How To Deal with Unwanted Male Breasts (Male Breast Reduction)

Male Breast Reduction in Carmel

For men, having enlarged breasts can come with a great deal of shame. It is common for men to engage in vigorous exercise to slim down in this area. However, if your enlarged breast tissue is caused by gynecomastia, losing weight may not be effective. Instead, consider male breast reduction, a procedure offered by experienced and trusted plastic surgeon, Dr. Greenwald. He has performed thousands of breast procedures and is ready to help you achieve excellent results.

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is when the breast tissues in men become enlarged, resulting in a puffy or swollen appearance. The condition affects both breasts, but they can grow unevenly, making it even more difficult to conceal. While gynecomastia is usually benign, it presents a significant cosmetic concern for many men and is often a source of significant mental distress.

Gynecomastia Causes

This condition can be the result of hormonal fluctuations in men, where the female and male hormone levels become unbalanced. However, gynecomastia can have other causes, such as:

Certain medications: This condition can be the side effect of taking certain medications, like those for the heart, or antibiotics.

Medical conditions: Diseases of the liver, kidneys, and lungs, among other serious medical conditions, can result in gynecomastia.

Certain substances: Some men notice enlarged breast tissue after taking illegal substances, such as anabolic steroids and marijuana.

Treating Gynecomastia with Surgery

Dr. Greenwald performs male breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery, to restore a masculine, flat, sculpted chest appearance in men. The procedure involves elimination of fatty tissue in the chest using liposuction. The suction device is attached to an instrument known as a cannula, which is inserted into the chest through small incisions where it is used to remove the unwanted fat. Some gynecomastia patients may have excess skin, which Dr. Greenwald will remove to ensure the best result possible.

Recovering From Male Breast Reduction

Many men experience a short recovery period after having male breast reduction; this depends on the specifics of the case. After surgery, patients can expect some pain or tenderness at the treatment site, but this can be controlled with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Swelling is also common at this stage, but, you may be fitted with a special compression garment to help manage this. Most patients return to work within one week.

Book an Appointment

Patients in NYC trust Dr. Greenwald with their plastic surgery needs due to his expertise and compassionate nature. Contact Dr. Greenwald’s practice today to schedule your male breast reduction consultation.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who studied and trained at prestigious educational institutions including Columbia University, Emory University, and New York University School of Medicine. His keen aesthetic eye and refined surgical techniques have led him to be a top choice for cosmetic face, breast, and body procedures in NYC. His exceptional patient care has earned him the distinction of “Top Doc” by both Westchester Magazine and Castle & Connolly for over 10 years running. Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Westchester County Medical Society.