Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure to correct gynecomastia in Houston. This condition is characterized by enlarged breast tissue in men. Gynecomastia can be an issue for men of all ages, although it typically begins in adolescence. Although some cases resolve spontaneously, others persist into adulthood.
A male breast reduction can restore a masculine chest and improve one’s self-confidence. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Erika Sato has performed numerous male breast reductions for patients around the Houston area and focuses on providing outstanding care and results.
During your male breast reduction consultation with Dr. Erika Sato, she will tailor a surgical plan specifically to meet your needs and expectations and answer any questions that you may have.
Meet the DoctorDr. Erika Sato
Certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Erika Sato specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. She performs the latest treatments in cosmetic surgery as well as nonsurgical rejuvenation. Dr. Sato is committed to providing excellence in care while treating every patient like family.
Dr. Sato is one of eight surgeons at My Houston Surgeons, a world-class multi-specialty practice in Houston, TX with locations in Memorial and The Woodlands.
Am I A GoodCandidate?
If you are healthy and near your ideal weight, you may be a good candidate for a male breast reduction. Patients who are overweight are often advised to attempt traditional weight-loss methods before undergoing a male breast reduction, as this may resolve gynecomastia. If the breasts are still enlarged after weight loss, gynecomastia surgery can be considered.
A medical exam and a thorough review of your medical history will help Dr. Sato determine if a male breast reduction is the right option for you. These exams will take place during your initial consultation.
Male breast reduction is an outpatient surgery that is performed under local anesthetic and IV sedation at our in-office operating room or under general anesthesia in an ambulatory surgery center.
The surgery is a combination of liposuction and excision of any glandular fibrous breast tissue beneath the areola (pigmented skin surrounding the nipple). The procedure and incision locations vary depending on the size of the breasts and whether excess skin is present.
If there is minimal excess skin then a small incision is placed along the areola, usually on the inferior aspect. If significant excess skin is present, the incision may be placed along the crease beneath the breast.
MALE BREAST REDUCTIONRecovery
A compression vest will be worn for 4 weeks after the surgery to reduce swelling and to provide additional support during healing. Mild pain, swelling, and bruising are normal after a male breast reduction and should dissipate over the coming days.
Most patients are able to return to work within a week. Mild physical activity is okay during recovery, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for 2-4 weeks until the incisions are fully healed.
Are the ResultsPermanent?
To maintain results from a male breast reduction, it is important to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Any significant weight gain following the procedure can lead to re-accumulation of breast tissue and fat in the breasts.
When considering male breast reduction for treatment of gynecomastia, cost is often at the forefront of men’s minds. The price of this procedure is based on the techniques utilized, the amount of tissue removed, the total surgery time, the anesthesia administered, and other factors.
learn more with aConsultation
Are you interested in surgery to address gynecomastia in Houston? If so, the best way to get started is by contacting Dr. Erika Sato today for a male breast reduction consultation. Dr. Sato will be available to answer any questions you may have.
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