Male Breast Reduction / Gynecomastia Plastic Surgeon NYC


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 New York City (located in Midtown, Manhattan). Men seek gynecomastia as a surgical option to reduce the prominent appearance of their breast tissue. 

Please follow this link to review before & after gynecomastia plastic surgery photos of actual patients.

Over-development of the male breast can be unilateral or bilateral, affects both teenage boys and adult men, and may cause embarrassment. Overdevelopment of the male breasts can be the result of hormone imbalance, steroid, and medication use, or changes in melatonin. The surgery removes the excess tissue and fat, resulting in a more normal contour of 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 repositioning 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 identifiable and treatable causes. 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 gynecomastia 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
(212) 481-3939