Gynecomastia Surgery

Dr. Ress of liv Plastic Surgery offers a variety of plastic surgery procedures for men including gynecomastia or male breast reduction.

Located in Boca Raton, Dr. Ress serves patients in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and all throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Dr. Ress is here to provide you with natural-looking results that will help restore your confidence and make you feel and look your best. His focus is to provide every patient with the most technologically advanced methods and superior quality care.

What is a Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery is a male breast reduction procedure. This surgery will reduce the fullness of breast tissue in men and help create a flatter and more toned chest. Gynecomastia by definition is the appearance of a female-like breast in a male. Though this condition is a physically harmless one, it can be emotionally distressing and cause feelings of insecurity, low self-esteem and even depression. In order to correct this condition, surgery is needed, as there is no amount of diet or exercise that will help reduce the fullness of the breast tissue.

Gynecomastia is a one-time procedure that will yield long-lasting results. Dr. Ress specializes in single-incision gynecomastia surgery where he will remove the offending tissue with nearly no significant scarring.

What Are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery?

  • Improved tone and shape of the chest
  • Reduction in the size of breast tissue
  • Clothing will fit better and look better
  • Improved confidence

How is a Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?

Depending on your needs, there are two common surgery options for gynecomastia surgery. Dr. Ress may opt to use liposuction to remove the breast fullness or, if your case is more severe, he may choose surgical tissue excision to achieve optimal results. This removal of tissue beneath the areola allows him to eliminate a greater amount of glandular tissue and/or skin that cannot be successfully treated with liposuction alone. Dr. Ress’ specialty in single-incision surgery will assure the best outcome with virtually no scarring.

Who is a Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

You are likely a candidate for gynecomastia if you:

  • Are unhappy with overdeveloped male breasts
  • Are near or at a stable and healthy weight
  • Are in good health
  • Are over the age of 20 and your hormones have stabilized
  • Want to enjoy outdoor activities without feeling the need to cover up

What is the Recovery Time for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery is a fairly straight forward procedure and can be completed in a couple hours. The recovery time is just as speedy, and you should be able to return to normal activities in three to four days. You may be given compression garments to wear to help with the mild swelling. There is some mild post-op soreness directly after the procedure, and you will be prescribed pain medication to help with any discomfort. Pain tolerance varies person to person, but you should not experience much discomfort after your surgery. It is recommended that you take three to four days to recover before returning to work or your daily activities. Dr. Ress will guide you on the appropriate time to return to more strenuous activities or heavy lifting.

Where Do I Start?

Your journey towards a new you starts with a simple phone call. Contact us during our convenient office hours and we will promptly schedule a consultation with you to discuss your needs. Surgery of any kind is a big decision both financially and emotionally. A consultation with Dr. Ress will help you create realistic options and expectations, and he will guide you through making this investment in yourself.

How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?

Gynecomastia surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure and therefore is not covered by insurance. The cost of your male breast reduction will depend on your unique situation. It is important to understand that your case is unique and your treatment plan will be designed specifically to you, therefore, the cost will be determined after your needs are assessed. During the consultation, Dr. Ress will review with you all your options, so there is never a financial surprise. We believe that an investment in yourself is the best investment you will ever make, therefore, we offer financing so you can achieve your aesthetic goals both physically and financially.

Dr. Ress of liv Plastic Surgery is a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon and has performed countless successful gynecomastia surgeries. His reputation in South Florida is exceptional. Dr. Ress has practiced in Boca Raton for 20 years serving patients in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and all throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and start the path to having the body you’ve always wanted.