Gynecomastia Treatment Long Island & NYC
We specialize in male breast reduction, otherwise known as Gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is diagnosed when a male experiences over-development of the breasts: Too much fatty tissue, enlarged breast glands, tender and protruding nipples, one breast larger than the other.
NYC Gynecomastia Surgery consists of:
Gynecomastia is a condition where the male breast becomes enlarged due to extra fatty tissue and/or glandular tissue and can resemble female-like contours. You are not alone in suffering from this condition; in a 2010 report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 20,000 men had male breast reduction surgery. It is becoming increasingly practical for gynecomastia patients to have their condition surgically taken care of as soon as possible rather than continuing to suffer unnecessarily.
This condition can be devastating for its sufferers as they retreat from normal activities, physical contact with others, and wear baggy clothes to hide themselves. Many of our male breast reduction patients tell us about the daily struggles and rituals they go through just to make it through each day; adjusting their wardrobe, dieting and exercising obsessively to try and spot reduce the breasts, avoiding intimate situations and bowing out of physical and social activities. Many also describe an obsession with constantly checking themselves in the mirror or readjusting their clothing to make sure their breasts aren’t showing through under their clothing.
Gynecomastia is a condition that can develop in men over the age of 50, in teens, and in overweight men (pseudo-gynecomastia). The medical causes for gynecomastia are usually due to hormonal fluctuations in the body. Patients should have a thorough medical evaluation prior to asking for male breast reduction surgery to rule out any possible underlying medical condition such as liver or kidney disease. For other patients with gynecomastia, it is brought on through the use of artificial substances in the body such as anabolic steroids, illicit drugs such as marijuana, or prescription medications.
How Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery is Different
- We correct the condition under local anesthesia. Patients do not have to worry about the risks of being under general anesthesia.
- Because we use local anesthesia, the procedure is extremely affordable by eliminating the fees associated with using general anesthesia.
- When necessary, Dr. Asare uses smartlipo laser to remove extra fat around the chest and sculpts the chest before performing the male breast reduction.
- The laser reduces blood loss, minimizes bruising, and speeds healing time.
- SmartLipo laser liposuction can be done on other parts of the body also if desired such as the torso.
- We have our own AAAHC accredited surgery center which further reduces your cost.
- Dr Asare treats patients from all over the United States and worldwide because he is a leading specialist in gynecomastia surgery, is trusted, has an impeccable safety record, and gives patients the results they deserve!
How Male Breast Reduction on Long Island is Done
We use a unique cocktail of oral pain killers and a mild sedative to help patients relax as well as keep them comfortable throughout the procedure. Local anesthetic is injected into the treatment areas to completely numb them for a pain-free procedure. For excessive fatty tissue in the breasts, tumescent laser liposuction will be performed with the assistance of SmartLipo laser liposuction. The tumescent fluid is a mixture of sterile saline solution mixed with lidocaine, epinephrine and sodium bicarbonate to keep the deep tissues numbed after the procedure for several hours while also constricting the major and minor blood vessels in the area to reduce blood loss and also to prevent infection. The laser produces a gentle heat while targeting the fat with precision to melt and liquefy it, completely destroying the fat cells so that they can be removed with a suction cannula. After the liposuction portion is completed, glandular tissue under the nipples are surgically removed. To do this, a very small incision is made in the areola (the pink tissue surrounding the nipple) so that the surgeon can remove the glands. Only a few stitches are necessary because the procedure is done with minimally invasive surgical techniques. For the first week a compression garment is required 24 hours a day, then for 12 hours a day for the next week.
Our minimally-invasive, laser-assisted methods give patients the best results, fastest healing times, and the fewest post-surgical complications of any other treatment method available today.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Although there is not a single cause for this condition, there are many factors that can contribute to the hormonal imbalance that triggers it. Age (teens through adulthood), alcohol or drug abuse, methadone treatment, prescription medications, anabolic steroids, kidney or liver disease and certain herbal supplements can all play a part.
No. Unfortunately, health insurance companies consider gynecomastia surgery a purely cosmetic procedure. Since cosmetic procedures are regarded as “not medically necessary”, they do not cover the surgery costs. It can’t hurt to ask, but don’t be disappointed if they say no.
About 2-3 days. Dr. Asare has developed a very unique technique for gynecomastia surgery. He uses local anesthetic to numb the area and reduces excess fat around the breast tissue using liposuction before the gland is removed. There is less bleeding during surgery and very little bruising, swelling or post-op discomfort. Most patients return to work after 2-3 days of recovery.