Dr. Daniel Beck, a Dallas based plastic surgeon, has restored the chest appearance for many men throughout DFW. Some men will develop excess tissue in their chest during adolescence. The result can be an appearance similar to a woman’s breasts. Although the exact cause of gynecomastia is unknown, experts believe that it is caused by a hormonal imbalance, or certain drugs containing estrogen. Dr. Beck puts his male patients at ease during the consultation. This condition accounts for roughly 65 percent of male breast disorders. Through a reduction surgery, Dr. Beck can offer men the opportunity to reduce the size of their breasts and improve the look of their chest.
"I came to Dr Beck after experiencing poor results with another surgeon in Dallas, who over resected my gynecomastia to the point where there were severe wrinkles in my chest skin. My consultation with Dr. Beck went great; he identified what the other surgeon had done wrong, how it should have been done to begin with, and what he could do to fix it. He was meticulous in explaining this to me. He also took time to answer every question I had and never rushed me (and I had a LOT of questions). Overall, Dr Beck came across as detail-oriented and compassionate. The facility Dr Beck works in is top notch. His practice manager, Valarie (took out my last name) was professional and detailed in explaining surgery options to me. She works hand in hand with Dr Beck to make sure all logistics with regards to a patient’s surgery are handled timely and she was great about answering my questions with regards to the cost of the surgery, timing, and pre-op instructions. This made a difference for me because the practice manager at the other plastic surgeon’s office was pushy, less knowledgeable, and seemed to only care about getting me as a potential patient to sign on the dotted line for surgery. Valarie is a people person, genuinely cared, and made my experience better. When the day of the surgery came, my mind was put at ease by how great their surgery facility nurses and staff treated me- both in professionalism and friendliness. Dr Beck took the time to explain once more what he was going to do and made sure I was comfortable. Now, to the important part....the results turned out AMAZING. He used a fat graft to correct the over-resection and today my chest looks very natural and square. I never thought my chest could look this good. In addition, the abdominal etching he did has left me with abs I previously couldn’t obtain through diet and exercise (especially the pesky bottom two abs, where stubborn fat existed). Today, the contour of my midsection looks so much better and I notice people checking me out in ways that never happened before. A big thank you to Dr. Beck and his team. I would recommend him over any other plastic surgeon out there. ADJ"- A.J. / Google / Apr 25, 2019
Gynecomastia Surgical Technique
Before surgery is recommended, the surgeon will perform a variety of tests and possibly prescribe medications to see if any improvement occurs. If the breast enlargement persists, surgery is an option. Mild cases of gynecomastia are corrected with liposuction. Small incisions are made surrounding the areola where suction tubes (cannulas) are inserted to extract fat and breast tissues. When the enlargement is severe, a longer incision is done to excise breast tissues and loose skin. Skin tightening may also be incorporated and the nipples repositioned so that they are proportional to the new chest shape.
Gynecomastia During/After Surgery
Male breast reduction surgery uses general anesthesia and is performed in an accredited surgical facility. The operation lasts up to an hour. It is normal to have bruising and swelling around the chest area for the first couple of weeks. A compression garment must be worn for about 2 weeks to help with reshaping and healing. Most patients are able to return to their normal routine after a few days but must avoid any strenuous physical activities, especially ones that will put pressure on the chest. Results are generally satisfactory with patients regaining their confidence in situations where their chests are bared.
Gynecomastia Expected Cost
Schedule an appointment for a customized consultation with Dr. Beck to determine the cost of your procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 5-7 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Male Breast Reduction FAQs
Is This Gynecomastia?
This condition must not be confused with a false gynecomastia, also known as pseudogynecomastia, in which the enlargement is caused by fat deposits instead of breast tissue development. The plastic surgeon will be able to determine this by physical examinations or lab tests during the initial consultation. If it is a case of excessive fat tissues on the chest, the approach in treatment is the same when removing excess fat tissues in any part of the body. Proper diet and exercises are initially recommended before considering any surgical treatment. However, if the issue persists, a liposuction – sometimes even combined with a lift – may be performed to reshape the chest.
Will My Pecs Show?
Gynecomastia, unfortunately, hides the normal chest muscles that lie underneath the layers of overdeveloped breast tissue. For those who have severe gynecomastia, it is even possible that the overgrowth of breast tissue has developed into internal scarring. With a breast reduction surgery, all excess fat and breast tissues will be removed and the pectoralis muscles will be spared so that they can become more visible. With proper diet and exercise after the surgery, men will be able to tone and strengthen their chest muscle to regain the chest’s natural form.
Is Lipo A Must?
Liposuction is the primary approach in extracting fat or any soft tissues. Because it uses a small cannula to vacuum the fat out, it is a less invasive approach compared to excising the tissue, which requires longer incisions. There are liposuction options that are even less invasive. These options will be provided with more details prior to the surgical plan so the patient can consider all factors and ultimately decide which technique is preferred.
Will There Be Scars?
If the breast reduction technique uses liposuction, the incisions will be minimal and will be placed around or near the areola. The plastic surgeon will make every effort when it comes to making the incisions and suturing to minimize the effects of scarring.