What is gynecomastia?
A very common condition, gynecomastia causes enlarged, swollen and overly feminine male breasts. It develops due to a hormonal imbalance that can affect men of all ages. Far more than a simple cosmetic issue, gynecomastia is a life-altering and extremely embarrassing condition. And because it is not responsive to diet and exercise, a surgical procedure is the only way to restore your fit and masculine chest.
Is male breast reduction right for you?
If your gynecomastia causes you emotional distress, it’s time to explore your surgical options. In general, you’ll be considered an ideal candidate for male breast reduction if you’re a non-smoker who has suffered from gynecomastia for at least one year. Additionally, your condition needs to be stable and you should be able to prove that you’ve attempted to follow a healthy diet and exercise plan in an effort to reduce the excess volume – but it hasn’t worked. As long as you meet all of those requirements, there is a very strong chance that male breast reduction is right for you.
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When male patients require a breast reduction, it’s commonly because they’re suffering from an extremely distressing condition called gynecomastia. When this occurs, Dr. Sukkar, a top provider of gynecomastia surgery Houston has available, will perform a specialized procedure designed to remove the excess volume and restore your distinctly masculine physique.
Dr. Sukkar is proud to offer two distinct treatments for gynecomastia: surgical excision and liposuction. They may be performed on their own, but more often than not the two procedures are combined to ensure an optimal result. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sukkar will work closely with you to determine which approach is in your best interest and can restore the flat and masculine chest you deserve.
For example, if your breasts possess mainly fatty tissue without excessive glandular development, you may only need a simple liposuction procedure. In this case, Dr. Sukkar will administer local anesthesia before sculpting, firming and tightening your chest to reveal a fit and firm contour.
If optimal results cannot be achieved through liposuction alone, Dr. Sukkar may also perform surgical excision. To begin the procedure, he’ll administer general anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety, before making a small incision along the bottom of each areola. Through that opening, he will remove the excess volume that’s contributing to an overly feminine look. In most cases, surgical excision is combined with liposuction, which allows Dr. Sukkar to sculpt and contour your chest – ensuring you’re thrilled with the final outcome.
Immediately after your Houston gynecomastia surgery, you will be able to return home to begin the healing process. You should plan to take off from work for at least the first week, as you’ll be experiencing some pain, swelling and discomfort. To reduce these effects, you’ll be advised to take your pain medication as prescribed by Dr. Sukkar and wear a special compression garment. Additionally, it’s important that you avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for at least three weeks to ensure a smooth recovery.
If you’re ready to learn more about gynecomastia surgery, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting in our Houston office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you’d most like to address, before creating a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.