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Male breast reduction surgery can create more masculine chest contours for men affected by gynecomastia. Dr. Daniela Atencio is considered a top provider of male breast reduction surgery in Austin. She is meticulous at every step of the treatment process, from your initial consultation through your complete recovery and final results.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition where the glandular tissue in the male breasts expands in size, giving the appearance of feminine breasts. This condition commonly occurs in young boys and older men. In most cases, gynecomastia is the result of an imbalance of the male and female sex hormones.
When the production of estrogen increases beyond the production of testosterone, the symptoms of gynecomastia begin to arise. This imbalance can be the result of medication, puberty, and even genetic factors.
While it may normally go away on its own, there are cases where gynecomastia is a lasting issue that causes a great deal of stress. In such cases, a male breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery, is used to address the issue.
What Is Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure that’s designed to help reduce excess glandular tissue in men suffering from gynecomastia. This tissue can’t be reduced with diet and exercise alone and requires invasive measures to make the desired corrections. It can help recontour a man’s chest for a more attractive and masculine look.
This surgical technique requires the use of incisions to remove excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue. It’s performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can safely return home the same day the surgery takes place.
Good Candidates for Male Breast Reduction
Before undergoing a male breast reduction, it’s important that you schedule a consultation. The consultation allows you to find out the details behind the surgical process and to see if you would make a good candidate.
During your consultation, Daniela Atencio, MD, will perform an initial evaluation of your chest and discuss your medical history to help determine if male breast reduction is right for you. Men who experience an increase in glandular tissue, are in good general health, and have realistic expectations are good candidates for male breast reduction.
Preparing for Your Male Breast Reduction
During your consultation, you will be given pre-operative instructions that you must follow in order to ensure a safe procedure and minimal risks. These instructions will require you to stop smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking certain medications a week or two before the procedure.
The Male Breast Reduction Process
To begin, Daniela Atencio, MD, will administer an anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during the treatment process. Once it has taken effect, she will then make the necessary incisions.
Through the incisions, she will remove the excess tissue using liposuction or excision. In some cases, a combination of both is used to achieve the desired contours. Once the corrections are made, the incisions will be closed and the treatment area will be bandaged.
What to Expect After the Procedure
It is common to experience some swelling, bruising, and general discomfort after the procedure. These issues are temporary and will subside gradually as you heal.
Using ice packs can help manage swelling, and we can provide medication to help manage any lingering discomfort. During your recovery period, we recommend that you take some time off work and refrain from performing strenuous physical activities.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
The price of male breast reduction surgery can vary depending on the total surgery time, the techniques required to best achieve your aesthetic goals, and other factors. Once Dr. Atencio has determined the optimal surgical approach for you, she will review the details of your procedure with you, and you will receive complete pricing details.
Contact Our Office
Gynecomastia has caused many men to feel distressed and embarrassed by their appearance. If this sounds like you, then a male breast reduction in Austin may be an ideal solution. If you’re interested in learning more, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Atencio today.