Gynecomastia is a medical condition that occurs in men and causes “man boobs.” If you have tried to shape and tone your chest area and still have enlarged breasts, you may be a good candidate for male breast reduction. Dr. Balinger offers gynecomastia surgery for men Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the most likely reason that you have enlarged male breasts if you have tried to eliminate the fat with diet and exercise. Gynecomastia begins around the time that male children reach adolescence. Hormones may cause some enlargement to the breasts, and this is typically a short-term effect. For some teenage boys, though, the breasts never return to a normal shape and size, leading to what is known as “man boobs.” Liposuction and male breast reduction reshapes the male breasts to be more masculine.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
The average cost of male breast reduction is $4,500 to $7,500. After your consultation with Dr. Balinger, we will provide more specific details about the cost of your gynecomastia surgery. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia does not pose a medical concern, and the primary reason that men opt for male breast reduction is to give their chests a more toned, fit and masculine appearance.
How is Male Breast Reduction Performed?
Incision placement varies based on the individual patient needs, so Dr. Balinger will explain that aspect of the procedure during the consultation. If you have a small amount of excess fat that is contributing to your enlarged male breasts, Dr. Balinger may recommend liposuction. For more advanced cases, the procedure entails removing excess breast tissue and fat—and possibly skin—to shape and contour the chest area.
What is Recovery Like After Gynecomastia Surgery?
Expect to spend a few days at home resting. You may have swelling, tenderness, discomfort, and bruising for a few weeks or months. Dr. Balinger will also recommend restrictions to certain activities, including exercising, until the breast tissues have healed.
How Long Will the Results of Surgery for Gynecomastia Last?
If you watch your weight, eat right and exercise, the results of your male breast reduction should last for many years. Sagging skin in the breast area is common among older men and should not be perceived as related to the male breast reduction.
“Man boobs” are one of the most embarrassing conditions that a man deals with, and diet and exercise are not always the solution. Dr. Christopher Balinger offers gynecomastia surgery for men in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free male breast reduction consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.