Gynecomastia Surgery in Tampa, Clearwater, FL

Solomon Cosmetic Center is a top-rated destination for male breast reduction (gynecomastia) in Tampa. This procedure is performed by a board-certified surgeon, Dr. George Solomon, who has over 25 years of experience in cosmetic operations. Using the latest techniques, he can sculpt masculine chests for men with enlarged breasts. Due to his extensive knowledge and skills, Dr. Solomon is an excellent choice for this transformative procedure. Our center helps men become more confident and restore their masculine physique.
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What is
Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery is a cosmetic procedure that reduces enlarged male breasts. Dr. Solomon performs this operation to sculpt a flatter, more contoured chest shape. Excess breast tissue and fat are removed through incisions and liposuction. The surgery typically takes one to two hours. Most men can return to normal activity within a few weeks.
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Signs of

Gynecomastia manifests itself in different ways. This condition often develops during puberty due to hormonal changes in adolescents. However, it may occur at any age, especially when men become older. There are several noticeable signs of gynecomastia:
  • Enlarged breast gland tissue, often under the nipple area.
  • Tenderness or pain in one or both breasts.
  • Nipple discharge.
  • Lumps under nipples.
  • An uneven distribution of tissue that makes the breast look abnormal.
  • The breast tissue can feel rubbery or firm.
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Consultation & Preparation
for Gynecomastia Surgery

Before gynecomastia surgery, we schedule a consultation with Dr. Solomon. He discusses the patient’s goals, expectations, medical history, medications, and lifestyle factors. The surgeon evaluates the amount and distribution of breast tissue and skin through a physical exam to determine the appropriate treatment technique. He also explains the details of the gynecomastia procedure – where the incisions will be placed, what type of anesthesia will be used, what to expect during recovery, and potential risks and complications.
Leading up to surgery, patients are instructed to stop smoking and avoid certain supplements and medications that can increase bleeding risks. Arrangements are made for a ride home from the surgery center after discharge. The patient may also need baseline blood work done shortly before the scheduled operation date to ensure safety for anesthesia. Clear pre-operative preparation and education aim to set realistic expectations about the surgery and recovery.

Surgical Procedure


Dr. Solomon makes small incisions, usually around the areola of the nipples. The location and length of these cuts depend on the amount of tissue that must be removed. The surgeon places the incisions in less visible areas for the best cosmetic results.
Dr. Solomon uses delicate tools to remove excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin. A liposuction is performed to eliminate fatty deposits in the chest. If the patient has too much breast gland tissue, it is removed via a small incision around the areola. Some men may have excess skin in that area, which is carefully trimmed. The surgeon uses minimally invasive procedures, if possible, to make the chest more sculpted and reduce recovery time.
Once the correct amount of tissue is removed, Dr. Solomon seals the incisions with sutures or surgical glue. He uses the most advanced techniques to minimize scarring.
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Recovery After
Gynecomastia Surgery

Recovery from male breast reduction surgery usually takes one month. Most patients can return to work or school after about a week of rest at home. They should have someone available for the first few days to assist them with daily activities, as arm movement will be restricted. Discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common during the initial recovery, so we prescribe medications to help manage pain. Patients must wear a compression vest for several weeks to reduce swelling and provide support as the incision sites heal.
Dr. Solomon gives guidelines on caring for surgical wounds and keeping them clean. Follow-up appointments allow us to monitor how the patient is healing and clear them to return to normal physical activity. It typically takes a few months for patients to see the final gynecomastia surgery results. Following all post-operative care instructions from the surgeon can help ensure optimal healing.

Candidates for
Male Breast Reduction

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Older Men

Older men may develop enlarged breasts due to hormonal changes that occur with aging. As testosterone levels decline and the testosterone-to-estradiol ratio shifts, breast tissue can grow significantly. Gynecomastia surgery resolves this problem and restores a flatter, more contoured chest profile.
Overweight and high BMI patients are at higher risk for gynecomastia because excess fat leads to more conversion of androgens (male sex hormones) into estrogens (female sex hormones). Losing weight can sometimes resolve gynecomastia in obese patients, but for many, surgical removal of unwanted fatty tissue is necessary to achieve the desired aesthetic results. Excessive weight gain is a significant risk factor for gynecomastia.
Some athletes and bodybuilders who use anabolic steroids or prohormones as performance enhancers may develop gynecomastia as a side effect. Stopping these medications and supplements does not always reverse breast tissue overgrowth. Plastic surgery can make the chest shape masculine again.

Benefits of
Gynecomastia Surgery


Gynecomastia may cause emotional distress in men due to the feminine appearance of their chests. However, undergoing surgery greatly improves self-confidence and body image. Patients can forget about the inability to wear tighter-fitting clothes or go shirtless at the beach or pool. They feel more free and satisfied with their physique.

Enhanced Athletic Performance

Excess breast tissue can hamper athletic performance. Our surgery allows for easier movement and less restriction during physical activity. Running, weightlifting, swimming, and other sports become more comfortable.

Reduced Pain and Discomfort

Excess breast tissue often causes pain and discomfort due to inflammation, rubbing, and other reasons. Gynecomastia surgery eliminates this tissue and provides long-term pain relief. Clothing and seat belts no longer irritate the chest, and patients do not feel tightness or pressure in that area.

Cost of
Gynecomastia Surgery in Tampa, FL

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The cost of gynecomastia surgery in Tampa, FL, ranges from $3,000 to $8,000. This includes the surgeon’s fee, operating room charges, and other expenses. The final cost depends on the extent of the treatment needed, which is determined during an initial consultation. Less invasive procedures, such as liposuction, start on the lower end of the price scale. More extensive operations, like major gland removal or skin reduction, are more expensive.
Patients should consult with Dr. Solomon to receive an accurate, personalized price for gynecomastia surgery. He will evaluate the patient’s condition and recommend the best treatment plan. Dr. Solomon will also give a comprehensive breakdown of all costs. We collaborate with five major providers of flexible financing: Prosper, United Credit, Scratch, Cherry, and LendingUSA.
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Our Gynecomastia Treatment Different From Others?

Our cosmetic center was founded by a renowned surgeon, Dr. George Solomon, who offers patients unparalleled expertise in gynecomastia procedures. With over 25 years of specializing in cosmetic surgeries, Dr. Solomon is a trusted authority and an excellent doctor. He is well-known for his innovative approaches and the use of the latest technology to improve the safety and effectiveness of procedures. Dr. Solomon’s military background instills a unique dedication to service, integrity, and discipline that translates into the highest standards of care. With contributions to prestigious medical journals, Dr. Solomon has earned widespread recognition for advancing cosmetic surgery techniques. Patients can feel confident choosing Solomon Cosmetic Center for their gynecomastia treatment.