The appearance of man boobs can be troubling, and may not always respond to changes in diet and exercise. With gynecomastia surgery at Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, patients in Houston, San Antonio, Kerrville, and the surrounding areas of Texas can achieve a more masculine appearance by eliminating fat and breast tissue in the chest.
What is Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia is a common, yet harmless condition in males that is characterized by a build-up of fatty tissue in the chest. It is especially common during puberty, due to the drastic hormonal changes occurring in the body. Most people grow out of gynecomastia in a year or two, but for some, the problem persists into adulthood. Gynecomastia surgery, also called male breast reduction, removes stubborn fat and excess tissue in the chest to produce a more masculine, sculpted appearance.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
The cost of gynecomastia surgery can range from $5,600 to $6,100 depending on the extent of treatment necessary to produce your desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Layton will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that matches your specific needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We also offer financing services to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
What is the Gynecomastia Procedure Like?
Gynecomastia may be performed using liposuction, excision techniques, or a combination of the two. The techniques involved will determine the anesthetic used as well as the location of any incisions. Typically, however, small incisions will be made on the outside corners of the chest, where they are well-hidden. Through these incisions, Dr. Layton will remove fat and breast tissue as needed. Once the desired results are achieved, the incisions will be closed and the treatment will be complete.
How is Recovery Following Gynecomastia Surgery?
Your recovery following gynecomastia surgery will depend on the extent of your treatment. In most cases, patients may experience about one week of initial downtime, during which it may be necessary to take time off of work and other activities. Bruising, swelling, and sensitivity are also common side effects.
Are the Results from Gynecomastia Surgery Permanent?
During gynecomastia surgery, excess breast tissue and fat are permanently removed. As a result, patients can enjoy long-lasting or even permanent results from their procedure. However, future weight gain can impact the results of this treatment. We encourage patients to maintain a healthy diet and exercise habits in order to make their results last as long as possible.
To learn more about the gynecomastia procedure or to schedule your initial consultation, contact us today. Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers this and other cosmetic surgery services to patients living in and around Sugar Land, Kerrville and Houston, TX.