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Gynecomastia Surgery in Houston, TX

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Houston Gynecomastia Surgery with Dr. Paul Fortes

Gynecomastia, while not medically harmful, can have a significant impact on mental and emotional well-being. Even though this condition is common, many patients report that gynecomastia affects their self-esteem, causing self-consciousness that impacts their ability to enjoy activities fully and confidently.

Double-board-certified Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Fortes, offers impeccably natural-looking gynecomastia surgery results. Learn more about this procedure, and schedule your in-office or virtual consultation to discuss your personalized treatment plan.

Authentically Masculine

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia is the medical term for overdeveloped breasts in men. While one-third of all male teenagers experience breast enlargement, almost eighty percent of them will return to normal in three years or less.

However, some men experience gynecomastia that continues or develops well into adulthood. Causes of gynecomastia include certain medical conditions and medications, including hormonal imbalance, thyroid disorders, obesity, and some medications for depression and anxiety. While some patients may be able to treat gynecomastia by managing the underlying cause, others may require a more direct solution.

Fortunately, gynecomastia surgery offers a long-lasting solution that allows patients to achieve a masculine appearance and a confident life by removing excess glandular and fat tissue. This procedure generally requires minimal incisions and recovery, allowing for natural-looking results and little discomfort.

The Life You Envision

What are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery offers a broad range of benefits. With a more masculine appearance, men report feeling more confident in various settings, as they feel more comfortable going shirtless and clothing fits better. For men with significant gynecomastia, treatment can also deliver long-lasting alleviation from back pain as well as reduced discomfort during physical activity, contributing to an overall healthier lifestyle.

Gynecomastia surgery is quick and requires minimal downtime, allowing you to step into the next chapter of your life without being held back by a lengthy or painful recovery process.

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Discussing Your Treatment

Your Gynecomastia Surgery Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Fortes, you will have the opportunity to discuss every aspect of your concerns, procedure, and expectations for treatment to determine if gynecomastia surgery is right for you.

The best candidates for male breast reduction surgery are men who are in good physical and psychological health. Dr. Fortes will perform an examination to determine the best treatment for you. If surgery is recommended, in most cases the breast tissue is removed through small incisions on or around the breast. With most surgeries, the correction can be completed in about one to two hours under general anesthesia.

Treatment Expectations

Your Gynecomastia Surgery Procedure

Dr. Fortes will design the details of your procedure during the planning phase, determining the best method and technique for your specific needs. For most patients, a small incision can be made along the edge of the areola, allowing for nearly undetectable treatment. In other cases, incisions can be made along the lower crease of the chest. Through your incisions, Dr. Fortes will remove excess tissue, carefully sculpting a naturally masculine-looking chest. For patients with excess skin, Dr. Fortes may remove a small section to ensure the most comprehensive and refined results. If necessary, Dr. Fortes will also address the placement of the nipple-areolar complex. While some cases may require general anesthesia, most gynecomastia surgeries are performed under local anesthesia. In either case, you will be able to head home after your procedure with a close friend or family member to drive you.

Free to Enjoy Life

Gynecomastia Surgery Results

While you will notice an immediate difference in the appearance of your chest, final results will take three to six months to appear as tissues settle and swelling subsides. In most cases, gynecomastia surgery results are permanent. However, depending on the cause of your gynecomastia, lifestyle changes may be necessary to maintain your results.

Supportive Care

Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery and Aftercare

Male breast reduction surgery in Houston may be performed as an outpatient. You can expect to return to work in three to four days, and you will want to avoid heavy exercise for two to three weeks following surgery. Our team will provide detailed aftercare instructions and remain a source of ongoing support as you make a full recovery and enjoy the results of the procedure.

Gynecomastia Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Gynecomastia surgery recovery is generally mild. Your chest may feel tight for several weeks following your procedure, but recovery is not notably painful.

Restoring the masculine appearance of your chest requires treatment from a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon.

Care You Can Trust

Place your trust in deserving hands. Explore state-of-the-art options and design your personalized treatment plan with renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes. Your best results are within reach.