If your chest does not look as masculine as you would like or you have breast tenderness and sensitivity, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Naveen Setty today. He will help you determine whether gynecomastia surgery is the right option for you. The scientific term "gynecomastia" is used for enlarged male breasts. This condition is one that can create a feminine chest appearance due to abnormally growing breast tissue. Many times, gynecomastia is related to an unknown hormonal issue. It can also be due to certain medications, steroids, obesity, or it can be hereditary. Males with this condition typically feel self-conscious, especially in situations where the upper body and chest are seen such as at the beach or pool or while at the gym. Dr. Setty performs male breast reduction surgery with a high success rate and is considered one of the more common cosmetic procedures for men at Setty Plastics & Aesthetics.
Gynecomastia is relatively common in teenage boys and occurs in one in four men between the ages of 50 – 69. Sometimes, excess male breast volume is mainly fat rather than breast tissue and can be reduced to some extent through diet and exercise. Some men choose to hide it or even gain weight to make the problem appear less obvious. This surgery is recommended when all other options to reduce the excess breast tissue or fat have been exhausted. In teenage boys, gynecomastia usually subsides on its own within six months to two years. Dr. Setty is uniquely qualified to perform this surgery because he is highly trained and experienced. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and regularly sees male breast reduction patients in Dallas and McKinney, TX.
Male breast reduction surgery is reserved for men who have enlarged breasts that cannot be reduced through a healthy lifestyle or exercise and diet. If you feel bothered by the appearance of your chest, yet are physically healthy, you could possibly benefit from gynecomastia surgery by Dr. Setty at Setty Plastics & Aesthetics. Teenagers may also have good results from gynecomastia treatment; however, a secondary procedure may be warranted in future years as an adult if abnormal breast tissue continues to form. In your initial consultation with Dr. Setty, treatment considerations will be given, including the possibility of undergoing surgery to correct the condition.
"Doctor Setty did a great job on my surgery. I had gynecomastia for most of my life and I can finally say I'm happy of how my chest looks."- M.R. / Yelp / Nov 19, 2018
"Doctor Setty did a great job on my surgery. I had gynecomastia for most of my life and I can finally say I’m happy of how my chest looks."- M.R. / Facebook / Nov 20, 2018
"Went to Dr. Setty for Gynecomastia surgery and my experience was great. Went in for a consultation where he described the procedure and had the surgery scheduled about a week later. Every one of his staff was pleasant and super helpful with any questions I had. I would definitely recommend anyone needing this surgery to give Dr. Setty a call."- Anonymous / RealSelf / Aug 05, 2019
"Doctor Setty did a great job on my surgery. I had gynecomastia for most of my life and I can finally say I’m happy of how my chest looks."- M.R. / Yelp / Nov 19, 2018
"Hello, this review is for gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Setty in McKinney, TX. First, let me say this is not my first gynecomastia surgery nor was this a correction to anything regarding the first surgery. I grew up with tuberous gyno since 6th grade and had perfect results after an easy surgery at a well-known surgeon in an upper-class part of Los Angeles. I was 18 and went off to enjoy college with new people living a normal life as if gyno never happened. At 23 right before graduating, I asked a derm. for finasteride because of hair loss concerns. Gyno is a well-known side effect of this drug. I called my first surgeon's office and they confirmed I would not be at an increased risk given my history, but they were wrong. After only 6 doses of fin, I got familiar sensations in the upper armpit, the telltale gynecomastia area. I stopped immediately but it was full-blown gyno by the summer. Complete nightmare, one of the worst times of my life. I got a job out in Dallas very quickly after school and was able to save up for surgery ASAP. I looked up some doctors in North Dallas and found Dr. Setty's page. I saw they had a Snapchat and a youtube where he introduces himself and even performs a surgery, I liked that transparency very much. There was a price estimate for his gynecomastia surgery, which was very reasonable. Most other doctors in the area at this time are not listing prices on their sites, you have to look it up on realself which is an untrustworthy site I feel. In the "About Us" section the Setty team did say competitive pricing is one of their goals. That broke down the first barrier between patient and doctor and drew me in for a consultation. This was in January, and COVID had not hit America as hard yet. However they still screened people who came in, had everything sanitized, and on top of that, the clinic itself was gorgeous. The part of McKinney they are in is gorgeous. Very clean and upscale and modern, fresh coats of paint on everything and tons of parking. Everyone at the office is very friendly and professional. At the consultation, I got to meet everyone and Dr. Setty did confirm I would be a good candidate for surgery. I felt confident energy right away meeting him. They considered my individual circumstances and worked generously with me on the pricing. I scheduled the pre-op, had no issues ever reaching them when I needed communication, everything was just really seamless with thoughtful touches here and there. I really felt comfortable with them as a patient and they took very good care of me. Scheduling appointments was always easy. Note this was all as the virus was worsening and they were quickly having to readjust their business. I never felt rushed or forgotten. I was very happy with their coronavirus response and I am sorry if they lost any business to it. The big day came and the hospital was brand new like they had just unwrapped the packaging and cut the ribbon to the door. Completely clean and so huge, wow. I had expressed concerns about post-surgery nausea and pre-surgery anxiety, and they took care of me. Luckily I work an office job and was able to manage the vest/pads under long sleeve shirts for the recovery. I used this silicone gel for scars that I bought at the front desk of the Setty office, they didn't have this when I had my first gyno surgery. The scars from my first surgery are more visible than Dr. Setty's. It is exactly 6 months from my surgery now and in the past week, I finally started to forget to apply it on the scars every night. I have an ankle that I also had 2 surgeries on and it is much more sensitive and visibly scarred than my chest. Dr. Setty took care of me physically and emotionally and never once lost his cool. It is a hallmark of a job well done that I now live a normal life again and actually forget that I even had this surgery not even a year ago. Thank you Dr. Setty. P.S. if you are a gynecomastia prone individual, stay away from finasteride"- J.B. / Google / Jul 29, 2020
Dr. Setty uses liposuction to treat gynecomastia with you safely under general anesthesia. He will remove excess fat, and if any excess glandular tissue is present, it is excised. Excess skin will also need to be excised when the breasts are very large. Incisions are made around the areolas, and scars are typically not noticeable over time as they blend into the pigmented area of the areola. The nipple and areola will be surgically reshaped and placed into a proper position. For most men, this method requires an incision close to where the glandular tissue collects. After the pockets of fat and excess skin have been removed, Dr. Setty will pull the remaining skin tight.
What To Expect
Following gynecomastia surgery, your chest will be wrapped with a compression bandage to help control bruising and swelling. For complex cases where a reconstructive method was used, a small tube for draining may be placed to help with drainage. The results following male breast reduction surgery are almost immediately noticeable and most men are extremely satisfied with the cosmetic enhancement. Any incisions made during treatment take several weeks to heal and any scars left behind are barely noticed. After male breast reduction, it may take some time to realize your results as the swelling, bruising, and tenderness subside. Once these temporary effects resolve (for the most part) within the first few weeks of the recovery period, you should be able to start appreciating your flatter, more masculine chest. Your male breast reduction results will continue to improve over the next several months.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,800 - $5,500
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 5 – 7 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
- At Home
Reshape your Masculine Chest
If you are frustrated with the appearance of male breast enlargement (gynecomastia), we invite you to get in touch with one of our offices and schedule a private consult with Dr. Setty. Our helpful staff is glad to answer your questions about male breast reduction costs, risks, benefits, and more. We have worked with many men in the DFW area and have enjoyed helping them reclaim their confidence.