Breast Reduction for Men

Brest Reduction Surgery for Men

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in boys or men. This is sometimes caused by a hormonal imbalance of testosterone and estrogen in the body. It can affect one or both breasts. Swollen breast gland tissue and breast tenderness are two possible symptoms of the condition. In severe cases, surgery can be performed to remedy the ailment. Dr. Ascherman is well versed in performing breast reduction surgeries for men.

Gynecomastia Surgery in New York City

There are two different surgery options for gynecomastia.

Liposuction

This type of breast reduction for men removes excess fat while contouring the chest. It typically does not remove breast gland tissue. Recovery following liposuction is tolerable. Patients wear a compression garment for the first few weeks after surgery which helps with swelling and providing support.

Tissue excision

This type of surgery by Dr. Ascherman removes the breast gland tissue itself. This is usually done with a small incisions along the lower border of the areola. This is typically done on men who have a significant amount of tissue excess in their breasts. This surgical tissue excision is designed to give them the results they’re looking for. A surgeon removes glandular tissue much more successfully with this technique than with liposuction alone. Gynecomastia surgery is usually performed under general  anesthesia. Soreness and swelling are common and most patients can return to work within one to two weeks post-op with initial restrictions for avoiding strenuous activities.

Ultimately, when you’re considering breast reduction surgery options for men in New York City, do not hesitate to seek the expertise of a New York plastic surgeon such as Dr. Ascherman. He has years of experience under his belt and can answer any of your questions regarding breast reduction surgery. He will evaluate you and determine the best surgical technique to help give you the look you desire. In order to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ascherman today, call his New York office at (212) 305-9612.