Gynecomastia Surgery in Dallas – Male Breast Reduction
Male Breast Reduction also known as Gynecomastia surgery is a surgical treatment used to reduce the size of male breasts enlarged because of excess glandular tissue. This condition is called gynecomastia and is very common—but, it can become concerning, causing many men to feel self-conscious about the appearance of their chest. Gynecomastia surgery with top-rated plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz at his Dallas, Texas office can help the patient reduce the amount of breast tissue and provide a more masculine and attractive appearance.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a physical condition in which a man’s breast tissue is enlarged due to a glandular issue or simply because of stubborn fat. Excess breast tissue can also occur when there is an imbalance in hormones (such as a lack of testosterone), which can happen as men age. While gynecomastia is not anything to be concerned about health-wise, many men find this condition to be emotionally harmful and embarrassing.
What causes Gynecomastia?
There are a lot of factors that can contribute to gynecomastia; however, the exact cause is not known. The main triggers for this condition are puberty and, other times, hormonal imbalances. Some external and medical factors that can also cause gynecomastia are:
- Weight gain, which can result in more estrogen production
- Medications for an unrelated condition
- Steroid use
- Hormone replacement and therapy
- Despite these triggers, the cause of gynecomastia is almost always not the fault of the patient and is caused by a genetic inheritance
Who is a candidate for Gynecomastia treatment?
While abnormal development of male breasts is typically not caused by a serious medical illness, it can be a side effect of some medical issues. Because of this, it is important to see a physician to discuss possible causes before having a consultation for gynecomastia treatment. If your gynecomastia is not caused by a medical condition or hormonal imbalance, you may be a good candidate for male breast reduction. Other factors that may indicate that you are a good candidate for the procedure are:
- The soft, fatty breast tissue in your breast area has not responded to a healthy lifestyle
- You would like to correct asymmetry in your breasts
- You have maintained a healthy and stable weight
- The size of your breasts is causing you physical and social discomfort
- You no longer use steroids
What to expect during Male Breast Reduction in Dallas
The extent and process of the procedure will vary depending on your desired changes and Dr. Azouz’s professional opinion on achieving your goals. Through precise and minimalistic incision(s), Dr. Azouz reduces the breast size by removing excess breast tissue and skin, flattening, and enhancing the chest contour. In many cases, the position and size of the areola may be altered to develop a more natural appearance.
Gynecomastia anesthesia options
Most of the time, Gynecomastia surgery in Dallas is performed under local anesthesia with sedation. The patient will feel no pain during the gynecomastia surgery. Once the Gynecomastia procedure has been finished the patient can go home. Not all patients are suited to local anesthesia. The anesthesia options will be determined at the time of consultation at our office in Dallas.
How long is Gynecomastia treatment recovery?
Patients generally go home the same day. Most patients return to work soon after surgery and wear a compression garment for approximately 4 to 6 weeks to reduce swelling and expedite the healing process. As with any surgical procedure, Dr. Azouz provides aftercare guidelines and a close follow-up appointment to ensure ideal outcomes and healthy recovery.
Combining Gynecomastia and other plastic surgery for men in Dallas
More than ever, men are taking care of the look of their bodies and achieving a more sculpted body. Some patients are interested to know more about other plastic surgery procedures for men they can get done while having Gynecomastia surgery in Dallas. The most popular procedures combined with gynecomastia surgery are abdominal liposuction, tummy tuck, facelift, and rhinoplasty. Dr. Azouz will address plastic surgery options for men at your consultation and plan a tailored treatment to achieve his patients’ aesthetic goals.
Gynecomastia surgery cost
The cost of Gynecomastia surgery depends on the patient’s particulars. There are different factors, such as practice location, surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, surgical facility, lab tests, the extent of the surgery, and post-operative recovery expenses, that are considered to establish a Gynecomastia surgery cost. At the initial consultation, Dr. Azouz will evaluate the patient and provide further information about what a patient needs to know before having Gynecomastia surgery in Dallas, so the patient can make an informed decision.
Benefits of Gynecomastia surgery in Dallas
- Remove unwanted fat tissue and achieve an attractive chest.
