Video: What is Gynecomastia, What Causes It, and How to Treat It


Many of our patients who suffer from gynecomastia are ashamed and embarrassed about their man boobs. They often feel like they are the only one in the world who has this problem.

The fact is that many men will develop gynecomastia sometime in their life; even bodybuilders have to deal with this issue. The number of gynecomastia New York patients we treat each year confirms these statistics.

At our gynecomastia NYC  & Long Island offices, we want to help make our patients feel as comfortable as possible and know that they are not alone when it comes to male breast enlargement.

How Common are Man Boobs?

Many men know the disconcerting effects of man boobs, but they are not exactly sure what gynecomastia is or what causes it. Part of feeling more comfortable with your condition is knowing exactly what it is you are dealing with.

Gynecomastia is the unnatural enlargement of male breast tissue. It has been a problem traced back to ancient Egypt. There are many hieroglyphics that depict the condition on several of the pharaohs.

Also, during World War II, the navy conducted a study and found that one quarter of their recruits had gynecomastia.

Symptoms of Gynecomastia

Our doctors want you to know the exact symptoms of gynecomastia in case you think you have it.

Some of the more common symptoms include:

  • Sensitivity in the nipple area that eventually leads to extreme discomfort
  • Swelling tissue which extends laterally underneath the arm
  • Feminine-looking male breasts

There are many different ways to get rid of man boobs, but only gynecomastia treatment with surgery can permanently get rid of it when there are no underlying health issues. Always see your doctor and get blood work and an exam if you notice unusual breast growth or tenderness.

Visit Our Gynecomastia NYC and Long Island Centers

At our gynecomastia New York offices, the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team offer the most innovative gynecomastia treatment available in New York.

Our methods utilize unique, laser-assisted male breast reduction surgery techniques that have minimal down time, virtually no scarring (depending upon the extent of the patient’s severity), very little blood loss, and no general anesthesia.

Come in and meet with us for a free consultation so we can better explain the surgery procedure to you, as well as go over the cost of gynecomastia surgery and what is involved with gynecomastia surgery recovery.

Now that you know more about this condition and if you are ready to get rid of gynecomastia, then give our NYC or Long Island offices a call today at 212.206.0023 or 631.499.1831.

We look forward to hearing from you because we want you to receive the best gynecomastia treatment methods available!

*The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.