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. Top New York City 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.
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 breast has caused the skin to stretch and the breast to sag, Dr. Rothaus may use a skin tightening technique to improve the aesthetic result.
What To Expect
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 repositioning the nipple. After surgery, bruising and swelling can be expected and should resolve within 1-3 weeks. The patient is required to wear a compression garment for 2 weeks after surgery to help with swelling. Heavy lifting and straining during exercise must be avoided for at least 3 weeks or until clearance is given by Dr. Rothaus.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
Average Procedure Time: 1-2 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location: Out-Patient