Gynecomastia Treatment for New York City Men
by Expert Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, MD, FACS
Gynecomastia is the condition of enlarged male breast tissue. Also known as “man boobs”, gynecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of the male population. Oversized breasts in men can cause embarrassment, emotional distress, low self-esteem, as well as avoidance of intimacy. Male breast enlargement affects men of all ages in NYC.
The good news is — there are gynecomastia treatments available for men in the New York City area. If you feel self-conscious about your over sized breasts, gynecomastia treatment with Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, expert New York City plastic surgeon, may help restore your self-confidence and appearance.
Gynecomastia Surgery Consultation in New York City
Board-certified New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Steinbrech has extensive experience in gynecomastia surgery. He has treated hundreds of male patients. You no longer have to hide under lose clothing or feel embarrassed by your once-problem area.
During your gynecomastia consultation with Dr. Steinbrech, he will evaluate your skin quality, chest, and body. He will discuss your surgical options, lifestyle, and needs. You can be confident in your treatment and its results with top New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Steinbrech.
Get your no obligation gynecomastia consultation in NYC by calling (646) 480-7750 or fill out our contact form to learn more about gynecomastia treatments.
What Is Gynecomastia?
- Excess localized chest fat
- Excess glandular tissue development
- A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue
- Gynecomastia may be present in one of or both breasts
Gynecomastia surgery can help by restoring a flatter, firmer appearance to the male chest.
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.
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The Gynecomastia Surgical Procedure: What You Need to Know
Gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. There are several different methods that can be performed depending on the severity of each patient’s condition.
What can patients expect from gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery can be achieved by liposuction and/or by removing excess glandular tissue. The surgical time is on average two hours and requires local or general anesthesia. You will be required to wear a special compression garment for a period of time during recovery to help support the new contours of your chest.
Recovery from Gynecomastia Surgery
The recovery from gynecomastia surgery will depend on the type of procedure performed. Downtime is minimal (roughly one week) and results are permanent, unless future access weight gain causes excess fat in the breast area.
- Bruising and swelling is normal following any type of surgery.
- You will be instructed to wear a chest compression garment for a while until you fully recover. The compression garment will help the skin adhere to your tissue and to minimize swelling.
- Medication will be prescribed to relieve any pain or discomfort you may experience during the first few days after your male breast reduction surgery.
- All strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided until the incisions heal and your muscles are fully recovered.
After your surgery, Dr. Steinbrech will individually evaluate your situation and advise you when it would be best to return to work and normal activities.
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