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10 Jan 2018

What you need to know about BodyBanking® procedure developed by Dr. Douglas Steinbrech

What is BodyBanking®?

BodyBanking® is a plastic surgery procedure developed by Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, which allows the transfer of fat from one part of the body to the other. Using patient’s own body fat, Dr. Steinbrech is able to use fat injections to transfer and remove fat from unwanted parts and inject it in the desired areas of the body to sculpt out the perfect physique.

BodyBanking® Before and After Photo Gallery

View BodyBanking® before and after photos that were performed by Dr. Douglas Steinbrech.

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*There is no guarantee of specific results and patient results can vary.

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One thing is for sure, this is not your grandfather’s liposuction. BodyBanking® is a technique that is dramatically changing the landscape of liposuction! Designed by Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, leading board certified surgeon specializing solely in male plastic surgery.

BodyBanking® is simple – we take unwanted fat cells from an area of the body that you wish were smaller and re-insert it in an area of the body you want to see enhanced.

How Does BodyBanking® Work?

After proper assessment by Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, patients will select a problem area where they are looking for fat to be transferred from. The donor area, as well as the treated area for injection, will both experience application of a local anesthetic. Fluids are then injected into the donor site to begin to enable fat collection.  Once the fat is injected, it is then placed in a syringe and processed for cleaning. Finally the fat is injected into the desired area. The amount of fat injected into the body must be greater than the amount needed, (as fat is absorbed into the body) extra fat cells allow for the right amount of volume for your desired final result.

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Advantages of BodyBanking®

Here are some of the advanatges of BodyBanking®:

  • Body fat is an individual’s very own organic filler
  • Method of treatment may be timed on average 1 hour for completion
  • Injections may last anywhere from a few months to permanently
  • Little to zero recovery, downtime or disruption in one’s daily routine (Affords the opportunity for individuals to return to work and their set day to day activities immediately)
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Safe, advanced, and exclusive technique accomplished by one of the top tier professionals leading the industry market
  • No pre-testing is required and the fat cannot be rejected in this manner due to the fact that it was naturally produced and stored
  • Credible surrogate if the patient is allergic to bovine collagen and/or other substances
  • Cost effective when combined with any another contouring procedure, like liposuction

To schedule your no-obligation BodyBanking® consultation in New York, NY with Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, please fill out the contact form to receive additional information or call our office at (646) 480-7750.

4 Aug 2017

Sweat-free Underarms Treatment in NYC with miraDry

miraDry helps treat axillary hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating and is now available in more than 50 countries worldwide.

You no longer have to bothered by underarm sweat. Become free from free from underarm sweat.

miraDry is cleared by FDA in 2015 to permanently eliminate underarm hair of all colors as well as odor glands, making it the first FDA-cleared device available to halt unwanted underarm sweat and hair growth while also eliminating odor-producing glands. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Douglas  Steinbrech in NYC to help you treat underarm sweat.

Benefits of Miradry:

  • Feeling confident that your favorite silk blouse won’t show wet marks, giving away that you might be anxious or nervous, uncomfortable or just too warm on that special date.
  • Knowing that your trademark black dress will stay clean and free of chalky white antiperspirant marks.
  • Being confident standing in front of the big boss—ready to present your breakthrough idea knowing your shirt won’t show wet marks when you take off your suit jacket.
  • Feeling carefree enough to head out with the team after work knowing you won’t look or smell like you’ve had the toughest day of the week.
  • Taking the bothersome issues that come from underarm sweat out of your daily life, leaving you clean, confident, and carefree.

Is there any downtime after a miraDry procedure?

miraDry is an office-based procedure performed in the comfort of Dr. Steinbrech’s office. Patients can resume most normal daily activities right away. Vigorous exercise should not be performed for the first 24-48 hours, as most individuals experience slight tenderness and swelling for 1-2 days after this safe procedure.

How long does it take before results are seen?

miraDry patients see results immediately after the procedure.

How many miraDry treatments will I need?

While it varies from patient to patient, most will only need one to two rounds of treatment to permanently get rid of the sweating and odor from the underarms.

Interested in treating underarm sweat in NYC? Please call us at (646) 480-7750 to schedule your appointment.

