Gynecomastia Surgery | Houston
Gynecomastia is the term given for excessive breast development in males. It occurs more than people think. An estimated 30 to 40% of all males (and 60-70% in adolescent boys) have varying degrees of excessive breast development. Teenagers will often have a temporary course of enlargement that resolves over a 2 to 3 year period. Adult males often exhibit permanent enlargement.
Dr. Baylan understands the complexities that go into gynecomastia surgery and is here to help. From consultation, to surgery, to recovery he supports his patients along every step of the journey.
It's important to consider the duration and severity of breast development when making a Gynecomastia treatment decision. Allow adolescents 2-3 years before treatment as it may correct itself. We also must evaluate for any medications or diseases that could be the cause. For gynecomastia lasting longer than 1-2 years, the breast hypertrophy becomes permanent.
Liposuction for Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia surgery is always tailored to the individual patient. An incision is usually made around the areola and breast tissue is removed. Sometimes Dr. Baylan uses a combination of surgery and liposuction.
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Causes of Gynecomastia
Men and women both have circulating testosterone and estrogen, just at different ratios. Males, like females, have a “bud” from which the breast develops. Females have high levels of estrogen that, throughout adolescence, cause full breast development. Males generally exhibit low levels of estrogen and higher levels of testosterone. Thus, the relative lack of breast development.
If males have low testosterone, or high estrogen, the breast “bud” can over-develop. Other causes of gynecomastia include marijuana or heroin use, medications (often used for depression, hypertension, or seizures), and adrenal/testicular tumors.
Recovery for Gynecomastia Surgery
There will be swelling, soreness, and bruising in the area for several days. Patients wear a compression garment for the next few weeks. Patients must limit physical activity for 4-6 weeks to maximize the aesthetic result.
Most patient return to work in 2-3 weeks. Swelling should subside between 6 and 9 months to arrive at the final contour.
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