One-third of male teenagers commonly experience breast enlargement, 80% of that number will return to normal in three years or less.
The medical term for overdeveloped breast in men is gynecomastia. One-third of male teenagers commonly experience breast enlargement, 80% of that number will return to normal in three years or less. Highly motivated male athletes may be frustrated with the look of their body after reaching a fitness plateau and may resort to the use of anabolic steroids. Steroids may increase muscle mass but at the expense of potential breast enlargement as well as aggressive behavior or changes in personality. The best candidates are men who are in good physical and psychological health.
A surgeon at The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery will perform an examination to determine the best treatment for you. If surgery is recommended, in most cases the surgeon can remove the tissue through small incisions on or around the breast. The breast is approximately 50% fat and under the direction of a skilled plastic surgeon, small specialized cannulas can carefully sculpt the ideal male breast by removing the excess fat. With new liposuction techniques, the correction can be completed in about one to 2 hours under local anesthesia.
Surgery may be performed as an outpatient. After your procedure the physicians at The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery may offer a visit to your home by a plastic surgery nurse, trained to assist in your recovery. You can expect to return to work in three to 4 days. Your surgeon will probably tell you to avoid heavy exercise for two to three weeks.
To find out more about gynecomastia treatment options fill out the contact form or call the office at 713-799-9999
Gynecomastia is a medical condition that causes the breast tissue in men to swell and become larger than normal.
Gynecomastia can be caused by hormonal changes, medication side effects, and certain medical conditions.
Yes, gynecomastia can be treated. Treatment options include medication, surgery, and lifestyle changes such as exercise and a healthy diet.
Gynecomastia is actually quite common. It affects approximately 30-60% of men at some point in their lives.
In some cases, gynecomastia can go away on its own without treatment. However, if it persists or causes discomfort, treatment may be necessary.
It is possible for gynecomastia to come back after treatment. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and addressing any underlying medical conditions can help prevent recurrence.
*Pricing varies among our doctors. Please be aware that prices listed below are estimates only. Call us at 713.799.9999 for a specific doctors price estimates for procedures. A customized price quote can only be given to you during your consultation with your surgeon.