Gynecomastia is the medical term for male breast enlargement. It is a condition that can produce a chest that looks feminine due to the overdevelopment of breast tissue. In many cases, gynecomastia is caused by an underlying hormonal problem. This condition can also be caused by certain medications, steroids, weight gain, or genetics. Men of all ages with gynecomastia often feel anxious and worried, most commonly in circumstances where their chest is exposed like at the pool or gym. In Houston, TX, plastic surgeon Dr. Phi P. Nguyen offers surgical breast reduction for men who have gynecomastia. One of the more popular cosmetic treatments for men at MIA Plastic Surgery, male breast reduction surgery can improve your appearance and confidence.
Male breast reduction treatment is a procedure for men with overly sized breasts that cannot be treated with medications or diet. If you feel anxiety or are bothered by the size and shape of your chest (but you're healthy and at a good weight), you may benefit from male breast reduction surgery by Dr. Phi at MIA Plastic Surgery. Adolescent teens may also benefit from gynecomastia surgery; however, an additional procedure may be needed later if excess breast tissue continues to develop. During your first appointment with Dr. Phi, he will discuss your treatment options and decide if you are a candidate for surgery to treat gynecomastia.
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"The staff is amazing, especially Amber! Dr.Phi made me feel so comfortable and, they made sure I was confident in my decision prior to my Breast Augmentation. Deciding on a size was very difficult for me because I wanted to make sure it was the right choice and I love that they were there for me 100% of the way. I absolutely love my new look and am beyond happy with my results. Dr. Phi is truly an artist. I’m so thankful we chose him for my procedure and I highly recommend him to all my friends and family."- W.W. / Google / Sep 26, 2019
"The staff is amazing, especially Amber! Dr.Phi made me feel so comfortable and, they made sure I was confident in my decision prior to my Breast Augmentation. Deciding on a size was very difficult for me because I wanted to make sure it was the right choice and I love that they were there for me 100% of the way. I absolutely love my new look and am beyond happy with my results. Dr. Phi is truly an artist. I’m so thankful we chose him for my procedure and I highly recommend him to all my friends and family."- W.L. / Facebook / Sep 25, 2019
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Surgery for gynecomastia is performed in an accredited surgical facility usually as an outpatient procedure. Once you are under general anesthesia, liposuction is used to eliminate excess breast and fat tissue from your chest. If needed, excess skin will be carefully trimmed away to create a taut appearance. In some cases, the nipple and areola complex may need to be repositioned to improve the final results. After smoothing the remaining tissue, Dr. Phi will pull together your chest skin and close the incisions.
What To Expect
After your gynecomastia surgery, your chest will be supported with a compression garment to help reduce swelling, bleeding, and bruising. You should plan to rest and recover for about 3 – 10 days depending on the extent of your surgery. After this, you should be able to resume light activities. Before your surgery, Dr. Phi or a member of his team will talk to you about post-surgical instructions including scar care. With proper home treatment, your surgical scars should fade so they are barely visible. While most patients see a visible improvement immediately after their surgery, your final results will take several months to appear as the swelling subsides. Once you get approval from Dr. Phi, you can resume exercise and strength training, which will help accentuate your results.
Plan Your Procedure
Restore your Masculine Chest
Dr. Phi Nguyen has helped many Houston men overcome gynecomastia and regain their confidence. If you are a man with large feminine breasts and you have tried reducing your chest with natural methods (diet and exercise), schedule a consultation at MIA Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX. During your consultation with Dr. Phi, you can learn about the condition and determine if you are a candidate for male breast reduction surgery.