In some boys and men, the breast tissue grows due to an imbalance of hormones or fatty deposits in the chest area (Gynecomastia) and gives the appearance of female breasts.
Some breast tissue growth is natural during adolescence, but it can lead to being very self-conscious about your body when the persistent issue continues into adulthood. Texas plastic surgeon Dr. Mark A. Schusterman provides a possible solution to excessive breast tissue in men with Gynecomastia surgery in Houston. This is a male breast reduction procedure used to remove excess breast tissue in men.
The condition of enlarged breasts in men may occur at any age but typically result from sudden hormonal changes. The use of drugs can exacerbate the condition, as well as heredity and obesity complicating the malformation. The characteristics of Gynecomastia include:
There is a specific pre-procedure that you must adhere to. It will help prepare your body for surgery. Depending on the extent of your Houston male breast reduction (gynecomastia surgery) three types of tissue may need to be removed.
If your Gynecomastia persists even after you've tried medical treatment alternatives, you may be a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery. However, in considering this procedure, it is also important that you have realistic expectations about your post-surgical results. Our goal is to always ensure the very best Gynecomastia surgery Houston has to offer, and therefore we ask for the following before considering this procedure:
Dr. Schusterman will wrap your chest with a compression garment to help keep down swelling and help the healing process. You may have tubes in your chest to drain excess fluid, but this depends on the extent of your surgery. You must not participate in any physical activity or upper body exercise for at least four weeks. It may take up to six months for the swelling to completely dissipate.
Some scarring at the incision site is expected, but the scars may fade over time. Your results are permanent as long as you maintain a healthy weight and avoid steroids or other drugs that affect your hormonal levels.
Don't wait any longer to see if Gynecomastia surgery in Houston is the best option for you. Dr. Schusterman will thoroughly answer your questions and develop a personalized procedure to give you the natural-looking results you desire. Dr. Schusterman understands that this condition may cause you emotional distress and hurt your self-confidence. Call Dr. Schusterman today for your Gynecomastia surgery consultation.
Gynecomastia surgery can be performed on adolescent boys. However, if their breast tissue has not finished developing, a future procedure may be necessary to maintain your natural appearance.
Most people don't pay attention to a man's chest area unless they have their shirt off. The only thing people may notice is your clothes fit better. If you go shirtless, some people may see you look trimmer or fitter, but not necessarily that you have had a breast reduction
Gynecomastia surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure, and most health insurance plans do not cover male breast reduction. However, it is best to ask your insurance provider to determine coverage. Dr. Schusterman does offer financing options and payment plans.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.
3355 W Alabama St Suite 450, Houston, TX 77098