- Feel confident with your body
- Make physical activity easier.
- Improve posture and reduce back pain.
- Enjoy the beach, shirt free with no shame
- Dr. Azouz is internationally recognized as a Gynecomastia surgeon in Dallas with over 30 years of experience performing Gynecomastia surgery
Gynecomastia surgery results
- Male breast reduction in a single visit
- Flatter and sculpted chest
- Minimal scars
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz
If you are unhappy with the current condition of your gynecomastia and wish to find a solution to excess fat and tissue that are resistant to diet and exercise, male breast reduction surgery may be the right choice for you. Take the first step and call (972) 702-8888 to schedule your in-person consultation with Dr. Azouz in Dallas or contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery to schedule your virtual consultation for out-of-town patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
Men can develop breasts. This condition is known as gynecomastia.
True gynecomastia, which is the result of excess breast tissue, requires surgery. However, some patients may experience the appearance of gynecomastia due to excess fat alone, which can be resolved through weight loss.
In many cases, gynecomastia is only resolved through surgery. This is because the condition is caused by excess breast tissue which must be surgically removed.
It is possible to reduce breast size by losing weight. However, the appearance of male breasts is likely to persist due to excess breast tissue.
Gynecomastia is unlikely to reoccur after surgery. Maintaining a healthy, stable weight and addressing any underlying causes of gynecomastia will help you maintain your results.
Some weight loss may occur after a breast reduction due to the weight of the removed tissue. Weight loss is not the primary goal of male breast reduction.
Thyroid problems are a common cause of gynecomastia. Patients with these issues should seek treatment from their doctor in addition to a plastic surgeon.
A breast reduction can make you appear thinner or more physically fit.
Gynecomastia should not come back after gynecomastia surgery.
Gynecomastia is caused by excess breast tissue and is often the result of a hormonal imbalance. Pseudogynecomastia is caused by excess fat in the chest area.
- Improved male chest contours
- Reduced breast size for overdeveloped breasts
- Reduced excess fat in male breasts
- Reduced excess glandular tissue in male breasts
Improved confidence and self-esteemnnDr. Azouz has helped many men improve the appearance of their chest. His gynecomastia reduction surgery can help form a more muscular and attractive look. After male breast reduction surgery, men may notice a significant increase in their self-esteem and find their gynecomastia surgery to be life-changing. They can become more comfortable taking off their shirt while swimming, going to the beach, or in front of their partners.
Poland’s Syndrome is a condition in which an individual is born with undeveloped or missing muscles on one side of the body. These underdeveloped areas can occur in the chest, arm, and hand. Dr. Azouz also helps men with Poland’s Syndrome or a congenital absence of the chest muscle. He uses similar techniques as in gynecomastia surgery to give patients with Poland Syndrome a more natural, constructed chest contour.
Gynecomastia surgery results are considered to be permanent unless you gain a considerable amount of weight post-surgery. You should also avoid the use of anabolic steroids to get the most long-term results out of your procedure.
This procedure will leave scars at the incision sites just like any other surgical procedure. Dr. Azouz camouflages scars so that they are difficult to see. Scars heal over time with proper care and sun protection. In approximately a year, the scars should fade dramatically. Dr. Azouz routinely performs gynecomastia surgery through the hidden/camouflaged incisions and places only one incision hidden below the areola on each breast.
A gynecomastia procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and will most likely require a few days of rest. Depending on the nature of your job, you may need to take more or less time off. For more specific answers to this question, be sure to discuss this at length with Dr. Azouz during your consultation.
After male breast reduction surgery, you can expect to see a reduction in the amount of breast tissue immediately. You will most likely experience some tenderness and swelling for the first few weeks, but this should subside within 2-4 weeks. Dr. Azouz recommends browsing his Before and After Gallery to see what gynecomastia treatment results you can expect.
Since gynecomastia surgery is performed under local anesthesia with sedation, pain is not felt during the procedure.
Yes. The goal of gynecomastia surgery is to even out and reduce the size of male breasts. The result is a flatter, more masculine look. With less breast tissue, muscle definition will appear more defined and prominent.
