Nearly one in four men between the ages of 50 and 70 suffer from gynecomastia, which is an often embarrassing growth of male breast tissue. Top New York plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Rothaus, has a trusted record treating patients with gynecomastia by performing male breast reduction surgery to restore his patient’s body confidence and restoring a more masculine appearing chest wall. Rothaus Plastic Surgery offers gynecomastia surgery to men living in New York, the Upper East Side, Manhattan, Westchester, and the surrounding communities of New York.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia, or a feminization of the male breast, is the result of excessive growth of the small amounts of breast tissue present in males. This condition often starts in puberty and is one of the most common conditions affecting male body confidence. The cause of gynecomastia is usually not identified but can be seen in conjunction with hormonal imbalances.
Who is a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
The best candidates for male breast reduction surgery are men with larger than normal breasts who wish to reduce their size. The patient should be at or near his optimal weight to avoid additional surgery. If the increase in breast tissue and fatty tissue has caused the skin to stretch and the breast to sag, Dr. Rothaus may use a skin tightening technique to improve the aesthetic result.
Realistic expectations are key to any surgical procedure. Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle before and after surgery are paramount for any candidate for this procedure.
Your gynecomastia or male breast reduction consultation will involve a relavant physical examination in order for Dr. Rothaus to formulate the best treatment plan for you.
Your medical history will be discussed. Past surgical procedures, system conditions such as endocrine problems,and vitamins, supplements or medications may all have an impact on your suitability as a candidate for a gynecomastia procedure.
What is the Procedure for Gynecomastia Surgery?
During the procedure, Dr. Rothaus will use a combination of surgical excision and liposuction to remove the excess tissue in the breasts. Usually, Dr. Rothaus will make an incision around the areola to minimize scarring, but in extreme cases (and very rarely) additional incisions and surgical techniques may be employed such as re-positioning the nipple. After surgery, bruising and swelling can be expected and should resolve within one to three weeks. The patient is required to wear a compression garment for two weeks after surgery to help with swelling. Heavy lifting and straining during exercise must be avoided for at least three weeks or until clearance is given by Dr. Rothaus.
Plan Your Procedure
Recovery Time: 1-2 weeks
Average Procedure Time: 1-2 hours
Procedure Recovery Location: Outpatient
Real Patient Testimonials
Dr. Rothaus and Team are outstanding. His exceptional surgical skills coupled with his positive, kind demeanor enable for a relaxing experience. He truly listens to his patients and the results are tremendous.
Get Rid of That T-Shirt
If you suffer from enlarged breasts, or gynecomastia specifically, and are considering undergoing male breast reduction surgery, please contact our office. Dr. Rothaus has performed this procedure on many male patients and will tailor the surgery to each individual patient’s needs. Rothaus Plastic Surgery offers gynecomastia treatment to patients residing in New York, Manhattan, Westchester, and the surrounding areas of New York.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
The total cost of gynecomastia surgery varies from one patient to another. This highly individualized procedure is tailored specifically for each patient to address their specific concerns. The overall price may depend on the anesthetics, extent of work done, and additional surgeries performed in combination with male breast reduction surgery.
To learn more about the procedure for correction of gynecomastia and your options for achieving a more masculine appearing chest contact us today to schedule a consultation at one of our NYC or Westchester offices with board-certified surgeon Dr. Kenneth Rothaus.