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.
"He truly is the best and makes sure you are satisfied and does an excellent job! - From the minute I contacted Dr. Morales to the end the customer service was excellent. Victoria was great at answering all my questions and making sure I was well prepared for my consultation. His staff once I got to his office was phenomenal. Made you feel extremely confident and the attention to detail just blew my mind. I am in love with my breast augmentation and the procedure went very smooth. I highly recommend Dr. Morales. He truly is the best and makes sure you are satisfied and does an excellent job!"- G. / RealSelf / May 10, 2020
"EVERYONE who knows me complimented his work - I can not express enough how GRATEFUL I am I found Dr.Morales. From Beginning to end, THE BEST. From reception, to his Assistant Linda, to the medical staff in the back, to Dr.Morales; EXCEPTIONAL work, I got what I asked for. EVERYONE who knows me complimented his work. Most of my girl friends were wondering if it my breast were natural and perfect or if they were augmentation. Now, I AM VERY EXCITED to say, I cannot wait to go back for my tummy tuck. Big thanks, I recommend 100%, Dr.Morales, YOU ARE THE BEST!"- Z. / RealSelf / May 10, 2020
"El mejor ,sin duda alguna lo recomiendo al 100% The best, without a doubt I recommend 100 %"- L.R. / Facebook / Mar 17, 2020
"El mejor ,sin duda alguna lo recomiendo al 100% The best, without a doubt, I recommend 100 %"- L.R. / Facebook / Mar 17, 2020
"They accommodated all of my needs even with me living a few hours away - Couldn’t have asked for a better surgical experience, from day one consultation to every post op appointment. Dr morales and his staff have been absolutely amazing! The office is beautiful and extremely clean! They accommodated all of my needs even with me living a few hours away! I would recommend anyone to them!"- H. / RealSelf / Mar 14, 2020
Gynecomastia 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.
Gynecomastia Expected Cost
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.