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Gynecomastia FAQ


July 8, 2016

The word ‘gynecomastia’ is actually derived from Greek, literally meaning “female-like breasts.” As such, this condition is characteristic of swollen and enlarged breast tissue found in males as a result of a hormonal imbalance. Whether you’re experiencing these effects yourself, or are just interested in learning more about the condition and it’s treatment options, you’ve come to the right place!

Q: How is gynecomastia treated?
A: The only surefire way to eliminate enlarged male breasts is with plastic surgery. Here are Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery, we use a unique, minimally-invasive laser-assisted technique with a local anesthetic for all male breast reductions. This ensures a safe, affordable option.

Q: Will dieting and changing my workout routine help?
A: Although living a healthy lifestyle can help keep off excess weight, it will never completely eliminate the presence of excess fatty tissue. As we mentioned above, gynecomastia is a result of a hormonal imbalance, so exercise and diet alone won’t cut it.

Q: Does gynecomastia indicate any serious health issues?
A: While the majority of cases are a result of puberty, aging, or medication, there is always a chance that gynecomastia has developed due to additional health complications — such as liver or kidney disease. As such, it’s highly recommended that you have a full medical evaluation if you’re a male experiencing enlarged breasts.

Q: Where will you complete the procedure?
A: When you choose Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery, rest assured that your procedure will be performed in the comfort of our AAAHC accredited outpatient surgical center. In addition to being convenient, this also makes the procedure more affordable, as it eliminates any associated hospital fees.

Q: Should I wait to receive surgery at a specific age?
A: Oftentimes, gynecomastia can develop during a young man’s teenage years. In this case, we recommend waiting a total of two years from the onset of symptoms, as it can sometimes resolve itself. Otherwise, men of any age are encouraged to inquire about the procedure.

If you don’t see the answer to your questions here, take a look as a our full list of gynecomastia FAQs on our website or call us at 212-344-0496 to schedule a complimentary consultation.


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