Breast Cosmetic Surgery / Gynecomastia - Male Breast Reduction
Mansfield | Arlington | Fort Worth
Gynecomastia Male Breast Reduction
Serving clients near
Mansfield, Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth
with minimally invasive VASER liposculpting technology.
Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center provides VASER liposculpting Gynecomastia Male Breast Reduction to remove excess fat and sub-areolar breast tissue that may lead to discomfort, tenderness, and undesirable male aesthetic appearance when going without a shirt.
The ideal male body shape is considered to be trim and athletic-looking, with broad shoulders and a broad chest, a flat abdomen, and a narrow hip-thigh ratio. However, as men age or as male hormones changes areas of fat tend to accumulate around the breast area or leading to gynecomastia.
Mostly, gynecomastia is self-limiting and is managed with reassurance and conservative, nonsurgical therapy. The cause of gynecomastia is not clear although it may relate to an imbalance between testosterone and estrogen hormones. Appropriate measurement of circulating hormone levels, including estrogen, testosterone, and prolactin should be obtained by your private physician to complete the differential diagnosis. Gynecomastia is also acquired through the use of exogenous steroids and hormones or by the ingestion of specific types of medications that may interfere with the normal balance of circulating testosterone and estrogen.
In most cases, VASER liposculpting and high definition liposuction of the chest wall overlying the pectoralis muscle will effectively correct gynecomastia. However, our clients will most likely require direct removal of the fibrous portion of the enlarged breast tissue and/or excision of excess skin to provide the best aesthetic result.
What can I expect during my gynecomastia breast consultation?
During your consultation, you will meet privately and exclusively with Dr. Michael Thornton where you will collectively share in the decision making process about your personal needs, desires, and expectations regarding gynecomastia surgery. Although well qualified, we choose not use patient coordinators, nurse practitioners, or physicians assistants to perform your consultation.
Where will my breast surgery take place?
All gynecomastia procedures are performed under general anesthesia at Baylor Surgicare at Mansfield, a AAAHC certified out-patient surgery center, located in Mansfield, Texas. On average, it will take 2 – 4 hours to complete, depending upon the complexity of the case. Furthermore, all gynecomastia procedures are performed using general anesthesia as provided by board-certified anesthesiologists and certified anesthesia providers. Because of the delicate nature of the areas treated, our office does not perform or believe in performing ‘awake’ gynecomastia surgery procedures.
Expertise of Dr. Michael Thornton
Dr. Michael L. Thornton is a fellowship-trained, dual board certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He was specifically trained in breast cosmetic surgery and has successfully performed gynecomastia – male breast surgery on numerous clients. Dr. Thornton attends yearly national cosmetic surgery meetings and advanced courses to offer the latest techniques in gynecomastia surgery.