Male Breast Reduction in Dallas and Allen, TX
Enlargement of the male breast is a relatively common occurrence during puberty and later in life. Although cancer can occur in the male breast, symmetrical, soft enlargement of the male breast is a benign and self-limited process. Most adolescent breast enlargement dissipates spontaneously. Only occasionally is surgical treatment required. Middle-aged men can develop breast enlargement, which can be reduced surgically if of significant size and psychological concern. Various methods, including liposuction and surgical excision, are used, depending on the specific situation.
Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
You may be a candidate for male breast reduction surgery if you are unhappy with the size and appearance of your male breasts. Male breast reduction candidates:
- Do not smoke
- Are at or near their ideal weight
- Have realistic expectations for their results
- Are in generally good health
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Todd A. Pollock to determine if you are a candidate for gynecomastia surgery.
How Is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
Gynecomastia surgery is performed using liposuction, surgical excision, or a combination of the two. The appropriate technique for you will depend on the cause of your gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia is the presence of excess fat, enlarged breast tissue, or both.
If your gynecomastia is due to the presence of excess fat (pseudogynecomastia), liposuction alone may be used to remove the unwanted fat cells. Here, small incisions are made indiscreetly on the breast, through which fat cells are removed via suction.
If your enlarged breast is due to excess glandular tissue or skin, excision is necessary. Incisions will be made along the breast crease, through which excess tissue is surgically removed, and skin is trimmed (if necessary). The incisions are then closed.
How Long Will My Gynecomastia Recovery Be?
After your male breast reduction surgery, you should spend a significant amount of time resting. You should avoid strenuous activity for at least four to six weeks following your procedure. Most men can return to work and other daily activities within a week.
Are My Male Breast Reduction Surgery Results Permanent?
Results from male breast reduction surgery are intended to be long lasting since breast tissue does not grow back. However, extreme weight fluctuation can negatively affect your results. You should maintain a healthy weight to keep your results looking new.
Frequently Asked Questions About Male Breast Reduction
What can I expect from my male breast reduction consultation?
During your consultation with Dr. Todd A. Pollock, he will perform a physical examination to determine if you are a male breast reduction candidate. If he decides you are a candidate, he will create a personalized surgical plan based on your specific goals. You will then receive an estimate of the financial costs.
At this time, Dr. Todd A. Pollock will address any concerns you have for the procedure and answer any questions.
How can I prepare for my male breast reduction?
To prepare for your male breast reduction surgery, you should refrain from smoking and taking anti-inflammatory medications. You should also follow any preoperative instructions provided to you at your consultation. Additionally, please plan to take adequate time off work and bring someone with you to the appointment to drive you home.
What kind of anesthesia is used during gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery is performed using general anesthesia to ensure your comfort.
Can any other procedures be performed with my male breast reduction?
Some men wish to receive pectoral implants after removing their excess breast tissue to achieve a more contoured, masculine appearance. You can undergo male chest augmentation surgery at the same time as your gynecomastia surgery or at a later date.
What are the risks of gynecomastia surgery?
When performed by a board-certified, qualified surgeon such as Dr. Todd A. Pollock, male breast reduction is a generally safe procedure. However, with any surgery, risks are present. These risks include:
- Anesthesia risks
- Unfavorable scarring
We are committed to helping you attain your cosmetic goals and are happy to work with you to find a payment method or plan that fits your situation.Financing Available
Contact information for individual North Dallas Plastic Surgery offices
North Dallas Office
8305 Walnut Hill Ln #210
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 363-2575Directions & Office Hours
Allen, Tx Office
317 N. Central Expressway Suite 100
Allen, Texas 75013
Phone: (214) 509-0270Directions & Office Hours