Experts estimate that between 30% and 50% of males have abnormal breast development, called man boobs, moobs and other slang. Called gynecomastia by physicians, the condition can cause embarrassment in social and intimate situations, as well as a loss of self confidence and self esteem. Post-pubertal boys and men between 50 and 70 are the two most common groups to experience gynecomastia. Although most teenage boys with gynecomastia find that it resolves with maturity, if enlarged breasts persist into adulthood, or appear without an increase in weight or hormonal problems in adult males, gynecomastia treatment via male breast reduction in New York with Dr. Zachary Gerut can bring the breasts into a more ideal male shape.
Ideal Candidates for a Male Breast Reduction
So long as there is no medical problem causing the enlarged male breasts, healthy teenaged boys and adult men are likely to be good candidates for a male breast reduction. New York plastic surgeon Dr. Zachary Gerut offers several options for treatment including liposuction or surgical breast reduction.
How Gynecomastia Treatment is Performed
Depending upon the amount of breast tissue, there are several options for men with gynecomastia:
- Liposuction performed in the office under local anesthesia;
- More extensive liposuction performed in the operating room under general anesthesia;
- Surgical breast reduction
Gynecomastia treatment is an elective outpatient procedure performed in Dr. Gerut’s fully accredited and licensed surgical suite located in his office in Hewlett, Long Island. Plastic surgery patients benefit from the attention to detail and patient comfort and safety that result from Dr. Gerut’s many years with the same surgical team, which includes a board certified anesthesiologist.
If the patient’s gynecomastia is primarily fat, liposuction can be used to create a flatter chest. If, however, the breast tissue is dense and firm, liposuction may not be adequate. In those cases, an incision can be made around the areola and a scalpel used to excise the extra breast tissue, with or without the addition of liposuction. If the breast skin is too loose to tighten up after tissue is removed, some skin may be removed prior to completing the procedure.
Recovery From Gynecomastia Treatment
Recovery from male breast reduction in Long Island is usually rapid and uneventful. Dr. Gerut will advise you to avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks and wear a supportive vest for compression, to encourage skin tightening, and to avoid fluid collection.
If you or a loved one are concerned about excess male breast tissue, board certified New York plastic surgeon Dr. Gerut is here to help you. Call us at 516-295-2100 or complete our online consultation form to learn how you can get the look you’ve always wanted!