Like any procedure in which excess fat and tissue are removed, there is always a risk for the results to be affected by weight gain. If a patient gains weight after a Gynecomastia surgery, the stress of new excess fat can cause it to collect in specific areas.
Luckily, major risks with gynecomastia surgery are quite rare. The procedure is straightforward and only involves the removal of fatty tissue. However, all surgery carries some degree of risk. Some of the more common risks associated with surgery are allergic reactions, hematoma/seroma, or damage to surrounding structures.
Gynecomastia Surgeon, Dr. Azouz, will provide you with complete instructions for the preparation before your procedure. He will also give you an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about the procedure. In general, it is important to take good care of yourself before surgery such as stop smoking, hydrate, and avoid over sun exposure within four weeks before your procedure.
The exact cost of a gynecomastia procedure can only be determined after a consultation with Dr. Azouz. If you would like more specific details regarding all the fees involved in a cosmetic surgery procedure, contact the office of Dr. Azouz today and his helpful office staff will be able to assist you.
Surgery is the gold standard of treatment. Liposuction and removal of the retroareolar breast tissue has been an extremely effective method to recountour and enhance the male chest. This day surgery has been beneficial to countless numbers of men afflicted with gynecomastia in our practice in Dallas. Patients have flown in from all over the world including Canada, Mexico, Europe, India, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Argentina and Central America to have the procedure done in Dallas. Patients often undergo sedation and are not put under a full general anesthetic. This minimizes the risk of anesthesia while allowing the patient a twilight anesthesia where they are asleep without the need for intubation. In the majority of cases, gynecomastia is caused by genetics and not caused by the actions on the patient.
Smoking inhibits the microvascular blood supply and affects the healing of tissues. It is not recommended to use tobacco and nicotine products at any time before and after surgery as it will interfere with normal wound healing. There are many patients who are smokers and still have optimal results despite their habits.
A tummy tuck and gynecomastia surgery can often be performed simultaneously. Liposuction of the abdomen can also be performed at the same time as gynecomastia surgery. This allows for one anesthetic and simultaneous healing.
Dr. Azouz offers many inexpensive yet effective options for compression garments after gynecomastia surgery. Dr. Azouz recommends garments that are snug but not too tight as patients will routinely be placed into compression garments at the end of surgery.
Dr. Azouz sees many patients who gave gone to other surgeons and are in need of revision gynecomastia surgery. Dr. David Azouz has been performing gynecomastia surgery for many years and has performed many thousands of cases. These include revising gynecomastia surgeries that have been performed in the United States and in many countries throughout the world. Dr. Azouz has been able to improve contour irregularities, puffy nipples, asymmetries, and remove residual gynecomastia through small hidden/camouflage incisions in many cases of revision male breast reduction.
The duration of gynecomastia surgery depends on several factors like a patient’s individual anatomy if the patient has had surgery previously if scar revision is required and is dependent on how much gynecomastia, scarring, and fatty tissue is present in the chest. Dr. Azouz generally recommends that a male breast reduction surgery takes around an hour to less than an hour in most men depending on their medical history and chest anatomy.
Dr. Azouz uses a variety of excision and liposuction techniques to perform gynecomastia surgery. Dr. Azouz uses tumescent liposuction, high definition liposuction, safe liposuction and high definition liposuction techniques in combination to afford his patients a sculpted and aesthetic (cosmetic) masculine chest. Dr. Azouz is routinely able to camouflage his incisions to afford patients a natural result without visible scarring. Many patients have reported being unable to see incisions or scars after surgery.
Dr. Azouz does not remove the pectoralis muscle with his technique. Some patients have a condition called Poland Syndrome (lack of the pectoralis muscle) which requires placement of an implant (pec implant) to recreate the appearance of a pectoralis muscle.
WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING
Dr. Azouz and his staff were exceptional throughout the whole process of my surgery. They made it easy, I’m extremely glad that I chose Dr. Azouz for my gynecomastia surgery. I couldn’t be happier with my results and the recovery process was quicker than I had anticipated.