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.
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Male Procedures Pricing Range*
*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.
- Liposuction for Men - $5,500 & up
- Waist Contouring/Love Handles - $5,500 & up
- CoolSculpting - $1,500 Large Area (upper or lower abdomen)
- Athletic Abdominal/Pectoral Liposuction - $5,500 & up
- Gynecomastia - $5,500 & up
- CoolSculpting - $750 per side (One Small Area - waist, arms, thighs, buttocks)