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21 Jul 2017

NYC Plastic Surgeon Releases 2017 List of Most Requested International Male Faces

NYC male aesthetic expert, Dr. Douglas Steinbrech has finally revealed male plastic surgery’s 2017 list of top requested faces.

Many think that plastic surgery procedures are strictly for women. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of cosmetic treatments for men has increased by more than 106% within a decade’s time.

Dr. Steinbrech specializes in evaluating and defining the proper height, width and symmetry for his patients to successfully achieve the desired appearance of the most requested looks.

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Alden Ehrenreich / Source: MovieWeb

10. Alden Ehrenreich–Star of 2017 Oscar buzz movie  “Yellow Birds” the new Han Solo has a fresh honest look millenial men want.

9. Scott Eastwood–Son of Clint Eastwood, up and coming Hollywood star shares his father’s “squintingly” handsome Dirty Harry eyes.

8. Mark Consuelos–Actor, Husband of Kelly Ripa is often asked for because of his dark charming features.

7. Jon Hamm–Star of AMC’s “Mad Men” has classic American looks that men want.

6. Tyson Beckford–Ralph Lauren Male Supermodel has the right genetic mix that gives him a uniquely exotic look men want.

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5. Sean O’Pry–Male Supermodel and Taylor Swifts boyfriend her video “Blank Space”.

4. Chris Pratt–Hollywood’s weight loss hunk now sporting his Jutting Jawline with Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers.

3. Chris Hemsworth–Granitic superhero facial features like this Aussie star have really been popular in the last 5 years.

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Dwayne Johnson / Source: Celebrity Beliefs

2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson–A major comeback for this Hollywood staple has made chisseled Jawline much requested.

1. Tom Brady–NY patriot’s QB may have deflated footballs, but his inflated cheekbones are often asked about.

Highly accredited, Dr. Steinbrech has revolutionized a booming phenomenon within the plastic surgery market by establishing the life-altering results, turning soft-boyish features into rugged, chiseled, well-sculpted figures. Men are lining up with photos of these box-office draws hoping to improve themselves with the right performed non-invasive fillers/invasive surgeries for translating off-screen reality into leading men in their everyday lives.

ABOUT DR. DOUGLAS STEINBRECH:

dr-steinbrech-view-profileDr. Douglas Steinbrech is a Plastic Surgeon, Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons under the American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr. Steinbrech specializes in Minimally Invasive Aesthetics. He incorporates this philosophy into all of his surgical and non-surgical techniques. He has been selected as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. Dr. Steinbrech underwent eight years of surgical training at New York University in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. He was trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious NYU Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Steinbrech has done extensive research, being lead author in ten peer-reviewed publications as well as co-author in over forty others. He has presented his research nationally at conferences including: The American College of Surgeons, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Plastic Surgery Research Council, The Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the New York Hand Association, The American Cleft Association, The New York Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Association of Academic Surgeons. He has been awarded grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation.

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9 Jul 2015

Man Boobs: Gynecomastia Treatment in Manhattan

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This infographic was created by Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, premier Manhattan plastic surgeon, about gynecomastia to visualize some of the statistics, facts and available treatments for men. Also know as man boobs, it is the enlargement of the glandular tissue of the male breast. Gynecomastia is the fourth most commonly requested plastic surgery procedure form men.

Thousands of men have suffered for years with shame and embarrassment from gynecomastia. This enlarged tissue could easily be confused with fatty tissue, commonly being referred to as “man boobs.” This condition can create serious self-esteem and body issues within a man, in turn severely affecting his social and personal life.

Male breast enlargement causes more complications than just low self-esteem and embarrassment. It can be very painful, causing chronic pain and discomfort, leaving painful lumps and open sores under the nipple. Symptoms often start with breast development and lead to bloody nipple discharge and tenderness, leaving men very confused about what is going on with their bodies.

Dr. Douglas Steinbrech: Premier Manhattan Gynecomastia Surgeon

Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is an expert surgeon in the treatment of gynecomastia. From his exclusive Manhattan practice, Dr. Steinbrech has performed thousands of plastic surgeries for men of all ages. Dr. Steinbrech is consistently rated among the top 5 plastic surgeons in Manhattan on RateMDs.

Dr. Steinbrech’s expertise is reknowned not only in Manhattan but around the world. He has authored or co-authored over fifty peer-reviewed publications as well as presented his research and innovations at dozens of nationwide surgical conferences.

