Gynecomastia San AntonioGynecomastia is a medically harmless condition in which men develop enlarged breast tissue. This doesn’t present any risks to one’s physical health, but gynecomastia can take a significant toll on a patient’s self-esteem, body image, and emotional well-being. It’s not uncommon for men with visible breasts to avoid locker rooms, pools, and intimate situations out of fear or embarrassment. While this can be debilitating, gynecomastia surgery can remove excess tissue and help you achieve the flat, masculine, and natural-looking contours you desire. A male breast reduction procedure usually includes a liposuction component, in addition to other techniques to restore flatter planes in the chest. Even so, many patients wonder whether liposuction alone may be enough to get rid of their gynecomastia.

While removing fat cells from the chest via liposuction is often a key aspect of male breast reduction, gynecomastia is typically caused by a combination of both fatty tissue and glandular tissue. Liposuction is only designed to remove fatty adipose tissue, therefore surgical excision is also necessary to resolve the excess breast tissue contributing to visible male breasts. Fortunately, the incisions utilized during gynecomastia treatment are disguised in discreet, inconspicuous locations whenever possible to avoid compromising your natural-looking results. Dr. Ayala has extensive experience helping men reclaim their body image with gynecomastia treatment and can reduce male breasts with little to no evidence of surgery.

Dr. John Ayala understands the self-consciousness and embarrassment often experienced by men with gynecomastia. Contact our office for a private consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon to start the process of resolving your gynecomastia for good.