As excess testosterone is flowing through their bodies, some of the testosterone converts to estrogen which stimulates the growth of glandular breast tissue behind the nipple. Occasionally the breasts will be tender and itchy. In most young males, the breast tissue involutes or disappears over time. In a small percentage, it may persist and become troublesome.

Why choose Austin Cosmetic Surgery for male breast reduction?

If you have an excess of breast tissue, whether fat or glandular, you may try to disguise the condition with loose shirts, or avoid any activity, such as beach or pool, where you would go shirtless. Imagine having a sculpted, masculine chest, and feeling confident in tight, form-fitting T-shirts and other garments! When under the care of our surgeon at Austin Cosmetic Surgery, you can expect personalized, concierge care, performed in total privacy, and with ultimate discretion.

Dr. Cabret has over 20 years of experience and employs the most refined surgical techniques in male breast reduction. She was recently listed as one of the Top 10 Cosmetic Surgeons in Austin, and you can trust that your surgery will be performed by a true professional in the art of male body sculpting and breast reduction.

Candidates for male breast reduction surgery

Most boys with gynecomastia are not initially surgical candidates unless it becomes difficult socially, as it can be a large source of embarrassment and ridicule from peers. If the tissue does not resolve, surgery, as opposed to anti-estrogen compounds is curative. The anti-estrogens will only reduce symptoms, but never cause the tissue to disappear after puberty is over. Excessive anti-estrogens have been linked to problems with bone development and later in life, osteoporosis.

Aging and excess male breast tissue

Older males can develop this problem too. They may have taken testosterone boosting drugs as athletes, gained and lost a lot of weight or simply just have the genetic pre-disposition to developing glandular breast tissue. Again, these patients typically have high levels of anxiety at the beach, in the locker room or in any situation when they may be shirtless.

How do I prepare for male breast surgery?

Pre-operatively they must be off all blood thinners and agree not to keep taking any substance (such anabolic steroids) or smoke marijuana. Post-operatively, they must avoid blood thinners, alcohol, sodium in excess of 1500 mg per day, smoking anything on fire and agree to wear the compressive garment 24/7 for the two week post-op interval unless they are in the shower.

What is the male breast reduction procedure?

The procedure usually takes about 45 minutes on each side of the chest and is performed under an IV sedation, same-day, out-patient procedure. The incision is made in the pigmented, areolar (nipple) skin from 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock. The rubbery, glandular breast tissue is removed, and the surgical access sites are closed with deep sutures and a very thin micro-stitch that is removed at eight to ten days post-operatively. Patients are placed on antibiotics, anti-swelling medication and require only small amounts of pain medication for one to two days at maximum.

Gynecomastia FAQ

What is the recovery time after male breast reduction in Austin and Lakeway?

Are scars noticeable after a male breast reduction?

Can gynecomastia come back after surgery?

What is the recovery time after male breast reduction in Austin and Lakeway?

Gynecomastia surgery at Austin Cosmetic Surgery is a safe, predictable, and reliable procedure assuming that you follow all of our pre-operative and post-operative protocols. It is reasonable to expect to return to the gym, and vigorous exercise, within about two weeks following male breast reduction surgery.

Are scars noticeable after a male breast reduction?

The incision sites gradually disappear over a few months and typically no sensory loss occurs of the nipple area.

Can gynecomastia come back after surgery?

Recurrence, or return of the breast tissue, is extremely rare which means it is cured for the patient!

Meet with us in a private consultation.

To learn more, schedule a private consultation with our surgeon at Austin Cosmetic Surgery by phone or online. You can expect personalized care, privacy, and results that bring you greater confidence in all the years ahead. We proudly serve the communities of Austin, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Barton Creek, and Spicewood. Dr. Cabret is also honored to serve patients in and beyond Scottsdale, AZ.

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