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Male Breast Reduction

What is Gynecomastia?

The condition of men having breasts that are larger, heavier and more feminine-looking, is called gynecomastia. It is a condition that can cause a negative impact, for some, on their confidence levels and prevent them from having the quality of life they want.

At New York Group for Plastic Surgery, we have years of experience treating patients with gynecomastia. Our surgeons perform male breast reduction in NYC to help you gain a more masculine and shapelier chest, in a safe and comforting environment.

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Why do some men develop gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition that can be caused due to hormonal imbalances as boys mature. But it can also occur as an adverse reaction to certain pharmaceutical products or drugs that are consumed. In some cases, gynecomastia is a genetic condition passed down hereditarily.

The breast tissues slowly start to develop excessive fat and volume, slowly resembling a woman’s breast. While it may not cause any health concerns, the cosmetic challenges associated with gynecomastia can be particularly debilitating for many people.

Research shows that about 65% of men experience Gynecomastia. At New York Group for Plastic Surgery, our surgical experts can help you put those days of anxiety behind you. We have a state-of-the-art surgical facility that follows benchmarked male breast reduction surgical practices, ensuring you receive only the best in treatment.

Who can undergo male breast reduction surgery?

A male breast reduction is a great option for men with gynecomastia who:

  • Have body image issues due to the condition
  • Have found diet and exercise unsuccessful in reducing the size of their breasts
  • Want a relatively quick solution to gynecomastia
  • Have not undergone any prior surgery and are cleared by their GP to undergo male breast reduction surgery
  • Have time to recover post-surgery

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How is male breast reduction surgery performed?

On the day of your gynecomastia surgery in NYC, you are placed under sedation. Then, depending on the type of treatment you require, our surgeons at New York Group for Plastic Surgery will do one of (or a combination of) the following surgical procedures:

  • They will make an incision on the breasts and cut out the excess unwanted tissues
  • Use liposuction to remove excess fat in the chest region
  • Do a nipple surgical procedure to reduce nipple size or correct an inversion

Once the procedure is complete, your surgeon will close any incisions. Incisions from male breast reduction surgery tend to be inconspicuous. To minimize any swelling you will be asked to wear a compression garment while your body heals itself. The healing process generally lasts a few weeks and pain medications will be given to you to help address any discomfort.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is male breast reduction surgery painful?

You will be put under sedation during surgery and will not experience any pain during the procedure. Once you are awake, you may feel a constriction in the breast region. Pain or discomfort can be easily addressed with pain medications given to you by your surgeon.

Is male breast reduction surgery safe?

Yes, male breast reduction surgery is extremely safe. At New York Group for Plastic Surgery, we use state-of-the-art surgical tools and the latest procedures to ensure you attain your desired cosmetic results without putting your health at risk.

How long does scarring stay after gynecomastia surgery?

Most patients take between 2-4 weeks to heal fully. Our surgical staff are trained in performing the surgery in such a way that the scarring is not visible once it has healed. You can return to your normal life once you are fully healed.

Can gynecomastia grow back after surgery?

Studies reported in the 2017 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal show that gynecomastia did grow back after male breast reduction surgery for about 12.5% of patients a decade after the surgery.

But each person’s body is unique and results vary. Our surgeons will monitor your progress and recommend additional treatments if they notice your gynecomastia returns.

Does gynecomastia surgery have side effects?

Male breast reduction surgery has side effects similar to any other surgery. Swelling, tenderness and pain are common in the initial few weeks after the surgery. As long as you follow our surgeon’s recovery instructions, your scars will heal and your chest will regain its strength. Feel free to contact our team for more information or to schedule a consultation for your male breast reduction in NYC.

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