The scientific term gynecomastia is used for breasts in men that are overly large. This condition is one that can produce a feminine chest due to the increase of growing breast tissue. Many times, gynecomastia is related to an unknown hormonal problem. It can also be the cause of certain prescription drugs and medications, steroids, weight gain, or it can be hereditary. Adolescent and adult men with this condition often feel anxious and embarrassed, most commonly in situations where the chest is exposed, such as at the beach, pool, or the gym. Naples, FL aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Basile performs surgical breast reduction for men who suffer from gynecomastia. This surgery does have a positive success rate. It is known as one of the more common cosmetic treatments for men at Basile Plastic Surgery.
Male breast reduction treatment is reserved for men with overly sized breasts that cannot be treated through medications or diet. If you are frustrated by the size and shape of your chest (but you're healthy and at a good weight), you could possibly benefit from male breast reduction surgery by Dr. Basile at Basile Plastic Surgery. Adolescent teens may also attain positive results from gynecomastia treatment; however, an additional procedure may be needed later as an adult if excess breast tissue continues to develop. In your initial consultation with Dr. Basile, treatment considerations will be provided, including the chances of moving forward with surgery to correct the condition.
"Breast augmentation was something that I had been thinking about since my third daughter was born 19 years ago. But as a stay at home mom/wife, it just never seemed to be “the right time”. I waited, patiently, until at last the timing was right! I did a lot of research and talked to many people. Dr. Basile was one of three Plastic Surgeons that I met with before making my final decision. From my initial consultation, I knew that I had found my plastic surgeon.Dr. Basile and his entire staff are nothing short of exceptional. First impressions are everything… when I arrived at the office, which by the way, was beautiful, clean and smelled AMAZING, I was greeted by Ashley, the patient care coordinator. She immediately made me feel comfortable with her welcoming smile. She put me in a consultation room where we talked for a bit and then she said Dr. Basile would be right in… and I don’t think I even waited five minutes to see him.The time everyone took with me was amazing, I never once felt rushed. Dr. Basile is a highly skilled surgeon with a good eye. I had done my research and when I went to my appointment I knew EXACTLY what I wanted. He listened as I explained, in detail, what I hoped my end result would be, then he offered his suggestions on what he thought would give me the best results.At my pre-op appointment he thoroughly explained the procedure and technique. Went through all of the medications and recovery, discussed any questions I had, and again, went through all of my “wish photos” that I showed him. From the time I had my consultation until now I called (or emailed) several times, I had a gazillion questions and Ashley was always patient, kind, courteous and professional. She ALWAYS made me feel like there was no silly question and regardless of how busy she was, I felt as if she was my very own personal patient coordinator, like I was their only patient.Finally - SURGERY DAY! I arrived at the surgery center at 6:30am. Feeling nothing more than excited! Dr. Basile came in, drew on my chest with a marker, and asked me again if I had any questions. Enter Operating Room, (ok, NOW maybe I’m feeling nervous) sleepy time, Dr. Basile “working his magic”, wake up, feel fine, go home. Took meds as prescribed. Saw Dr. Basile first thing the next morning.The meds made me sick, (which is typical for me) but as far as pain, I really didn’t have any. I also didn’t have ANY bruising, not at all. I followed Dr.’s orders exactly as they were given to me. I had a “slight” complication, which was absolutely NO FAULT of Dr. Basile or the surgery center, (it was something that would have happened regardless of who my surgeon was) Dr. Basile handled it in a way that eased my mind. He’s not a “wait and see” doctor, when I called to say something was wrong, he had me in his office that day, even though I had just seen him 2 days prior. I saw him every few days for the next 2 weeks, then once a week for 2 months after that. I am now a little over 6 months post up, doing great and have very minimal scars already, and they will still continue to heal. I’m beyond happy with my results.I could go on and on, but the bottom line is Dr. Basile gave me exactly what I asked for. My Experience with Dr. Basile and his staff was exceptional. I highly recommend Basile Plastic Surgery."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 25, 2018
