Men living with gynecomastia understand the negative impact this condition can have on their self-esteem. If you are tired of living with the effects of gynecomastia and are ready to take back your confidence, gynecomastia surgery in Brandon may be right for you! Read on to learn more about the procedure.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition in which the land tissue in male breasts is enlarged, resulting in what some call “man boobs”. Gynecomastia usually occurs in both breasts, but can occur in just one in some cases. Males of any age can have gynecomastia, though some risk factors may include aging, specific diseases or conditions, and taking certain medications. Patients with gynecomastia often feel self-conscious of their body, and may refuse to take part in certain activities due to this discomfort.

Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia surgery can help to restore a flatter, more masculine chest contour for a boost in confidence. This procedure can be done using the liposuction technique, the excision technique, or a combination of the two.

The liposuction technique is used in cases where there is fatty tissue in the breast. Liposuction alone may be used to remove this excess fat to create a more sculpted chest contour. The excision technique is used to remove glandular breast tissue, and can also reduce or reposition the nipple. Where excess fatty tissue and glandular tissue are present, a combination approach may be used.

Following gynecomastia surgery, patients can feel comfortable revealing their chest contours both clothes and unclothed, can gain more social confidence, and enjoy permanent results.

If you are interested in learning more about gynecomastia surgery in Brandon, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shienbaum.


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Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shienbaum has over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Surgery, including Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Brazilian Butt Lift, and the Mommy Makeover. He serves patients in the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, Riverview, Lakeland, and Brandon, Florida. For more information about breast augmentation, please visit