Gynecomastia is the medical term for enlarged breast tissue in males. Derived from a combination of Greek and Latin words meaning “woman-like breasts,” gynecomastia is an emasculating and embarrassing condition that may not respond well to diet and exercise alone. If you are a man who is struggling with this condition, Naples plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña can help. Through targeted male breast reduction techniques, Dr. Peña can reduce excess fat and glandular tissue to restore an attractive and manly appearance to the chest.
If you are a man who is experiencing enlarged breast tissue, please contact Peña Plastic Surgery to schedule your initial consultation at our Naples, Florida office today. Appointments can also be made by calling 239-348-7362. We welcome men from Estero, Ft. Myers, Bonita Springs, and all surrounding Florida communities.
Assessing Your Candidacy for Male Breast Reduction
To be a good candidate for male breast reduction you will need to be close to your goal weight. Liposuction is the most common way to treat gynecomastia and this procedure is best for men who are within reach of a healthy BMI. Dr. Peña can discuss this with you, along with ways to reach weight loss goals when necessary, during your initial consultation at our Naples plastic surgery office.
In addition to being close to your goal weight, to be a good candidate for male breast reduction you will need to be:
- A nonsmoker
- In relatively good health
- Prepared for a surgical procedure
- Able to take time off for a brief recovery period
- Willing to closely follow pre and postoperative instructions
Good male breast reduction candidates should also be willing to adopt a healthy lifestyle after surgery. While there can be many causes of gynecomastia, inactivity and weight gain are primary. Committing to eating a well-balanced diet and getting at least three hours of moderate exercise every week are essential for maintaining results. If you prefer enhancement, more progressive peck and chest exercises can be added to your routine as soon as your body has healed – generally around week five or six. Dr. Peña will discuss this with you during your postoperative visits to help you determine when it is best to begin different levels of strength training.
If excess tissue in your chest is producing a look that you find unbecoming, you are likely a good male breast reduction candidate. The best way to learn for sure is by calling 239-348-7362 and scheduling a consultation with board-certified Naples, Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña.