According to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) statistics over 24,200 male breast reduction procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2014 which is an increase of 7.1% from 2013. Puberty, hormonal changes, certain medical conditions and use of some drugs can all cause male breast enlargement. Established plastic surgery practices in Manhattan offer gynecomastia treatment or male breast reduction surgery to resolve the condition effectively.
How Male Breast Enlargement is Addressed
Gynecomastia is characterized by excessive glandular and fat tissues in one or both breasts. The condition can occur at any stage in life. The minimally invasive treatment mainly involves eliminating the excess tissues and fat. It may also involve improving the size and position of the areola and reducing surplus skin to improve tone, shape and appearance of the chest.
At leading surgical practices, advanced technologies such as BodyTite RFAL (radio frequency assisted liposuction) and SmartLipo Triplex (laser assisted) are used to perform the gynecomastia surgery. These advanced techniques provide for a short duration procedure, quick recovery, and virtually invisible scars. The treatment reduces fat and tightens the skin effectively, and also improves the appearance and position of the areolas. When undergoing this minimally invasive procedure, they can benefit from
- Minimal risks and complications
- Reduced downtime
- Faster return to normal activity
For those men who have lost significant amount of weight, the surgeons consider the advanced ‘Boomerang’ technique. Using this technique, the surgeon makes a series of opposing elliptical excisions to get rid of excess skin to achieve tight skin closure and reveal superficial muscular bulk.
Who Is a Right Candidate?
Reliable surgeons will perform a thorough assessment to know if you are the right candidate for the surgery. In some cases, no treatment may be needed and the condition would resolve on its own. Candidates for the procedure would meet the following conditions:
- Be physically with relatively stable weight
- Be a non-smoker
- Not have any serious medical conditions
Benefits of Gynecomastia Treatment
The treatment offers both physical and psychological benefits.
- A manly physique with a flatter, firmer chest area and improved chest contour
- Improved posture and breathing
- Improved self-esteem and self confidence
Choosing the Right Surgeon in Manhattan
For the best results for male breast reduction in Manhattan, NYC, choose a surgeon who is specialized and experienced in the procedure and performs the procedure in an AAAASF-accredited practice.