Breast Reduction Surgery
Gynecomastia can occur for a variety of reasons, and can affect your masculinity and self-esteem. New Jersey Plastic Surgery performs this delicate procedure on residents in Bloomfield, Essex, and Morristown. We are located in Montclair, New Jersey.
What is Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Gynecomastia is the medical term for the development of feminine-like breasts in men. This may be caused by a number of factors, including a hormonal imbalance, a medical condition, severe weight gain, and more. It can deeply impact your self-esteem and may lead to depression or emotional distress. The team at New Jersey Plastic Surgery proudly offers male breast reduction surgery to help men feel masculine again.
Benefits of a Male Breast Reduction Surgery
The results of gynecomastia are incredible. After surgery, you will see a slimmer, more robust chest. You may experience boosted self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. Many patients have reported feeling and looking younger and more revitalized after male breast reduction surgery. Additionally, you may find that your clothes fit better, that you don’t receive unwanted harassment, and that you feel comfortable wearing a bathing suit or tank top.
The Best Candidates for Male Breast Reduction
Have you had a history of extreme weight fluctuations, anabolic steroid use, or a glandular or hormonal medical imbalance? If so, you may be a good candidate for gynecomastia. Oftentimes, these problems arise as teenagers, or young adults, and are not addressed until later in adulthood. The best candidates have some or all of the following characteristics:
- Enlarged, sagging breasts
- Asymmetrical chest or breast size
- Feel self-conscious, depressed, or embarrassed of their male breasts
- Suffer from hormonal imbalances or similar medical conditions
- Constant unwanted attention and judgment
- Have trouble finding clothes that fit well and look nice
During your consultation, one of our board-certified surgeons will observe your body type, medical history, skin elasticity, and other factors to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
Planning Your Gynecomastia Surgery
Your initial consultation is of utmost importance. This is where you and the doctor can candidly discuss expectations, medical history, restrictions, and concerns. It is important to have adequate medical records if they are pertinent to the procedure. Dr. DiBernardo will examine your chest to help determine the cause of your gynecomastia.
Preparing for Your Gynecomastia Surgery
As with most surgeries, you will be given a list of instructions and restrictions to observe in the time leading up to the procedure. This is to ensure that the surgery goes as smoothly as possible. New Jersey Plastic Surgery provides detailed guidelines for patients in regards to what to eat, drink, and what activities to avoid.
The Gynecomastia Procedure
There are two techniques that are commonly used during the male breast reduction surgery. The first is simple liposuction to remove fat deposits within the chest. The fat is removed using a suctioning instrument called a cannula. This technique is used when no glandular tissue needs to be removed. The second technique requires a more extensive procedure though it is often used in conjunction with liposuction. During this procedure, Dr. DiBernardo will make an incision around the areola or in the underarm region. Through these incisions, glandular fat, tissue, and excess skin can be removed. The result is a taut, flat chest that has a more muscular, defined shape.
Getting Back to Normal After Male Breast Reduction Surgery
It is not uncommon to experience some discomfort or sensitivity following the procedure. Any serious pain can be combated with medication, and lots of rest is recommended to aid in the healing process. A pressure dressing to help reduce swelling should be worn for a length instructed by the doctor. Certain activities must be avoided for a while following the surgery, but gentle activity like walking can be resumed immediately, and depending on the nature of your profession, you can return to work within a few days. You will be instructed not to raise your arms for some time, and direct sunlight will need to be avoided to minimize scarring.
Cost of Gynecomastia in Montclair, NJ
Cost per procedure may vary depending on the techniques used. Some insurance companies may cover the procedure if it is beneficial for your health. In order to keep the gynecomastia procedure affordable for all clients, financing options are available via CareCredit® and AlphaeonTM. We also accept cash, check, Visa®, Master®Card, American Express, and Discover®.
You don’t have to live with male breasts any longer. Schedule a gynecomastia with New Jersey Plastic Surgery, located in Montclair, New Jersey. Men in Bloomfield, Morristown, and Essex County are welcomed to contact our office to schedule a personalized consultation.