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  • Very happy with results.

    Carrie, Houston, TX
  • The work performed by Dr. Hsu was amazing. No one will ever know (with the exception of my family and myself) what a wonderful job Dr. Hsu did and how much it aided in my recovery. I am deeply grateful to Dr. Hsu for his excellent work and him and his staff for their excellent,…

    Marie, Houston, TX
  • After my procedure, I have noticed that my breasts are much more even than before. I am very pleased with the results and I feel more confident with the way I look.

    Colleen, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu is a very caring and outstanding doctor. If I ever have anything else done, he’s the person I’ll call.

    Tonya, Houston, TX
  • This has been a most difficult experience physically and emotionally. Dr. Hsu’s expertise, care, & treatment has been professional and excellent.

    Faye, Houston, TX
  • Wonderful experience from beginning to end. Very happy with the results and the professionalism of Dr. Hsu and his staff. I wish I hadn’t put it off this long.

    Nellie, Houston, TX
  • I’m highly satisfied with my choice of surgeon, Dr. Hsu, and procedures performed. Dr. Hsu completed my surgery with proper technique that achieved the aesthetic I asked for.

    Diane, Houston, TX
  • The outcome of my surgery was successful and my breasts are better than my expectation. I recovered quickly and everyone at the doctor’s offece provided excellent service.

    Susan, Houston, TX
  • I would recommend Dr. Hsu to anyone in need of plastic surgery. Dr. Hsu did a great job and everyone treated me with respect.

    Betty, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu is a wonderfully talented doctor! My whole experience beginning to end was so much better than what I could have ever hoped for. I love my results and would refer anyone considering having this procedure done, to go with Dr. Hsu. “He’s simply the best, better than all the rest!”

    Lyn, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu is attentive and I am happy with my results. Dr. Hsu takes the time to explain the procedure in detail and makes sure you are comfortable post-operatively.

    Ellen, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu is a very professional doctor. He made me feel very comfortable, relaxed and not nervous about the procedure. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

    Laura, Houston, TX
  • All around 100% satisfied

    Margaret, Houston, TX
  • Fabulous! Love the staff and office. Dr. Hsu is very professional and makes you feel extremely comfortable.

    Kristi, Houston, TX
  • Very Happy with final results, Dr. Hsu was very attentive with every detail of surgery and post-surgery care, staff was the best always making sure patient is satisfied and well taken care of. Highly recommended Dr. Hsu

    Beth, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu does excellent work – both his bedside manner and his surgical skills. I felt secure in his skills and he is always a top notch professional. He is an artist also, in my opinion.

    Julie, Houston, TX
  • I am so very pleased with Dr. Hsu and his staff!

    Tori, Houston, TX
  • I know Dr. Hsu and love his work! I was excited to have him as my surgeon and really appreciated his time and care in discussing my surgical options/outcome. I love the results and am happy to share with other patients seeking the same. Thank you to Dr. Hsu and all his staff. Wonderful experience!

    Glenda, Houston, TX
  • Absolutely wondefrul doctor. Always made me feel very comfortable. Took his time with me and gave me exactly what I wanted.

    Iva, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu fixed deformaties from surgeries to remove masses in my breasts. I love the results! I have my confidence back and I look normal again.

    Pauline, Houston, TX

Gynecomastia Surgery

By Dr. Patrick W. Hsu

maleMales can also have larger breasts that may be hereditary, drug or steroid induced or just unknown. When this happens, it is referred to as gynecomastia. These cases can vary from just a simple breast bud to larger cases where there may be a lot of breast tissue. It can be just one sided or both sided and is often times associated with pain and discomfort, especially if manipulated. Additionally, these individuals are usually extremely self-conscious of their body and avoid situations that involve them taking off their shirt such as the pool or beach. Dr. Hsu understands the embarrassment these patients have and have helped many patients feel completely normal with their shirts off in whatever situation.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

There can be many causes of gynecomastia. The most common causes include hereditary, obesity, certain medical problems, steroid abuse, hormonal imbalance and certain prescription medications. Dr. Hsu will take a detailed history to eliminate more important causes such as hormonal imbalance, which can be caused by a tumor.

The most common is either hereditary or largely an unknown cause. This will usually present in adolescence as the person is going through puberty. Although many will resolve on their own at the end of puberty, there are those patients where the breasts never regress. These patients will usually seek out help later in the teenage year and early twenties when they are more comfortable dealing with the situation openly.

Those patients who develop gynecomastia suddenly are usually a result of drug induced or marijuana abuse. There are many prescription medications that have been associated with gynecomastia. Marijaunaand steroid abuse has also been linked to the sudden onset of gynecomastia. Be sure to list all medications and social history during your consultation with Dr. Hsu.

What Are The Different Types of Gynecomastia Correction Surgery?

There are different types of surgery that can be offered for gynecomastia. This mostly depends on how severe the case is. Milder cases can often be treated with aggressive liposuction and possible a small incision around the areola. More difficult and severe cases with more skin may involve more incisions in conjunction with liposuction and breast tissue resection.

What is the Recovery Like After Gynecomastia Surgery?

Recovery after gynecomastia surgery is quite easy. Patients usually report soreness for about 3-5 days that is easily controlled with pain medications. A tight compression vest is usually worn for about two weeks to facilitate healing. Bruising will be gone around 2 weeks and patients can usually resume all normal activities between 2-4 weeks.
Swelling may persist for around 1-3 months before final results can be seen.


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