Gynecomastia, enlarged male breasts caused by excess tissue and fat, can be one of the most embarrassing physical conditions that males (from adolescent boys to adult men) struggle with.
Instead of a sculpted chest, like we see in our favorite celebrities, men with gynecomastia present with the appearance of “man boobs.” And what makes this condition even more frustrating is that it is usually caused by a hormonal imbalance, meaning that you can’t exercise or diet this issue away.
While adolescent boys tend to develop enlarged breasts as they go through puberty, their hormone levels often get back in balance and their body takes care of the excess on its own. But for some men, the problem persists, causing them to feel self-conscious about their lack of a toned, masculine appearance.
Gynecomastia surgery is one of the most effective cosmetic surgeries available to men, and after undergoing male breast reduction, most men discover that they have more confidence in and comfort with their bodies.
How Is Gynecomastia Surgery Done?
Gynecomastia surgery is a rather simple and straightforward procedure.
During your gynecomastia consultation, one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons will examine your condition and determine whether your gynecomastia is caused by excess fatty tissue or whether you have excess skin and breast tissue that needs to be removed, as well. This diagnosis will determine the surgical techniques used during your operation.
Either intravenous sedation (IV sedation) or general anesthesia will be used to ensure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
After the anesthesia has been administered, liposuction surgery will be used to remove any fatty tissue in the breasts. If this is the extent of your gynecomastia, then your procedure will be done after the liposuction. However, if you suffer from excess breast tissue and/or skin, then your cosmetic surgeon will remove the tissue and skin by surgical excision.
Once the incisions are closed, you can begin your recovery with the knowledge that you no longer have those troublesome male breasts.
Why Should I Get Gynecomastia Surgery Now?
If you suffer from gynecomastia, then you know the constant frustration: feeling embarrassed at the beach or pool, feeling self-conscious in intimate moments, struggling to find shirts that hide your breast appearance.
So, why suffer any longer than you already have?
Gynecomastia surgery can help give you the slimmer, more contoured appearance that you’ve always wanted.
Instead of having feminine-looking breasts, you can feel proud to have a more sculpted chest. Instead of hiding your body away, you can now feel comfortable showing off your results, which can help you feel more self-confident overall.
However, it’s important to understand that it can take anywhere from three to six months for your results to become final.
During that time, you will experience some bruising, soreness, and swelling. Additionally, for a portion of that time, you will not be able to engage in strenuous activity, like weightlifting.
This means that you should think about undergoing gynecomastia surgery now if you want to finish 2022 and start 2023 with the more toned and manly appearance you desire.
Schedule your consultation at Westchester Surgical Arts today to begin your journey toward the chest you deserve!
Interested in Learning More?If you are interested in learning more about gynecomastia surgery in Westchester, please contact our office at 914-295-2662 or fill out our online form.
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When boys and men suffer from gynecomastia (excess breast tissue), it can significantly harm their self-esteem. Persistent breast enlargement can have adverse psychological effects that cause many emotional problems, such as anxiety, lack of confidence, and self-consciousness.
Often, boys with gynecomastia are bullied at school due to the appearance of “man boobs.”
Being treated differently can drastically affect someone’s life, curtailing their participation in activities/school work.
Aside from the psychological issues, men and boys suffering from the condition may experience pain and discomfort around the breast.
Gynecomastia surgery can remove the excess breast tissue and correct the issue, leading to greater self-confidence and a more enjoyable life.
What Causes Gynecomastia?
It is easy to assume that gynecomastia may be the result of gaining too much weight, but, truthfully, that is not the case. The condition is primarily due to hormonal changes during puberty or other times in a man’s life.
If a man’s testosterone levels are significantly lower in comparison to estrogen or if there is an excess of estrogen activity, some breast tissue may develop. This can be a temporary change that resolves on its own without medical treatment — or it can become more permanent.
Although hormonal fluctuations during puberty and middle age cause most cases of gynecomastia, the condition can also be impacted by certain diseases, such as hyperthyroidism and kidney failure, illicit drug and alcohol use, or side effects of some medicines, such as tricyclic antidepressants, antibiotics, and Valium.
Genetics can also cause a predisposition to gynecomastia.
Benefit From Male Breast Reduction
Most healthy men with enlarged breast tissues can benefit from a reduction surgery.
Depending on the severity of the breast enlargement, your plastic surgeon will use specific techniques to achieve the desired outcome. The unwanted tissue is carefully removed, and the rest of the chest is contoured for a balanced and natural look. If excess skin is present, your surgeon will remove it to create a tighter-looking chest that looks more masculine. In some cases, the surgery will involve liposuction in the breast.
Ultimately, the correct treatment will depend on the underlying cause of your gynecomastia and your goals.
If your condition is caused by medication or other nonessential drugs, taking such drugs should be stopped or reduced.
Following the surgery, patients will also be required to maintain a proper diet, exercise, and lifestyle to maintain the new chest contours.
Interested in Getting Rid of Your Male Breasts?
You do not have to live with the stigma of unwanted breasts. Gynecomastia surgery is the best option to help you feel better about yourself with a more masculine definition in the upper chest.