Gynecomastia is one of the three most common conditions affecting men’s appearance and confidence in their body. Giving the look of enlarged breasts, this condition leaves men with more feminine looking breasts. Gynecomastia often starts in puberty and can be caused by liver or thyroid problems or hormonal imbalances, often at no fault to the patient. Dallas, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven J. White, treats patients with respect and has a trusted record in using male breast reduction surgery to successfully restore men’s confidence by giving them a more muscular and defined chest appearance.
Men who are self-conscious because of larger than normal breasts are candidates for this surgery. Our doctor will provide a thorough assessment to establish if gynecomastia is the condition causing the enlargement. Men should be at or near a healthy weight and have relatively good skin tone. If the excessive breast tissue has stretched the skin, a skin tightening technique will be incorporated during the surgery.
"The results are better than I expected! I was worried about possible “lumpiness” and unevenness, but it did not happen because of Dr. White’s expertise and technique. The care prior to surgery was exceptional by Dr. White and the office. The care after surgery by the hospital was also exceptional and well worth it. Dr. White kept me informed and up to date on what to expect over the next several months and it has been on-target!"- S.M. / Office Visit / May 06, 2020
"I am so happy about the results of my surgery! Dr. White exceeded my expectations! I visited two other doctors, but after meeting with Dr. White, I knew he was the one. His staff is great and worked with my schedule, while other staffs I dealt with could never seem to work me in. Dr. White’s care of me before and after surgery has been amazing! He explained everything so well, I really wasn’t that nervous for the surgery. He checked on me several times at the hospital and called me at 10:30 PM the night I was sent home. That is a doctor who cares! I believe that Dr. White is truly looking for the best results possible – not the quickest, easiest, or cheapest! I would recommend Dr. White to anyone thinking about plastic surgery."- B.C. / Office Visit / May 06, 2020
"Surgery last summer and couldn't be more pleased with the results. I highly recommend Dr. White to any and all persons contemplating cosmetic surgery for gynecomastia within the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Here is a little more information about my experience with Dr. White and consultation with other cosmetic surgeons in the Dallas area: Prior to selecting Dr. White, I consulted with two doctors: one doctor was totally unimpressive, can't even remember his name, and the second, Dr. ‘X’ of Plano, just wasn't a fit for me. Both men held a lengthy list of academic and professional credentials/achievements, but neither left me feeling certain they were the right choice. For instance, the visit with Dr. ‘X’ seemed somewhat informal. I looked at a very simple 3-ring binder of previous surgical before-and-after photos, followed by a short consultation to conclude with his surgical game plan: remove the ball of fat beneath my nipples (which gave them a puffed appearance) and no liposuction. He was a professional kind of guy, nice, but just didn't feel he was the right fit for me. Further, as I am somewhat young (23 at the time of surgery) I'm not sure whether my inquiry into surgery was taken seriously; I sensed he wrote me off as a serious client before the close of the visit. In all, both the surgeons left me a little miffed and seriously let down that finding a surgeon would be more difficult than initially anticipated. My experience with Dr. White was totally in opposition to the previous two doctors. First off, his office staff was incredibly polite and well versed with the procedure. And, on a more superficial note, the office ---and the staff for that matter --- were very upscale, super posh. For example, pre-and-post op surgical photos were displayed on large flat panel television, not a lackluster three ring binder. Of course, had the photos been sup-par or few in number my choice would have been look elsewhere; however, there were many fine examples of his work. Further, his assistant narrowed the photos down to patients with similarity to my own as to show what could be done...very personalized and specific. By the end of my consultation, I went forward and scheduled my procedure. The price was more than the other doctors with which I consulted; however, Dr. White insisted the additional procedure of liposuction across the chest. He said if only the bulbous gland beneath the nipple were removed, a depression in the immediate area could subsequently develop, a point overlooked/left out by either of the two other doctors. I'm super pleased with Dr. White. My experience before, during, and post-surgery was nothing less than wonderful. Wish I had undergone the procedure at 18 rather than 23, but happy to have had done so nonetheless."- J.T. / Office Visit / May 06, 2020
"Gyno Procedure - Worth It! - I had a severe case of gyno and reached out to Dr. White to learn more. I am now almost 2 months post surgery and I couldn't be more happy with the results. To anyone holding off due to money, it is worth learning more and looking at the before and after photo's Dr. White has in his office to see if this is right for you. I found that the photos available online were only a small representation of what to expect.From my research before the surgery Dr. White appeared very experienced with this procedure, which can be an embarrassing thing to look up and talk about. After meeting with him in person and learning about his technique it became obvious that he is a professional and I'd be in good hands. His technique is minimally invasive and creates results I wouldn't have thought possible. The minor pains and restrictions you have to put up with after the surgery are well worth a lifetime of feeling more comfortable in your own skin."- G. / RealSelf / Jun 01, 2021
"Had Gynecomastia Surgery with Dr White 2 months ago…very positive experience. Details below: Pre-Op visit- The pre-op visit is very educational. I watched an informational video by Dr White before meeting with him, which addressed most of my questions/anxieties about surgery. Dr White took his time to thoroughly explain the surgery during my pre-op visit, never felt rushed or pressured at anytime during the process. I could tell from my initial visit, safety is the top priority for Dr White. Day of Surgery - Met with Dr White the morning of surgery. Again, he took his time to answer additional questions, and made sure I felt comfortable and relaxed. Post Surgery - I woke up with minimal pain, which subsided quickly. The nursing staff was incredibly kind and got me back to feeling 100% the next day. Dr White checked up on me multiple times the following day. Follow-Ups - visited with Dr White every 2 weeks for follow-ups. Again, he spent plenty of time with me answering all my questions. He fitted me with new compression garments as I shrunk out of the old, and made sure I was following post-op instructions. It felt amazing to see how quickly I shrunk over the first 4 weeks. Conclusion - my experience with Dr White was first class. He was very generous with his time; appointments with him never felt rushed. My biggest concern going into the surgery was regarding skin shrinking post-surgery. Fortunately for me, this is a non-issue. I’ve shrunk to a XS size garment (started at L) over now an 8 week period, and couldn’t be happier with the result!!"- J.J. / Google / Aug 24, 2021
What to Expect
During surgery, our surgeon will use liposuction to remove excess breast tissue an will trim away any skin that shows sagging. In most cases, the incision is made around the areola, which helps minimize scarring. For extreme cases, additional surgical consideration may be made such as a lift, nipple repositioning or skin grafting. It is normal to have bruising and swelling around the chest area for the first couple of weeks. A compression garment must be worn for about 2 weeks to help with reshaping and healing. Men who suffer from gynecomastia often want to begin lifting weights to help accentuate the overall outcome. This is encouraged, but must be avoided for at least 6-8 weeks or until clearance has been given by our staff.
Show Off Your Chest!
If you have lived in fear of taking your shirt off at the pool and exposing your chest due to gynecomastia, we encourage you to call our plastic surgery office and schedule a consultation with our team’s endowed board-certified plastic surgeon. Our practice has created outstanding outcomes for countless men and will develop a tailored surgical plan to address your specific case.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 5-7 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location