Gynecomastia is a condition in which male breast tissue is enlarged. This condition can occur at any age, and can be the result of hormonal changes, obesity, of the use of certain drugs. Although gynecomastia does not cause any major health issues, it can lead to low self-esteem and lack of confidence in sufferers. Thankfully, gynecomastia surgery can help to correct this condition for a better sense of well-being. Read on to learn more about the procedure.

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery can remove excess breast tissue from the male breast to correct the effects of gynecomastia. It can be achieved through liposuction, excision, or a combination of both. When gynecomastia is primarily caused by excess fatty tissues, liposuction alone may be used. When liposuction is mainly caused by glandular breast tissue or excess skin, the excision technique is best used. A combination of both techniques can also be used in some cases.

Who is a Candidate?

Men who are experiencing enlarged breasts can often benefit from gynecomastia surgery. It is important to be near your ideal weight, be healthy, and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. A consultation with Dr. Shienbaum can help to determine candidacy.

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Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit

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