Gynecomastia is the medical term for male breast enlargement. It is a condition that can create a female-like chest due to abnormally growing breast tissue. In many cases, gynecomastia is caused by an underlying hormonal issue. This condition can also be caused by certain drugs, steroids, obesity, or genetics. Men with this issue typically feel embarrassed, especially in circumstances where the upper body and chest are seen, such as by the pool or in the gym. In West Bloomfield, MI, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Julio Sosa offers male breast reduction surgery for men who have gynecomastia. This surgical procedure has a very high success rate. It is considered one of the more popular cosmetic procedures for men at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery.
"Cannot say enough about the care and expertise Dr. Sosa has demonstrated on initial and repeat visits."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 21, 2019
"Breast implant removal and lift - I highly recommend Dr. Sosa. I came from out of state on the referral from my sister. He explained the procedure I wanted in detail. The results were fantastic. Great doctor."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 21, 2020
"I just finished surgery #2 with Dr Sosa for my breast reconstruction after breast cancer. I am very happy with my results. He was transparent with me with what to expect results wise, surgical recovery, and limitations. He spent a lot of time with my at my first appointment before surgery and answered all my questions. In the year following that he has been my doctor he has answered every question I've had. His bed side manner, work, and personality are all 5 stars in my book. Out of all the doctors on my medical team Dr Sosa is my favorite."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 01, 2019
"Absolutely amazing experience. Had a double mastectomy 15 years prior with latissimus dorsi flap on diseased breast due to previous radiation treatment. Outcome was two asymmetrical breasts and uneven nipples. Dr. Sosa was professional, kind and realistic about the potential outcome of the fix. I am absolutely so pleased with the results. He did everything he said he would do and met every expectation I had. I feel so much better about myself. Also, his entire staff was welcoming, accommodating and took the time with me. I never felt rushed or processed through. I will refer Dr. Sosa to everyone I know."- L.T. / Facebook / Nov 26, 2019
"I've referred many people to Dr. Sosa-- even my wife. He listens, he is compassionate. Explains things well and does an excellent job-- without that part, I could not recommend him."- J.W. / Facebook / Sep 11, 2019
Male breast reduction surgery is a procedure for men who have enlarged breasts that cannot be reduced with a healthy lifestyle or exercise and diet. If you are embarrassed by the appearance of your chest (but physically healthy), you may benefit from gynecomastia surgery by Dr. Sosa at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery. Teenagers may also benefit from gynecomastia surgery; however, a secondary procedure may be warranted later during adulthood if abnormal breast tissue continues to form. During your first appointment with Dr. Sosa, treatment options will be given and may include the possibility of undergoing surgery to repair the condition.
Liposuction is usually utilized during surgery for gynecomastia. With the patient safely under general anesthesia, liposuction reduces excess pockets of fat from the chest wall. Next, any skin showing laxity will be removed to create a more tightened appearance, and then the areola and nipple will be placed into a proper position. In most cases, this method requires a small incision close to where the glandular tissue collects. Once the fat and loose skin have been removed, Dr. Sosa will pull and tighten the remaining skin.
What To Expect
Following your gynecomastia treatment, the chest will be secured with a medical garment to help minimize bruising and swelling. In advanced cases where a reconstructive method was used, a drainage tube may be placed to assist with fluid. The results following male breast reduction surgery are immediately noticeable and most patients are extremely satisfied with the physical change. The incisions made during treatment take several weeks to heal and scarring is usually barely visible. With your enhanced chest, you can get permission from Dr. Sosa to engage in exercise and strength training, which will complement the end results.
Plan Your Procedure
Restore your Masculine Chest
If you suffer from the effects of gynecomastia, we welcome you to get in touch with our office to schedule a private consult with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Julio Sosa to learn more about our male breast reduction surgery at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery. After treatment for male breast enlargement (gynecomastia), you can stop covering up your chest at the gym and pool. We have worked with many West Bloomfield, MI men and have enjoyed watching them reclaim their confidence.