Aspira Plastic Surgery is known for offering personalized attention to every patient during a consultation for a variety of popular cosmetic surgery options. Dr. Venkata Erella meets with each plastic surgery patient, ensuring we understand your concerns and know your aesthetic goals before the best-suited procedures are recommended for you. Patients from Bee Cave seek Dr. Erella’s expertise for his compassion and incomparable experience in many fields of plastic surgery. 

Each of your chosen procedures will be explained to you in detail with an honest recommendation from our team. We will discuss the risks and expected results so that you can make an informed choice. Our goal at Aspira Plastic Surgery is to ensure every patient chooses a procedure that is safe and effective in helping them achieve their desired goals. You’ll get unparalleled aftercare after your procedure and we will stay with you through every step of your plastic surgery journey.

Today, men are choosing aesthetic enhancement more than ever and there are many reasons why they consult a cosmetic surgeon. One of these reasons is gynecomastia or enlarged male breasts. This may not be a painful condition, but it can be socially embarrassing, and men with severe gynecomastia often lose their self-confidence and become socially aloof. 

Understanding Gynecomastia

Enlarged breast tissue in men is called gynecomastia and affects many men at some point in their life. This condition is also known as ‘male boobs’ and many men suffering from severe enlargement struggle with situations like being at the beach or during intimacy because of gynecomastia.

How is Gynecomastia Caused?

The most common cause of gynecomastia is a hormonal imbalance. When the levels of testosterone and estrogen become imbalanced, it can cause breast tissue to enlarge. It can affect just one breast as well which leads to an asymmetrical appearance to the chest. Younger boys near their puberty and older men are most susceptible to gynecomastia since their body is naturally undergoing hormonal changes. Some other causes of gynecomastia are obesity and taking certain medicines. In such cases, the enlarged breasts generally reduce with time; but, in case the symptoms are persistent, you have the option to take medication or surgery.

When Is it Time to Get Help From Dr. Erella?

If your gynecomastia symptoms have not resolved on their own, then the next step is exploring treatment options like changing medications or diet and exercise. If your treatment plan doesn’t produce results, then gynecomastia surgery is a good option. 

Just like for any other surgery, it’s essential that you are in good emotional and physical health before you undergo gynecomastia surgery. Gaining weight or using certain medications can cause your symptoms to come back, so you should address these things with the help of Dr. Erella before surgery.

What are My Options for Gynecomastia Removal?

In case of excessive fat in your chest area, Dr. Erella recommends liposuction for reducing your breast size. During this procedure, small incisions are made in your chest area through which a small cannula can be inserted for removing the excess fat tissue. 

In case your gynecomastia is a result of excessive tissue, then there are different techniques of excision used for their removal. Usually, we use a combination of excision and liposuction for sculpting flatter contours on your chest. Dr. Erella has the surgical skills to ensure you get optimum results with minimal scarring. You may be required to wear a compression garment for some days after surgery, and this helps to keep the swelling in check and to help with healing. Most of our patients return to their normal routine in a few days but you should avoid any strenuous activities for a few weeks.

About Bee Cave, TX

Bee Cave is a city located in the Travis County of Texas. It was named by the early settlers for a large cave of wild bees that were found near the site. A post office opened there by the name of Bee Caves in the year of 1870. The city was incorporated only in 1987. In 2007, the Texas legislature declared the West Pole of the earth to be located in the city of Bee Cave.