A Look Into Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a condition in males where the breasts become enlarged. This condition typically shows up in the form of excess sagging flesh in the chest region or a breast aesthetic that is similar to a woman’s breasts. Many health professionals agree that there are various contributing factors for gynecomastia, including hereditary factors, hormonal imbalance, and medications. Most men that suffer from this condition have diminished self-esteem and feel self-conscious when exposing their chests.

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Meet your Doctor

Dr. Christian Arroyo is known for his dedication to helping patients achieve their ideal look. From the very first moment he meets them, he prioritizes their individuality and listens closely to what they have to say. With his lengthy educational background, including the University of Puerto Rico, the University of Connecticut, and the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota, he works to ensure that his patients leave his office with a newfound confidence from their newly-sculpted looks. 

After completing a plastic surgery residency at Houston Methodist Hospital, he went on to develop a reputation as one of Houston’s most respected and revered cosmetic surgeons. Most recently, he was voted Houston’s Best of the Best Plastic Surgeon 2022 by the Houston Chronicle. Call his office today for a consultation.

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What is Gynecomastia?

Dr. Arroyo's Surgical Technique

During the surgery, Dr. Arroyo’s team administers an intravenous sedative to keep the patient comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. For the next step, the surgeon makes an incision around the edge of the areola or in any other place that is deemed appropriate. 

The surgical technique employed is ultimately determined based on the extent of enlargement that the patient is dealing with. The different options are discussed in detail during the preoperative consultation. Patients that are experiencing mild gynecomastia can see improvement with liposuction, which removes excess fat from the chest area. In severe cases of gynecomastia, excess tissue and skin are removed to attain a more masculine aesthetic. Once the re-contouring process is finished, Dr. Arroyo closes the incisions and applies gauze and bandages to the treated area.

On average, gynecomastia surgery takes around 2-3 hours to perform. As this treatment is carried out on an outpatient basis, most patients can return home on the same day, where they will go through the healing process. Our team is ready and willing to help our patients achieve all of their aesthetic goals. 


"After a couple of Consultations with Dr. Arroyo and great conversations, I trusted him. The way he explains like no other Surgeon on how and why he's going to take an approach with your body is Stellar. His kindness and Intelligence as well as his articulation on the benefits of each procedure is worth a visit. I Highly recommend anyone that is considering work or corrections done to him. I'm confident he can fix anyone and anything."


"Absolutely Amazing!! Dr. Arroyo and his staff made me feel super comfortable throughout the entire process. They are the most professional and friendliest people I've met - the best you could ask for. Dr. Arroyo does amazing work and truly cares for his patients. His attention to detail is incredible and he is a true artist of his craft. I Highly recommend Dr. Arroyo to everyone!!!"


"I have had a wonderful experience with Dr Christian Arroyo, one of the best plastic surgeons. He has done a fantastic job of fixing my gynecomastia. He is very attentive and offers the best advice. The staff are always helpful and kind.I am so glad I chose Arroyo Plastic Surgery; they made my journey so smooth and easy, and I would highly recommend them to anyone."


"The experience with Arroyo Plastic Surgery was absolutely amazing. I have been putting off gynecomastia surgery for about 8 years now but found Dr. Arroyo and went in for a consult. Surgery day came. Pain was minimal after. The results blew me away. After 8 years of dealing with Gyno it was gone. I am so pleased with the results and the service before/during/after my procedure. If you need an excellent plastic surgeon Dr. Arroyo is the man to see. The entire staff is helpful and very knowledgeable."


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Are You a Candidate? 

Generally speaking, good candidates for male breast reduction in Houston:

  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Are suffering from overly large male breasts that cause either physical or emotional
  • discomfort
  • Are feeling self-conscious about the look of their male breasts
  • Have tried copious amounts of dieting and exercise to address their gynecomastia but have had no success
  • Have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure

Consultation for gynecomastia surgery

The goal of gynecomastia surgery is to help men who are struggling with a feminine-like profile by giving them a better contoured, more masculine-looking chest. During the consultation for male breast reduction, Dr. Arroyo carries out a thorough assessment of the patient’s medical history to determine their candidacy for the procedure.

Measurements of the patient’s breasts are taken as their skin quality is evaluated. Once all of the necessary information has been collected, an individualized treatment plan will be curated to meet the patient’s goals for male breast reduction in Houston.

What to expect from results

The results from your male breast reduction in Houston are visible immediately. While there is some post-surgical swelling, this will resolve as scars from the incision fade. The final results from the treatment usually settle in by three to six months. 

Gynecomastia surgery after weight loss

Many patients wonder if it is better for them to lose weight before or after their gynecomastia surgery in Houston. Generally speaking, it is better to lose weight first. It is a good idea for patients to be near or at their ideal weight before undergoing the treatment. The results will be more aesthetically pleasing and look more natural. Three main reasons to slim down before going under the knife include:

  • Better definition in the chest. The less fat there is on the chest, the better the doctor will be able to sculpt the contours, as less time is spent on extracting fat.
  • Better proportions in the upper body. Men that are overweight will look more natural after the surgery if they can shed some pounds from their other problem areas. This is because a tapered look in the chest will stand out against a thicker midsection.
  • It makes the procedure safer. For any and all surgical procedures, it is recommended that patients lose some weight, as this reduces the risk of complications. Overweight patients are at risk for many issues that can come up with surgery.

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