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Male breast enlargement, or gynecomastia, is a common problem that causes embarrassment, social challenges, and immense self-consciousness. Fortunately, the condition is treatable with a simple cosmetic surgery known as our male breast reduction surgery.

Why consider a male breast reduction?

  • Restore a masculine chest contour
  • Enhanced body confidence and self-esteem
  • Increased comfort during physical activity
  • Improved posture

Gynecomastia — Before & After

Understanding your condition: What causes male breast enlargement?

Gynecomastia develops for two primary reasons: a hormonal imbalance and weight gain. When men develop feminine breasts due to a hormonal imbalance, the problem usually emerges in adolescence thanks to rapid, puberty-related changes. When the condition develops in adulthood, it’s typically due to weight gain. Our gynecomastia surgery in Houston can successfully address this.

Beyond those two primary causes, a few other factors can be associated with gynecomastia, including hormone-producing tumors, anabolic steroid use, and side effects from certain medications.

Tests + Exams: How is gynecomastia diagnosed?

When gynecomastia occurs in puberty, an evaluation should be done by an endocrinologist. If no treatable cause is found and breast growth has been stable for two or more years, a male breast reduction can be performed.

If the condition develops slowly in adulthood due to weight gain, no extensive diagnostic tests will be necessary other than a physical examination. However, if the breast increase is rapid or primarily one-sided, a more thorough evaluation may be warranted.

Surgery: A lasting solution to male breast enlargement

To correct gynecomastia for his Houston clients, Dr. Wiener will perform surgery – typically a combination of liposuction and direct excision of the fibrous breast tissue. Our gynecomastia surgery is done under intravenous anesthesia.

To begin your male breast reduction in Houston procedure, Dr. Wiener will make a discreet incision along the lower portion of the areola. Through that opening, he will surgically remove prominent breast tissue before performing liposuction to remove excess fat.

The recovery process

After surgery is complete, you will need to wear a compression vest for a few weeks to ensure optimal results. You may notice some residual swelling up to two months later, though it should resolve gradually over time.

Most of our male breast reduction patients find that they are able to return to work in just a few days. Although you may experience a loss of sensation in the treatment area, this is usually temporary and any loss should return within a few months.

Candidates: Is gynecomastia surgery right for you?

  • Are you embarrassed of your enlarged male breasts?
  • Do you have firm skin tone and good elasticity?
  • Is your breast development stable?
  • Are you in good overall health?

If you answered “yes” to the above questions, there’s a very good chance that you can benefit from our gynecomastia surgery in Houston with Dr. Wiener.

Schedule an appointment today

Gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Wiener can improve your male chest contour and provide lasting relief for an embarrassing condition. Contact our Houston office today to schedule an appointment and discover if this procedure is right for you.

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Dr. Thomas Wiener, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in Breast Augmentation, Breast Revision, Liposuction,
and Mommy Makeover.Dr. Wiener serves the Houston, Clear Lake, and Pearland, Texas areas.

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