New Image Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center offers male breast reduction to patients from Orlando and nearby locations.
Male breast reduction is an extremely common plastic surgery with few risks. The procedure is typically used to help men with gynecomastia, a condition characterized by excess mammary tissue. More and more men are visiting Dr. Jan V. Karlin in Orlando to undergo breast reduction and create a more masculine chest contour. This surgery has helped many men throughout Central Florida feel better about their appearance. Dr. Karlin and his staff at New Image Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center have improved the lives of gynecomastia patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, Apopka, Sanford, Winter Park and beyond.
Men from across the United States have reaped the benefits of gynecomastia surgery. To see how other patients have fared with the procedure, please inspect Dr. Karlin’s gallery of Orlando male breast reduction before and after pictures.
Is Male Breast Reduction Right for Me?
Gynecomastia can happen to men of any age, but 40 percent of cases occur in hormonal adolescent boys. As many as 65 percent of teenage boys have gynecomastia, and in 90 percent of these teenage boys, the condition goes away on its own in two to three years. However, there are men who suffer from enlarged breasts even as they grow older, which can cause discomfort and embarrassment. If you are a man who struggles with overly large breasts, then male breast reduction with Dr. Karlin in Orlando could be a good choice for you.
How is Male Breast Reduction Performed?
Male breast reduction is an outpatient procedure normally done under general anesthesia. It typically takes about one to two hours to perform. At your complimentary gynecomastia consultation in Orlando, Dr. Karlin will examine how much fat, glandular material and excess skin are present before deciding how to approach the surgery.
To perform male breast reduction, Dr. Karlin will make an incision in the areola (the dark skin around the nipple). Liposuction is usually the treatment of choice to get rid of the excess fat. If extraneous breast tissue also needs to be removed, it is excised during the procedure. Male breast reduction can also be performed through Vaser® Hi Def Liposuction and chest contouring techniques.
What is the Recovery Process for Male Breast Reduction?
Swelling, bruising and tenderness are normal and will subside over the next few weeks. Recovery from all the swelling can take up to six months, during which time you should also avoid direct sun exposure. You will usually wear a compression garment around the chest for the first four to six weeks to help the swelling go down and enhance healing. Most of our male breast reduction patients in Orlando return to work within one week after surgery. Sutures are generally removed after seven to 10 days.
The results of your male breast reduction are permanent, although you are subject to changes in appearance if your weight fluctuates. Scarring is usually minimal and will fade with time.
What are Orlando Male Breast Reduction Costs?
The best treatment to eliminate gynecomastia is surgery. The skilled, compassionate staff at New Image Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center understands how important it is for our male breast reduction patients to feel good about their bodies. We are pleased to offer our surgical expertise to gynecomastia patients throughout our extended community, which includes Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, Apopka, Sanford and Winter Park. Please set up an appointment with Dr. Karlin today to discuss your options for male breast reduction.