Address Gynecomastia with Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia is a common condition that affects men and boys of all ages. Men experiencing breast swelling, often caused by hormone imbalances, weight gain, genetics, medical conditions, or certain medications, stand to benefit from male breast reduction. Dr. Joshua Hyman, M.D., works in tandem with each patient to identify the underlying causes of their gynecomastia and create a treatment plan that can address them.

What is Male Breast Reduction?

Male breast reduction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to reduce the effects of Gynecomastia. It is estimated that around 30 to 40 percent of men suffer from some degree of “breast” development. While the condition is not dangerous, it can be a source of embarrassment, adversely affecting patients’ self-esteem, mental health, and ability to assert themselves in social situations. Male breast reduction gives these individuals the ability to eliminate excess breast tissue, resulting in a more masculine physique that reflects their aesthetic ideals. 

The details of a male breast reduction procedure ultimately depend on the patient’s needs. Individuals with excess fat around the chest may benefit the most from liposuction, as this method is most effective for fat removal. In other cases, male breast reduction will involve the removal of excess skin and tissue through excision, leading to a major reduction in Gynecomastia symptoms.

What are the Benefits of Male Breast Reduction?

For individuals struggling with Gynecomastia in New York City, Male Breast Reduction can be a life-changing treatment. Some of its most notable benefits include:

  • A significant reduction in breast size
  • A firmer, more masculine aesthetic in the chest region
  • A more contoured and proportionate body
  • More clothing options thanks to the improved profile
  • A major increase in self-confidence 

Who is an Ideal candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

Virtually all male patients who are dealing with symptoms of Gynecomastia are considered to be good candidates for male breast reduction surgery. For those whose mental health and quality of life have been impacted by the presence of excess breast tissue, this procedure can have life-changing effects that leave patients feeling great about themselves. 

Logo media

Some other considerations for male breast reduction candidacy include 

  • Being in good physical health
  • Being a non-smoker
  • Having realistic expectations for the results of the procedure
Banner media

What does the Procedure Involve?

Every male breast reduction journey starts with a private consultation with Dr. Hyman. During this meeting, the doctor will carry out a thorough assessment of the patient and give them the opportunity to discuss their aesthetic objectives, allowing him to determine the patient's candidacy for male breast reduction. Dr. Hyman can address all of your questions and concerns and use this information to create a customized treatment plan.

The surgery is conducted as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia at our on-site surgical center. The procedure involves strategically placed incisions, which can vary in size and extent depending on the amount of tissue removal required. Utilizing liposuction and excision, the excess skin and tissue are meticulously eliminated. The remaining skin is then re-draped over the treatment area, and the incisions are closed with sutures.

Following the surgery, patients are monitored for a few hours before being discharged to ensure that it is safe for them to go home. It is important that patients arrange to have a friend or family member drive them home. Ideally, this person will be able to stay with the patient for the first twenty-four hours to help them around the house. 

What is the Recovery Period like following Male Breast Reduction?

It is normal for patients to experience some side effects following male breast reduction in NYC. These may include swelling, bruising, and soreness. If necessary, pain medication will be prescribed to help you navigate these symptoms. Patients may also be given a compression garment to help reduce swelling and facilitate the healing process. In most cases, it is recommended that patients take off one to two weeks from work following the procedure, and they should wait at least four to six weeks before engaging in strenuous activities.

Doctor media

Why choose Dr. Hyman?

Choosing a male breast reduction under the care of Dr. Joshua Hyman, M.D., ensures a positive treatment experience with remarkable results. Dr. Hyman's team is dedicated to cosmetic excellence and patient satisfaction, enabling patients to achieve their goals in a timely manner. Always keeping up with the latest in surgical techniques and treatments, Dr. Hyman consistently integrates the latest in cosmetic care into his procedures, allowing for optimal results.

Contact our office today to schedule a private consultation and learn more about our male breast reduction procedures. 

Contact us media
Accessibility: If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact our Accessibility Manager at (212) 517-5157.
Contact Us