At the Plastic Surgery Center of Austin, Dr. Steven Holzman helps men with excess glandular and fatty tissue in the breasts achieve a more defined and masculine-looking chest through male breast reduction surgery.
Austin, TX – Gynecomastia is a condition that affects about 20 percent of men and presents itself with an excess of glandular or fatty tissue. The exact cause of gynecomastia is unknown. Fortunately, Austin plastic surgeon Steven Holzman, MD, FACS has a great deal of experience treating gynecomastia in its many forms to give the chest a smoother, more masculine appearance.
Although the condition can be frustrating or embarrassing, many men may be unaware that they have gynecomastia. According to Dr. Holzman, male breast reduction can reverse symptoms such as excess breast tissue, a “swollen” appearance to the chest, or a chest that is disproportionately large for the body’s frame. He also notes that since there are no non-surgical methods that can effectively treat gynecomastia, treatment often includes the surgical excision of excess tissues in conjunction with liposuction to achieve long-lasting results.
Even though gynecomastia can involve an abundance of fatty tissue around the breasts, Dr. Holzman says exercise alone cannot treat this condition. However, he still encourages patients struggling with gynecomastia to exercise and maintain a healthy weight. “Gynecomastia patients who are overweight can benefit from weight loss,” he notes, “as their overall post-surgical appearance can be greatly improved.” After male breast reduction, the Austin plastic surgeon adds that patients who regularly exercise often see greater muscle definition and maximize the outcome of their surgery.
The key to successful gynecomastia treatment is the plastic surgeon that the patient selects to perform the procedure, notes Dr. Holzman. Gynecomastia presents itself in a number of different forms and can arise from a variety of causes. Therefore, the treatment of this condition can necessitate familiarity with these variables. Dr. Holzman says he has been perfecting his technique over the course of his career and has treated hundreds of patients; however, he does not believe that skill and experience alone can achieve optimal results. “It takes not only experience with hundreds of patients, but also an artistic approach to the male chest to create a natural contour that is aesthetically pleasing.”
Steven Holzman, MD, FACS
Dr. Holzman earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Center at Houston, and completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He was an instructor of general surgery at Tufts Medical School in Boston, and went on to complete a plastic surgery residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He continued on as a staff surgeon in plastic surgery and emergency medicine at the University of Florida. Dr. Holzman is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In addition, he is the past president and an ongoing active member of the Austin Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is a participating member of the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is available for interview upon request.
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Plastic Surgery Center of Austin
6818 Austin Center Boulevard
Austin, TX 78731