Male Breast Reduction / Gynecomastia in Houston, TX
Gynecomastia is breast enlargement in men offered by Dr. Kimberly Carpin in Houston, League City, and Clear Lake, Texas. Breast enlargement can be caused by many factors including obesity, hormonal imbalances, certain medical conditions, hereditary conditions, or from taking certain drugs or medications. Some men feel pain associated with the growth and are bothered by the appearance. Surgery is performed to remove the excess breast tissue.
Who is a candidate for gynecomastia surgery?
Healthy males with bothersome excessive breast tissue are good candidates.
A medical evaluation by your primary care physician should be performed to identify any medical conditions contributing to the gynecomastia before pursuing surgery.
Male Breast Reduction Procedure
Gynecomastia surgery is performed in the operating room, under heavy sedation or general anesthesia. Scars vary depending on the amount of breast tissue removed. If the breast has mild excess skin, the incision is concealed around the areola and scarring is minimal. If the breast tissue is excessive and the breast and areola are sagging, additional skin removal is needed, resulting in a longer scar. The extra breast tissue is removed and liposuction is then performed to contour the remaining chest area. A light dressing and compression wrap are applied. Patients go home on the same day of surgery.
Male Breast Reduction Results
Gynecomastia surgery removes excess breast tissue and fat, resulting in a well-contoured chest and normally sized areola.
Recovery after Male Breast Reduction
Patients experience pain, swelling, and bruising. Most patients return to work within a few days to a week. Heavy exercise/lifting is permitted four weeks after surgery. A compression vest is recommended for 4 weeks post surgery to decrease swelling.
Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery
Gynecomastia surgery cost is around $5,000 to $7,000. In some cases, insurance may cover the costs.
Risks of Gynecomastia Surgery
Risks include infection, swelling, bleeding, sensation loss, or contour irregularities. Additional risks will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Carpin.
Will male breast tissue go away without surgery?
Can gynecomastia reoccur after surgery?
How can I make male puffy nipples smaller?
Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin to discuss if you are a surgical candidate, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of the procedure. Dr. Carpin performs gynecomastia for patients in Houston, League City and Clear Lake, TX and surrounding areas, including Friendswood, Pasedena, Kemah, Seabrook and Galveston.