If you are suffering from gynecomastia, you need a top plastic surgeon. Dr. Steinbrech is respected not only within Manhattan, but around the world. His expertise and excellent patient manner have received consistent praise from patients, the media, and other surgeons.

Contact Dr. Steinbrech to Discuss Your Gynecomastia Treatment Today — (646) 480-7750

Manhattan Surgeon Dr. Steinbrech’s Gynecomastia Infographic

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What is Gynecomastia? A 101 for Manhattan Men

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the glandular tissue of the male breast. It is also known as man boobs or moobs.

As the fourth most commonly requested plastic surgery procedure for men, gynecomastia surgeries ahve seen a 29% increase since 2000. Thre were over 26,000 gynecomastia surgeries in the US in 2014. Common causes vary depending on age. In infants, the mother’s estrogen causes gynecomstia. In puberty, hormonal changes can encourage breast growth. As men age, causes vary from drug use to disease to thyroid imbalance.

Drugs and Medicine that cause Gynecomastia

  • Drugs: Anabolic Steroids (Testosterone), Alcohol, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Heroin
  • Medicine: Medicine that treats ulcers (cimetidine), medicine that treats epilepsy (phenytoin, Dilantin), chemotherapy drugs, antiandrogen drugs (flutamidem, cyproterone and spironolactone), antianxiety and antidepressant medicines (Valium)

Symptoms

  • • Breast development
  • • Lumps under the nipple
  • • Nipple discharge or tenderness
  • • Bloody nipple discharge
  • • Painful lumps

Complications

  • • Chronic pain/discomfort
  • • Embarrassment and feeling ashamed
  • • Open sores of the skin breast

Treatments

  • Medication: Medicines that block the effect of estrogen in breast tissue.
  • Surgery: Male breast reduction surgery to remove excess breast tissue.
  • Mild Gynecomastia: Liposuction (incision hidden in armpit)
  • Moderate Gynecomastia: Excision of fibers gland (small incision)
  • Severe Gynecomastia: Chest Lift

Gynecomastia Surgery Breakdown

  • Shelf life: Permanent
  • Recovery time: 6 weeks
  • Cost (nationwide average): $5,425 – $8,500 depending on the type of procedure done and location
  • Post-op pain: 4 out of 10 (1 – Excruciatingly Unbearable; 10 – Mild)

Gynecomastia is commonly treated with male breast reduction surgery and offers permanent results. In mild cases, liposuction is performed where the excess glandular tissue is removed and excess fat is removed by a vacuum suction. For more severe cases, an excision of the fiberous gland will be done along with liposuction. The excess glandular tissue is removed and the areola or nipple is reduced or repositioned to give the chest a more natural appearance. Dr. Douglas Steinbrech understands the importance of your masculinity and is committed to finding the right gynecomastia procedure for you to gain your self esteem back and obtain a natural and appealing physique.

Sources:

https://umm.edu/health/medical/ency/articles/gynecomastia

https://www.plasticsurgery.org/Documents/news-resources/statistics/2014-statistics/cosmetic-procedure-trends-2014.pdf

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=man+boobs

https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/gynecomastia-surgery.html?sub=Gynecomastia+surgery+recovery

https://www.realself.com/male-breast-reduction/cost

https://www.smartbeautyguide.com/procedures/for-men/gynecomastia

17 Mar 2015

Keeping Abreast of “Man Boobs” in NYC

“Man Boobs.” You’ve heard the term. What many may not know is that breast enlargement in men is a common and treatable condition called gynecomastia. A more technical, academic definition of gynecomastia (other than “man boobs”) is the swelling of breast tissue in boys or men caused by a hormone imbalance.

Contact Dr. Steinbrech to Discuss Your “Man Boobs” Treatment Today — (646) 480-7750

Causes of “Man Boobs”

Indeed, testosterone and estrogen control the development and maintenance of sex characteristics in both men and women, and when the amount of estrogen surpasses that of testosterone, augmented breasts can result in males.

However, hormone changes aren’t necessarily abnormal. In male infants, more than half are born with enlarged breasts because of their mother’s estrogen. Usually, the swollen breast tissue goes away within two to three weeks after birth. Hormone levels fluctuate during puberty as well, and in most cases, the enlarged breast tissue that may result goes down without treatment within six months to two years. The prevalence of “man boobs” peaks again between the ages of 50 and 80, as testosterone levels naturally decline because of aging. In fact, at least one in four men in this age group are affected.

