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Gynecomastia surgery is a commonly sought procedure among men who are troubled or embarrassed by an enlarged or feminine-looking chest.

And while at some point, most men will experience this condition, the good news is that you don’t have to continue to feel embarrassed or frustrated by “man boobs”. Dr. Ortegon performs male breast reduction surgery to minimize the appearance of enlarged breasts among men and give a more masculine and well-defined chest.

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery, also called male breast reduction, occurs when a man develops enlarged mammary glands. This condition can be genetic, weight-related, stem from hormonal imbalance, or due to prescription medication.

In most cases, gynecomastia typically resolves itself when the prescribed medication is discontinued or once the hormonal changes or imbalance, which is common in puberty and early adulthood, settles. However, this may not happen in some cases – this is when surgical correction might be needed or is necessary. 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 surgeon Dr. Delio Ortegon performs male breast reduction surgery to correct gynecomastia and provide a flatter, more masculine chest for his patients.

What Can Gynecomastia Surgery Do for Me?

If you are tired of hiding your body because you are embarrassed about gynecomastia, a male breast reduction can:

Give you a flatter, more masculine chest contour.

Boost your confidence - you don’t have to hide your upper body.

Drastically improve the way your clothes fit you – everyday clothes & beach apparel.

Why should I choose Dr. Ortegon for my Gynecomastia Surgery?

A Board Certified Plastic, Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Ortegon is a popular name for a variety of advanced plastic surgery procedures – including male breast reduction. So, if you are concerned about gynecomastia, then consider scheduling a consultation for gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Ortegon.

Beyond getting rid of excess breast tissue via Gynecomastia, Dr. Ortegon can also help you get a more well-defined and contoured chest. In fact, patients who come in for Gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Ortegon and walk away confident and happy with a more chiseled chest! This is just one among hundreds of reviews that Dr. Ortegon gets from his ever-expanding family of happy and satisfied patients:

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“Being that it was my first experience in a cosmetic surgery office, I was pretty nervous and didn't know what to expect. Dr. Ortegon and his staff made me feel very warm and welcome immediately. The doctor is really patient and will happily answer any question you may have. Super happy with my results; highly recommended!”

- Satisfied Patient

Am I a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

A man can develop breasts for a variety of reasons. The cause could be genetic, weight-related, hormonal, 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 Male Breast Reduction Consultation

When you meet with Dr. Ortegon to discuss the treatment of gynecomastia, he may ask about your medical history to help determine the possible cause of the problem. During your consultation, Dr. Ortegon will investigate the underlying causes of gynecomastia before recommending male breast reduction, because in some cases, the issue may be resolved without surgery.

Procedure for Male Breast Reduction

Some men can have their 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 will not be obvious. After surgery and recovery, no one should be able to tell that you have had a surgical procedure.

Is Gynecomastia Surgery Painful?

No. Dr. Ortegon will use general anesthesia while performing your Gynecomastia surgery so you will be comfortable and in no pain at all. In case that the treatment area is very small, then he might consider using intravenous sedation. Post-surgery, you can expect some degree of swelling and discomfort. However, this is common and in most cases, the swelling subsides within a few days. Any pain or discomfort can be easily addressed with pain medication.

What to Expect During Recovery After Male Breast Reduction

The procedure itself requires very little downtime – in most cases, patients can go back to their normal routine within 7 to 14 days. Gynecomastia surgery is carried out as an outpatient procedure which means hospital stay is not necessary.

If liposuction is used to correct your male breasts, your recovery should be relatively straightforward. You will need to rest for a few days and take proper care of any incision sites while you recover. Sutures may need to be removed during a follow-up visit. You should avoid lifting heavy items during your recovery from male breast reduction. Once the swelling subsides, you will begin to see the results of your male breast reduction right away.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with the renowned San Antonio plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Delio Ortegon. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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