Gynecomastia in Sugar Land, TX

Men in Sugar Land, and Houston, Texas, who suffer from enlarged breasts (breast buds), a condition known as gynecomastia, rely on Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery. Gynecomastia affects boys and men of all ages. In baby boys, the condition is typically caused by the estrogen remaining from the mother, and the breast buds disappear by six months of age. Pre-teen boys may develop breast buds because of estrogen-producing tumors while teenage boys can experience the condition because of hormonal changes in their bodies during puberty. Men may have enlarged breasts due to medical conditions. Certain drugs may also cause gynecomastia in males.

What happens during a Gynecomastia procedure by Dr. David Stapenhorst?

Dr. Stapenhorst performs gynecomastia surgery under general anesthesia. If both skin and fat need to be removed, Dr. Stapenhorst will make an incision around the areola and nipple. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the nipple is repositioned to maintain a natural appearance. If only fat needs to be removed, liposuction may be performed on the breasts. This involves inserting a cannula underneath the skin to break up fatty deposits and then suction them away.

When can normal activities resume after a Gynecomastia procedure?

Men who undergo gynecomastia surgery must avoid any activities that may result in excessive force or strain on the chest area. Normal activities can resume when the incisions are fully healed, usually at two to six weeks depending on the specific procedure performed.

Is there any pain associated with a Gynecomastia procedure?

Typically, patients report moderate discomfort and swelling after the procedure. Over-the-counter medications may help the patient remain comfortable. In some cases, Dr. Stapenhorst may prescribe a more potent medication to help treat discomfort. Men who undergo gynecomastia surgery may experience a pulling sensation at the site of the incisions.

How much does Gynecomastia surgery cost in Sugar Land, TX?

Signature Plastic Surgery accepts cash, checks, credit cards, and works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.

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.

Dr. Stapenhorst specializes in cosmetic surgery; visit our other breast procedures pages including breast reconstruction, TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction and breast augmentation.

Dear Patients,

I am announcing the closure of my practice, Signature Plastic Surgery. Effective December 31, 2022, I
will be moving on to a new practice opportunity. I have enjoyed serving the people of Sugar Land since
2008. This has been a difficult decision for me to make, but I am looking forward to the new
opportunity, and I know that I will look back fondly on the past 14 years.
If you are a current patient, your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be transferred to
another physician of your choice, or released to you only with your permission. You may send an e-mail
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David P. Stapenhorst, MD, FACS