Gynecomastia in Fort Bend, TX
Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery is proud to serve men who suffer from gynecomastia in Fort Bend and Houston, Texas.
Also known as enlarged breasts or breast buds, this condition can strike men of every age. In adult men, it can be the result of certain kinds of medications or even illness. Teenage boys sometimes suffer from breast buds as a result of the hormone surges they experience during puberty. In pre-teen boys, gynecomastia can be a serious symptom of estrogen-producing tumors, which can be malignant or benign. Baby boys generally get breast buds for the first six months of life as a result of carrying some of their mother’s estrogen.
What Happens During a Gynecomastia Procedure by Dr. David Stapenhorst?
If you choose to undergo surgery for gynecomastia, Dr. Stapenhorst will put you under general anesthesia. The routine surgery involves a small incision around the nipple and areola. Once the excess skin and fat are eliminated, he will reposition your nipple, giving it a natural appearance. In cases where fat removal is the only needed procedure, Dr. Stapenhorst uses liposuction to complete the treatment.
When Can Normal Activities Resume After a Gynecomastia Procedure?
It is important that you avoid any vigorous activities or exercises for a few days after your procedure. You don’t want to put any unnecessary strain on your healing chest muscles. Men who undergo gynecomastia surgery must avoid any activities that may result in excess strain on the chest area. The incisions should be completely healed two to six weeks following the procedure.