Gynecomastia is a condition that can arise in men of all ages. The result is overly large breasts and excess tissue, which can cause self-consciousness and a disproportionate build. However, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Bass, can help decrease the size of the breasts by performing a male breast reduction surgery. During this procedure, Dr. Bass will excise the enlarged tissue and may also perform liposuction to remove any stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. After a male breast reduction procedure, our New York, NY patients can leave with a more contoured, slim chest that looks masculine and proportional for their body type. At Bass Plastic Surgery, we are able to perform this operation onsite in our accredited surgical space at either our Great Neck or Manhattan, NY office.
Since excess breast tissue can be caused by medical conditions other than gynecomastia, patients should have the cause confirmed before treatment. Ideal candidates will have:
- A healthy body weight
- Fat and breast tissue that is resistant to diet and exercise
- Good skin elasticity
- Overall good health
"I had a breast reduction with Dr. Bass in July. Everything from the consultation to the follow up appointments to the office staff was wonderful. I'm so pleased with the results and should've done this years ago. Dr. Bass is attentive and very thorough. The office staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Dr. Bass!!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 02, 2017
"Great facialplasty/peel - Dr. Bass and his whole team were terrific. They were professional, thoughtful, and made sure that every step in the process was easy and successful...."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 24, 2019
"I had surgery performed by Dr. Bass. I found him to be caring with more aftercare than to had anticipated. I am a patient at the Great Neck office and found everyone there to be helpful, thorough, and caring. I would highly recommend this practice."- M. / Healthgrades / Nov 18, 2020
"Great Surgeon for Male Rhinoplasty - Dr. Bass performed my rhinoplasty along with a medically indicated septoplasty. I'm happy with the results, in terms of both look and function (i.e. snoring is cured, breathing noticeably improved).Male rhinoplasty is a difficult procedure to get right; my understanding is that it has a lower patient satisfaction rate than most cosmetic procedures. Thus, it is especially important to find the right surgeon with the knowledge, skill and experience, who can discuss expectations in a clear and honest manner. I fully recommend Dr. Bass.Dr. Bass is very patient and caring, especially for a surgeon of his renown. Pre-operative consultation was very thorough and he was generous with his time. Recovery from any nasal surgery is unpleasant and good post-operative care is important; again, I'm pleased with his & his staff's empathy and responsiveness.Finally, I'm grateful that Dr. Bass was able to accommodate my schedule and coordinate with her colleague Dr. Franziska Huettner (another outstanding surgeon), so I could have multiple procedures with the downtime of one."- A. / RealSelf / Aug 23, 2020
"Tummy Tuck 1/8/18 - Had gastric bypass 6/6/17Lost 130 pounds Tummy Tuck 1/8/18Today is 3 days post opp ,I’m feeling better today ... day 2 I felt like a Mack truck hit meI wasn’t in major pain just very sore .Feeling better today trying to move more"- B. / RealSelf / Jan 10, 2019
What to Expect
Male breast reduction surgery usually involves a combination of surgical tissue removal and liposuction. Our plastic surgeon will make an incision (usually around the areola) and remove dense breast tissue with surgical excision. Then he can remove any excess fat with liposuction to create a smooth contour. After the surgery, patients will have their chest bandaged and in a compression garment that should be worn at all times. Patients should rest and move their upper body as little as possible for at least 3 days. Most patients can return to work in 7 – 10 days and resume low impact exercise in 2 – 3 weeks. Dr. Bass will go over specific recovery instructions and any prescribed medication.
Results from male breast reduction are usually seen at least 3 months after the surgery when the swelling has subsided. It may take 6 – 12 months for the skin to tighten and form to the new chest shape. The results of male breast reduction surgery will be long lasting as long as the patient maintains a healthy, stable weight, but natural signs of aging (like loose skin) will continue.
A Confidently Contoured Chest
If you avoid activities like swimming and exercise because of gynecomastia, schedule a consultation to learn more about male breast reduction surgery and how it can help you. Treating gynecomastia can improve your appearance, confidence, and activity level.