Gynecomastia Surgery for Men in NYC
Gynecomastia is a common medical condition characterized by the enlargement of male breast tissue. Generally, gynecomastia happens when a man’s hormones, primarily estrogen, and testosterone, are not in balance, thus causing the development of excess chest tissue. While not typically a serious health concern, gynecomastia can cause emotional distress and self-esteem issues in affected men. It can manifest at any age but is most prevalent during puberty and in older men. This condition affects a substantial number of men, with an estimated 30-60% experiencing gynecomastia at some point in their lives. The causes can vary, including hormonal fluctuations, medications, or underlying medical conditions.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia, scientifically referred to as macromastia, is a condition in men characterized by the development of excessive localized fat tissue, glandular tissue, or a combination of both in one or both pecs. This condition can affect males of all ages and has a variety of underlying causes, including medication side effects, medical conditions, genetic factors, and most commonly, hormonal fluctuations. It’s essential to investigate potential medical causes before considering surgery. Dr. Steinbrech and the Alpha Male Plastic Surgery team in New York have substantial expertise in male chest reduction procedures. Their mission is to enhance the self-esteem of countless men, enabling them to embrace their bodies without hiding behind loose clothing. Their minimally invasive micro-incision technique ensures a flatter chest with minimal scarring.
The Gynecomastia Surgery Process
- Consultation: Your journey begins with a confidential consultation where you’ll discuss your goals and concerns with our expert surgeons. They will evaluate your condition, review your medical history, and recommend the most suitable treatment plan.
- Surgery: Gynecomastia surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon will make minimal incisions to remove excess chest tissue and fat.
- Recovery: After the procedure, you’ll wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour. Most patients can return to normal activities within a few weeks.
- Results: Over time, swelling will subside, and you’ll begin to see the final results of your surgery – a flatter, more masculine chest.
View Our Gynecomastia Before and After Video Results Here
Why Choose Our NYC Practice?
- Experienced Surgeons: Our team comprises board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive experience in gynecomastia surgery.
- Personalized Care: We understand that each patient is unique and tailor our approach to your specific needs and goals.
- State-of-the-Art Facility: Our NYC clinic has the latest technology and adheres to the highest safety standards.
- Exceptional Results: We take pride in delivering natural-looking, transformative results that enhance your confidence and self-esteem.
Gynecomastia surgery can help by restoring a flatter, firmer appearance to the male chest. View Gynecomastia Surgery Before and After Gallery Here
Prior to gynecomastia surgery, patients should be checked to see if there is any medical cause of their gynecomastia. Causes of gynecomastia include side effects of certain drugs, disease, hereditary conditions, and/or hormonal changes.
Symptoms of Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia, often referred to as man boobs, manifests through various symptoms. Its primary indicator is the enlargement of one or both pecs, leading to increased size and volume. Those affected may also encounter chest tenderness or heightened sensitivity, resulting in soreness or discomfort upon contact. Nipple changes can occur, encompassing nipple enlargement, increased sensitivity, and, though less common, nipple discharge. Additionally, gynecomastia can bring about chest asymmetry, causing one pec to be more affected than the other and causing an imbalance in size and shape. Beyond the physical signs, this condition can have a significant psychological impact, inducing self-consciousness, embarrassment, and anxiety about one’s appearance, ultimately diminishing self-esteem.
More About Gynecomastia
This infographic, created by Dr. Douglas Steinbrech about gynecomastia, visualizes some statistics, facts, and available treatments for men suffering from this embarrassing condition. View the infographic and learn more about gynecomastia.