Intro TO PROCEDURE
- Time: 1 hour to 3 hours
- General Anesthesia
- Ambulate the night of surgery
- Shower 2 days after surgery
- 3 to 5 days off work
- 6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming
BEFORE & AFTERS
BD, 27, Male, Leather Shop Owner, Indian, New York, USA
B is a 27-year-old male who recently lost a lot of weight from diet and exercises alone. Even though he had improvement in terms of his body contour he constantly felt embarrassed about his enlarged breasts. He avoids all swimming pools, sauna, beach, locker rooms, or anywhere he needs to take his shirt off. He even wears extra clothing in the summer trying to disguise his breast contour. After surgery, his breast improved tremendously in terms of size and he no longer feels self conscious all the time. Notice no visible scar is seen with this technique.*Individual results may vary.
WHAT IS MALE BREAST REDUCTION?
Male breast reduction surgery, or gynecomastia resection, is a procedure that is opted for when men have overdeveloped or enlarged breasts. This condition is known as gynecomastia. Dr. William Lao is a top plastic surgeon specializing in male breast reduction in New York City.
WHY GYNECOMASTIA RESECTION?
Men with gynecomastia may suffer from intense emotional discomfort and self-confidence issues. It often is a source of psychiatric stress and social embarrassment.
People with this condition often feel embarrassed to go to the beach, hot spring, the locker room, or any places where they have to take their shirt off. They also dislike the full-breasted look when they put on T-shirts during the summertime. In severe cases, they have the same problems as ladies with large breasts, such as shoulder and neck pain and rashes under the breast fold.
HOW IS IT DONE?
Most gynecomastia can be taken care of by a combination of liposuction and direct excision. The scar is usually well hidden and nearly invisible after it is completely healed. In larger breasted men, similar techniques to female breast reduction will be needed to completely reduce the breast size. Surgery is usually well-tolerated and people are usually satisfied with their results.
WHY DOES GYNECOMASTIA OCCUR?
Gynecomastia, or male breast, usually affects teenagers and elderly men, though it can affect men and boys of all age groups. It also has a higher incidence in the obese population.
It can occur due to a number of reasons:
- Weight gain
- Hormonal Changes
- Genetic Conditions
- Use of certain medications
- Use of drugs like anabolic steroids
HOW CAN GYNECOMASTIA BE TREATED?
In some cases, gynecomastia is temporary and will not need treatment. In others, corrective methods must be used depending on the cause of the issue.
Those who are experiencing gynecomastia as a result of medications or recreational drugs should cease usage in order to rectify the condition. Diet and exercise can also help, depending on the type of gynecomastia experienced.
When non-surgical treatment options have proven ineffective, male breast reduction is needed. It is recommended that teenagers or young adults undergo this surgical treatment only after their chest is fully developed. If they get it done while they are adolescents, they may have to undergo a secondary procedure as their chest continues to grow
HOW IS IT DONE?
Male breast reduction surgery is usually performed in an outpatient facility, and general anesthesia is administered beforehand. The procedure takes about one to three hours to complete.
There are a variety of techniques that Dr. Lao can use for breast reduction. When you consult with him prior to the surgery, the method best suited to your condition will be determined. This will be based the tissue composition of your male breasts.
In cases where the excess tissue is mostly fatty tissue, liposuction can be used for correction. This involves insertion of a tool called a cannula. The cannula loosens the fat, which is then removed through the cannula with medical suction.
In situations where the excess tissue is mostly glandular breast tissue, excision must be employed. This involves removal of the tissue using a scalpel.
Excess skin is often also removed during this process. This is performed using a scalpel. If the areolae need to be reduced or repositioned, this can be done as well.
Most gynecomastia can be taken care of by a combination of liposuction and direct excision. In larger breasted men, similar techniques to female breast reduction will be needed to completely reduce the breast size.
Incisions are made around the areolae to provide access for removal of the excess glandular or fatty tissue. Additional incisions may be made if required. Once the excess tissue is removed, the incisions are closed with stitches and the remaining skin is tightened.
The scar is usually well hidden and nearly invisible after it is completely healed. Surgery is typically well tolerated and people are generally satisfied with their results.
RECOVERY AND HEALING
A few days after going through the surgery, the patient usually feels some amount of pain and discomfort, which can be controlled with the help of prescription pain-control medication.
Bruising and swelling are common after a surgical procedure, so wearing a pressure garment is usually recommended at least for two weeks. Patients can soon return to their regular physical activities and daily schedule, though physically taxing activities should be avoided for at least four weeks.
GYNECOMASTIA COST IN NYC
Pricing can vary, so please make an appointment with Dr. Lao in his Manhattan office to get the most accurate cost for your male breast reduction in NYC.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION TODAY
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WILLIAM LAO, M.D.
June 1st, 2020
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William Lao, MD