Although cosmetic surgery for the breast is generally associated with women, men occasionally seek breast reduction, as well. This is often due to a condition called gynecomastia, in which the male breast tissue becomes permanently enlarged. Dr. Scott Newman can help alleviate this condition in men by performing male breast reduction.

I had a great experience with my sub-muscular, saline breast augmentation/ breast lift by Dr. Newman. I did not know much at all about this type of surgery other than I wanted to be bigger/fuller. Dr.Newman helped me understand my body type and the procedure and implant size that would suit me best under my circumstances, which I never considered before. I ended up doing a little more than what I initially came in for, to enhance the outcome of my surgery. His suggestions are also very reasonable.Read More My breast are now perky and rounded. It looks like I am wearing a push up bra, with absolutely NOTHING underneath. I can only imagine what I will look like when It is time for me to wear an actual bra (being that it has only been a month so far after my breast augmentation/lift). Although I was flat chested, I was a B-cup and now I can say that I am probably a full C, or small D cup and still look natural. I am already back at the gym and and healing rapidly. My breast lift scars are gradually becoming much lighter and thinner, and I have not had to do any work at all to maintain them. The day after surgery I continued my day normally, even with the medication prescribed which worked very well for any pain or pressure.Also, His follow-up appointments are frequent and consistent so that he can monitor the outcome which is helpful for any concerns or questions. I have had 4 in a month and a half so far. His staff are also very happy and friendly people which I loved. I can not wait for my breast to finish healing so that I can experience my new look in every way possible.

Causes of Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is usually caused by a hormonal imbalance in which the balance between estrogen and testosterone is disturbed. Enlargement of the male breast tissue is fairly common during puberty due to hormonal changes, as well as in infancy due to exposure to the mother’s estrogen, but in these cases it goes away after a period of time. Gynecomastia occurs in adults, and is not likely to disappear on its own. It is not just a growth of fatty tissue in the breast, as occurs in overweight or obese adults, but is actually a growth of the glandular tissue in the breast. It can happen in one or both breasts.

Many men who develop gynecomastia are very self-conscious about the size of their breasts. Male breast reduction can help them regain their self-confidence and feel better about their bodies.

Candidates for Male Breast Reduction

Because the causes of gynecomastia can vary, it is important to determine if your symptoms may be due to a tumor or other condition, or if they are a side effect of certain drugs you may be taking. Once these possibilities are ruled out, you might be a good candidate for male breast reduction. It is also important to determine that your breast enlargement is due to actual enlargement of the glands of the breast and not fat accumulation. Breast enlargement due to fat accumulation is called pseudogynecomastia, and is better treated with diet and exercise than with surgery.

If you are in good health and feel that male breast reduction will increase your quality of life, a male breast reduction consultation with Dr. Newman can help you understand how the surgery is performed and what you can expect from the procedure.

For more information about male breast reduction in the New York City, New York area, please contact Scott E. Newman, MD, FACS at the Advanced Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a free initial consultation.

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