These photos represent an 18-year-old male patient who visited our Austin practice to discuss surgical intervention and treatments for gynecomastia. Gynecomastia treatment may also be referred to as male breast reduction. During puberty, this patient began to notice fullness in his chest region, he states he noticed these changes around the age of 16. Over the next few years, he became more cognizant of the tissue overdevelopment, and as a young adolescent, his self-image grew more difficult for him to accept. He became keenly aware that Gynecomastia was not a normal appearance for a male and mentally struggled with his level of confident, especially when shirtless.
During his journey of exploration and research, he discovered that he was not alone as many males struggle with this condition. Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours. It was then that he decided to explore his options and sought out The Piazza Center for intervention.
After discussing surgical options, this young man proceeded with an excision surgery to remove the overdeveloped tissue. Dr. Piazza was able to excise, or cut away, the glandular tissue while removing the excess adiposity. In conjunction with power-assisted liposuction with additional contouring of the chest, Dr. Piazza was able to give this young man a more contoured chest region and manly physique while boosting his confidence.
Provider: Dr. Rocco C. Piazza, M.D., FACS
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