Male Breast Reduction

Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Houston, TX

Gynecomastia

Reduce the size of male breasts!

  • AnesthesiaGeneral
  • Surgery Length2 Hours
  • Recovery Time1 Week
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  • OVERVIEW
  • CAUSES
  • CONSULTATION
  • PROCEDURE
  • RECOVERY
  • RESULTS
OVERVIEW

Gynecomastia or “male breasts” refers to a medical condition that commonly affects men and boys, in which the breasts become over-developed, exhibiting an accumulation of excess fatty tissue in the pectoral region, and in some cases increased development of glandular tissue.  Gynecomastia may affect one or both breasts and, while not a serious medical condition, often produces feelings of insecurity and compromised self-esteem in teen boys and men. Some men and boys may avoid certain social settings, such as swimming or playing sports, due to embarrassment caused by gynecomastia.

CAUSES

What Causes Gynecomastia?

The causes of Gynecomastia may include genetics, hormonal imbalances, obesity, or the use of certain medications. The condition may be a purely cosmetic issue in many cases, but a qualified physician must evaluate patients in order to rule out any potentially serious underlying medical conditions prior to treating the cosmetic issue.

Male breast reduction, or treatment for gynecomastia, can eliminate the problem of excess fat in the pectoral region, sculpting a more toned and contoured chest.  The procedure may be performed surgically, or in less serious cases, using liposuction. In some cases, the nipple must be moved or reconstructed.  Most patients after undergoing treatment for gynecomastia report improvements in their physical appearance, the way their clothes fit, and their self-confidence.

 

CONSULTATION

Gynecomastia Consultation and Planning

Once you make up your mind to undergo the gynecomastia procedure, choose a plastic surgeon who has plenty of experience with this procedure to help you prepare for the procedure and advise you of any other procedures you may want to combine with the gynecomastia treatment in order to achieve a fully satisfying new body contour.  At your intake consultation with Dr. Bachilo, she will answer all your questions and inform you of the risks and benefits, as well as possible complications that may arise from this surgery.  As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you maintain realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure.  Prepare yourself ahead of time by viewing several before and after pictures of the procedure so you can see what you can reasonably expect.  Dr. Bachilo will advise you to refrain from smoking, as well as temporarily suspending any blood thinning medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, and NSAIDs as you prepare for your surgery. She will also perform a thorough examination of your breast tissue and recommend the most appropriate treatment options for you.

PROCEDURE

The Male Breast Reduction Procedure 

Dr. Bachilo will assess your condition and outline the various options available for treating gynecomastia, including liposuction, surgical excision, and skin tightening techniques.  Together, the two of you will decide which options are most suitable for your condition.  If it turns out that your case of gynecomastia is simply a product of weight gain and accumulation of body fat, liposuction may be sufficient to treat your condition. Surgical excision treatment may instead be indicated only if you also have excess development of glandular tissue in the pectoral region, or if you will need to have excess skin removed during the procedure.

If you do require surgery, it will be performed using a neatly camouflaged incision located on the edge of the nipple and areola area. Occasionally, the nipple may be repositioned in order to create a more attractive and proportional appearance.  Some patients may benefit from a combined treatment that includes both liposuction and excision surgery to remove glandular tissue and excess skin, producing a taut, streamlined chest that emphasizes a more masculine-looking appearance.

RECOVERY

Male Breast Reduction Recovery

Immediately after the procedure your chest may feel sore and swollen, and you must either wear a compression garment or have your chest wrapped in compression bandages to reduce swelling and support delicate tissue.  Drains may also be positioned at each breast to allow for drainage of blood or fluid after surgery.  Dr. Bachilo will provide detailed instructions for post-operative care, and will also prescribe pain medications to help you manage any pain or discomfort resulting from the procedure. Patients are typically able to return to work a few days after the procedure, but you must avoid heavy lifting, bending, running, and any strenuous physical activity for a period of about 2-3 weeks while your body heals.  You may resume regular exercise, including strength training, weightlifting, and contact sports, after a period of 4 to 6 weeks, but remember to wear proper protective garments.

RESULTS

Male Breast Reduction Results

You will see immediately visible results when you get up from the procedure; however, it will take some time for all of the swelling from the procedure to fully subside.  While the gynecomastia procedure, when performed surgically, leaves very minimal, subtle scars, these will naturally fade away over time.  In general, it may take up to six months to fully see and appreciate the results of your gynecomastia treatment.  Fat removed from the pectoral region is removed permanently; however, the problem may re-develop in cases where the cause is diet or medication, if those underlying conditions are not also addressed.

Ready for the next step?

Don’t let gynecomastia or male breasts interfere with your self-confidence and social activities. Men and boys living in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, and nearby areas in Texas can benefit from gynecomastia treatment provided by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Olga Bachilo at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Houston.

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100% recommend! Dr Bachilo is very courteous, professional, spends more than enough time explaining everything, and truly cares about her patients. Called me the next day to check up on me during her day off!

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I believe it is essential to find a professional who is in tune with patients’ needs, responsive, can perform the necessary measures and do what is best for the client without heavily promoting additional services. Dr. Bachilo not only met my meticulous ...

I believe it is essential to find a professional who is in tune with patients’ needs, responsive, can perform the necessary measures and do what is best for the client without heavily promoting additional services. Dr. Bachilo not only met my meticulous expectations, but also exceeded, so I will be back as needed.

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I was so thankful for her honesty and knowledge of products/procedures that I was wanting to have done. She guided me to the correct breast implant size and recovery was a breeze. When it came to my concern of wrinkles and lines she was extremely understanding ...

I was so thankful for her honesty and knowledge of products/procedures that I was wanting to have done. She guided me to the correct breast implant size and recovery was a breeze. When it came to my concern of wrinkles and lines she was extremely understanding and actually listened to me. She explained the different fillers and Botox products, which I am so pleased in everything she did to make me look younger!!! I have recommended her to several friends and will continue to do so!! Just go and she how wonderful she is!

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Last month I went in to see Dr. Bachilo to get Dysport injections for my wrinkles and fillers in my cheeks and chin. I was very worried as it was my first time having this procedure done, I didn't know what to expect but Dr. Bachilo was very patient with ...

Last month I went in to see Dr. Bachilo to get Dysport injections for my wrinkles and fillers in my cheeks and chin. I was very worried as it was my first time having this procedure done, I didn't know what to expect but Dr. Bachilo was very patient with me she took her time explaining and answering all my questions she made me feel very comfortable.

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I decided to try Coolsculpting for the first time on my chin. I was a bit nervous to have the procedure to get rid of my double chin, but OMG I can already see it working! Dr. Bachilo was awesome! She explained how everything works, what the machine does ...

I decided to try Coolsculpting for the first time on my chin. I was a bit nervous to have the procedure to get rid of my double chin, but OMG I can already see it working! Dr. Bachilo was awesome! She explained how everything works, what the machine does and the sensation I would experience during and after the treatment. I’ve made my appointment to do Coolsculpting on the belly next.

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