Male Breast Reduction / Gynecomastia Plastic Surgeon NYC
FREE MALE BRAT REDUCTION / GYNECOMASTIA PLASTIC SURGERY CONSULTATIONS
Male breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure performed by the NYC board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Douglas Senderoff at his fully accredited surgical facility in Midtown Manhattan. Men seek gynecomastia as a surgical option to reduce the prominent appearance of their breast tissue.
Over-development of the male breast can be unilateral or bilateral, affects both teenage boys and adult men and may cause embarrassment. Over development of the male breasts can be the result of hormone imbalance, steroid and medication use or changes in melatonin. The surgery removes the excessive tissue and fat, resulting in a more normal contour to the chest. It is a very successful, safe and rewarding plastic surgery procedure.
What does the procedure involve?
There are several different techniques available depending upon your amount of breast tissue and shape. In most procedures, the incision line is where your areola and chest skin meet. The incision is small and unnoticeable once faded. Some cases involve a re-positioning of the nipple to a higher level. Liposuction may also be used to contour the chest.
Following surgery, you may need to wear a support garment to maintain your new chest contour as it heals – this will vary from case to case. Stitches are removed within 7 to 10 days, which is when you may return to work and normal activities. You should feel the results of your new chest immediately, with final results visible after several months when swelling has subsided.
When can I resume day-to-day activities?
Typically, patients can resume daily activities a few days after gynecomastia surgery and can return to office work after one week. Jobs that require heavy lifting may require extended time off. Dr. Douglas Senderoff advises patients to avoid exercise during the time the compression vest is worn.
What causes Gynecomastia?
The cause of the majority of cases of gynecomastia has never been discovered. In adolescent males, the rate can be as high as 65% depending on the definition used. Hormone imbalances, through a variety of pathways, can be a cause. The most important of these is testicular cancer or male breast cancer. Many drugs can cause gynecomastia as a side effect. Cannabis and anabolic steroids are an identifiable and treatable cause. Men who are overweight may occasionally carry more fat on their chests than elsewhere, much in the same way that others may carry their excess on their abdomen or love handles.
For more information or a complimentary plastic surgery consultation please feel free to contact the NYC Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS, today by phoning 212-481-3939.
Dr. Douglas Senderoff
461 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor
New York, New York 10016