Male Breast Reduction Surgeon
- Improve Your Self-Confidence with Male Breast Reduction
- Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
- What Happens During Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
- Recovering from Male Breast Reduction Surgery
- What Does Male Breast Reduction Cost?
- Financing Male Breast Reduction
Improve Your Self-Confidence with Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) is a common condition affecting up to 60 percent of men. In an area like Southern Florida, where the weather is beautiful and outdoor activities are popular, most men want to be at their physical peak at all times — ready for a pick-up game of beach volleyball or a quick dip in the ocean with a moment’s notice. If excessive breast tissue is holding you back from feeling good about your body and enjoying our community’s beach culture, Dr. David Rankin or Dr. Dev Vibhakar can help. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon offering male breast reduction in Fort Lauderdale and Jupiter.
Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
Thinking a little more seriously about pursuing male breast reduction with Dr. Rankin? The first step is to meet with him for an informative consultation to discuss your case and explain your personal goals. Dr. Rankin will also perform a physical examination of your breast area and note whether there is excess glandular tissue and/or fat deposits.
In general, male breast reduction candidates are individuals who:
- Are in good general health
- Do not smoke or use drugs
- Are of a normal weight (or close to it)
- Have reasonable expectations of the surgical outcome
- Have breast development that has stabilized
What Happens During Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Male breast reduction is performed on an outpatient basis, so you can return home after your surgery to recover. Dr. Rankin can operate at his private surgical staff or at a local hospital (he has staff privileges at seven local hospitals). He will vary his surgical approach according to your individual case and treatment plan.
In general, Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev will make an incision around the areola (pink area surrounding the nipple) and excise excess glandular tissue. He will also use liposuction techniques to remove excess fatty tissue. (If your breasts are enlarged only because of fat — and not glandular tissue — liposuction alone may suffice.) He will sculpt the remaining breast tissue to give you a flatter and firmer, more masculine-looking chest contour. When Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev has finished, he will close the incisions with sutures and bandage the area.
Recovering from Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Mild swelling and pain is typical in the days following surgery. Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev will write a prescription for pain medication to alleviate discomfort. You should rest and avoid strenuous activity (including bending and lifting) while the treated area heals. Light activity like walking is permitted when you feel ready. If Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev has placed a compression garment around your chest, keep it in place until he advises otherwise.
Don’t rush your body to recover; instead, take the time to heal properly before returning to work and your normal obligations. Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev will schedule several follow-up appointments with you to check your healing progress and clear you to return to your regular lifestyle.
What Does Male Breast Reduction Cost?
The exact cost of your male breast reduction surgery will vary according to several factors, including the techniques that Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev’s uses during surgery. We can provide specific cost information once he has consulted with you and has a better understanding of your case and needs.
Financing Male Breast Reduction
We offer several plastic surgery financing options at our practice, including CareCredit plans and an in-house financing option. Please speak to a member of our team for more details.
Contact Our Male Breast Reduction Surgeon
If you’d like more information about gynecomastia or male breast reduction in the Ft. Lauderdale area, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev. You can reach us in Jupiter at 561-776-2830 or in Ft. Lauderdale at 954-564-3832.