Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after surgeons for gynecomastia in Palm Beach. His attention to detail and methodical technique create beautiful and natural results. Gynecomastia surgery is a body contouring procedure that corrects enlarged breast in men. It can affect up to 60% of men during their lifetime. Gynecomastia surgery is also known as “male breast reduction”. Enlarged breasts are very bothersome to men physically, and can limit the ability to exercise or wear fitted clothing. In some cases, it can also cause emotional disturbance and affect self confidence. Gynecomastia surgery removes the abnormal enlarged breast tissue to restore a fitted and masculine chest contour. If you are located in Palm Springs, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington or any other surrounding cities, contact us today to learn more.
Gynecomastia surgery removes excess skin, breast gland tissue, and repositions the nipples. The extent of surgery and incisions is dependent on the amount of excess skin, and type of breast enlargement. Fatty breast enlargement is easily corrected with liposuction. Glandular enlargement usually needs incisions to directly remove the hardened gland. Dr. Rueda performs three types of gynecomastia surgery: liposuction, mini-incision gynecomastia, or traditional gynecomastia. Their differences are highlighted below:
This is an ambulatory procedure, where you get to go home the same day. There is surprisingly lower amount of pain than expected. There is tightness, swelling and bruising for first few days after surgery. Usually a bandage is placed and removed in 48 hours. A chest vest is worn for a total of 2 weeks.
Mild to moderate gynecomastia (mostly fatty) and good skin quality
Mild to moderate gynecomastia (mostly glandular) and good skin quality.
Full Breast Reduction
Severe gynecomastia, droopy chest and nipples, poor skin quality.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Good candidates for gynecomastia surgery do not have a medical or medication induced cause for their chest enlargement. Dr. Rueda performs a full physical examination and may order laboratories during the workup to rule out an underlying medical cause. Those who have persistent gynecomastia after a period of monitoring are good candidates for the procedure.
The effects of gynecomastia surgery are permanent. However, it does not protect from future increases in weight or changes in aging.
The procedure may take 1-3 hours depending on the severity.
Your gynecomastia surgery will be performed in Precision Plastic Surgery Palm Beach by Dr. Steven Rueda in our office operating room. This procedure is performed under general or twilight anesthesia. In very selected cases, the surgery may be performed at a local hospital or ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach.
Yes! The majority of patient’s undergoing this procedure undergo liposuction in the abdomen. This can be done safely at the time of the procedure.