Gynecomastia Surgery in Manhattan
Find out if you are a candidate for this surgery in Manhattan & NYC
Gynecomastia is a condition seen in about 40-60% of men, and it can be problematic for your confidence and self-esteem. Men with gynecomastia will see an enlargement of the breast tissue in one or both breasts, which may be troubling to cope with, especially for younger men. While gynecomastia is not a serious physical problem, it can be an issue for your mental health, so you might seek treatment with Dr. Elan B. Singer at EBS Plastic Surgery. Our Manhattan surgical practice can help you resolve this common condition with minimally invasive surgical care that can boost your confidence and help you look your best.
Who Is Affected By Gynecomastia?
Men of all ages may be affected by gynecomastia, which is often related to hormonal imbalances, making the condition very common among teenage boys and men over the age of 50. Along with swelling of the breast tissue, gynecomastia may cause tenderness or soreness in the breasts. In some cases, there may be extreme swelling, pain or nipple discharge, which can all indicate a more serious condition that should be evaluated by your primary physician. When gynecomastia is not directly related to natural hormonal changes, it might be associated with the use of certain medications, alcohol, and hypogonadism, which can all affect the body’s hormone production.
What Can Surgery Do to Treat Gynecomastia?
Sometimes gynecomastia will resolve on its own, depending on the causes. In men who are overweight, a diet and exercise program may be recommended before treatment with surgery, which is the leading treatment option for gynecomastia. Surgery is most appropriate for men who do not smoke or use drugs, are healthy, maintain an ideal weight, and have stabilized breast development. If you meet these criteria, here is a look at what you might expect in your surgical care.
- Surgical process – Surgery for gynecomastia is performed under local anesthesia, and it is done on an outpatient basis. Through small incisions, Dr. Singer will use liposuction to remove the excess fatty tissue in the breasts. Glandular tissues may also be removed to prevent the recurrence of enlarged breast tissue in certain patients. Scars from surgery are relatively small, and they may not even be visible following your surgery.
- Recovery and possible side effects – After surgery, you might expect some side effects such as burning, swelling, or bruising. Over the next 3-6 weeks, these symptoms will subside as you wear an elastic support garment that will fit snugly under your clothes.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Signer at EBS Plastic Surgery, call our office today at (212) 517-5600. We provide a complete range of cosmetic surgical care for men and women in Manhattan with procedures for the face, body, and breasts.