Gynecomastia is the terminology for enlarged male breasts. This treatment is the most common procedure we provide for men at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery. On a national scale, male breast reduction procedures are ever rising, with over 26,000 men opting to have a male breast reduction each year.
When there is excess localized fat in the breast tissue, it can cause a larger breast area for men. An increase of breast size in men can occur at any age, but it is often a result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or drug usage. Often, boys going through puberty will notice such changes in their chest as their hormones change. Often, the male excess breast tissue will improve after puberty. For older men, hormonal changes from a loss of testosterone can increase the size of the chest. In many men, an enlarged breast will not respond to diet or exercise.
Regardless of why you are experiencing breast growth, the situation can be frustrating and can hurt your self-confidence. Luckily, our plastic surgeon can help you get relief with gynecomastia, a male breast reduction in New York, New York. This treatment has helped many men regain their self-confidence, and it can help you, too.
Typically, Dr. George Lefkovits can use liposuction to reduce breast tissue. Dr. Lefkovits will make a small incision under the breast where he will be able to gently remove excess tissue. In some cases, an excisional surgery may be necessary, where breast tissue is cut out of the chest.
When you come to our office, we will talk about your options, helping you get the best results possible. Schedule your consultation with our team at (212) 651-1547.
THE MALE BREAST REDUCTION OPERATION
The treatment often entails only liposuction using a very small incision underneath the breast. In some cases, excisional surgery whereby breast tissue is actually cut out may be necessary.
WHAT CAUSES GYNECOMASTIA?
The truth is, there are several potential reasons for gynecomastia. The condition is fairly common among young men during puberty as their hormones change and will often correct itself within a period of a few years. Among older men, hormonal changes can play a big part as well. Men tend to lose testosterone and gain estrogen as they approach middle age, which can increase the size of the breasts.
GYNECOMASTIA POST-OPERATIVE COURSE
Patients need to wear a binder for one to two weeks. Return to work may be as quick as the following day, although a few days off is more common. Massage and ultrasound treatment given post-operatively is an integral part of our program.
To schedule an initial consultation for your male breast reduction surgery at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, contact us at (212) 651-1547. We serve patients in Manhattan and throughout all of New York.