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Gynecomastia can lead to considerable embarrassment and discomfort. If you’re suffering from gynecomastia, you may have tried exercise and dieting to no avail. If that’s the case, it might be time to consider gynecomastia surgery.

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery is one of the most effective ways to correct overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men, i.e., gynecomastia. The procedure involves making strategic incisions on the chest, following which excess fat tissues and glandular breast tissues are removed. Since 50% of the breast is made of fat, some patients can achieve the desired results with liposuction. But most patients with gynecomastia need to have excess glandular tissues removed.

Achieve a Sculpted Chest

Gynecomastia—more commonly referred to as “man boobs”—is a condition that affects a great number of men. In fact, an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men will experience some form of gynecomastia during their lifetime. Gynecomastia can be quite embarrassing and cause psychological distress. For men who are self-conscious about their appearance, Dr. Erickson offers cutting-edge gynecomastia surgery to help you achieve a more masculine look.

Dr. Erickson’s Gynecomastia Surgery Technique

Dr. Erickson performs gynecomastia surgery after a thorough evaluation. During your consultation, he will carefully examine your chest and discuss your goals and concerns. He’ll determine if you’re actually suffering from gynecomastia, i.e., you have excess breast tissues in the chest or if you simply have excess fat cells. If your aesthetic concern is primarily because of fat cells, liposuction may be enough. But if you have excess glandular tissues, a more comprehensive surgery will be necessary

On the day of the surgery, you’ll be given general anesthesia, so you will sleep for the duration of the surgery. The surgeon will make an incision in the natural crease beneath the breast. Through this incision, the surgeon will remove the excess breast tissue. In some cases, excess skin will also be removed. The surgeon may also insert a cannula to suction away excess fat cells, making your chest look flatter and more contoured.

Gynecomastia surgery can also be combined with pectoral etching. This involves removing fat cells from targeted regions around the edges of the pectoralis muscles and axilla, creating a more sculpted look. Pectoral etching is performed using liposuction, and it can reveal the muscular contours of your chest, leading to an enhanced aesthetic outcome. Finally, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures and apply a compression garment to facilitate healing. The procedure concludes within an hour.

Goals of Gynecomastia Surgery:

  • Removing excess glandular tissues from the male chest
  • Removing excess fat tissues from the male chest
  • Making the chest look flat and masculine
  • Improving the overall contours of the pectoral muscles
  • Improving overall body contours

Recovery After Gynecomastia Surgery

After gynecomastia surgery, you may have some bruising and swelling, which is usually worse during the first few days after surgery. You may also have drainage tubes under your skin, which will be removed after a few days. Your chest may be sore when you move around or touch it, but the discomfort can be managed with pain medications. You can return to work within a week or two, but strenuous workouts should be avoided for 4 to 6 weeks.

Consult Dr. Erickson

Dr. Cameron Erickson is a nationally-renowned plastic surgeon committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. He understands that gynecomastia can negatively affect your mental health and confidence. That’s why he offers personalized treatments that address your unique anatomical concerns, helping you achieve a sculpted and masculine chest. Please schedule an appointment to explore your gynecomastia surgery options in Houston.

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