The development of excess breast tissue in men is medically known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is commonly a result of hormonal changes and imbalances during puberty. For most men, breast development during puberty is temporary; however, for a small minority, it may be permanent. Weight gain can also cause gynecomastia; many of our male patients experience breast enlargement due to fatty tissue accumulation in the breast. In any case, Gynecomastia can be embarrassing and stressful, leading to a decrease in confidence for men.
Gynecomastia surgery in San Antonio, also known as reduction mammoplasty, removes the excess tissue from the breast. During this procedure, our expert plastic surgeons will remove fatty breast tissue, tighten the resulting excess skin, and elevate or reduce the nipple-areola complex per your needs. Our team uses a combination of technology such as VASER liposuction and Renuvion to minimize the scarring while maximizing your results. During your initial consultation with our medical team, we will design the ideal plastic surgical strategy for you.
Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
You might be interested in obtaining gynecomastia surgery if you are an adult male in San Antonio with enlarged breasts, whether caused by the growth of glandular tissue, hormonal conditions, medical conditions, or weight gain. If you experience any of the following conditions, you could benefit from male breast reduction surgery:
- Excess breast tissue just underneath the nipple
- A small or moderate amount of glandular or fatty breast tissue with no significant excess, sagging, or drooping skin
- A large amount of glandular or fatty breast tissue with significant excess, sagging, and drooping skin
If you suffer from any of these conditions or others, our team of medical experts can help you regain your confidence.
Male Breast Reduction Procedure Details
As with any surgical procedure, our San Antonio plastic surgeons perform gynecomastia surgery under anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Patients will need someone to drive them home and assist them on the night of surgery. Patients typically can resume normal activities in 5 – 7 days.
Our medical team performs Gynecomastia correction surgery by removing unwanted breast tissues. Our surgeons will use a combination of VASER liposuction, glandular tissue removal, excess skin removal, and Renuvion (J-Plasma) for skin tightening and lifting. Ultimately, our surgeons will carefully reshape your chest with concealed incisions where possible. We will do everything possible to ensure your procedure results in as little visible scarring as possible.
Recovery Tips for Gynecomastia Surgery
Immediately following your male breast reduction surgery, our San Antonio medical team will closely monitor you in recovery. When our medical team gives you the all-clear, you will be able to go home the same day.
Rest and relaxation are key to ensuring you recover optimally from your gynecomastia surgery. We recommend that you take at least one week off from work (or as directed by our plastic surgeon) and avoid any vigorous activity—particularly the gym—for at least a month. These are general guidelines; during your initial consultation, our team will provide specific pre-operative and post-operative directions to help you optimally recover from your gynecomastia surgery.
Enjoy a New Look with Gynecomastia Surgery in San Antonio
Our male patients trust our office because we provide a modern personalized approach to our patients to guide them through their transformation. We understand the specific and sensitive needs of our male clients and pride ourselves on our exceptional medical care for men.
Gynecomastia is not just physically uncomfortable. It can also come with several mental and emotional health issues for men. If you are considering gynecomastia Surgery in San Antonio, book a consultation with one of our skilled plastic surgeons today. You are just one call away from the beginning of your transformational journey.