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Gynecomastia Houston | Male Breast Reduction

Interested in Gynecomastia in Houston? Many men struggle with enlarged tissue on the chest — often called “man boobs” — despite a consistently healthy diet and regular strenuous exercise.

In fact, gynecomastia is a perfectly normal condition that many men are forced to deal with. It often has nothing to do with your body weight, your body mass index, your muscle mass, or how much you exercise.

If you have swollen breast tissue that you’d like to have removed, male breast reduction surgery can help. Use this guide to orient yourself to the condition and what breast reduction surgery will involve if you decide to move forward.

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Meet Dr. Ashley Steinberg – Plastic Surgeon Houston

Dr Ashley Steinberg - Plastic Surgeon HoustonGynecomastia Surgery Dr. Steinberg attended universities in London and Windsor, Ontario, Canada, before completing two years of basic science classes in St. George’s, Grenada. She then graduated Magna cum Laude from SGU and matched in a general surgery residency in Brooklyn, New York, where she had the privilege of scrubbing in with two plastic surgeons.

She later rotated in plastic surgery with the late Dr. William Zamboni at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine.

She then went on to pursue advanced training in plastic surgery at the Houston Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center, where she trained under some of the best plastic surgeons in the world at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital for three more years.

Dr. Ashley Steinberg has been recognized as a top doctor in Texas for three years in a row, receiving the Rising Stars award, and has completed over 1500 plastic surgery procedures.

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What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition that affects young men, adult men, and some young boys. Most often, the symptoms include excess tissue in both breasts. The male breasts will be rounded, and sometimes a crease will be created beneath one or both breasts because of the extra tissue.

The condition of gynecomastia can be particularly distressing for many men who would like to have a flat, muscular chest. Going shirtless is often a problem, and some men find that they can’t wear tight clothing without feeling self-conscious.

Gynecomastia Symptoms

Symptoms of gynecomastia include pain or tenderness on the chest, nipple discharge, and overall swelling. These are the biggest telltale signs of this condition. Some men feel what seems like a rubbery lump beneath the skin as well — especially beneath the nipple. These symptoms may occur on one or both breasts.

Gynecomastia Before and After Photos

Gynecomastia Surgery Houston

Gynecomastia Before and After In Houston

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Gynecomastia Treatment

Male breast reduction surgery is conducted under general anesthesia, lasts 1-3 hours, depending on fatty tissue extent. It’s an outpatient procedure and male breast disorders patients usually go home on the same day. Dr. Steinberg employs surgical procedure techniques, chosen based on assessment during the consultation for optimal results.

Gynecomastia Surgeries Techniques:


Targeting minor to moderate chest fat, traditional liposuction is employed.


Small incision made along the areolar border, excess tissue and fat excised with surgical removal.


Merging liposuction with incision, excess fat and breast tissue is suctioned, and tissue is removed through incision, closed with dissolvable sutures.

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Gynecomastia Houston

Male Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery

Directly after your surgery, before you leave for home, you’ll have a chance to discuss the procedure with Dr. Ashley Steinberg. She will tell you how it went and give you some basic gynecomastia recovery instructions.

These instructions are extremely important, so be sure to follow them closely. If you fail to properly follow the healing instructions given to you, you risk exacerbating the scars on your chest and possibly causing problems with the healing process. This will not only be dangerous, but it may also compromise the results you surely desire.

Generally speaking, you can expect some bruising, swelling, and pain or discomfort during the first few days of your recovery period. You should watch for internal chest pains, extreme swelling, shortness of breath, or feelings of an unusual heartbeat. If any of these symptoms arrive, be sure to seek medical attention right away.

For other, standard symptoms, Dr. Ashley Steinberg will prescribe pain medication and the use of compression garments, which can help to reduce swelling and fluid buildup. In some cases, surgical site drains may be used.

In addition to following at-home recovery instructions, you will also meet with Dr. Ashley Steinberg for several postoperative appointments. As you progress through these appointments, the doctor will let you know when you can return to normal activities, such as work or school, exercise, and more.

For at least the first few weeks of your recovery, you are not to take part in strenuous physical activities.

Gynecomastia Surgery Cost Houston

Gynecomastia surgery Houston cost between $4,000 and $12,000. The overall expense varies based on factors like the plastic surgeon’s fee, procedure location, and additional medical charges.

At Trouvaille Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Houston, we accept cash and all major credit cards. We are also happy to offer financing through CareCredit® for most patients.

Gynecomastia Frequently Asked Questions

Can you get other procedures along with your gynecomastia surgery?

Yes. If you are interested in liposuction on other parts of your body, a tummy tuck, a facelift, or any other cosmetic surgery, speak with Dr. Steinberg about these procedures at your consultation appointment.

How much is gynecomastia in Houston?

Everyone’s situation is different, so there’s no one price that we can give you for how much male breast reduction surgery will cost. Still, we can give you a ballpark figure.

Is male gynecomastia surgery permanent?

Yes, when you get gynecomastia surgery, the results should last for a lifetime. Keep in mind, however, that if the excess tissue on the breasts was caused by fat, gaining weight in the future may cause some of the fat in the breast area to return.

Still, whatever was removed during surgery will be forever gone. Furthermore, if the initial problem was excess glandular tissue, even if there is weight gain, you should not experience a return of gynecomastia as it was prior to your surgery.

What causes Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is triggered by a decrease in the amount of the hormone testosterone compared with estrogen (hormonal imbalance). The decrease can be caused by conditions that block the effects of testosterone, reduce testosterone or increase your estrogen level.

Is Gyno surgery worth it?

Gynecomastia surgery offers substantial benefits for men dealing with excess breast tissue. Yet, like any surgery, it entails risks and potential drawbacks. It’s crucial to weigh these factors carefully before reaching a decision.

Will I Have Gynecomastia Surgery  Scars?

Utilizing a unique surgical approach, Dr. Steinberg minimizes scarring in male breast reduction procedures, offering less noticeable marks compared to traditional methods. Incisions are strategically placed for inconspicuous scars, and Dr. Steinberg will discuss the expected scarring and measures taken to reduce visibility during your consultation.

How do you treat enlarged male breasts?

While tamoxifen and raloxifene work for recent cases, they may not be effective for non-tender or long-standing conditions. Gynecomastia surgery is a viable option in such cases to reduce breast size.

Is Gynecomastia covered by insurance?

If you are encountering substantial or intense pain in your chest that hinders your daily activities, there is a possibility that insurance may cover the surgical intervention. It’s important to note that sporting and social events are not classified as functional events in this context. Additionally, if the primary cause of the condition is glandular breast tissue rather than fatty tissue, insurance coverage may be applicable.

Book Your Male Breast Reduction Consultation

If you have been struggling with excess tissue on the breasts, you’re not alone.

A large percentage of men struggle with this issue and are unsure where to go for a resolution. Male breast reduction surgery is a simple surgery that is highly safe and effective. If you would like to have the excess tissue and excess skin on your breasts removed for good, this is the procedure for you.

Your journey toward improved self-confidence and a slimmer, stronger physique starts with booking your gynecomastia surgery consultation appointment.

Contact Trouvaille Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Houston with Dr. Ashley Steinberg to schedule a visit with the best gynecomastia surgeon in Houston TX.

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