Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Treatment in Manhattan, NYC
Puberty can be an awkward time for boys, but one of the undesired “side effects” for some boys can be gynecomastia, or the enlargement of male breasts. If you’ve suffered with larger than normal breasts for more than two years, gynecomastia surgery performed by board-certified Manhattan plastic surgeon and general surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. can give you the more masculine look you want.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Whether due to hormones, metabolism or other conditions, gynecomastia causes breast tissue to swell and can make boys and young men feel more self-conscious about their breasts. Many men suffering from gynecomastia feel embarrassed to take off their shirts at the beach, at the gym, or during intimacy. Thanks to advanced technology and surgical procedures, gynecomastia can now be reversed, giving you a more masculine, natural-looking chest.
Benefits of Male Breast Reduction
As a result of male breast reduction, men say they often feel the following benefits:
- Less self-conscious or socially awkward, particularly when removing their shirt
- More masculine with a normal-looking chest
- More self-confidence and an improved body image
Gynecomastia Before and After
We invite you to browse our extensive catalog of plastic surgeries and treatments to see the types of results Dr. Swift has obtained for his patients. Keep in mind that each individual is different and that you’ll learn more about the outcome you can expect from your specific surgery or treatment at your consultation with Dr. Swift.
Preparing for Male Breast Reduction
During the procedure, local anesthetic will be used to numb the affected area. Twilight sedation through intravenous application is also available for those patients who wish to have it. Small incisions are made around the curvature of the breasts and excess tissue is removed. The breast is then sutured back into place. In cases where excess fat is causing the enlargement of the breasts, liposuction may be used to remove this fatty tissue and excess skin may be removed to promote a more natural male chest appearance.
Male Breast Reduction Recovery
After the breast reduction is performed, small tubes may be placed under the skin to assist with drainage. The affected area will be wrapped with bandages, and you may be asked to wear a compression garment to help position the skin in place.
Is Male Breast Reduction Right for Me?
The patients who benefit most from gynecomastia/breast reduction are men who have a realistic expectation of the results they will receive. If your breast enlargement was caused by medication or weight gain, you should speak with your physician about discontinuing the medication and maintain a healthy weight to keep the breasts at a normal size.
How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Cost?
Costs for your male breast reduction surgery will vary depending on the extent of surgery or the number of treatments needed to achieve your desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or specific cosmetic treatments. Dr. Swift accepts payment via cash, check, or credit card, as well as Prosper Healthcare Lending as a financing option.
Why Choose Dr. Swift?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. provides a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to help improve and enhance your natural beauty. A graduate of Yale and Brown University, Dr. Swift has earned prestigious awards for his vast medical expertise and experience. In addition to offering a wide range of cosmetic surgery options, Dr. Swift can also provide detailed consultations on surgical techniques, alternative treatments, and pre- and post-operative care. Throughout the process, his number one goal is to deliver personalized, high-quality, one-on-one care to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Dr. Swift understands that you may have many questions or concerns, which is why he will take the time to address these questions at your initial consultation. Dr. Swift strives to make every patient feel comfortable with the procedure by explaining the process and helping you prepare for pre-operative and post-operative steps. Get rid of those unwanted “man boobs” caused by gynecomastia and get a more natural-looking physique.
Contact our Manhattan, NYC office today to schedule your consultation and learn how new advances in technology and treatments can help you look your best!