What is male breast reduction?
In the vast majority of cases, male breast reduction is necessary due to a common condition called gynecomastia. Characterized by the development of excess tissue and fatty deposits in the breasts, men of all ages and sizes are known to suffer from the condition. In addition to contributing to an undesirable and overly feminized appearance, gynecomastia also leads to psychological distress and a dramatically reduced quality of life.
Because gynecomastia cannot be resolved through diet and exercise alone, a male breast reduction is generally the only way to firm the chest and restore a masculine contour.
What are the Benefits of Male Breast Reduction?
Gynecomastia is a distressing condition which has a detrimental impact on your self-esteem. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with this condition. Choosing a male breast reduction from Scarpidis Aesthetics has many benefits including:
- A more masculine figure
- Perform physical activities more easily
- Improved posture
- Relieves anxiety associated with gynecomastia
- Allows you to wear tighter clothing with confidence
- Improved self confidence
What Can I Expect During Male Breast Reduction?
Your male breast reduction will be performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
Dr. Scarpidis is a masterful plastic surgeon who understands the male physique and will meticulously re-sculpt your upper chest.
He will make the appropriate incisions for male breast reduction, removing excess glandular tissue and fatty deposits to create a masculine chest. Once he has achieved the desired result, your incisions will be carefully closed with tiny sutures.
What is Recovery Like?
You can recover from your gynecomastia surgery in NYC in the comfort of your own home, allowing your body to rest and heal. Dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions in order to support your new chest profile and encourage healing. These will be removed by Dr. Scarpidis in a follow-up appointment.
You may experience mild to moderate swelling and discomfort which can be managed with prescription pain medication. Dr. Scarpidis will provide detailed aftercare instructions describing the limits on your activities, caring for the incisions, and other instructions to follow over the weeks after your surgery.
A custom approach to male breast reduction.
Dr. Scarpidis doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to any of his cosmetic surgeries, and the male breast reduction is no exception. As such, he offers two distinct procedures designed to eliminate excess breast tissue. During your pre-surgery appointments for male breast reduction in NYC, he will work closely with you to determine which procedure is in your best interest and can achieve the masculine appearance you desire.
Different types of Gynecomastia Surgery
SmartLipo Chest Laser Liposuction
If your breasts feature excess fatty deposits but not much glandular development, SmartLipo Chest Laser Liposuction may be your ideal procedure. The treatment allows Dr. Scarpidis to remove targeted areas of fat, while firming and tightening the skin to achieve a more masculine chest. It’s a quick and comfortable procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia in our private New York office, and it’s associated with a very swift recovery period.
If your excess breast tissue cannot be addressed exclusively through liposuction, Dr. Scarpidis may recommend surgical excision under general anesthesia. In this case, he will make a small incision along the bottom of each areola before removing the unwanted volume. From there, Dr. Scarpidis will typically perform liposuction as well to achieve a distinctly masculine contour and ensure your final result is exactly what you’d envisioned.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Gynecomastia?
While weight loss can help, it generally doesn’t cure or remove all the symptoms of gynecomastia. Men who are at or near their desired body weight may not see the changes they envisioned, and while the rest of the body appears fit and firm, the excess breast tissue remains. In most cases of gynecomastia, either liposuction or surgical intervention is needed.
Will Insurance Cover my Gynecomastia Surgery?
As with many procedures, coverage for a male breast reduction varies from one insurance company to the next. Our office staff are well-versed in dealing with insurance companies of all kinds and will gladly assist you in the process of finding out whether you have coverage or discussing financing options.
How Do I Choose a Surgeon for my Male Breast Reduction?
Choosing a surgeon to address gynecomastia is the most important step you will take when choosing to have a male breast reduction. It is imperative that you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience and skill in re-sculpting the male upper chest area.
Why Should I Choose Scarpidis Aesthetics?
If you are ready to remedy an embarrassing excess of breast tissue, it is important to find a surgeon whom you can trust. Dr. Ulysses Scarpidis is among the finest board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in New York City, and is dedicated to helping you achieve your vision for a trim, masculine chest. There is no reason for you to hide from the world any longer. Choosing a male breast reduction from Scarpidis Aesthetics can help you lead a happier, more active, confident life.
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Are you a candidate for a male breast reduction?
To be considered an ideal candidate for a male breast reduction, you should be in good health and have suffered with gynecomastia for at least one year. In addition, your enlarged breasts should no longer be growing, and the excess tissue should be unresponsive to diet and exercise. In other words, you’ve tried making lifestyle changes to eliminate the excess volume – and nothing has worked. As long as you meet those requirements, and your enlarged breasts cause you emotional distress and physical discomfort, this procedure just may be in your best interest.