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
"I have spent the last several years wanting to fix my nose but wasn't sure what I needed done exactly / was scared of the process. I decided to just get a consultation to see what my options were. Doctor Toledo's office made the process extremely easy from day one. They had flexibility in their appointments and did not make me wait at all. Doctor Toledo was able to pinpoint exactly what I needed done to my nose. It was nothing major, but it really made an impact on my breathing and physical appearance. I dedicated shortly after the consultation to go through with what he recommended. After that, his staff did everything to make it a smooth process for me. Ester at the front office sat down with me and went over everything I should expect and made sure I didn't leave the office with any questions. They did give me a ton of pre-op instructions but they were all easy and simple to follow. These instructions are a reason my surgery and healing process went so smoothly. On the day of the surgery I was greeted once again with several friendly staff members. They calmed my nerves by getting my excited about this change and I don't even remember falling asleep in the OR. The healing process was also painless. I was up and working the next business day and had no pain at all. The results of the surgery exceeded all of my expectations. I hardly had any swelling just one week after the surgery and the physical appearance was exactly what I wanted. I am also now able to breath better than I did before. If you are a person who is considering a nose job, I wouldn't even think of going to anyone else besides Doctor Toledo. You will be treated with the highest level of care and I promise- your results will be amazing! I am thankful for everyone in that office who made this a truly amazing experience."- MC / Other / Apr 28, 2021
"Truly Life-Changing -Best Decision I Ever Made!! I went in for a Septo-Rhinoplasty almost two months ago and am thrilled with my results! I'm almost thirty and had struggled with insecurity over my crooked nose since I was a child. It may seem a bit melo-dramatic but I always felt like my nose held me back from so much in life. I would hold back from wearing certain hairstyles because they'd make my nose stand out more and absolutely hated wearing my hair back in a bun or ponytail unless I was working out. It was hard for me to make eye contact with people because I felt like all they could see when they looked at me was my nose. Of course this isn't true, but it was hard to convince my mind otherwise when I believed that my nose was ugly. Silly as it may sound, I just wanted my nose to stop controlling my life! I wanted to be able to smile and not worry about how my nostrils flared out. I wanted to get dressed up for a fun night out and actually FEEL pretty rather than constantly carrying around the burden of self-consciousness. When I found Dr. Toledo, I was impressed by all the excellent reviews he had and how natural his work turned out. He is truly a kind and caring man who wants to change people's lives. His staff is equally caring and professional and I felt at ease throughout the whole process. Something very important to me as well was that he asked ME how I wanted my nose to look and worked with me to develop a realistic outcome based on my facial structure vs. telling me what HE wanted to do to my face. He is definitely an artist who values the desires and opinions of his patients. Two months post-op, I finally just feel free. I have a nice, smooth little sloped nose now and I absolutely love it! My confidence in interacting with people has soared and I can finally just go about my life normally as opposed to be constantly being preoccupied with my looks. I say this as someone who is NOT a superficial person. Having this procedure done was never about perfection and completely changing the way I looked. Rather, it was about altering one feature that brought a crippling amount of insecurity so that I could have a weight lifted off my shoulders. Trust me, my body has many imperfections including pointy ears and a crooked smile. But those are all imperfections I can deal with and even embrace as making me uniquely me. My nose was the one imperfection I could not embrace and I feel so relieved to finally just be fully confident and happy. Thank you to Dr. Toledo, Esther, and your amazing staff for changing my life!"- K.L. / Other / Mar 28, 2021
"I saw Dr. Toledo at least 10 years ago and knew that if I ever decided to have a neck lift, he would be the one I would choose to go to, even though we haven’t lived in the Dallas area for many years. Dr. Toledo and his staff are very professional and caring, and he is definitely someone you can trust working on your neck and face. Today I am 4 weeks post-op and am beyond thrilled with my results. I have no regrets whatsoever and would highly recommend Dr. Toledo to anyone seeking a cosmetic procedure."- D.S. / Google / Feb 23, 2021
"Dr. Toledo and his staff are extremely professional and welcoming. We cannot be more pleased with our experience and the outcome of the rhinoplasty done on my daughter just a month ago. Dr. Toledo delivered what he promised and my daughter is extremely pleased with her new look. The process and experience was exactly as Dr. Toledo and his staff explained to us during our pre-op appointment. They were very detailed about the whole process including the surgery itself, after surgery do’s & don’t and the healing process. We would like to express our gratitude & appreciation for Dr. Toledo’s professional expertise and his ability to make us feel at ease during the whole experience. We'll definitely recommend Dr. Toledo and his staff to our friends and family."- A.S. / Google / Feb 18, 2021
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 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
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.
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.