Houston & Pearland, TX

Gynecomastia

Introduction to Gynecomastia

Are you rocking “man boobs” and not sure what to do about it? It’s time to change that; Houston and Pearland are complex cities if you are not in tip-top shape. Most men desire a well-built chest; who would not? It is not ideal to have excess male breast tissue that causes enlarged breasts. Premier Plastic Surgery proudly offers assistance to address this issue with male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery. Are you ready to show off a firmer, flatter, more masculine chest? Read on. 

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What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia is the medical term that describes men who have excess tissue that causes enlarged breasts to stretch or sagging skin due to the weight of the breast tissue. Gynecomastia surgery removes fat and breast tissue to give you a firmer, flatter, more masculine chest appearance. The procedure is performed by plastic surgeon Christopher Hankins, MD, medical director at Premier Plastic Surgery. His practice serves the residents of Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston. 

What Are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery?

Some of the benefits of male breast reduction surgery or gynecomastia surgery include:

  • Restored confidence
  • No more embarrassment when swimming or taking your shirt off
  • Restores a more masculine appearance to your chest
  • No more worrying about the shirt you choose and whether or not “they’ll show through.”
  • You can wear tighter, more form-fitting garments
  • Physical activities can be easier
  • Results are long-term
  • Recovery time is relatively short

Who Are the Best Candidates for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Chances are high that you’ll be a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery or Gynecomastia surgery if you are a healthy adult male who is uncomfortable or experiences self-consciousness due to the appearance of your chest.  

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Gynecomastia First Step

What’s the
first step?

It is time to start your journey towards a firmer and more masculine chest with the surgeons at Premier Plastic Surgery. To do this, you need to schedule your initial consultation. During this appointment, your provider will review your medical history and discuss your options and goals. Our plastic surgeons will examine you, measure your breast tissue, and screen you for male breast cancer to evaluate your health and determine what is causing gynecomastia. Your provider will recommend the proper technique for you, such as surgery, liposuction, or both. Medications are administered during the surgical procedure for your comfort.

What to Expect on the Day of Gynecomastia Surgery

Depending on the anatomy of the deformity, excess tissue and skin are removed to tailor the breast to a more normal appearance. Hankins performs male breast reduction surgery at an accredited surgical center under general anesthesia. He will surgically remove the excess skin and reposition the areola. A combination of surgical removal and liposuction may be recommended to treat gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery

The healing process from male breast reduction surgery will be different for each individual. Still, as a general rule, any pain or discomfort following the procedure is typically minimal and easily managed. Many patients find over-the-counter pain medications like Tylenol are sufficient.

You may be given a compression garment for a few days or weeks. This will help your comfort levels and enhance the healing process. Depending on your unique situation, you can return to work within a few days, but rigorous exercise usually needs to be avoided for several weeks.

Dr. Hankins will address these issues and any other concerns you may have during your consultations before treatment. ​​The complete recovery process for gynecomastia surgery is typically about 4-6 weeks. However, most patients can resume light duty after 7-14 days.

Gynecomastia Cost

How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost in Houston, TX?

The price of a gynecomastia varies depending on several factors. We understand that sometimes it can be challenging to pay for cosmetic surgery. Dr. Hankins and his entire team at Premier Plastic Surgery want to ensure your choice of cosmetic surgery procedures is as affordable as possible. One way we do that is by offering complimentary consultations to all our patients. We don’t want finances to be why you don’t get the cosmetic surgery you want and deserve. To that end, Dr. Christopher Hankins is committed to making it as affordable as possible, including offering alternative financing solutions to his patients in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston. There are several payment options, including LendingUSA and United Medical Credit. 

Why Choose Dr. Hankins?

Suppose you are suffering from gynecomastia in one or both breasts. In that case, Dr. Christopher Hankins can discuss gynecomastia treatment and his surgical approach to safely and precisely remove the excess fat, breast tissue, and skin to re-contour your chest. According to at least one of his patients, “The Pearland Premier Plastic Surgery provided amazing customer care and surgical care. I am delighted with everything from surgery to the Houston hospital to follow-up appointments in either of the offices”.  With affiliations to the American Board of Pathology (ABP), American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine (AAAAM), and Texas Medical Association (TMA), Dr. Hankins is committed to the utmost medical standards.

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Gynecomastia FAQ’S

Schedule a Consultation

We at Premier Plastic Surgery in Houston/ Pearland are ready to help you create your ideal chest. To schedule your first consultation, reach out to our professional staff directly by calling 713-370-4433. You can also visit our website and fill out the contact form. Dr. Christopher Hankins’ cosmetic surgery office is located at 2225 Country Rd Ste 115, Pearland, TX 77584, and is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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