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Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) in Houston, TX

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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.

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.

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. 

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Average Cost  
$6,000 - $9,000
Recovery Time  
3-5 Days
Average Procedure Time  
1-2 Hours
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Male Breast Reduction FAQs

Covered by Insurance?

No.  We do not take insurance.  

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.

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