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Frequently Asked Questions About Male Breast Reduction


January 10, 2022

3 FAQs About Male Breast Reduction 

Male breast reduction surgery is a procedure that focuses on correcting overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men. The condition that causes male breasts to become enlarged due to extra fatty and/or glandular tissue, making them protrude, is called gynecomastia. 

This ailment can often be anguishing for men living with it, making them feel self-conscious and leading them to avoid certain social activities and intimate settings. 

However, thanks to extraordinary advances in the medical field, gynecomastia surgery has become an excellent way for men to regain their confidence! 

Here are three frequently asked questions and answers about male breast reduction surgery. Read on to find out whether this procedure is right for you!

1. What Causes Gynecomastia?

During teenage years, hormones tend to fluctuate. These hormonal imbalances can trigger the development of excessive fatty or glandular tissue. 

Other factors that can cause a male to develop gynecomastia include: 

  • Weight gain
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Certain antibiotics
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Anabolic steroids

2. Am I A Good Candidate For Surgery?

The first step you should take if you believe you have developed gynecomastia is meeting with your primary physician to rule out any other possible conditions that may be causing enlarged breast tissue and might be corrected with lifestyle changes. 

However, if your family doctor can not find any underlying conditions for your gynecomastia, then surgery may be your best option.

3. What Is Recovery Like?

Here at Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery, we have developed a unique technique for gynecomastia surgery. By using liposuction to reduce the excess fat around the breast tissue, our team of experts is able to clear the area before the gland is removed. As a result, less bleeding occurs throughout surgery and post-op bruising, swelling and discomfort are minimal. 

Typically, our patients will feel recovered and ready to go back to work after two or three days; however, we require that you avoid strenuous physical activity for about a month after surgery. 

Contact Us To Schedule Your Free, No-Obligation Consultation Today

At Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery, we specialize in male breast reduction procedures, otherwise known as gynecomastia. By combining high-quality care with affordable pricing, we ensure you receive the best experience possible at a reasonable 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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