Of course, other factors can have an unnatural effect on one’s hormone levels. Disorders of the male sex organs (testes), such as Klinefelter’s syndrome, can result in decreased testosterone production and relatively high estrogen levels, resulting in gynecomastia. Testicular cancers may also secrete hormones, leading to the development of breasts.

The Psychological Harm of “Man Boobs”

The psychological impact of gynecomastia can be detrimental, especially if the breast enlargement is pronounced. Many young men have suffered through taunting and teasing over their “man boobs” while in high school and college.

According to Derek Silverman, spokesperson for Man Boobs Lab, “Men suffering from enlarged breasts often refuse to remove their shirts around others. Some hide in their homes, as they are so humiliated by the size of their breasts. Gynecomastia affects one’s self-confidence and self-esteem.”

And with beach season approaching, the desire to correct this condition is even more pressing.

Treatment for “Man Boobs” in NYC with Dr. Douglas Steinbrech

Fortunately, male breast reduction surgery can be performed, restoring a flatter, firmer appearance to the male chest and removing the appearance of the dreaded “man boobs.” Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, one of New York’s top plastic surgeons, performs such procedures on an outpatient basis at the JCAHO accredited office-based surgery facility of Manhattan’s Gotham Plastic Surgery. During surgery, glandular tissue is removed from the breasts, and in extreme cases, excess skin may be extracted as well.

Expert “Man Boobs” Treatment Gallery by NYC Surgeon Dr. Steinbrech

View more of Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steinbrech’s gynecomastia before and after photos

The before and after photos on the website are proof of the effectiveness of such surgery. These men have lost their “man boobs” through effective surgical treatment by Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, a premier gynecomastia surgeon in NYC.

For more information about gynecomastia and it’s ongoing effects, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steinbrech in the NYC area, please call (646) 480-7750 or contact us today to receive additional information on male breast reduction surgery.

16 Feb 2015

Gynecomastia Treatments in NYC

Gynecomstia is not an easy subject for men to talk about. So I’ll do all the talking and hopefully make it easier for the 40-60 percent of men suffering from this disease to take action and erase the taboo surrounded by this topic. Gynecomastia is a hormonal imbalance caused by a lack testosterone or increased level of estrogen in the body. This hormonal imbalance could also be caused by an underlying issue such as a disease, drugs, hormonal changes in the body or it could be hereditary. Moreover, gynecomastia can affect men of all ages. Symptoms of gynecomastia include: excess fat around the breast tissue, excess breast glandular tissue development or a combination of both, tenderness, pain and inflammation of the breast tissue.

 

Don’t worry if you suffer from gynecomastia or if you think you could be diagnosed – there are plenty solutions to choose from which you can talk over with your doctor and see which one is the right choice for you. Here’s a rundown of the treatments available.

Gynecomastia Treatments

Medications

There are several medications that can help with this gynecomastia. Most medications used to treat gynecomastia actually treat the hormonal imbalance, the main cause of this disease. Such medication includes tamoxifen and raloxifene. Both are antiestrogens, or estrogen receptor modifiers and which also help treat the pain and size of the breast caused by gynecomastia. Astrozole is another medication that could be prescribed to you that stops the creation of estrogen in the body in order to balance out the hormones in the body. Medication should always be taken cautiously due to the adverse reactions associated with the medication and a doctor should closely monitor this type of treatment.

Surgery

Surgery is the most effective treatment to get rid of the physical aspect of gynecomastia.  Depending on your symptoms, a doctor may perform a liposuction to remove the excess fat surrounding the tissue, or

a full mastectomy if the main problem is excess glandular tissue. Both surgeries are performed endoscopically, meaning a less invasive surgery with less recovery time (one week downtime) since only small incisions are used. Both types of surgeries take about two hours and require general anesthesia. Pain killers as well as an antibiotic is prescribed to prevent infection  A compression shirt is used during recovery. The results due to surgery are permanent unless future excess weight is gained and fat gets stored in the breast area.

