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Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction Surgery) Manhattan - New York, NY

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Overview

Most cases of gynecomastia, a condition where there is excessive breast tissue development in males, have no specific underlying cause. There are many drugs that can cause gynecomastia including blood pressure, prostrate, and other specific medications, as well as chemotherapy agents, and marijuana, among others. An offset of male hormones during puberty, as well as some rare congenital disorders, such as Klinefelter syndrome, can also be responsible for gynecomastia. Most adolescents are driven to seek treatment for gynecomastia because of embarrassment at the gym or beach, and older men often because of self consciousness when wearing thin shirts during warm weather outdoor activities. Fortunately, Dr. Dana Khuthaila, a plastic surgeon in New York City, performs male breast reduction surgery and in most cases, gynecomastia can be effectively treated and the results aesthetically appearling and permanent.

Surgical Technique

Breast reduction surgery for men is done through a special liposuction technique. Some men with milder cases of gynecomastia may only require liposuction to attain good results. This is performed to remove the fatty tissue residing under the skin. During this approach, a small incision is made around the areola (intra-areolar). This allows access for a suction device to move through the chest and remove fat and tissue. In severe gynecomastia cases, an en bloc resection of excessive breast tissue and tightening of loose skin may be necessary. This includes nipple grafting and may require a staged surgery. 

During/After Surgery

All male breast reduction procedures are performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility. The surgery typically lasts about an hour. Following surgery, there will be some swelling,ll not.  and a compression garment should be worn for 1-2 weeks. Most patients are able to resume normal work schedules within a few days, and incorporate exercise within 4 weeks. This surgery allows men to feel more confident when exposing their chest due to a firmer, flatter chest. In most cases, scarring is inconspicuous.

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Recovery Time  
2-3 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2-3 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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Male Breast Reduction FAQs

Will This Help my Pecs?

Every man is born with some soft tissue covering his pectoralis muscles. When this breast tissue overgrows into larger breasts, the pecs are often hidden. Through male breast reduction surgery, the excessive tissue is removed so the natural contour and shape of the chest wall can be seen. Men who wish to tone and strengthen their chest muscles will have equal opportunity to do so. Strength training will help lead to optimal results once this tissue has been removed.

Is Liposuction Always Needed?

In most cases, yes. The soft tissue and fat that collects in excess will need to be removed using liposuction. There are many liposuction techniques to consider. Some are less invasive and can help the skin become tighter on the chest wall. These methods can be discussed during your consultation.

What About Scarring?

Incisions for this surgery are well concealed. They are usually placed around or near the areola and are typically small enough that scarring is minimized. Over time, the incision lines will fade and become almost nonexistent for most men.

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