Thousands of men in America suffer from a condition called gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts. This condition is caused by overdeveloped breast tissue, excess fat, or both and can occur in one or both breasts.
The best candidates for gynecomastia treatment in Miami are adult men in good health who have no underlying medical conditions. If the cause of the breast enlargement is excess fatty tissue caused by obesity, weight loss should be stable before surgery. If more weight is lost after surgery, the breast can droop further. Performing breast reduction after weight loss has stabilized can help avoid the necessity of a repeat revision surgery.
If gynecomastia has developed at the onset of puberty, surgery should be postponed until after further discussion with a pediatrician. Males generally continue to grow until approximately age 18. Some gynecomastia cases may resolve or improve after puberty or with further growth. Generally speaking, one can look at the height of the parents compared to the child and get a ballpark idea of how much further growth is expected.
For further information, X-rays of the hands can be obtained to help see how close the patient is to skeletal maturity. Patients under 18 suffering from gynecomastia should be counseled very carefully with enough time spent to fully discuss risks, benefits, and options. Patients and their parents should have ample time to discuss the physical and psychological benefits of surgery and the emotional maturity of the individual.