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Gynecomastia Surgery with Dr. Mendieta

Enlargement of men’s breasts is a problem many men suffer. Female-like breasts can affect a man’s sense of masculinity and lower their self-confidence. Fortunately, gynecomastia surgery with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Constantino Mendieta, will help restore your masculine appearance; and upgrade your self-confidence.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is male breast enlargement (or increase in breast gland tissue) in men caused by an estrogen and testosterone hormone imbalance. However, there are other causes, as well. The size of the breasts can be reduced through male breast reduction surgery. This procedure removes excess tissue and fat to create a flatter and more masculine-looking chest. After the surgery, you will feel more comfortable wearing tight-fitting clothes or at the gym or beach.

Other common gynecomastia symptoms include:

  • Nipple sensitivity, especially when rubbing against clothes
  • Breast tenderness
  • Swollen breast tissue
  • Pain, mainly in adolescents

How to Know if You Have Gynecomastia

Puffy nipples and an enlarged chest are the common features of Gynecomastia. Another indicative appearance of gynecomastia is female-like breasts. However, Gynecomastia can be confused with the presence of fat tissue, mostly among overweight men. As such, an accurate diagnosis of Gynecomastia can be made by a qualified doctor.

Does Gynecomastia hurt?

Though gynecomastia is a harmless medical condition, it can be painful. Painful gynecomastia is a sign of inflamed tissue behind your nipples. The pain may persist for weeks or months and can be bothersome.

Gynecomastia Surgery in South Florida

Chest Fat vs Gynecomastia

Many men think they have gynecomastia when they are suffering from pseudogynecomastia (excess fat in the chest). Liposuction is a tissue-selective fat removal or reduction procedure used to treat pseudogynecomastia. Gynecomastia is mostly a result of hormonal imbalances in men or boys. Severe gynecomastia can be treated through male breast reduction surgery.

Gynecomastia Causes

Typically, estrogen and testosterone imbalance cause gynecomastia. Estrogen controls breast growth and is produced in small amounts in men. Your breasts will enlarge if you produce low testosterone or too much estrogen.

Other causes of gynecomastia include ill health, alcohol, herbal products, obesity, drugs and medications. Medications that cause gynecomastia include anabolic steroids, anti-androgens, anti-anxiety drugs, HIV drugs, heart medications, ulcer drugs and medicines used to empty your stomach. Steroid gynecomastia is common in bodybuilders who often take anabolic steroids to enhance muscle growth.

How to Get Rid of Gynecomastia

Treatment for gynecomastia varies depending on the age, health history, how long the condition has lasted and your preferences. For instance, you may be given medications to address hormonal imbalances; or the doctor may recommend a Gynecomastia liposuction procedure (or removal of extra fat). Male breast reduction surgery through an incision can also help get rid of gynecomastia.

Depending on the nature and degree of excess breast tissue, Dr. Mendieta may recommend a combination of procedures. For instance, excess glandular tissue can be removed through incision, and excess fat through liposuction. No matter the technique used, male gynecomastia surgery will help contour a more masculine chest. And we also offer pectoral implants for those patients who want a more muscular build.

How to Get Rid of Gynecomastia Naturally

There are various natural approaches to male breast reduction.

Some of the gynecomastia treatments without surgery include:

  • Stopping the use of steroids or drugs
  • Exercising and dieting
  • Hormone treatments
  • Reducing alcohol intake
  • Losing weight

For some men, these-non surgical gynecomastia treatment options may reduce the appearance of enlarged breasts. However, those suffering from moderate to severe gynecomastia may find these approaches unsuccessful. Many prefer male gynecomastia surgery.

Gynecomastia Treatment in South Florida

If you are looking for the best surgical and non-surgical gynecomastia treatment in South Florida, don’t settle for any gynecomastia surgeon. While there are many male breast reduction surgeons, always choose the one with a track record of success and expertise. Dr. Mendieta is one of the best gynecomastia surgeons in South Florida and believes that “no two individuals are the same”. So, he will recommend a tailored treatment plan based on your needs.

Dr. Mendieta and his team are standing by and ready to answer all of your questions about Gynecomastia surgery. Schedule your consultation today with a qualified, bonded and trusted doctor by calling 305-860-0717. We offer a full menu of options for plastic surgery in Miami.

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