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3 Things You Should Know About Gynecomastia Surgery


November 12, 2021

Gynecomastia is when the male breasts become enlarged due to extra fatty tissue and/or glandular tissue in the chest. Gynecomastia continues to be a common condition that many men experience, leading them to feel uncomfortable and unconfident with their bodies. 

Gynecomastia surgery, or a male breast reduction surgery, can help correct this condition and create a masculine chest that will make you feel great! From the team at Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery, here are three important things to know before getting gynecomastia surgery:  

1. What causes gynecomastia?

Since all of our bodies function differently, what triggers gynecomastia in one individual may not affect another. Gynecomastia is most commonly caused by an imbalance or fluctuation of hormones — often during puberty or later in life when testosterone levels tend to drop. Men taking certain medications for ailments such as blood pressure, heartburn, and stomach ulcers may also experience gynecomastia as a side effect. When waiting for your hormones to balance out, switching medications, and losing weight don’t improve your gynecomastia symptoms, surgery is your best option to help achieve a masculine chest you’ll feel confident in.  

2. What can you expect from a gynecomastia procedure?

Gynecomastia surgery is a rather straightforward, minimally-invasive procedure involving minimal scarring and a relatively speedy recovery. Here at Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery, we begin with oral pain killers and local anesthetics for a completely pain-free operation. Then our expert doctors can go ahead and use laser liposuction to carefully remove any fatty tissue from the breasts. With our SmartLipo laser liposuction, there is little blood loss, bruising is minimized, and the healing time is quicker. After, the doctor makes a small incision in the areola region to remove the glandular tissue under the nipples. With only a few stitches needed, the procedure is now done, and it’s time for recovery, which will include wearing a compression garment for a week or two, taking prescribed medications, and resting. Finally, then it’s time to see your new chest!

3. What are the risks associated with a gynecomastia procedure?

Though very rare, the most common risks from a gynecomastia surgery include:

  • Blood clots
  • Blood thinning
  • Infection
  • Numbness or sensitivity around the nipples
  • Asymmetry in the breasts
  • An unappealing chest shape or size

Call Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about our gynecomastia surgery options!

If you are looking for affordable, high-quality gynecomastia surgery on Long Island or in the Tri-state area, the experts at Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery have you covered. We are one of the few practices in the nation where high-quality care and affordable pricing co-exist. We make sure you receive the best care possible at a reasonable and very competitive price. 

Contact us today and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.


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118 Glen Cove Road, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Call 212-344-0496 for your free consultation!

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