What Is Gynecomastia?

Enlarged male breasts—a condition typically known as gynecomastia—is a fairly common medical condition that affects many men. While many cases of Gynecomastia have no known cause, the condition is frequently associated with the use of certain drugs and some medical conditions. When you visit Dr. Vitenas for your consultation, he can help you investigate some of the potential root causes of your issue, though it’s worth noting that not every case of gynecomastia has a clear cause.

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Enjoy Your Ideal Physique With Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction—also known as gynecomastia surgery—is a procedure that removes excess fat, breast tissue, and sometimes skin from the chest. This results in a firmer, flatter appearance and improved contour for a more toned look. One or both breasts may be treated as needed. 

Dr. Vitenas performs male breast reduction in Houston at his personal surgical center, which is located in the same facility as Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery. If you’re interested in learning more about how male breast reduction can help you enjoy your ideal physique, reach out and set up your consultation at our Houston location today.

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The Ideal Male Breast Reduction Candidate

Healthy men who are looking to improve an enlarged male breast are likely to be good candidates for male breast reduction. In an ideal situation, the cause of your gynecomastia will be determined prior to surgery. While this isn’t always a possibility, doing so enables you to ensure that your issue won’t return after Dr. Vitenas surgically corrects it.

When you visit board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vitenas for your preoperative consultation, he’ll learn all about your personal health history and get to know your goals. He’ll work with you to develop a bespoke treatment that is customized to your needs and will utilize his extensive experience and expertise to guide you to the treatment that’s right for you.

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"Dr. Vitenas and his team were very friendly and made me feel extremely comfortable with my questions on the subject of gynecomastia. Going into the process I felt embarrassed to have male breasts and was very apprehensive about discussing my issue. After getting over the nerves of initiating the communication I had a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. Deciding to go with Dr. Vitenas for my surgery is the best decision I have ever made. I can live my life without worrying about what people think about me as I go through day-to-day life. I can now wear T-shirts without feeling embarrassed of male breasts. Dr. Vitenas is worth every penny he charges. His pricing is very competitive within the industry, however, his team and service is second to none. I would recommend any men with gynecomastia to visit Dr. Vitenas and his team. They can help walk you through the process and it will change your life." 

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Your Consultation

During consultation for male breast reduction, Dr. Vitenas will review your complete medical history and current medications, going over your post-op goals and desires. He’ll then explain the procedure, going over everything from incision placement and the technique he’ll be using, and answering any questions you may have in the process.

Dr. Vitenas will also show a variety of before/after photographs of other similar cases so you will have a realistic idea of the changes that will occur. Finally, he’ll thoroughly cover the recovery requirements, potential complications, cost, and your payment choices, including financing through CareCredit or Alphaeon Credit. At this point, you’ll be ready to start scheduling your procedure and looking forward to your exciting results.

The Male Breast Reduction Procedure

Gynecomastia correction generally takes one to two hours to complete, and is performed using general anesthesia. During the surgery, liposuction techniques may be used to remove excess fatty tissue, while excision removes excess glandular tissue and skin.

Your gynecomastia surgery will be performed in the Houston Surgery Center, which is Dr. Vitenas’ private surgical center. It’s located in the same building as Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, on Richmond Avenue in Houston.

While a male breast reduction is not painful, there may be some tightness and tenderness in the chest following your male breast reduction procedure.  Dr. Vitenas will prescribe the needed pain medications to make sure you are comfortable during your recovery.

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Recovering After Your Procedure

Following your male breast reduction in Houston, the recovery generally takes one to two weeks and typically involves some amount of swelling and bruising. Patients are often feeling well enough to resume work, school, and other routine activities in a week or less.  Some discomfort in the chest may be present at first but medication can help to control this.  A support or compression garment may need to be worn for several weeks.

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Gynecomastia FAQ

How much does Gynecomastia surgery cost?

What happens during recovery after male breast reduction?

What are the risks of Gynecomastia correction?

What are my payment options for my Gynecomastia correction?

How much does Gynecomastia surgery cost?

The exact price of Gynecomastia surgery will depend on the patient’s individual needs. On average, the surgery will start at around $6,500 for unilateral cases and start at around $8,500 for bilateral cases. The cost includes surgical facility fees, anesthesiologist fees, the surgeon’s fee, and all follow-up appointments. To find out the exact cost of an upcoming male breast reduction procedure, upload your photo to our contact form or schedule a consultation appointment.

What happens during recovery after male breast reduction?

The recovery process following a male breast reduction will take one to two weeks. Patients can return to work or school within one week or less. Some swelling, bruising and discomfort may occur. Dr. Vitenas will prescribe the needed pain medications for a comfortable recovery, and a special support garment may need to be worn for the first post-op month.

What are the risks of Gynecomastia correction?

Male breast reduction is considered a safe and effective procedure. There is always a chance for complications, which may include excessive bleeding, infection, hematoma, scarring, and delayed wound healing.

What are my payment options for my Gynecomastia correction?

Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery accepts cash, all major credit cards, and medical financing through CareCredit and Alphaeon Credit.

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