Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Houston, TX
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is breast enlargement in men. Breast enlargement in men 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 by Dr. Kimberly Carpin to remove the excess breast tissue.
Male Breast Reduction Before & After Photos
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.
How is Male Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?
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.
What Results Can I Expect from Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery removes excess breast tissue and fat, resulting in a well-contoured chest and normally sized areola.
What is the Recovery from Gynecomastia Surgery?
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.
How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Surgery Cost?
Gynecomastia surgery cost is around $5,000 to $7,000. In some cases, insurance may cover the costs.
Are There Risks to a Gynecomastia Procedure?
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.