Many adult men who are struggling with excess breast tissue, a condition known as gynecomastia, will often seek surgical interventions in Houston, TX with Dr. Thomas Wiener. Referred to as “male breast reduction,” this surgery removes excess fat deposits and overdeveloped tissue on the chest to improve patient confidence.
Why choose breast reduction surgery?
There are many reasons why patients might consider undergoing this cosmetic surgery. In most situations, men are embarrassed by the excess tissue on their chest that might make them feel self-conscious in situations where they are not wearing a shirt, such as at the pool or while doing yardwork. Some men may have dealt with teasing in the past due to their enlarged breasts, or they may find themselves self-conscious when spending time with a spouse or partner of the opposite sex. Many men choose this procedure to improve their self-confidence and to help them feel more accepting of their body.
Who is a good candidate for gynecomastia?
Some of the more viable candidates are those who:
- Are unable to reduce excess breast tissue through diet and exercises
- Are within a healthy weight that has remained stable for an extended period of time
- Are adult men who are past the post-puberty changes that occur through adolescence
- Are non-smokers in good overall health
- Are having the procedure done for themselves, not someone else
- Have realistic expectations as to what can be achieved with male breast reduction
What causes gynecomastia?
Many individuals believe that gynecomastia is the result of obesity, but this is not always the case. Some men develop gynecomastia due to hormonal imbalances or genetics. It can be difficult to reduce male breast tissue using diet and exercise alone, which is what leads many men to consider the benefits of plastic surgery to achieve a more contoured, masculine chest.
Call Dr. Thomas Wiener today!
Gynecomastia can make men feel embarrassed about their appearance and body contours. If you are ready to treat gynecomastia, we welcome you to speak to our team about your options. Houston, TX area patients can call (281) 488-5795 to request a consultation visit at 2323 Clear Lake City Boulevard, Suite #152. Our facility accepts new patients and can help determine what plastic surgery procedures are most appropriate for your needs.