Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction) in Houston, TX
Gynecomastia surgery gives 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.
Gynecomastia is the medical term that describes men who have excess breast tissue. For those men suffering with gynecomastia, this condition can be a source of embarrassment and loss of self-confidence.
A common source of excess breast tissue and skin is due to obesity. However, other causes include heredity, hypothyroidism, certain drug use, the use of anabolic steroids in bodybuilders or a hormonal imbalance.
If you are suffering with gynecomastia, Dr. Christopher Hankins can discuss his surgical approach to safely and precisely remove the excess breast fat, tissue and skin to re-contour your chest.
What is Gynecomastia Surgery?
Dr. Hankins performs breast reduction surgery at an accredited surgical center under general anesthesia. For those cases where the weight of the breast tissue has caused the skin to stretch and sag, Dr. Hankins will surgically remove the excess skin and reposition the areola. A combination of surgical removal and liposuction may be recommended.
What Are the Benefits of Male Breast Reduction?
Some of the benefits of male breast reduction 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 is a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
If you’re a healthy adult male who is uncomfortable or experiences self-consciousness due to the appearance of your chest, chances are high that you’ll be a good candidate for male breast reduction. You will see dramatic, almost immediate results after the surgery, and there is typically a minimal amount of scarring.
Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery
The healing process will be different for each individual, but as a general rule, any pain following the procedure is typically minimal and fairly easily managed. Many patients find over-the-counter analgesics like Tylenol are sufficient.
You may be given a compression garment to wear for a few days to a few weeks. This will help your comfort levels and enhance the healing process. Depending on your unique situation, you may be able to 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 prior to treatment.
How much does gynecomastia surgery cost? Premier Plastic Surgery proudly offers financing options for our patients – call our office for pricing information.
There’s no need to continue suffering with embarrassing “man boobs” with male breast reduction at Premier Plastic Surgery. If you live in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson or the neighboring areas of South Houston, contact us today to find out more or to set up a complimentary consultation.