Breast Reduction for Men

Gynecomastia Treatment in New Windsor

What is gynecomastia? Gynecomastia is a condition in which there is an enlargement of the male breast tissue, resulting in a soft, often feminine appearance of the chest. While this condition is not widely discussed, it is extremely common. Do you struggle with poor self-esteem due to gynecomastia? Tired of hiding your chest beneath compression shirts or baggy clothes? Rest assured, if you suffer from gynecomastia, you have treatment options. Dr. Fugo can treat your condition with a male breast reduction procedure in New York.

Reasons to Consider Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia, or the appearance of male breasts, is a problem that affects many men. It typically results from an imbalance of the hormone estrogen, but it has also been linked to several other factors, including obesity, fitness supplements and recreational drug use. Gynecomastia can be present in one or both breasts and can develop at any age—from puberty to adulthood. Although gynecomastia typically poses no health risks, it can be embarrassing, having a negative influence on one’s self-confidence.

Too often, men will attempt to cover up or hide their condition because they are unaware of possible treatments. Male breast reduction provides a real and effective solution to gynecomastia, achieving a taut and more masculine appearance of the chest.

Your Male Breast Reduction Consultation

During your consultation visit with Dr. Fugo, he will carefully discuss and analyze your condition, work to determine the cause and then discuss which male breast reduction treatment option will work best for you. Your male breast reduction usually involves only liposuction, although a combination of excision and liposuction procedures may be recommended, depending on your specific condition and the cause of your gynecomastia.

How Dr. Fugo will Perform Your Male Breast Reduction

Your procedure will be performed under general anesthesia. To begin, Dr. Fugo uses custom 3mm cannulas (thin, hollow tubes) which require only tiny incisions at sites remote from the breast, so that no surgery is ever suspected. The cannula is connected to a specialized surgical vacuum, carefully inserted through the incision and the target area of breast tissue is removed. The cannula is expertly maneuvered to break-up and extract the stubborn breast tissue, while contouring and smoothing the surrounding chest wall. Once removed, this breast tissue is gone for good. When your desired chest shape is achieved, Dr. Fugo will close your incisions and place the necessary dressings.

Male Breast Reduction Recovery and Results

Immediately following your gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Fugo will place you into a compression shirt which is worn for a short period of time to aid in maintaining your desired chest contour. This garment is designed to ensure proper healing of the skin and tissue. Discomfort is normal for the first few days following your surgery, but is well managed with medications prescribed by Dr. Fugo. You will notice dramatic, positive changes in your appearance as soon as your surgery is complete. However, expect some minor initial bruising and temporary moderate swelling. Within several weeks, the bruising and soreness dissipates. It is important to remain patient and positive during the recovery process as it may take a few months to appreciate the final results of your male breast reduction procedure. As you heal, your resulting appearance will continue to improve, leaving a more natural, masculine chest contour. Post-operative scarring is nearly imperceptible.

Depending on the demands of your work and lifestyle, most patients return to work within several days. It may be two to three weeks before you can return to all normal activities without restrictions. Before you know it, you are ready to enjoy your new, masculine look and maintain long-lasting results which can be further enhanced with exercise and weight lifting.

Male Breast Reduction in New Windsor

If you’re ready to redefine your physique and your self-confidence, call today and ask about male breast reduction. Schedule your treatment for gynecomastia with New York board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Fugo.

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