Gynecomastia Treatment (Male Breast Reduction Surgery) in New York, NY

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About Gynecomastia

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. 

best Candidates

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

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.

Anticipated Results

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.

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