Daniel Y. Maman, MD FACS

Male Breast Reduction

At the time puberty occurs, it is common for men to develop excess breast tissue on the chest. Although this excess can resolve with growth, some patients find it aesthetically displeasing and opt for plastic surgery in NYC. Whether it is due to weight gain, hormone imbalance, genetics, or a disease, sometimes surgery may be the only option in correcting enlarged male breast tissue.

What is Male Breast Reduction?

When the male breast tissue becomes enlarged and the skin begins to sag, it can give a more feminine appearance to the body. Male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia surgery, is an excellent option to reduce any excess fat or skin.

Dr. Maman will work with the patient to transform the breasts to a more proportionate size that complements the patient’s body, and that will address the patient’s concerns. The best candidates for surgery are healthy, non-smokers who understand the process and have realistic expectations.

The Procedure

Dr. Maman will discuss your goals, questions, and procedure in great detail during your consultation and preoperative appointments. He will conduct a physical examination during your initial visit and will address your medical and surgical history to have a comprehensive understanding of your case. Dr. Maman will discuss with you your treatment plan and identify realistic and reasonable goals for your plastic surgery in NYC.

After administering general anesthesia, Dr. Maman will make a series of smaller incisions strategically placed in discrete areas around the breast. These incisions allow for easier removal of excess fat, which will first be loosened with a tube and removed with the aid of liposuction. In specific instances, the skin may also be removed and tightened as part of the procedure. This procedure can be done with liposuction alone, liposuction with breast gland removal, or liposuction with gland and skin removal.

In some circumstances, liposuction is not necessary. Instead, a simple lift is performed to smooth and obtain the desired look. In more complicated cases, the areola is completely removed and placed in a different position, which requires a larger incision.

Results and Recovery

After surgery, you will notice results almost immediately. You will experience some swelling and bruising around the incision sites. Dr. Maman will help you achieve successful healing, which will most likely include bandaging and a compression garment, as well as necessary medication. You will be provided with all postoperative instructions and any follow-up appointments for continued care and an optimal experience with plastic surgery in NYC. Scarring will naturally occur but will be hidden and likely diminish as time goes on. Any scars will be managed following Dr. Maman’s post-procedure protocol.

Most patients find that they need medication for far less than a week and can get back to daily life within the same timeframe. It is critical to save any strenuous exercise to no sooner than three weeks. The total recovery time takes an average of four to six weeks.

Because some cases of excess breast tissue and fat in males is a result of weight gain, drug use or prescription medicine, it is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow guidance from your surgeon and primary care physician. With proper recovery and lifestyle, most men are extremely happy with their results appreciating a new, more proportionate look. They tend to feel more comfortable dressing, going to the gym, and being at the beach.

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