The average man wants to feel strong and powerful, which is why there are so many gym memberships out there. Unfortunately, there are many men who suffer from a condition that is more commonly referred to as “man boobs”. This doesn’t come from a lack of dedication to working out or even a poor diet, but rather a biological function that can only be fixed with surgery. Dr. Ahmad Ahmadi offers Gynecomastia surgery for his male Houston-area patients as a way to finally get closer to the body type that they want. To learn more about this procedure and find out if this is right for you, please continue reading the information we have provided below.
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Benefits
- 3 Ideal Candidate
- 4 First Steps
- 5 Expectations
- 6 Recovery
- 7 Cost
- 8 Why Choose Dr. Ahmadi?
- 9 Contact
- 10 FAQ
Gynecomastia comes from the Greek translation of “female breast”, and is the non-cancerous enlargement of one or both breasts in a man. This symptom arises from excess growth of breast tissue as a result of a hormone imbalance between estrogens and androgens. While the condition is not life-threatening, it can cause self-esteem issues for many men.
Some of the primary causes of Gynecomastia include:
- Anabolic steroids
- Endocrine Gland dysfunction
- Hormonal changes
- Prescription medications
- Weight gain
Dr. Ahmadi uses male breast reduction surgery to help treat this condition by making the proper incisions that allow him to remove the excess skin and perform liposuction on the unnecessary fat.
Our Houston Gynecomastia patients have seen so many benefits from their surgery, including:
- Can alleviate back pain
- Creates a more “masculine” figure
- Enhanced confidence and self-esteem
- Makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight
- Physical activity is more enjoyable
- Quick recovery
- Safe and fast procedure
The best candidates for Gynecomastia surgery in Houston are patients who have the following characteristics:
- At a relatively normal weight
- Are overall healthy with no life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions that may impede healing
- Have been unable to correct gynecomastia through exercise or alternative medical treatments
- Feel that their breasts are too large and are bothered by their appearance
- Have realistic expectations for the results of the surgery
- Maintain a positive outlook with clear goals for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia
- Non-smokers or drug users
If you are in the Houston area and feel like male breast reduction is right for you, the first step is to schedule your consultation at Avante Plastic Surgery. When you come in for your appointment, you will meet with Dr. Ahmadi who will evaluate your condition, address any questions or concerns you have, and listen to your goals for the surgery. You will be asked questions regarding your lifestyle and medical history, so it is very important to be open and honest with her because the information you provide helps prevent any unnecessary risks or side effects. Dr. Ahmadi is very discreet and confidential, so he is a safe person to talk to and his primary goal is your health and happiness. Once he has all the information he needs, he will create your personal procedure plan. If you agree with the plan, you will then schedule your surgical date with our Patient Coordinator, who will also provide you with some pre-op instructions to ensure the best procedure possible.
On the day of your male breast reduction surgery, we will first administer you general anesthesia so you will be comfortable during your procedure. Dr. Ahmadi will begin by making incisions through the armpit or around the areola to insert a small tube called a cannula. He will move the tube back and forth along the fat deposits in your chest to loosen it up and suck it out via liposuction. After this, there are usually larger amounts of glandular tissue and skin that will be needed to be excised and removed. While not every patient will require both techniques, it is not uncommon for both to be performed to achieve the best look possible. Dr. Ahmadi will finish by closing the incisions with sutures.
The entire surgery will last around one to two hours.
After you are released from our care, you will be able to return home and recover in comfort. You will need a friend or family member to provide a ride home for you, and we strongly recommend having an adult caretaker available to assist you for the next day or so. After a male breast reduction, patients can expect to experience some swelling and bruising at first, but Dr. Ahmadi will prescribe you medication to alleviate any pain and keep the infection under control. You can also expect to wear a compression garment for the first week or so to keep any swelling to a minimum.
You should be able to return to work in about a week post-surgery. Most patients are fully recovered in about two weeks, but every patient will have a different experience.
The cost of Gynecomastia surgery in Houston will vary depending on a number of factors. The best way to get the most accurate cost will be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahmadi. After your surgical plan is created, our Patient Coordinator will be able to give you a full breakdown of the costs.
Why Choose Dr. Ahmadi?
Dr. Ahmadi is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. No matter what your goals are, Dr. Ahmad Ahmadi can help you achieve the manly chest you desire. Dr. Ahmadi can provide the expertise and experience you need to achieve the look you want. As a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, he’ll use his 20+ years of experience to help you understand all of your procedure options and help you make an informed decision about which treatment is right for you.
Are you looking to treat your gynecomastia symptoms in Houston? If so, contact Avante Plastic Surgery for more information on how male breast reduction can work for your and set up your consultation appointment with Dr. Ahmad Ahamdi. You can request an appointment through our website or call us directly at 281-265-2639.
is gynecomastia painful?
Compared to other procedures, Gynecomastia surgery is overall painless. You will be under anesthesia during the surgery and Dr. Ahmadi will prescribe some temporary pain medication for your initial recovery period.
how many appointments will I need?
Following your surgery, Dr. Ahmadi will have you return about a week later so he can remove any sutures and monitor your recovery. After this, you can expect a few more visits, typically around two months post-surgery, and a final one at six months. Dr. Ahmadi will always let you know when he would like to see you again.
how long until I see results?
Your results should be immediately visible, but you can expect some swelling and bruising, but this will subside over the next several days. Most patients require between three and six months to see their final results.
can i combine gynecomastia with other procedures?
Yes! Many of our Houston Gynecomastia patients often choose procedures that help present an overall balanced aesthetic. This can be done with other contouring procedures like a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction, or even non-surgical treatments like BOTOX or Dermal Fillers. If there is a specific goal you have in mind or are unsure of what would be best for you, please bring this up with Dr. Ahmadi during your consultation and he will be happy to help you choose the best options for you.
What are the risks associated with gynecomastia?
Every surgery has its own inherent risks and side effects, and male breast reduction surgery is no different. These risks can include, but are not limited to:
Breast Contour and Shape Irregularities
Cardiac/ Pulmonary Complications
Changes in Nipple or Breast Sensation (temporary or permanent)
Damage to deeper structures (i.e. nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and lungs – can be temporary or permanent)
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Fluid Accumulation (seroma)
Poor wound healing
Possibility of revision surgery
Dr. Ahmadi has a stellar track record of providing his patients with successful and healthy results, and while many of these side effects will heal over time if you have any long-lasting or concerning reactions, please contact our office immediately so that we can assist you.