What is Male Breast Reduction?
Although it is not often talked about, gynecomastia affects men across the country.
Male breast reduction is used to treat gynecomastia, an ailment that is characterized by over-developed or enlarged breasts in men. This condition may be caused by hormonal changes, genetics, disease or certain drugs.
Male breast reduction or gynecomastia excision is frequently performed for men who have excess breast tissue, fat or skinny. The technique for this procedure will vary depending on the amount of breast tissue and ptosis of the nipple.
Frequently, efforts are made to minimize scarring on the male breast as this is an area that is visible on the beach or while playing sports.
This procedures is frequently performed with the use of liposuction for mild or moderate cases. Patient who have a small core of breast tissue can have this removed by a novel approach with use of a combination of ultrasonic Lycos suction as well as the use of a cartiladge braider to remove this core of tissue. This procedure eliminates the need for significant scarring around the areola which will help lead to a more pleasing cosmetic result. More extensive cases can require a more formal breast reduction procedure and sometimes even a free nipple graft.
Dr. David L. Abramson has years of experience with male breast reduction. He has listened with compassion as his patients describe how their overly large breasts have caused them discomfort and embarrassment. If you are bothered by gynecomastia and would like board-certified surgical assistance, then please contact Dr. Abramson today. He encourages you to schedule a visit.
Are You a Male Breast Reduction Candidate?
Ideal candidates for male breast reduction are typically men whose condition cannot be improved through alternative medical treatments. When you have gynecomastia, you will experience at least one of the following in one or both breasts.
Issues Addressed By Gynecomastia
- Excess localized fat
- Excess glandular tissue development
- A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue
Male breast reduction patients are generally old enough to have a stabilization in breast development. Sometimes, adolescents can benefit from the procedure, but secondary surgeries may be needed in the future.
Dr. Abramson will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine whether male breast reduction can work for you. From New York City to Englewood to Manhattan, Dr. Abramson is proud to have helped hundreds of men in our community feel better about themselves with male breast reduction.
About Male Breast Reduction Surgery
There are two main techniques for male breast reduction. The chosen method depends on the specific physical traits of your gynecomastia. For example, if your enlarged breasts are primarily due to fatty tissue, then liposuction alone may be used. However, if glandular tissue or excess skin are to blame, then excision is often recommended. Sometimes, your male breast reduction will be treated with both lipo and excision.
All of these methods require incisions, most of which are concealed within natural contours. Others may result in visible scars, though, which is sometimes a necessary result of male breast reduction.
Potential complications include bleeding, infection, scarring, and on rare occasions an unsatisfactory result. However, most patients notice a significant improvement very early on and are extremely pleased with the procedure. The recovery is short, usually with minimal discomfort, and patients are back to daily activities within 4-5 days.
You can rest assured that Dr. Abramson will go over all your options for the surgery. He has discussed gynecomastia and male breast reduction thoroughly with patients from New York City, Englewood and Manhattan, as well as other nearby locales. You can trust the compassion and expertise of Dr. Abramson and his hard-working staff.
The Cost of Male Breast Reduction Surgery
For your financing needs, Alphaeon™ and CareCredit® are offered. Because every surgery is different, there are no set costs for male breast reduction in our area. If you would like more details on male breast reduction prices, then please take some time to speak with Dr. Abramson and his staff.