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Gynecomastia Reduction Houston

At Linville Plastic Surgery, gynecomastia reduction is one of the leading cosmetic surgical procedures that patients seek. We understand that enlarged male breasts can have a significant impact on your quality of life. For many, this condition can be a barrier to developing self-confidence and building a healthy personal image.

Under the scope of breast reduction procedures, we specialize in gynecomastia 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 patient’s ideal chest. 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. Whatever the cause, male breasts often can cause low self-esteem and a lack of confidence. Some males may attribute breasts to weight gain, but sometimes the root of the problem lies elsewhere.

For some, surgery can be avoided. Instead, the solution might be as simple as switching your medication or making minor lifestyle changes. However, other causes may be more challenging to address.

Causes of Enlarged Male Breasts

  • 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.

As the hormone imbalance is often tied to genetics, a reduction procedure often provides the best results. However, during your consultation, Dr. Linville will work with you to find all possible solutions.

Top 3 Symptoms of Gynecomastia

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

The Male Breast Reduction Procedure

Gynecomastia 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 are cleared, the extra skin will be removed. Dr. Linville may also make necessary changes to the nipples and areolas to achieve the chest transformation. After completing this, Dr. Linville will close the incision to reveal the patient’s newly transformed chest area.

Breast reduction surgery is unique to each patient and depends on their goals. Some patients may want an understated change to their chest area. Other patients may want a full transformation. The ideal chest is different for each patient.

During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to convey your specific goals. Dr. Linville listens to your needs and develops a matching plan accordingly.

Candidates for Male Breast Reduction

One of the most important qualities for a candidate is healthy expectations. Dr. Linville keeps you informed every step of the way, so you will know what this procedure can do for you.

Before choosing a surgical reduction, we often recommend exploring alternatives. However, if the cause of your enlarged breasts is hormonal, reduction surgery is often the best solution. For other causes, such as medication or alcohol consumption, lifestyle changes can deliver the changes you want.

Below are three aspects we look for in potential reduction patients:

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

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 typically expect some sensations in the treated area. These include:

  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Swelling

These symptoms will fade within a week or two. If they persist, please contact Dr. Linville for a check-up.

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. Dr. Linville will provide you with complete instructions after the surgery. Following these is essential to achieve the best results.

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Tips to keep Gynecomastia Reduction Results

Depending on your condition, maintaining your results can take some effort. Below are three key lifestyle aspects to stick to:

  • 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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If enlarged male breasts are affecting your quality of life, schedule a consultation with Dr. Linville today. Take the first step to achieving a look that you deserve and a body that you are proud of. A gynecomastia reduction can significantly improve how you feel day-to-day. Both physically and emotionally.

As a top provider of plastic surgery in Houston, TX, Dr. Linville has improved the lives of countless patients. He is dedicated to bringing out your best and improving your quality of life. Every step of the way, he is ready to answer any questions and maximize your comfort. Call us today at 713-300-2567 to get started on achieving your real self.