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What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is an overdevelopment of male breast tissue and fat. It can be caused by various factors, including genetics, obesity, steroid use, marijuana use, metabolic disorders, or as a side effect of certain medications.

In some cases, the excess tissue fails to respond to diet or exercise and can become a stressful burden. Male breast reduction in San Antonio at Hill Country can help by removing excess breast tissue.

What can gynecomastia reduction surgery do?

Gynecomastia (male breast formation) can be a source of low self-esteem. Men who have gynecomastia are often unwilling to go without a shirt in public. Gynecomastia reduction surgery can help men with the following:

  • Improve chest definition
  • Correct breast asymmetry
  • Improve overall appearance and restore confidence

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Why choose Hill Country Plastic Surgery for your male breast reduction surgery?

Two board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Scott J. Farber and Dr. Amita Shah founded Hill Country Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Farber and Dr. Shah each bring years of experience in an academic setting, tertiary care hospital, and skill in performing some of the most complex procedures in the field to Hill Country Plastic Surgery.

We believe the relationship between patient and surgeon is at the core of every successful procedure and that the foundation of our exceptional results is based on the understanding and open communication between our surgeons and the men they treat in cases of gynecomastia in San Antonio

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What should I expect during my gynecomastia (male breast reduction) procedure?

At Hill Country Plastic Surgery, we perform male breast reduction surgery in San Antonio to remove excess breast tissue; this may involve liposuction, surgical removal of excess glandular tissue and skin, or both. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes about one to two hours. After the procedure is complete, you will have a slim, contoured, and more masculine chest. The scars are hidden in the shadow of the pectoral muscle and will be barely visible.

You will be able to return to your normal activities within a few days. There is usually some swelling and bruising that resolves within a few weeks; however, results will be visible immediately.  Your results will be completely natural-looking, and you will no longer need to wear loose-fitting shirts to disguise excess breast tissue. This procedure may be life-altering if you have struggled with an excess of breast tissue.

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What should I expect at my initial consultation for male breast reduction surgery?

Before your consultation, we recommend that you review the procedures on our website so you are familiar with the terms we will be using during our discussion. During your consultation with Dr. Scott Farber or Dr. Amita Shah, you will be thoroughly examined. The factors contributing to your gynecomastia will be carefully considered and a surgical plan will be drawn up. This may include tissue removal, liposuction, and skin tightening.

Is gynecomastia surgery one-size-fits-all?

Once we identify your concerns and surgical goals, we will discuss all the treatment options regarding your gynecomastia in San Antonio that are available to you. Every patient is unique, and we will develop a tailored surgical plan that addresses your specific goals. In addition, we will thoroughly review your medical history, surgical history, medications, allergies, family medical history, and other essential details.

We must obtain accurate information in all areas as it may impact the outcome of your surgery. While discussing different treatment options, we will perform a physical exam and take measurements that are necessary for planning your surgery. Pre-operative (before surgery) photos will be taken either at your initial consultation or during your pre-operative visit.

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What happens after my consultation?

After your consultation, you will receive access to your notes on the patient portal in addition to information about your specific surgery. If you have not activated your patient portal, this can be done at your appointment by asking any of our staff to assist you.

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When you call our office after your surgery, you will reach your surgeon, not an answering service. All post-op visits are with your surgeon, not a nurse. Your consultation with the surgeon goes far beyond meeting with you at your initial visit; you can be as communicative as you desire leading up to and after your surgery. We go the extra mile to ensure you feel confident in your procedure, with all your questions answered, and that all your cosmetic goals are achieved. 

Gynecomastia FAQs

How much does male breast reduction in San Antonio cost?

What is the recovery time after male breast reduction surgery?

When can I return to work after male breast reduction surgery?

How much does male breast reduction in San Antonio cost?

The cost of gynecomastia surgery varies from patient to patient. All bodies are different, and some need more correction than others. It is recommended that you come in to see the surgeons at Hill Country Plastic Surgery for your customized male breast reduction surgery consultation.

What is the recovery time after male breast reduction surgery?

Post-operative discomfort is usually minimal. Sometimes drains are used, and they are usually removed after 2-3 days in the office. We recommend that you wear a pressure garment for 1-2 weeks after surgery to minimize fluid accumulation, maintain the slim contour, and promote proper healing.

When can I return to work after male breast reduction surgery?

You will be able to return to work and resume your usual daily activities or work within a few days of surgery. In terms of exercise, we ask that you refrain from strenuous workouts until about 4-6 weeks after surgery to minimize complications.

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From your initial consultation through your post-operative appointments, you will always work directly with one of our founding board-certified plastic surgeons. We are committed to working with you to achieve your cosmetic goals and have a reputation for delivering highly personalized, meticulously performed procedures, setting us apart from other plastic surgery practices in South Texas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Farber or Dr. Shah.

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Are you interested in learning more about Gynecomastia? To schedule a consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call us today. Hill Country Plastic Surgery is the premier plastic surgery center in the San Antonio and Austin area. Our friendly team members are ready to help and will reach out promptly. We can’t wait to meet you!

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