Gynecomastia surgery is the only way to combat man boobs - By A. Abraham Levin, Cosmetic Surgeon in NYC & Long Island

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At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, our gyno NYC & Long Island experts perform male breast reduction surgery to help our patients get rid of gynecomastia and regain a firmer, flatter male chest.

For the many men with gynecomastia, the development of enlarged male breasts is extremely embarrassing. Often referred to as man boobs or moobs, this is actually a very common condition affecting an estimated 40% or more of post pubescent males at some point in their lives.

The men we see in our gynecomastia NY centers often feel very self-conscious about their chest, wearing baggy clothing to conceal the chest and often avoiding activities which require them to remove their shirt, be it swimming, going to the beach or being intimate.

Is it Pseudogynecomastia or Gynecomastia?

Our surgeons are often asked what the difference is between gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia and how to get rid of man boobs. It’s essential that patients understand the difference as treatments for gynecomastia will depend on the condition.

Gynecomastia is a medical condition characterized by an excess of either fatty tissue or glandular tissue in the male breasts. This condition’s causes may include hormonal imbalances, systemic disorders, certain types of carcinomas, or the use of some drugs, including both legal and illegal.

This typically requires medical intervention to treat the underlying cause and, once the gynecomastia is treated, surgical male breast reduction may be needed to improve the appearance of the chest.

Pseudogynecomastia, on the other hand, is solely related to an excess of body fat in the chest and typically occurs in those who are overweight or have a very high body mass index (BMI).

In most cases, pseudogynecomastia can be effectively treated with lifestyle changes, including proper diet and exercise, to help eliminate the excess body fat and eliminate man boobs.

Gynecomastia Treatment in our Gyno NYC and Long Island Centers

If you find that you’re unable to get rid of man boobs or reduce male breast size despite working out, lifting weights and eating well, you may have gynecomastia. A consultation at our gynecomastia New York centers in NYC and Long Island can help you to determine whether you have pseudogynecomastia or gynecomastia and how best to treat your condition.

Determining which condition you have can be done by placing the thumb and forefinger on opposite sides of the breast and then slowly bringing them together along the nipple line. The enlarged glandular tissue will feel like a rubbery to firm ring of tissue around and beneath the areola area which may move freely and even be tender to the touch.

What We Can Do for You

If you do have gynecomastia, our surgeons may recommend male breast liposuction or to remove the excess glandular tissue to restore a firmer, flatter appearance to the chest.

To learn more about getting rid of man boobs in our gyno NYC centers, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York today.