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Gynecomastia

Men and boys who are dealing with gynecomastia can deal with self-esteem issues that can affect their overall quality of life. At Yarish Plastic Surgery, Dr. Yarish performs gynecomastia to reduce male breasts and restore a more masculine, sculpted chest.

Contact us today at our locations in Houston and Lake Jackson to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for gynecomastia surgery!

The Goal of Gynecomastia Surgery

The goal of the gynecomastia procedures we provide is to reduce the breast size of men who feel embarrassed or uncomfortable due to the appearance of their chests. To accomplish this goal we may use:

  • Liposuction
  • Removing Excess Glandular Tissue
  • A Combination of the Two Procedures

What Causes Gynecomastia?

When a young man goes through puberty, his body experiences hormonal changes. For some, these changes include a short term increase in the amount of estrogen in their body.

Gynecomastia may also be seen in middle-aged men. It can be the result of diminished hormone levels with aging or because they are using medication including:

  • Antibiotics
  • Heart Medications
  • Chemotherapy
  • Heartburn Medicine
  • Antidepressants

Other reasons why men may develop gynecomastia include kidney disease, tumors, and an overactive thyroid.

Liposuction for Treating Gynecomastia

Liposuction technology has improved to the point where surgeons are able to use it to remove unwanted male breast fat. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia.

Dr. Yarish may make a small incision on each side of the chest, or the incision may be located on the edge of the areola or inside the armpit. The incision will be used to remove fat, glandular tissue, and sculpt your chest into something that looks masculine and natural with your body.

Tissue Excision for Treating Gynecomastia

In more extreme cases, gynecomastia may require the surgical removal of tissue. This procedure will allow Dr. Yarish to remove either tissue or excess skin that cannot be treated by liposuction alone. The length and placement of the incision vary based on your surgical needs, but they are usually located around the edge of the areola.

Recovery Process

You will notice improvement in the shape and appearance of your chest right away. You will be sore for a few days and require some downtime. We will prescribe pain medication and may give you a compression garment to wear to help reduce swelling as you heal.

A Comprehensive Treatment Plan

Surgery is just one part of complete skin and body rejuvenation. We offer a comprehensive rejuvenation concept plan. The purpose of the plan is to prepare your body for surgery and provide you the tools you need to heal quickly after surgery.

Patients who take advantage of our comprehensive rejuvenation concept program have found that the entire cosmetic surgery experience is more gratifying. They know that they have availed themselves of the ultimate skin and body rejuvenation procedures available.

If you are suffering from gynecomastia, male breast reduction may be the solution for you. It can make you feel more confident in the way you appear with long-lasting results.

Contact Yarish Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and find out more about gynecomastia surgery for male breast reduction!

TREATMENT PLAN

At Yarish Plastic Surgery, we believe that skin and body rejuvenation is an evolutionary process that does not begin and end solely with the surgery itself.

While we do know that surgery is the most dramatic and gratifying part of the rejuvenation process, Dr. Yarish is also convinced that we can enhance and even maximize your surgery results with our “comprehensive rejuvenation concept”. This concept is essentially a treatment plan specifically designed for each procedure in order to prepare the skin and body for surgery and to aid the healing process following your surgery.

We do recognize that many people do not have the time or inclination to take advantage of the compete program, and we want to assure you that your surgical results will be the best attainable anywhere. However, if you are in a position to take advantage of the “comprehensive rejuvenation concept,” you will find the entire experience to be more relaxing, and you will know that you have treated yourself to the most unique and gratifying experience that plastic surgery has to offer. And you will know that you have availed yourself of the ultimate in skin and body rejuvenation.

In order to make this experience more convenient and affordable, we have created a combination of ultimate experience packages specifically tailored to enhance each procedure. Dr. Yarish strongly recommends that you take advantage of this “comprehensive rejuvenation concept.” The program outlined for you will be instituted pre-operatively, and will be continued post-operatively until healing is complete.

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