Gynecomastia Surgery in Manhattan, NYC & Long Island
“Man boobs” are embarrassing, and many people perceive the issue as being a sign that you are not in good shape. Enlarged breasts on a man may be caused by gynecomastia, a medical condition that cannot be remedied with diet and exercise alone. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Baldenhofer, MD, specializes in gynecomastia surgery for men in Manhattan, New York City and Long Island.
What is Gynecomastia?
Hormone imbalances cause a range of problems in the human body. For men, this issue can cause the breast tissue to swell, resulting in “man boobs.” Due to the nature of the ailment, diet and exercise will not reduce the size of a man’s breasts. The condition is known as gynecomastia, and typically only lasts through adolescence. Some men, though, have enlarged breasts well into adulthood. Dr. Baldenhofer specializes in the male breast reduction techniques that remove excess tissue while maintaining a masculine shape to the chest.
What are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia does not pose a health risk, so the benefits of gynecomastia are emotional. Men who have the surgery feel more comfortable with their bodies.
Who is a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Treatment?
Enlarged breasts on a man can be caused by several issues, such as being overweight. Prior to having male breast reduction, you should be evaluated for hormonal imbalances. You should also maintain an ideal weight for at least 12 months prior to the surgery. Should you gain weight after the procedure, you are at risk for developing large male breasts.
What Should I Expect from Gynecomastia Surgery?
Male breast reduction works by removing excess tissue, fat and skin from the breast area. The incision is typically made in an anchor shape that goes around the areola and downward to the breast crease. Dr. Baldenhofer removes the excess tissue and closes the incision with sutures. The surgery is performed in our certified in-house surgical suite so that you do not need to be admitted to the hospital.
Recovery from gynecomastia surgery may take six months to one year.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost in Manhattan?
Even though gynecomastia is a medical condition, male breast reduction is considered elective. The cost is not covered by your insurance. After your consultation, we discuss pricing, and payment by cash, check or credit card is required at the time of the procedure. We also accept CareCredit® financing.
Enlarged breasts on a man present an embarrassing and challenging problem. The hormonal imbalances that cause the condition cannot be remedied with a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Baldenhofer, MD, specializes in male breast reduction procedures for men in Manhattan, New York City and Long Island. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation for gynecomastia surgery.
*Individual results may vary.