Gynecomastia is a condition in which the male breast becomes enlarged due to extra fatty tissue and/or glandular tissue. This produces what some call "man boobs," or female-like breasts on men. Gynecomastia can be devastating for its sufferers, as they retreat from normal activities and from physical contact with others, and wear baggy clothes to hide themselves.
The Male Breast Reduction Procedure
Male breast reduction is performed on an outpatient basis in one of our AAAHC accredited surgical suites. We use a unique cocktail of oral painkillers and a mild sedative to help patients relax and stay comfortable throughout the procedure. Local anesthetic is injected into the treatment areas to numb them completely for a pain-free procedure.
For excessive fatty tissue in the breasts, tumescent laser liposuction will be performed with the assistance of Smartlipo laser liposuction. The tumescent fluid includes diluted lidocaine which is like a dentists Novocain.
The laser produces a gentle heat while precisely targeting the fat to melt and liquefy it. This completely destroys the fat cells so they can be easily removed with a suction cannula. Unlike most surgeons, we use a powered, motorized suction which is far more gentle, thorough, aesthetic and non bruising. Most importantly, we use the laser for gynecomastia surgery while most other surgeons do NOT and the laser achieves the breast/chest tightening, lifting and flattening that patients desire.
Extra glandular tissue under the nipples requires our team to remove the gland: scarring is avoided by performing a subcuticular closure which spares the skin. Unlike many surgeons, we remove all of the excess gland instead of only a small portion or no glandular removal. This achieves the result our patients truly want.
Normal Breast VS. Gynecomastia
What Causes Gynecomastia?
Watch the video below for more information about what gynecomastia is, what causes it and the treatment for it.
Recovering From Gynecomastia Surgery
Recovery varies by patient. A compression garment is required for 24 hours a day during the first week following surgery, then for 12 hours a day during the next week.
It is imperative that you come in for your scheduled follow-up appointments for proper healing and best results. We offer appointments at our NYC and Long Island offices six days a week, for your convenience.
*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.
The Advanced Difference
Our cosmetic and plastic surgeons offer unprecedented attention to detail and superior results. Hundreds of men with gynecomastia have already chosen ACSNY as their solution because...
We use a Smartlipo laser to melt away excess fat in the chest and tighten the skin
Glands are completely removed to restore a masculine contour
Fast recovery with a permanent resolution
Local anesthetic is used, so your procedure is affordable and safe
Board certified - We have board certified plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons, each with decades of experience.
AAAHC - We use our own AAAHC accredited surgical centers
Free transportation to and from your procedure
Financing is easy - with just your pay stub and 50% down, you are APPROVED
0% interest and zero-down options available O.A.C. through our accepted 3rd party financing providers. We also have in-house financing options.