Male Breast Reduction(gynecomastia)
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia, also called male breasts reduction, occurs when a man develops enlarged mammary glands. Male breasts do not cause medical problems, although they can indicate an underlying medical condition. For most men who are affected, excess breast tissue is simply a source of distress and embarrassment.
In San Antonio, board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Delio Ortegon and Dr. Michael Baumholtz perform male breast reduction surgery to correct gynecomastia and provide a flatter, more masculine chest for his patients.
Benefits of Male Breast Reduction
- Flatter, more masculine chest contour
- Not feeling a need to hide your upper body
- Better fit in normal clothes and comfort in beach apparel
If you are tired of hiding your body because you are embarrassed of your male breasts, contact us about male breast reduction surgery.
Choosing Male Breast Reduction: Who’s a Good Fit?
A man can develop breasts for a variety of reasons. The cause could be genetic, weight related, or it could be a side effect from a medication. Many adolescent boys will temporarily develop male breasts, but this typically resolves within a few months. If your male breasts persist despite, you may wish to consider a surgical correction.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
When you meet with either Dr. Ortegon or Dr. Baumholtz to discuss treatment of Gynecomastia, he may ask about your medical history to help determine the possible cause of the problem. It is recommended that patients investigate underlying causes of Gynecomastia before undergoing male breast reduction, because in some cases, the issue may be resolved without surgery.
Procedure Details for Male Breast Reduction
Some men can have their male breasts reduced with liposuction only. Liposuction uses a suction device to remove fat. Others will need an incision near the areola. Through this incision, the enlarged mammary glands and firm tissue are removed. This tissue removal is also paired with liposuction for contouring of the surrounding chest areas.
Liposuction requires very small incisions, which means minimal scarring. If an incision is made to remove firm tissue, it will be made in an area where the scar should not be obvious. After surgery and recovery, no one should be able to tell from the scars that you have had male breast reduction surgery.
What to Expect During the Recovery Process
If only Liposuction is used to correct your male breasts, your recovery should be relatively straightforward. You will need to rest for a few days. If you had incisions, you will need to care for your incisions. Sutures may need to be removed during a follow up visit. You should avoid lifting heavy items during your recovery from male breast reduction. There may be some swelling after surgery, but you will begin to see the results of your male breast reduction right away. Service areas include: San Antonio, College Station, Houston, Austin, Schertz, Corpus Christi, Plano, Dallas, Laredo, New Braunfels, Boerne, Eagle Pass, McAllen, Grapevine & San Angelo Texas.
If you’re affected by Gynecomastia and near San Antonio or Austin, Texas, we invite you to call the office. Call 210-614-4320 to schedule a consultation or use the online contact form to send an email to our San Antonio office. Our plastic surgery practice is located at 11130 CHRISTUS HILLS SUITE 108 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78251.