What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a medical term which refers to the abnormal breast development in men; essentially, it is a condition in which men develop excessive fatty deposits in the chest region. Genetics plays a role in determining body shape and mass, and gynecomastia is no exception. Although the enlarged breast tissue in men with gynecomastia is benign, it can often become a source of distress. For those suffering from gynecomastia, it is nearly impossible to achieve a defined, muscular chest naturally. However, this is a treatable condition.
Gynecomastia Treatment Options
At the American Institute for Plastic Surgery, we offer a quick, simple, and nearly permanent solution for those suffering from gynecomastia. Mild forms of gynecomastia can be treated with liposuction, using either laser or ultrasonic assistance. More severe cases of gynecomastia may require a combination of a direct excision of the firm gland tissue coupled with liposuction. In extremely severe cases, we often recommend a combination of liposuction (for contouring), the direct excision of gland tissue, and the excision of skin for total correction. The specific course of treatment will be determined by both you and your surgeon following a consultation and exam.
The Recovery Process
For a few days after surgery, you should avoid strenuous activities. Following the procedure, you will likely be asked to wear a compression vest and gauze dressings on the chest area. The pressure applied by the compression vest helps the skin to heal properly by adhering the skin to underlying tissues. The gauze is used to keep the treatment area clean and dry. Follow-up visits will be scheduled to ensure the safest, most effective results. Your doctor will give you specific instructions regarding your recovery process.
Gynecomastia Surgery in Dallas & Plano, Texas
If you are suffering from gynecomastia, our board-certified plastic surgeons can help. The American Institute of Plastic Surgery is located in Plano, but our dedicated team serves clients throughout Dallas, Texas. If you are interested in male breast reduction, please contact us. We will be happy to set up a consultation and exam to find out if the procedure is right for you.
Gynecomastia Photo Gallery:
Browse our clients’ “before and after” photos following gynecomastia surgery. These images reflect the work of Dr. Scott Harris, Dr. Alan Dulin, and Dr. Peter Raphael of the American Institute for Plastic Surgery. These surgeons have specialized training in gynecomastia surgery, as well as in liposuction treatment. For more detail, please click on any individual image.
Individual results may vary.