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Gynecomastia in Missouri City, TX

Men of Missouri City, Texas, who suffer from enlarged breasts can seek help from Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery. Men and boys of any age can be victims of gynecomastia.

In infant boys, it is usually the result of lingering estrogen that has been passed through the mother. In these cases, the buds are gone by the age of six months. Prepubescent boys who suffer from breast buds could be harboring estrogen-producing tumors, but if a boy experiences enlarged breasts in their teenage years, it is usually due to the hormones present during puberty. Adult men can experience gynecomastia for a wide array of reasons, including medical conditions and the use of certain medications.

What Happens During a Gynecomastia Procedure by Dr. David Stapenhorst?

Dr. Stapenhorst will put the patient under general anesthesia before performing the gynecomastia procedure. Next, he will make incisions around the nipple and areola. Once the excess fat and skin are removed, the nipple can be moved to produce a more natural appearance. When only fat removal is required, a liposuction procedure can be performed under the breast tissue, which requires the insertion of a cannula beneath the skin to destroy fat deposits by suctioning the fat from the body.

When Can Normal Activities Resume After a Gynecomastia Procedure?

Gynecomastia patients should refrain from any activity that places a strain on the chest. Patients can resume normal activities once their incisions heal, which generally takes two to six weeks.

How Long Is The Recovery After Gynecomastia?

Following the gynecomastia procedure, up to two weeks should be taken off of work. If your profession requires strenuous activity or heavy lifting, more than two weeks will be required. During the recovery period, a compression bandage will be worn over the chest to support the tissue as it heals. You may experience soreness, bruising, tenderness, or swelling. Dr. Stapenhorst will advise of any special restrictions or guidelines that should be followed.