Gynecomastia is a common medical condition in which males develop enlarged, female-like breasts. Some of the common causes of gynecomastia include hormone imbalances, medical conditions, and the use of certain medications or drugs.
At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, our gyno NYC and Long Island specialists perform gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction, to improve an enlarged male breast for a firmer, flatter appearance.
Many of our patients complain about additional gynecomastia symptoms such as puffy nipples and these can be addressed during surgery as well.
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Puffy nipples are commonly the result of excess glandular tissue located beneath the areola. This can occur in males of any age but is most often seen in young adults. It is important to differentiate puffy nipples associated with gynecomastia as opposed to pseudogynecomastia because treatment will be different for each.
Pseudogynecomastia is associated with excess fatty tissue rather than breast tissue and can often be improved with diet and exercise. To treat puffy nipples associated with gynecomastia, however, male chest reduction with glandular excision may be needed.
Surgical excision takes just one to two hours to complete and involves the removal of excess glandular tissue from beneath the areola, resulting in a flatter appearance. Our gyno NYC experts use laser-assisted techniques to minimize blood loss and the risks associated with general anesthesia.
These techniques also provide our gynecomastia New York patients with improved results and quicker healing times.
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Patients Enjoy a Firmer Chest and Flatter Nipples
Following breast reduction for men, patients are often able to return to work and other normal activities after just two to four days. Some swelling and bruising may result but these side effects will fade in time.
For many men with gynecomastia, male breast reduction surgery can dramatically improve not only their appearance but also their well-being. After surgery, many of our patients find that they’re able to partake in activities they once avoided due to their enlarged breasts and puffy nipples, including swimming, going to the beach and being intimate with women. They often feel more confident in more fitted clothing and no longer feel the need to hide themselves in baggy, oversized shirts.
To learn more about breast reduction for men or to schedule a free consultation at our gyno NYC or Long Island center, contact us today at 212.206.0023 or 631.499.1831.
During your consultation, our gynecomastia New York experts will discuss details of the procedure including the cost of gynecomastia surgery, lifestyle changes if needed, gynecomastia surgery insurance options, and more.
Men with gynecomastia who read this blog post also read this related post about pseudogynecomastia.