Male Breast Reduction

Male Breast Reduction in Houston and The Woodlands

At Linville Plastic Surgery, breast reduction is one of the leading cosmetic surgical procedures that patients seek. Under the scope of breast reduction procedures, we specialize in male breast reduction. Males can develop breasts from weight gain, medical conditions or a variety of other reasons. This cosmetic procedure is done to remove excess fat and glandular tissue to create the ideal chest for the patient. We take pride in performing life-changing procedures to help men reclaim their confidence.

What Causes Male Breasts?

Males can retain breast fat and tissue due to a variety of reasons. Male breasts often can cause low self-esteem and lack of confidence. Some males may attribute breasts to weight gain, but sometimes the root of the problem lies elsewhere. Below are the most prominent causes:

Causes of Male Breasts

  • Gynectomastia
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Weight gain
  • Specific medications
  • Some medical treatments
  • Steroids
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Other health conditions

What is Gynecomastia?

Although there are a few prominent reasons why breasts develop in men, one of the leading reasons for male breasts is Gynecomastia. It is a common condition where males have over-developed breasts caused by a hormonal imbalance. Gynecomastia happens when the glandular breast tissue swells to form an enlarged breast.

Top 3 Symptoms of Gynecomastia

  • Tenderness of breasts
  • Increased areola growth
  • Swelling of breast tissue


Male breast reduction surgery is performed using liposuction. During the procedure, Dr. Linville will skillfully remove all excess fat and tissue through a small incision. After the excess fat and tissue is cleared, the extra skin will be removed. Dr. Linville may also make necessary changes to the nipples and areolas to complete the chest transformation. After this is done, Dr. Linville will close the incision to reveal the patient’s new transformed chest area. Breast reduction surgery is unique to each patient. Some patients may want an understated change to their chest area. Some patients may want a full transformation. The ideal chest is different for each patient.

Candidates for Male Breast Reduction are:

  • In good overall health
  • Over the age of 18
  • Non-smokers


After the procedure, patients may have tenderness and discomfort in the chest area. Medications will be prescribed to help with any pain from the surgery. The chest area will be wrapped in a compression garment after surgery to support the new shape and reduce swelling. Patients may have bruising, numbness and swelling around the area. These symptoms will fade within a week or two. Patients should refrain from any strenuous activities after surgery. It is important to give your body a few days of rest to heal after this procedure.

Tips to keep Breast Reduction Results

  • Stay active
  • Keep a healthy diet
  • Exercise

Soon after the procedure, Dr. Linville will schedule a check up appointment with the patient to evaluate the healing process and address any further questions or concerns. Patients see full results three months after surgery. Most results are permanent, but there is always a chance of fat regrowth. It is important to maintain your breast reduction results through a more active lifestyle and health-conscious choices.

If you are considering male breast reduction, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Linville. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Kickstart your journey to your ideal body with Linville Plastic Surgery today.

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