Compression Vest

A compression vest or shirt offers a immediate physical results, however, it only hides the symptoms, it does not treat the symptoms or the underlying causes of gynecomastia. The compression vest hides the physical alternations to your breast tissue and muscle. The vest is comfortable and non-restricting and it has the main advantage of instantaneously covering the appearance of gynecomastia, however, it does not alleviate the real symptoms of the condition.

For more information about the condition, Gynecomastia, or to schedule a consultation with Gynecomastia surgeon Dr. Steinbrech in the New York City area, please contact us at: (646) 480-7750.

26 Jan 2015

The Wall Street Man

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You are your best marketing tool which means you always have to look your absolute best at all times. Dr. Steinbrech helps men advance in their careers by providing them with a powerful marketing tool…a perfect youthful body. His motto: “look the age you feel regardless of what age you are.”

Dr. Steinbrech created a set of treatments specifically geared towards the Wall Street Man– the Go-Getter. This man is the one who puts his job first, works long hours, and has to look top-notch everywhere he goes, always remembering to “dress for the job you want”. However, with all of those long hours, who has time to hit the gym every day? More so, many concerns that men have about their bodies can’t be fixed by working out alone. Aging takes a toll on the body, and to fix those problem areas requires special procedures that Dr. Steinbrech has perfected over his years in the field. Dr. Steinbrech is now an expert in male plastic surgery and encourages men to take advantage of his procedures to improve their lives.

The Wall Street Man Makeover is geared to make you look natural and more powerful. Dr. Steinbrech believes that leaving a few natural wrinkles here and there shows maturity and trustworthiness; very distinguished. This set of procedures includes: neck lift, upper and lower eye-lift, jawline re-contouring, and high-definition liposculpting.

Here’s a rundown of what to expect when going through the experience.

Upper and Lower eye-lift

The area surrounding the eye is one of the first places that shows signs of aging. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, improves the look of both your upper and lower eyelids, making you look younger and energized. All those sleepless nights spent in the office will vanish from your face, leaving you with a rested, renewed you.

A blepharoplasty, less invasive than a full facelift, involves minor incisions carefully chosen in the natural eyelid creases, lower eyelid ridge, and below the lash line. The type of incision necessary all depends on your needs.  Treating the area around the eyelid is a safe and effective way of achieving a younger look which will boost self-confidence.

Neck Lift

With age, skin loses elasticity especially in the neck area which ultimately causes loose skin. Loose skin makes men seem even older than they really are. Dr. Steinbrech’s neck lift surgery allows for the tightening of the underlying muscles in the neck area, and the reduction of fat deposits beneath the chin, erasing the “double-chin” effect that we all hate.

Neck lift surgery includes incisions made around the ear lobe and behind the ears to hide any unwanted scars from the procedure. Post-surgery, you can expect some swelling, numbness and bruising, however, most patients can return to their busy work schedules just two weeks after surgery.

Jawline Re-contouring

A strong jawline gives men a more powerful physical appearance which creates confidence and thus, helps you be more successful. Dr. Steinbrech includes a jawline re-contouring as part of his Wall Street Man makeover, which is a 15 minute, noninvasive procedure that produces male perfection. This procedure involves injectable fillers strategically put in the jaw line to reshape it and create a strong defined chin, which according to Dr. Steinbrech adds 20 lbs. of muscle to the body. If needed, Dr. Steinbrech can also enhance the cheek bones for a more defined look, along with a jaw line re-contouring procedure.

High-definition Liposculpting

This procedure in Dr. Steinbrech’s Wall Street Man look, sculpts the body by removing fat around the abdomen, waist, and hips in order to show off the muscles that are underneath. This creates the appearance of a perfect six-pack and the attractive pelvic lines that women die for. This procedure lasts longer than the other ones in this package, one to five hours, and can be done with either local or general anesthesia, depending on the amount of fat being removed. Even though the procedure itself lasts longer than the others, patients can return to work within a few days but exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for about a month.

However you desire to improve your image, Dr. Steinbrech can give you professional advice and get you started in our journey to look like the best version of yourself. Women should not be the only ones to benefit from the advantages of plastic surgery. Men are starting to feel comfortable to get work done and look their very best. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased more than 106% between 1997 and 2012. A strong man knows what he wants and knows how to get it. And it all starts with a simple phone call to make your appointment for a consultation with Dr. Douglas Steinbrech.

