Gynecomastia Surgery Dallas & Plano | Male Breast Reduction

Affecting approximately 35% of men and young males, gynecomastia is the most common benign disorder of the male breast tissue.  

Generally occurring during puberty and in older men, gynecomastia is the swelling of the male breast tissue. In some cases, gynecomastia surgery is required to flatten the chest and restore a more masculine contour to the chest. Gynecomastia can be a challenge for males of all ages, which is why Dr. Ali Abtahi takes a highly personalized approach to the procedure. When patients choose Dr. Abtahi as their gynecomastia surgeon, patients get a highly trained and respected professional, who also becomes a guide during their entire journey through gynecomastia. To Dr. Abtahi, plastic surgery is a way to help patients lead the best life they can have. He recognizes his role as a surgeon and human being is to help patients obtain an optimum level of health, which includes looking and feeling better about themselves. 

Learn about gynecomastia surgery by reading on or scheduling a consultation with Dr. Abtahi today. We are located in Plano, TX, and proudly serve patients visiting from Highland Park, Fort Worth, Southlake, Aledo, Dallas, Keller, Frisco, Grapevine, Colleyville, Arlington, and other nearby areas. 

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a medical condition characterized by the enlargement of breast tissue in males. It can occur at any age, but is most common in newborns, adolescents, and older men.

The onset of gynecomastia is typically due to hormonal fluctuations and imbalances, particularly an increase in the female sex hormone estrogen or a decrease in the male sex hormone testosterone. These fluctuations might occur for a variety of reasons, including: 

  • Natural hormonal changes during puberty
  • Certain medications
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Underlying genetic and medical conditions

Generally, gynecomastia isn’t a serious medical condition and often resolves on its own without treatment. However, in some cases, surgery may be necessary, particularly if the patient is experiencing pain, or discomfort, or feels uncomfortable with their body. 

What Is Gynecomastia Surgery?

If treatment for gynecomastia is required, there are either medications or surgical options. Which options suits each patient will depend on the patient’s unique individual circumstances. 

Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, reduces the size of enlarged male breasts via the removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to create a flatter, more masculine chest contour. It can be considered the male equivalent of a breast lift or breast reduction for female patients. Depending on the patient’s condition, there are several techniques available to Dr. Abtahi to perform gynecomastia surgery. 

Liposuction is one way to remove unwanted tissue, which involves using a small tube to suction excess fat from the chest. Excision, on the other hand, involves the removal of breast tissue and skin through surgical incisions made around the areola or under the breast.

Gynecomastia Consultation

The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Abtahi to discuss the patient’s reasoning and desired outcomes for gynecomastia surgery. During this consultation, Dr. Abtahi helps patients understand the entire process, what to expect, aligns expectations with realistic outcomes, and helps plan to optimize results. 

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Meet Ali R. Abtahi, DO MSc

Dr. Ali R. Abtahi, DO MSc is a highly skilled surgeon with extensive training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Comprehensive Aesthetic Surgery, and General Surgery. Through his artistic vision and sincere passion for plastic surgery of the utmost quality, Dr. Abtahi is dedicated to delivering an elite, personalized experience.

Choosing the Right Gynecomastia Surgeon

Choosing the right gynecomastia surgeon is an important decision that will dramatically impact the patients’ entire experience with gynecomastia surgery and their subsequent results.

Dr. Abtahi suggests consulting with several surgeons before committing to anyone in particular, so patients understand the variance in surgeon quality, experience, and bedside manner. Consider these factors when selecting a gynecomastia surgeon:

  • Check Credentials: It’s important to choose a surgeon who is board-certified in plastic surgery and has specific experience in gynecomastia surgery. Patients should verify surgeon credentials with the American Board of Plastic Surgery and look for other affiliations such as research and university facilities.
  • Consider Experience: Look for a surgeon with extensive experience performing gynecomastia surgery and can show before-and-after photos of their work. This will give patients some good insight into the surgeon’s skills and the kind of results they can expect.
  • Read Reviews: Read reviews and testimonials from previous patients who received gynecomastia surgery with the surgeon under consideration. This gives future patients insight into the surgeon’s experience with the procedure and how other patients felt about their experience. 
  • Consider Communication: Patients should choose a surgeon who communicates well, someone who listens to their concerns, takes everything said onboard, and offers clear explanations of the entire surgical process, potential risks, and expected outcomes. Communication and feeling comfortable with the surgeon are key to achieving the best results from gynecomastia surgery. 

Steps Involved in Dr. Abtahi’s Gynecomastia Surgery Procedure

Gynecomastia surgery is a complex procedure that requires a highly skilled and qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Abtahi, who will work closely with the patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals and ensures the best possible outcome. While each patient’s journey with gynecomastia surgery is unique, Dr. Abtahi’s approach to gynecomastia surgery has several foundational steps.

  • Anesthesia: When the surgery begins, the first step is to administer general anesthesia, meaning the patient will be asleep during the procedure.
  • Incisions/Liposuction: Depending on the agreed-upon method determined during the consultation, Dr. Abtahi will proceed to make incisions around the areola or under the breast, or he will make incisions through which to insert the cannula for liposuction. 
  • Removal of Excess Tissue: Dr. Abtahi then strategically removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin using a combination of liposuction and excision techniques to shape the patient’s chest into a more contoured, masculine appearance.

What Should Patients Understand Before Deciding on Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery shouldn’t be taken lightly, and patients should consider all aspects of the surgery before making any decisions. Factors to consider and make sure the patient understands clearly before getting the surgery include:

  • Causes and Treatment Options: It’s essential the patient first understands the underlying cause of their gynecomastia, as well as the various treatment options available. 
  • Risks and Benefits: As with any surgery, there are risks and potential complications associated with gynecomastia surgery. Patients should discuss these risks and benefits with their surgeon before making their decision.
  • Realistic Expectations: It’s important to have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery. While gynecomastia surgery can improve the appearance of male breasts, it may not necessarily result in a completely flat chest. Patients should discuss their goals and expectations with their surgeon to ensure they have a realistic understanding of what can be achieved.
  • Cost: Gynecomastia surgery can be expensive, and patients should understand the cost and whether their insurance will cover any part of the procedure.

Gynecomastia Recovery

After the surgery, the patient will be monitored in Dr. Abtahi’s recovery area until the effects of the anesthesia completely wear off. Dr. Abtahi will provide specific instructions on post-operative care and follow-up appointments to monitor the patient’s recovery progress.

Gynecomastia surgery involves a recovery period, during which patients should avoid strenuous activities and follow post-operative instructions carefully. Patients should understand the downtime required and plan accordingly.

Schedule a Dallas Gynecomastia Surgery Consultation Today

For patients who are having trouble with gynecomastia and are considering treatment, Dr. Abtahi is here to help. Contact Amor Propio Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a consultation for gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Ali Abtahi in his Plano office. 

A consultation involves a detailed discussion with Dr. Abtahi, who is one of the best gynecomastia surgeons in Dallas. During this time, the patient will clearly determine his aesthetic goals and reasons for wanting gynecomastia surgery, and together with Dr. Abtahi, they will formulate a plan to move towards achieving these goals. Call us at (469) 293-2533 or reach us online today.