There is nothing more embarrassing to a man than to begin to develop breast tissue. This occurs when a man begins to experience overly-developed breast tissue. This commonly begins to occur in the teen years in many males, but can occur at any time. Gynecomastia can be caused by hormone changes in the body, weight gain, heredity and by certain medications. If you are man who has this problem, you most likely feel ashamed and embarrassed about your chest. Fortunately, there is a surgical procedure that can take care of this issue, so you feel like a full male again. Through this information, you will learn how Board Certified Tampa Plastic Surgeon can help to contour and define your chest.

When you visit Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery Inc for your gynecomastia consultation, you will meet with David Halpern MD. He will want to talk with you about the procedure and examine you, to see what type of work will need to be carried out. It is important you are in good physical shape and have lost weight before the procedure is carried out. This will help to ensure your surgery will be a success, so you can feel confident in your appearance.

Though the surgery is safe and fairly straightforward, it is a serious procedure. You will need to be placed under general anesthesia, so you will not be awake and moving while your chest is being operated on. First, a small incision will be made in the fold under your breast tissue. This will be done carefully, so your scar will blend in with the natural contours of your chest.

During the procedure, excess breast tissue and skin will be removed. In some severe cases, the doctor may need to reconstruct your nipple area. This will be determined by how large your breast tissue has become. Once the breast area has been tightened and contoured, you will be sutured closed. A binder bandage will be placed around your chest, to help prevent any excess swelling, bruising and pain. You will need to rest for a couple of days after your surgery and take it easy until you completely heal.

Once you have completely healed, you will be amazed at the appearance of your chest. You will finally be able to feel confident swimming and not feel like you need to cover up. For more information on this and other cosmetic procedures, visit