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.
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 local anesthesia.
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.