Gynecomastia is the medical term for male breast enlargement. In many cases, gynecomastia is caused by an underlying hormonal imbalance occurring during puberty. This condition can also be caused by certain drugs, steroids, major weight gain or loss, or genetics. Men with this issue generally feel self-conscious—particularly in circumstances where the chest area is shown, such as by the pool or in the gym.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Toledo has treated many men who were suffering the physical and emotional effects of gynecomastia, and he recognizes the frustration that patients feel when diet and exercise do not solve this problem. Dr. Toledo also understands how excess breast tissue can cause anxiety and discomfort in everyday situations, and he is pleased to provide the care patients need to finally put those feelings in the past. By using the most effective surgical techniques, Dr. Toledo has helped many men achieve their ideal physique.
"So impressed with Dr. Toledo's rhinoplasty results! And even more impressed with how much my breathing has improved! I didn't even realize how blocked my breathing was until now, it really is life changing. Beautiful results. And a perfect little nose!"- J.D. / Yelp / Mar 24, 2019
"Dr. Toledo and his staff were incredible! They were so helpful throughout the entire process. They answered any & all questions I had before and after my surgery. Dr. Toledo gave me realistic expectations of what this surgery would be like which was helpful while recovering. He worked with me on perfecting what I wanted from the surgery and delivered exactly what we had decided together. I could not be happier with the outcome of my surgery, it is everything I wanted and more. I could not recommend this office enough!!"- K.W. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"I have been going to Dr. Toledo for almost 30 years. I trust him and I will be going to him in the near future, since I am getting older. He makes you look you very best. I recommend him to family and friends."- E.C. / Healthgrades / Jun 12, 2020
"No More Fears That I Am Part Bird! And I Can Breath Better, Too! - First things first, just get it done. If you are here reading this, the only advice I have is: DO IT! Do not wait. I HAD a big hook nose with a bulbous tip. My profile was hideous - I never, ever uploaded any pictures of my profile. When I got my hair done recently, the stylist loved the result and wanted to upload them to her web portfolio. Luckily for me, she was kind enough not to upload the ones where my nose would stick out. As in, the shots were only of the back of my head. I turned my head slightly to each side to catch the light. With most folks, their nose would not stick out past their blown-out hair. Mine did, and it ruined the shots because all you saw was this big beautiful hair and a massive, long, hook nose. Speaking of hair, I could never cut my hair. Most people with bobbed hair have elegant noses, just because it attracts so much attention to your face. Short story short: it was bad. With all that said, I am thrilled I chose an EXPERIENCED surgeon!!! My nose had to be broken TWICE, which is not a common occurrence for this procedure. I had done three consultations, and Dr. Toledo was the final one. The other two surgeons were young and had excellent credentials, but I just knew my nose was going to be complicated - and it was. There was more to my nose that met the eye (more on that in a minute), and I cannot imagine what someone less experienced would have done halfway through the surgery when they realized the initial break was not going to be enough to generate the desired results. That is the kind of thing you can only handle easily with decades of experience. No amount of textbook learning would save you here. My surgery was long, too. He operated on it until it was perfect. I am so, so amazingly grateful that I put my nose in expert hands. Best decision! Apparently, due to the size of my nose, you could not tell that it was quite crooked on the inside. I got a great bonus - I CAN BREATH! While fixing my massively complex nose, Dr. Toledo performed a septoplasty. WHAT!?! There is a stark difference in my airflow before and after the surgery! I could not run before the surgery, and now cardio is much easier for me. He is an ENT, after all! Just another reason to pick him. I hope this review inspires you to pass on the less experienced surgeon and pick the experienced ENT who knows what he can deliver for you. He will not promise anything he cannot provide. The photo of the 'after' he generates is spot on (my actual is better). I wanted a copy of it so I could compare the before and after, but all I have to do is look in the mirror. He is an artist. My dad is super happy with the result and says my face looks the way it always should have."- N.R. / RealSelf / May 22, 2020
"Finally my nose looks how I have always felt it should - Dr. Toledo and his staff were very helpful, informative, and caring. I am a nurse who had two rhinoplasties done by a different surgeon 10 years and very unhappy with the results. Dr. Toledo confidently said he would be able to fix my nose. Finally my nose looks how I have always felt it should and it looks completely natural. I would highly recommend Dr. Toledo for a rhinoplasty as he is very skilled in this area."- A. / RealSelf / May 05, 2020
Gynecomastia Ideal Candidates
Gynecomastia or male breast reduction surgery is a procedure for men with excessive breast tissue. This surgery can be performed from the teen years throughout adulthood. Boys with gynecomastia undergoing puberty should wait several years to see if this condition resolves before undergoing surgery. Patients should be at their normal body weight and should not smoke or use any nicotine products. Known causes of gynecomastia—such as body building steroids and marijuana—should be permanently discontinued.
Gynecomastia Surgical Technique
Gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anesthesia at our outpatient facility—the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center, in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Toledo can evenly and symmetrically remove the excess breast tissue through an incision under the nipple. Sometimes, he is able to use liposuction to remove fat from the surrounding breast/chest area. The incisions are closed with sutures, which stay in about one week.
What To Expect with Gynecomastia
After your gynecomastia treatment, the chest will be wrapped with a bandage to help control swelling and prevent fluid from collecting. In advanced cases, drains may be inserted to assist with fluid removal. Your bandages are removed in a couple of days; then, you will wear a compression shirt or garment for several weeks.
The results following gynecomastia treatment are immediately seen, and most patients are extremely pleased with the physical change. Most patients can get clearance from Dr. Toledo to resume workouts and strength training within a month.
Dr. Toledo and the staff of the Highland Park Plastic Surgery in Dallas, Texas will provide you with detailed written and verbal instructions on aftercare and will be available to address any questions or concerns that may arise.
Gynecomastia Frequently Asked Questions
What causes gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is caused by a disruption in hormone balance, usually during puberty. Oftentimes, this may be a result of your genetics. However, it is also linked to the long-term use of anabolic steroids or androgens, as well as marijuana.
How can I tell if I have gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is excess breast tissue growth in the male chest, which may cause swelling, pain, and tenderness. In some patients, the enlarged breasts are due to excess fat, so Dr. Toledo encourages these patients to try to lose weight with a healthy diet and exercise prior to undergoing surgery. If you are at a normal weight and still have enlarged breasts, Dr. Toledo can perform an examination to diagnose and treat gynecomastia.
Will this fix puffy or pointy nipples?
Gynecomastia can cause enlarged or protuberant nipples. If this is a concern for you, please talk to Dr. Toledo during your consultation. He will customize your treatment plan in order to use the best technique and incision pattern to correct your nipples. Large areolas can also be reduced during male breast reduction surgery. It is important to be open and honest with Dr. Toledo about your needs and goals during your consultation so that he can ensure you are happy with your results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,500 - $9,000
Restore your Masculine Chest
If you suffer from the effects of gynecomastia, we welcome you to contact our office in Dallas, Texas in order to schedule a consultation with Dr. Toledo and learn more about our male breast reduction surgery at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center. We have helped many men regain their self-confidence. After your surgery for gynecomastia, you can stop covering up your chest at the gym and pool.