Gynecomastia in Miami Beach, FL
Regain your confidence with Dr. Gabriel Salloum’s Gynecomastia treatment in Miami Beach, FL. Our specialized approach effectively reduces enlarged male breasts, restoring a more masculine chest contour.
Empowering Transformation with Gynecomastia Treatment Benefits
Dr. Gabriel Salloum’s Gynecomastia treatment offers a path to reclaim your masculine physique. This procedure effectively reduces enlarged breasts, enhancing chest contours and boosting self-confidence. It’s a transformative experience that restores both physical appearance and mental well-being.
Masculine Chest Contour
The treatment effectively reduces enlarged breast tissue, resulting in a firmer, more masculine chest contour.
By correcting the physical appearance, this procedure significantly boosts self-esteem and body image.
Addressing both physical and hormonal aspects, the treatment offers long-term relief from the symptoms of Gynecomastia.
Eliminate Gynecomastia to achieve your best chest
There are a few different ways to treat gynecomastia, depending on the severity of the condition. If the cause is mainly from excess glandular tissue, then breast reduction surgery may be recommended to remove any excess breast tissue. On the other hand, if there is mostly an accumulation of fat causing the enlargement of the breasts, then liposuction may be used as a treatment option instead.
No matter what type of treatment is chosen for Gynecomastia, it’s important for men suffering from this condition to understand that it’s a common medical issue and there are options available for them. With proper diagnosis and treatment plans tailored towards their individual case, men can find relief from their enlarged breasts and restore their confidence again in Miami Beach, FL.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
An ideal candidate for gynecomastia surgery is a male who has enlarged breast tissue due to an imbalance in hormone levels or due to excess glandular breast tissue. It is important that before a patient undergoes any type of surgical treatment to reduce their gynecomastia, they should have their medical history evaluated by a doctor.
This evaluation should include any family history of breast cancer, any health conditions which may affect the hormones and cause hormonal imbalances, as well as medications they are taking such as calcium channel blockers and adrenal gland inhibitors. Additionally, if there is any nipple discharge during physical exams, further testing may be necessary to rule out any underlying health issues such as mammary duct ectasia or fibrocystic changes.
Once the medical history has been evaluated and all other possible health problems have been ruled out, then a physician can more accurately assess whether or not surgery is the best option for treating gynecomastia. Generally speaking, those patients who suffer from gynecomastia due to an excess of glandular tissue are considered the best candidates for this cosmetic procedure because it is the most effective way of removing this excess tissue. For those whose enlarged breasts are caused by an imbalance in hormones, hormone therapy may also be recommended alongside surgery in order to provide a longer-term solution for their condition.
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Your Gynecomastia consultation
At the Miami Beach office of Dr. Salloum, we provide thorough gold-standard consultations for patients interested in undergoing a breast reduction procedure to correct gynecomastia. During this consult, our team will take a comprehensive medical history and conduct a physical examination to determine if gynecomastia is present. We will also discuss the patient’s goals and expectations for their correction of gynecomastia.
The physical examination typically involves palpating the area for any lumps or changes in tissue texture. We may also request certain laboratory tests such as measuring estrogen levels, testosterone ratio, and pituitary gland hormones to assess any hormone imbalances that could be contributing to the breast enlargement. In some cases, mammograms may be suggested to rule out any underlying conditions such as breast cancer or other causes of breast enlargement. For boys with gynecomastia, we often need to perform additional testing such as an ultrasound to determine if there are any underlying causes such as fibrocystic changes or breast buds that might be contributing to the condition.
What Causes Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition that causes enlargement of the male breast tissue due to hormonal imbalance or excess glandular component. While it is most commonly seen in men over age 50, it can also affect younger men as well. There are many potential causes of gynecomastia, including medical conditions, medications, and lifestyle factors. In addition to medical treatments, some individuals explore natural remedies for gynecomastia, although the effectiveness of such approaches can vary.
Medical conditions such as kidney failure and liver disease can cause hormonal imbalances that lead to gynecomastia. Certain medications, including the use of steroids causing gynecomastia, may also contribute to the development of this condition. Common culprits include testosterone replacement therapy, drugs used to treat prostate cancer, anti-anxiety medications, antipsychotics, and HIV medications. Excessive use of alcohol or recreational drugs may also be a factor in some cases. Additionally, certain endocrine disorders may disrupt hormone levels and lead to gynecomastia.
To properly diagnose gynecomastia and determine the underlying cause(s), doctors typically evaluate medical history and perform physical examinations in order to rule out other possible health issues that could be causing the enlarged breasts. Hormonal studies such as measuring estrogen levels, testosterone ratio, pituitary gland hormones, or growth hormones may also be requested in order to see if any hormonal imbalances are contributing to the condition. Additionally, an ultrasound may be used to assess the amount of glandular components present in the breast tissue for an accurate diagnosis of gynecomastia’s severity.
Once a doctor has determined what is causing gynecomastia they can suggest appropriate treatment options for correcting it including medical treatments or cosmetic surgery procedures like liposuction or a breast reduction procedure depending on the patient’s individual situation.
It is important that any treatment plan addresses both physical aspects as well as any underlying hormonal imbalances so that patients have long-term relief from their condition.
Understanding the Gynecomastia procedure
Gynecomastia is a breast disease that affects a large percentage of males and is characterized by the enlargement of the male breast due to an imbalance between testosterone and estrogen levels. It usually begins during puberty but can affect men of any age. Laboratory studies have shown that up to 60-70 percent of boys may show some degree of gynecomastia, but most cases are mild and resolve on their own without any medical treatment or intervention.
The effects of gynecomastia on prolactin levels in boys are typically seen when the condition is more severe. Medical therapy for gynecomastia includes medications such as anti-estrogens, aromatase inhibitors, and selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs). In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove excess breast tissue or glandular tissue from the chest wall. Breast reduction surgery can be used to reduce enlarged breasts in both men and women who experience excessive breast growth due to hormonal changes. By removing excess tissue or glandular tissue from the chest wall, patients can achieve long-term relief from their condition with no permanent effects on hormone levels or body shape.
Male Breast Reduction Recovery
Patients can expect to experience some level of swelling and bruising during the first week after gynecomastia surgery. While gynecomastia surgery scars are typically minimal and well-concealed, it’s important to follow postoperative care instructions to ensure optimal healing. Physical activity should be limited during this time to allow the breast gland tissue to heal properly. Patients may also experience some degree of breast pain or discomfort, but these physical symptoms usually subside within a few weeks of surgery. Recovery after gynecomastia surgery can vary from patient to patient, but most patients are able to resume normal activities and physical exercise after about 4-6 weeks. Patients must follow their doctor’s instructions for postoperative care, as this will help ensure a smooth recovery with minimal downtime and optimal results.
Why should I choose Dr. Gabriel Salloum?
- Dr. Salloum is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery
- Specializes in reconstructive surgery, as well as ultrasound-assisted liposuction, facial restructuring, and body contouring
- More than 13 years of experience performing plastic surgery
- Passionate about helping men and women meet their cosmetic goals and become more confident in their own skin
- Provides natural-looking cosmetic results
- Takes the time to get to know each patient and answers any questions before creating a unique surgical plan
- Offers a full range of plastic surgical procedures, including facelifts, upper arm lift surgery, body contouring, liposuction, tummy tucks, thigh lifts, Brazilian butt lifts, and breast reconstruction
- Has achieved a large number of 4.5 and 5-star reviews on Yelp, Vitals, RealSelf, and Google
- Named a New York Times Best Plastic Surgeon