Male Breast Reduction Katy TX
Most people are surprised to learn that glandular breast tissue naturally occurs in both women and men. While some breast tissue is normal in men, excessive proliferation of glandular tissue is not — this condition is called gynecomastia. At The Hand & Plastic Surgery Center of Katy, we offer male breast reduction surgery for men with gynecomastia who want a flatter and more masculine-looking chest.
For the vast majority of patients, gynecomastia is a benign condition and no specific cause can be found. Less common causes of gynecomastia include side effects from medications, endocrine abnormalities, and male breast cancer.
Gynecomastia can occur at most ages but typically develops during adolescence and after middle age. The development of excess glandular breast tissue can be painful, in addition to causing profound impacts on a male’s self-esteem and overall mental health. For male teenagers, this can be a source of significant shame and embarrassment, and will oftentimes manifest itself in a reluctance to participate in sporting and recreational activities, behavioral issues at school, and loss of confidence. In fact, nearly 50% of male teenagers will develop gynecomastia, though for most it will be minor and resolve on its own after 1 year. For those that don’t resolve, surgery may be an excellent option for treatment.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Surgery for gynecomastia in Katy, TX can involve liposuction, surgical excision, or a combination of liposuction and direct excision of the glandular tissue to restore the natural male contour of the chest.
Recovering from Male Breast Reduction Surgery
The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and patients are instructed to wear a compression garment after surgery. There will be some bruising and swelling around the breasts that will dissipate over the next few days. Most patients will need around two or more weeks of recovery before they can resume most of their normal activities. By 6 weeks after surgery, patients are able to return to all physical activities.
The Cost of Male Breast Reduction
The cost of your male breast reduction in Katy, TX will depend on a variety of factors like the techniques used, the amount of work required to attain your desired factors, and more. During your consultation, Dr. Das can go over the details of the procedure, let you know what the expected cost of your male breast reduction in Katy, TX will be, and go over the payment options available to you.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you or your child is suffering from abnormal breast development and would like to know if male breast reduction in Katy, TX is the right choice for you, please contact our office today at 832-232-4263 and schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns with Dr. Das. Dr. Das is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is dedicated to providing our patients with the personalized surgical care they are in need of. He can provide you with excellent results from your male breast reduction in Katy, TX.