What is Gynecomastia?
Dr. Rolando Morales works with men in the Houston, TX area who have excess, sagging tissue in their chest, or have a breast appearance similar to a woman’s breasts. Known as gynecomastia, this condition accounts for about 65 percent of male breast disorders and can be corrected with male breast reduction surgery. This is a procedure used to reduce the size of the breast, and give men a flatter chest with a more masculine male contour. A male breast reduction can significantly improve the self-esteem and quality of life for a man and allow him to expose his chest with confidence.
"Dr. Morales is an amazing surgeon! I had the most wonderful experience with my recent surgery. He is extremely talented, professional, kind and caring. His entire team is fabulous . The experience as a whole was top notch! I will highly recommend Dr. Morales to family and friends."- Y.D. / Google / Jan 10, 2020
"Amazing Experience Exceeded my Expectations - Dr. Morales is an outstanding surgeon. Extremely talented, professional, kind and truly cares for his patients. He has a fabulous team of professionals working with him. Dr. Morales made my experience so positive and my recovery was wonderful. The entire experience far exceeded my expectations."- Y.1. / RealSelf / Jan 09, 2020
"I had an excellent experience with Dr Morales and his staff. They were very helpful and my surgery turned out great!!"- T.D. / Google / Jan 09, 2020
"I received a breast augmentation from Dr. Morale and I could not be more pleased with my results. I did my research before going to my consultation and he exceeded every expectation I had in the decision process of choosing a plastic surgeon. Along with my great experience from Dr. Morales, I also enjoyed communicating with his patient coordinator, Linda, through the whole process. She made my surgery an easy going and enjoyable experience. ACPS's whole staff was exceptional and Im more than pleased with the patient care I received."- A.S. / Google / Dec 17, 2019
"Thank you Dr Morales for giving me my confidence back, my only regret is not doing it sooner. Best doctor hands down!! Makes you feel comfortable goes over everything step by step definetely recommend. Wonderful staff!! Linda his patient coordinator is amazing answered all my questions and concerns promptly, super sweet.Amazing doctor Love Love!!!"- R.A. / Google / Dec 15, 2019
During the Surgery
Male breast reduction takes about 2 – 3 hours to complete and is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. The incision is often placed along the edge of the areola, the fold under the breast or in the axilla. Excess breast tissue or fat can be removed with liposuction, excision, or a combination of the two.
A few days after surgery, any bandages that are applied are removed. Patients are required to wear a support garment or compression bandage to help support the chest. The chest area will feel tight due to swelling, but fades within a few weeks. The scars will be pink for several weeks, but will fade over several months. Patients will be able to go about light daily activities after the first few days, but more aerobic recreation should be delayed for about 3 weeks. Most patients return to their jobs within 1 week unless their job requires lifting or aerobic activity.
The average cost of male breast reduction varies based on the extent of the surgery. Patients can expect to pay around $6,000-7,500 for this procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $7,500
- Recovery Time
- 3-5 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Male Breast Reduction FAQs
Covered by Insurance?
Yes, some insurance policies cover this procedure. It is becoming more common that the patient be aware that approval for the procedure may need documentation or evidence of symptoms, which requires but not limited to a physical exam, documentation from primary care physician supporting the diagnosis of gynecomastia and breast reduction. Denial of the claim is not uncommon as medical reform continues to evolve. Persistence and open discussion with the insurance carrier is necessary.
Combine with Other Procedures?
Breast reduction is often combined with liposuction. However, this is will be considered cosmetic in nature, and will not covered by insurance policies, which means the patient will be responsible for the costs of the additional procedure.
When Can I Go Back To Work?
Every person recovers differently. The recovery period depends on how many procedures were performed at the same time. The average return to work for the standard male breast reduction is one week.
When Can I Exercise Again?
The average return to routine exercises is no sooner than two months.