What is a Male Breast Reduction or Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia comes in many different forms and multiple techniques are used in male breast reduction. In some cases, the amount of breast reduction needed is very small without much fibrous tissue under the nipple. In these cases, your TOPS plastic surgeon may be able to perform your male breast reduction with liposuction alone. Often times, however, the tissue under the nipple is very fibrous and cannot be removed with liposuction alone. In these cases, a small incision under the nipple can be used to directly remove the breast tissue and contour the chest with a well hidden scar. In more severe cases of male breast enlargement, excess skin is present that requires skin removal. In these cases, your Houston plastic surgeon will talk to you extensively about your goals and desires and will discuss different procedures to help remove the excess skin. Your TOPS plastic surgeon will take great care to conceal your scars for a natural result. Sometimes, our male breast reduction patients also have complaints of enlarged nipples or areolas. Your plastic surgeon can address these complaints at the time of the gynecomastia or breast reduction procedure.
At The Oaks Plastic Surgery, our Houston plastic surgeons aim to get you the best result possible. Whether you want a flat chest or a more muscular, toned look, we encourage you to be open with your plastic surgeon so that we can work together to achieve your best look. Male breast reduction is most commonly performed under general anesthesia and performed as outpatient surgery.