"Amazing staff , so friendly . Dr basile did an amazing job I’m so happy with my results . He did what was best for my health and results . I will recommend to anyone seeking a BA :)"- B.L. / Yelp / Oct 31, 2023
"(Translated by Google) I highly recommend Dr. Basile he takes the time to listen, educate and recommend what's best for you. Highly skilled surgeon. His staff are very helpful of anything you need. Very happy with the results of all my procedures. Dr. Basile and his staff made me feel extremely comfortable and safe. Dr. Basile and his team have been very attentive to me, I have been with them for 14 years and I would never change Dr., he is very professional, he listens to you and answers all the questions and doubts you have, he recommends what is best for you, and the results are excellent. 100% recommended. (Original) I highly recommend Dr. Basile he takes the time to listen, educate and recommend what’s best for you. Highly skilled surgeon. His staff are very helpful of anything you need. Very happy with the results of all my procedures. Dr. Basile and his staff made me feel extremely comfortable and safe. Dr. Basile y su equipo han sido muy atentos conmigo, tengo 14 años con ellos y nunca cambiaria de Dr., el es muy profesional, te escucha y responde todas las preguntas y dudas que tengas, te recomienda que es lo mejor para ti, y los resultados son excelentes. 100% recomendado."- P.T. / Google / Apr 18, 2023
"Dr. Basille and his assistant Marissa have been absolutely fabulous. After researching extensively for a good surgeon for breast augmentation and a tummy tuck, I finally chose Dr. Basille due to his extensive knowledge, his politeness and honesty. I loved his no frills approach and how thorough he was. He listened and went over all my options in detail. The cosmetic industry is overwhelming and choosing a cosmetic surgeon can be daunting and tiresome. So I am hoping by leaving this review and being so exhilarated by my results, I have done the hard work for so many. If you want a meticulous Dr who will make you look amazing look no further."- A.L. / Google / Mar 16, 2023
"I can’t say enough good things about Dr.Basile and his entire office! From the moment you walk in you’re greeted by smiling faces. I have had both disport and filler with Dr. Basile. I’ve been having both for many years and had it done at many places and he is by far the best with placement. I am extremely happy to have found him. He is very kind and makes you feel at ease. I have also seen both Diana for laser hair removal and Alissa for skin care. Between the three you have a an absolute dream team."- E.R. / Google / Nov 28, 2022
A form of liposuction is typically utilized during male breast reduction surgery. While using general anesthesia, liposuction helps eliminate excess fat tissue from the internal chest region. Afterward, any lax skin will be carefully trimmed away to produce a taut look, and then the nipple area and surrounding areola will be surgically reshaped and placed into a proportionate position. For most men, this treatment strategy requires an incision in proximity to where the glandular tissue has formed. After the pockets of fat and excess skin have been appropriately handled, Dr. Basile will pull together the remaining skin.
What To Expect
At the conclusion of your gynecomastia surgery, the chest will be supported with a compression bandage to help try and eliminate swelling, bleeding, and bruising. For complex cases where a more intricate approach was used, a small tube for draining may be properly positioned to help with fluid. The outcomes following this procedure are almost immediately visible and most men are extremely excited about the cosmetic enhancement. Any incisions made during surgery take time to heal, and any scars left behind are barely seen. With your new, masculine-appearing chest, you may get medical clearance from Dr. Basile to incorporate exercise and weight training, which will help accentuate the surgical results.
Plan Your Procedure
Restore your Masculine Chest
If you are frustrated with the side effects of male breast enlargement (gynecomastia), we invite you to call our office and schedule a one-on-one, private consultation with Dr. Basile to learn about our male breast reduction procedure at Basile Plastic Surgery. Once you've had treatment for gynecomastia (male breast enlargement), you won't have to keep hiding your chest when you go to the gym and beach. We have assisted so many Naples, FL men and have enjoyed helping them reestablish their self-esteem.