11 Sep 2014

Build Abs with Hi Def Liposculpting

You spend countless hours at the gym in order to achieve physical perfection. You eat healthy and are constantly watching your diet to maintain a fit appearance. Despite all of your hard work, perfection does not come very easily. Many men struggle to get rid of stubborn fat, whether it is because of aging, genetics, or other unidentified reasons. It can be exhausting and frustrating to constantly work hard, and not see the results you long for.

Hi Def Liposculpting is a revolutionary procedure that takes traditional liposuction and transforms it into an art. With a thorough knowledge of anatomy, and a keen eye, the surgeon will remove select areas of fat deposits. Fundamentally, the surgeon will sculpt your tissue to help you achieve the chiseled look you have worked so hard for.

This procedure is able to enhance the abdominal muscles. First, the areas of the body that will make you look fit and toned will be marked. Everyone is different and therefore each treatment is customized to each individual. Hi Def Liposculpting requires complete surgical precision and attention to these critical details to help you achieve the results you see in our Before and After gallery.

The success of this procedure is dependent on the surgical technique and intensive training, combined with a keen eye. Dr. Steinbrech is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon that specializes in liposculpting for men in NYC.

When choosing a surgeon to sculpt your body, think of an artist painting your portrait, except the stakes are higher. If you are interested in receiving Hi Def Liposculpting, or would like to learn more about the procedure, please contact us at (646) 480-7750, or fill out a form.

You may also find more information regarding the procedure on our Hi Def Liposculpting page.

13 Aug 2014

Video Blog: Minimally Invasive Procedures

In this video blog, Dr. Steinbrech discusses improving recovery time with minimally invasive procedures. More men than ever are getting plastic surgery and recovery time is an important consideration when deciding to go through with a procedure.

Dr. Steinbrech uses both advanced surgical techniques and current technology to help minimize recovery time for his patients. View this video for specific techniques and information about Dr. Steinbrech’s procedures.

8 Aug 2014

Treat Gynecomastia with Male Breast Reduction Surgery

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We tend to look at aging with a sense of dread and recognize that as we age, there are things each of us will face that are unpleasant, yet unavoidable byproducts of getting older. These things vary from person to person and we tend to chalk them up as “inevitables.” While this may be true about many physical and cosmetic problems, it isn’t true across the board.

One of these supposed “inevitables” for men is enlarged breast tissue, often insensitively referred to as “man boobs.” Medically, this condition, known as Gynecomastia, is very common among men, affecting between 40 and 60 percent of the male population. Contrary to popular understanding, it isn’t simply a matter of aging or something indicative of a lack of exercise or physical fitness. Men of all ages struggle with enlarged breast tissue and the subsequent embarrassment, emotional distress, low self-esteem and avoidance of intimacy that often come with it.

Many men reading this right now are facing this and have talked themselves into believing that it’s something with which they have to live with. Although there can be comedic approaches to the issue, for men struggling with excess breast tissue, it’s no laughing matter.

The causes of Gynecomastia can range from a genetic predisposition to it the side effect of a drug, disease, or hormonal change. Understanding the root cause isn’t only important for men struggling with it, it’s also important because it provides a means of treating it effectively through breast reduction surgery uniquely tailored to each individual man with the condition.

I know, what some of you are thinking… “Surgery! Yikes!” Relax. Modern cosmetic medicine is far less scary or complicated than it was in years past. Besides, does the idea of surgery frighten you more then the prospect of continuing to live with enlarged breasts and the subsequent embarrassment that come with them? Male breast reduction is typically a general or local anesthesia liposuction procedure, which may include the removal of excess glandular tissue. On average the surgery lasts approximately two hours and patients will need to wear a special compression garment during recovery to support the new contours of their chest. This recovery period typically lasts about two weeks and the results are permanent, the results of any future weight gain notwithstanding.

Once you’ve owned up to how strongly you feel about freeing yourself from the psychological and emotional burden you are bearing (or NOT bearing in the case of your enlarged breasts), you need to research your options and find a reputable surgeon who can help you. If you live in the NYC area, Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is a top-rated plastic surgeon and expert in the practice of male breast reduction surgery. Visit our Gynecomastia page for more information and to find out if male breast reduction surgery is right for you.

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