% to 60% of men, gynecomastia is a common condition that can be embarrassing for men and is therefore rarely discussed. A hormonal imbalance and the use of some types of drugs can cause gynecomastia, but the root cause is often unknown.
Many different types of treatment are available for gynecomastia, with surgery being the most effective solution for chronic cases and for someone looking for an immediate improvement in their appearance. A breast reduction surgery can remove excess fat and breast tissue to result in a firm, well-defined chest.
Enlarged breasts are typically caused by the presence of an excess of glandular tissue. Dr. Koger may use both liposuction and tissue excision to perform gynecomastia surgery. He may choose to make incisions under the arm or at the edge of the areola. These locations allow access for the surgical procedure but will keep scarring to a minimum.
In some situations, there may be a significant amount of tissue and fat that needs to be removed. If the skin cannot adjust to the smaller size and shape of the breasts, Dr. Koger may make the choice to remove some of the excess skin.
Male breast reduction removes excess breast tissue and fat to give the chest a more masculine form.
The best candidates for male breast reduction are men who are near their ideal weight and have enlarged breasts due to gynecomastia.
Your initial consultation appointment with Dr. Koger is very important to determine the best course of treatment. Dr. Koger will perform a physical examination and will collect information about your physical health and your treatment needs. He will need to review your prior medical history, so please ensure that we have a copy of your medical records. Establishing the potential cause of your gynecomastia is extremely important in determining the optimum treatment.
During your initial consultation, we encourage you to ask Dr. Koger questions or voice any concerns about gynecomastia surgery. He is happy to answer all your questions about the surgery, the cost of treatment, and your expected recovery time.
Male breast reduction is performed on an outpatient basis, so you will go home the same day. Someone will need to drive you home after the surgery.
Your individual case will dictate the type of anesthesia we use for your surgical procedure. Gynecomastia surgery can often be performed with a combination of local anesthesia and sedatives. Patients may receive general anesthesia in some cases, where they will be unconscious during the surgical procedure. Dr. Koger will discuss your options with you and recommend the method that is the best choice for your individual case.
Depending on the type of procedure the patient has, there will be some minor discomfort during the recovery period. Dr. Koger can recommend and prescribe medication to help keep you comfortable.
As a moderately non-invasive surgery, you will be able to do some physical activity right away. Walking will be possible immediately following your surgery. You should be able to return to work after a few days. Dr. Koger may recommend that you avoid intense exercise and other strenuous physical activities for up to two weeks following your surgery.
After the swelling subsides, you are able to see the full results of your male breast reduction.
Because there are a wide variety of differences in insurance coverage, it is impossible to know if your health insurance will cover the cost of gynecomastia treatment and surgery. We encourage you to contact your insurance provider to obtain details about your coverage for this type of procedure. We recommend that you obtain a pre-authorization for surgery and that you request information about pre-authorization and your coverage in writing to avoid confusion or issues with your coverage. For your out-of-pocket costs, Koger Cosmetic Clinic & Medspa offers financing options.
Dr. Koger is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers male breast reduction for residents of West Palm Beach, Vero Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas of Palm Beach County. Contact us to schedule a consultation.