The clinical name for male breast enlargement is gynecomastia. The abnormal breast appearance can become a source of embarrassment and social and psychological problems for men with this condition.
At the same time, gynecomastia may lead to physical challenges or discomfort in some patients. Male breast reduction plastic surgery is a safe and effective solution to address this problem.
Board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide gynecomastia surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding communities.
Gynecomastia may develop in either one or both male breasts. Male patients usually feel emotionally troubled because of this concern.
At times, he may try to ignore or hide the issue instead of seeking medical advice. Prior to recommending plastic surgery for this condition, the surgeon will try to establish the underlying cause for male breast enlargement in a specific patient.
Depending on the reason for the development of gynecomastia, a suitable treatment plan can be developed. Some common causes for the occurrence of this condition include:
- Use of specific medications or steroids
- Excessive weight gain
- Prolonged alcohol intake
- Specific diseases or cancers
- Congenital issues
The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s overall medical condition and assess his breast anatomy and other variables to establish his fitness for male breast reduction cosmetic surgery. It is vital to understand if the patient actually has excess breast tissue that necessitates surgical removal.
Certain patients may only have a tiny amount of excess fat tissue and loose skin in the breast region. Such patients may benefit from weight loss techniques, a balanced diet plan, and specific pectoral exercises.
The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s previous health records to understand their overall medical condition and may order specific tests if required.
An ideal candidate will have a positive mind frame, clear cosmetic goals, and realistic expectations. In case the patient smokes, the surgeon will require them to stop smoking at least for a specified duration.
Improve Your Image On the Inside and Out
Immediately Noticeable Outcomes
While it may take between three to six months to recover from the surgery completely, a flatter chest will be instantly visible.
For men who have a large chest, causing them to hunch, corrective surgery offers an effective solution enabling them to stand up straight and improve their core strength.
Enhanced Body Image and Self-Confidence
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that boys suffering from gynecomastia also experience mental health, self-confidence, and social function issues. While surgery is not a cure for these issues, it can eliminate a major barrier.
The surgery will be undertaken using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
The individualized surgical plan may include liposuction techniques or excision, or a combination of the two to eliminate excess breast tissue. The surgeon will initiate the surgery by making an incision in a pre-determined, inconspicuous location, typically around the nipple and areola area.
The surgeon will use liposuction to remove the unwanted fat using a narrow cannula and a syringe. The hard glandular tissue will have to be eliminated using a scalpel. After the excess skin and fat are removed, the surgeon will cautiously seal the incisions with stitches or tape.
After the procedure, the patient will require around one week of downtime. He can resume his normal routine or return to the workplace after one week, but should not perform aggressive exercises for around one month.
Cosmetic surgeons at the ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas for male breast reduction.
For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.