The appearance of overly large breasts is a common occurrence in a vast number of men. Known as “gynecomastia,” this condition is often not easy to correct through diet and exercise alone and usually has a negative effect on a man’s self-confidence.
Various factors contribute to the enlargement of the male breasts, including:
- Hormonal factors
- Weight gain
- Loss of skin elasticity
Fortunately, the condition of enlarged male breasts is effectively treated with gynecomastia surgery. At his Dallas practice, Dr. David Morales regularly performs male breast reduction for males of all ages.
Candidates for gynecomastia surgery fit the following criteria:
- Good overall health physically and emotionally
- Finished with puberty (breasts are fully developed)
- Have realistic expectations about the results
Dr. Morales performs gynecomastia surgery on an outpatient basis with the patient under general anesthesia. During your consultation, Dr. Morales will evaluate the severity of your condition to determine which technique will best meet your needs and desires.
Liposuction, also known as “lipoplasty,” permanently removes unwanted fat. Dr. Morales inserts a cannula (thin hollow tube) through small incisions, and a suction device permanently remove excess fat deposits in order to achieve a more attractive chest.
If excess skin is also a problem, Dr. Morales makes an incision to remove excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue. He then tightens the remaining tissue and contours the chest to a achieve a firmer, more masculine physique. In some cases, Dr. Morales moves the areolas to a more attractive position.
Patients can expect about a week of downtime before they return to work and resume their daily routine. During this time, they will need to do the following:
- Wear bandages over the incisions
- Wear a compression garment around the chest to reduce swelling
- Take prescribed medication
Over the coming weeks, patients typically become very satisfied with the results of their gynecomastia procedure. In many instances, the appearance of a more attractive chest brings a renewed sense of self-confidence.
If you think that gynecomastia surgery can be beneficial to you, we encourage you to contact our state-of-the-art practice by calling (214) 827-8407 or filling out our online contact form today. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Morales is dedicated to helping you achieve satisfying results that are long-lasting. We hope to see you soon!