Gynecomastia Houston

GynecomastiaGynecomastia is a condition that causes the over production of glandular tissue in the male breasts. Pseudogynecomastia is caused by excess fat accumulation in the chest which gives the appearance of enlarged breasts. Sometimes pain is associated with breast abnormalities. The issue may also be a source of embarrassment.

Medications such as anti-androgen, metabolic steroids, anti-anxiety (Valium), tricyclic antidepressants, and cimetidine (Tagamet) may cause gynecomastia. During your consultation, a clinical examination will be conducted to determine the best course of action for your treatment.

What to Expect

At Ayim Aesthetic, the gynecomastia treatment process begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Daisy Ayim in Houston. During this session, you’ll discuss your health history and treatment goals. Dr. Ayim will explain the procedure details, including techniques that may be used, such as liposuction or tissue excision. Once a treatment plan is personalized to suit your needs, you will receive instructions on preparing for the breast surgery.

On the day of the procedure, you’ll be cared for by our skilled medical team, who will look after your comfort throughout the surgery, which typically lasts one to two hours. Following the surgery, you will rest in our recovery area under observation to maintain a smooth initial recovery and lower the risk of complications.

Recovery and Results

Aftercare is vital for a successful recovery. Dr. Ayim will provide detailed instructions on post-surgical care, including medications for pain management, guidelines on physical activities, and a schedule for follow-up visits. We also offer patient testimonials that reflect the caring and effective treatment experiences at Ayim Aesthetic.

Recovery after gynecomastia surgery varies by individual but generally involves a few weeks of reduced activity. Most patients return to work within a week and resume exercise within a few weeks. Swelling and bruising are common but diminish over time. Dr. Ayim and her team will monitor your progress closely and are always available to answer any questions during the recovery phase.

Ideal Candidates for Gynecomastia Treatment

Men who are at a stable weight, have realistic expectations for natural-looking improvement, and are committed to a healthy lifestyle are generally good candidates for gynecomastia surgery. If you feel uncomfortable about the appearance of your chest and it affects your daily life, consulting with Dr. Ayim could be the first step toward a new you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect during the procedure?

The procedure typically involves anesthesia, followed by liposuction and/or tissue removal, depending on your specific case.

How long is the recovery time?

Most patients resume normal activities within a week, with full physical activities resuming in a few weeks.

Are there any side effects?

Common side effects include swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which are typically manageable with prescribed medications.

What does gynecomastia treatment cost?

Costs can vary based on the specifics of the surgery. We provide detailed pricing during your consultation to ensure transparency.

Will the results of my gynecomastia treatment be permanent?

The results of gynecomastia surgery are generally permanent, as long as you maintain a stable weight. Significant weight gain or certain medical conditions could alter the appearance of your breasts.

Is gynecomastia surgery covered by health insurance?

Most health insurance plans do not cover cosmetic surgeries; however, if there is a medical necessity for the procedure, some coverage might be possible. We recommend checking with your insurance provider.

Can gynecomastia recur after surgery?

Recurrence of gynecomastia is rare but can occur, especially if underlying conditions such as hormonal imbalances are not addressed. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help minimize the chance of recurrence.

Schedule Your Consultation

Ready to discuss your gynecomastia treatment options? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Daisy Ayim at Ayim Aesthetic in Houston. Contact us today to take control of your appearance and boost your confidence.