40 to 60 percent of men are affected by gynecomastia – a very normal condition that causes a buildup of excess fat or enlargement of the breasts that is unresponsive to diet and exercise. Sometimes, gynecomastia resolves itself; however, in many cases, the condition will need treatment in order to recontour the area.
There is a very effective treatment option available that can help you recontour the breast area and give the chest a flatter, tighter appearance. Our board-certified plastic surgeon offers male breast reduction surgery that can significantly improve gynecomastia and help men regain their self-confidence with the way they look.
Dr. Erella understands that, for many men, even seeking treatment for gynecomastia can cause them a feeling of self-consciousness. That’s why he puts a very high emphasis on offering confidential consultations and the most discrete treatment process possible. He will be happy to meet with you and talk about your options. Gynecomastia is a very treatable condition and male breast reduction procedures can provide you with exceptional results.
Please call Dr. Erella at (512) 686-0012 to schedule a private, complimentary consultation to discuss treatment for gynecomastia.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a very common physical condition that affects a large number of men in the U.S. Typically beginning in adolescence, gynecomastia is characterized by an excess of fat, skin, and/or glandular tissue in the area of the breasts, making them appear enlarged. The condition may be due to a variety of factors, including:
- The natural process of aging
- Recent weight loss
- Liver/testicular function problems
- The use of anabolic steroids or herbal testosterone additives
- The use of certain prescription medications
- Klinefelter Syndrome or Gilbert’s Syndrome
- Idiopathic – a condition that manifests for no reason at all
Gynecomastia can have serious effects on one’s self-esteem. Treatments such as male breast reduction can effectively reduce excess fat and tissue in the breast areas for a more contoured appearance. Effective treatment for gynecomastia can help men feel better about their appearance after removing their shirts, running, and working out in the gym.
Am I a Candidate?
Good candidates for gynecomastia treatment include men who are in reasonably good physical and emotional health, as well as:
- Men who have tried dieting, exercise, or alternative treatments and have not achieved desired results for gynecomastia
- Men who are experiencing very low self-esteem due to gynecomastia
Male Breast Reduction Procedure
There are a number of techniques that can be used in the male breast reduction procedure, and the technique that is performed will depend on each patient’s individual needs. In many cases, a combination of laser liposuction and the removal of excess breast tissue in the chest can yield good results without leaving any noticeable scars. Dr. Erella is very skilled with this procedure and will work diligently to ensure that any residual scarring is virtually undetectable.
Male breast reduction can be performed as an outpatient and often takes less than two hours to complete.
Male Breast Reduction Recovery
- You will likely be able to resume normal daily activities within a few days.
- You will need to wear a compression garment for a few days to facilitate healing.
- Dr. Erella will advise you to refrain from heavy lifting or strenuous activity for a few weeks after surgery.
Male Breast Reduction Results
While each patient’s results will vary, many patients notice immediate results after male breast reduction surgery. However, the final results will not be apparent until all of the swelling has subsided. Maintaining a good body weight and a healthy exercise routine can keep the effects of treatment going for a very long time.
Dr. Erella will be happy to meet with you in a confidential, complimentary consultation to talk about all aspects of male breast reduction. Please contact Aspira Plastic Surgery by calling (512) 686-0012 or filling out our form online today. We welcome patients throughout the Austin area, including Round Rock and Lakeway.