Gynecomastia is more commonly known as Gyno, man boobs or moobs. It is not the politically correct term to use, but let’s call it what most men will say it is. And, let’s face it: no man wants to have moobs. Patients who suffer from gynecomastia usually feel unattractive and have low self-esteem. They spend their entire lives trying to hide their chests and never go shirtless. Whether from puberty or use of body building supplements, gynecomastia is an easily treated problem. Let us help you fix this problem.
Beleza Cosmetic Surgeons and plastic surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD, have helped hundreds of men in the Austin area solve this cosmetic problem. There is no need for any man to feel embarrassed anymore when they can opt to get gynecomastia surgery at Beleza Medspa. A gynecomastia cure is possible! Beleza surgeons have performed hundreds of gynecomastia surgery procedures safely under local anesthesia.
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Male Gynecomastia is a benign enlargement of the male breast resulting from growth of the glandular tissue of the breast. Men are born with breast tissue similar to women. The difference is that women produce the estrogen necessary for the breast tissue to develop. During puberty or with the use of body building supplements, men can get exposed to higher levels of estrogen. This causes the growth of their breast tissue which is known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is defined clinically by presence of a rubbery mass that is felt under the nipples. Although gynecomastia is usually bilateral, it can also be unilateral (one-sided). Unfortunately, once the breast tissue has grown, it rarely goes away as an adult. The only real cure for gynecomastia is surgical excision or male breast reduction. The breast tissue is very firm unlike the surrounding fatty tissue. Due to this, it is very difficult to remove the tissue with liposuction alone and a direct approach is necessary.
Also known as moobs, the condition known as pseudogynecomastia, or lipomastia, is characterized by fat deposition without breast tissue growth. It is usually due to obesity and stretched out skin. Unlike true gynecomastia, pseudogynecomastia can be treated with liposuction alone.
Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance of sex hormones. Breast tissue is stimulated by estrogen (female) and inhibited by androgens (male). When higher levels of estrogen are present or the tissue is more sensitive, breast tissue will grow. This can occur during several periods of life including puberty, with certain health conditions and due to the use of several drugs. A common cause is the use of anabolic steroids and testosterone, which can be converted in the body to estrogen.
Gynecomastia that occurs during adolescence usually resolves on its own. It may also resolve with the discontinuation of contributing medications and the treatment of underlying health conditions. If it persists, the most effective method is complete removal of the breast tissue by gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction. Under local anesthesia, a curved incision is made in the areola (which hides scars), and the breast tissue is carefully removed from the body. The procedure is called a subcutaneous mastectomy or male breast reduction.. The wound is then closed and a chest binder must be worn for several weeks. In the case of pseudogynecomastia, liposuction alone can be used to remove the fat under local anesthesia. Beleza surgeons and Dr. Hix-Hernandez may use a combination of Smartlipo Laser Liposuction and Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction to remove the fatty tissue and contour the chest. By avoiding general anesthesia, the procedure is exponentially safer. As the patient is awake during the procedure, the safety margin is exceptional. Plus, at the end of the procedure, the patient is back on their feet immediately and goes home numb.
Although rare, men can get breast cancer. Any tissue removed from the body should be sent to a pathologist for definitive tissue testing. (You will be given the option to do this at an additional fee or through insurance).
There is slight discomfort with the instillation of the local anesthesia, and after that it is painless. The anesthesia will last for hours and there will be some postoperative soreness that can be controlled with pain medication. You will be awake during the entire procedure so there is no long recovery and you go home numb. Since there is no risk of general anesthesia, the procedure is very safe. General anesthesia itself is much more riskier than gynecomastia surgery, so by using local anesthesia the procedure becomes tremendously safer.
We try to remove all the breast tissue during the procedure. As a result, the gynecomastia should never return. Pseudogynecomastia should also never return as long as weight is maintained.
Beleza Medspa has a brand new, AAAHC accredited modern plastic surgery suite for your gynecomastia surgery. Since we own the facility, there are no hidden costs. Your anesthesia, preop physical, labs, surgery, and follow-up are all included in one price. Our gynecomastia surgery cost starts at $4999 for uncomplicated cases. A free consultation is required to give you a quote. More about cosmetic surgery prices.
A small incision in the areola of the nipple and a small liposuction incision will be required. After the surgery there will be some stitches that need to be removed in one week. You cannot do any heavy lifting with your upper body for at least 2 weeks. You will be also be required to wear a chest compression vest for at least 3-4 weeks after surgery. Other than that, you are back on your feet immediately with no other restrictions.
If you want to lose man boobs, please contact us for a free consultation with Beleza cosmetic surgeons or plastic surgeon Dr. Hix-Hernandez. Gynecomastia surgeries start at $4,999. Actual costs vary from patient to patient and facility fee not included). Interest-free financing available.