Gynecomastia often resolves itself over time, but treatments are available for those who wish to handle the condition.

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Creating a More Contoured Chest

When gynecomastia doesn’t go away on its own, it can lead to discomfort and mental distress due to teasing, bullying, or just general feelings of embarrassment. If you or your child suffers from gynecomastia, male breast reduction surgery in Long Island can provide lasting relief from the discomfort caused by this condition and result in a natural-looking appearance. During your consultation, the plastic surgeons at Precision Medical Arts will help you understand your options and discuss the procedure in detail.

Causes of gynecomastia

Gynecomastia results from an imbalance in the hormones testosterone and estrogen, specifically decreased testosterone compared to estrogen. This can be brought about by several factors:

  • Gynecomastia often accompanies natural hormonal changes, like those that are experienced during puberty or middle age. 
  • It may also be triggered by medications that include anti-androgens, anabolic steroids, anti-anxiety drugs, tricyclic antidepressants, and some antibiotics. 
  • It is also believed that abuse or heavy routine consumption of drugs, including alcohol, amphetamines, marijuana, and methadone, can contribute to gynecomastia.

The condition can affect one or both breasts, and even when it impacts both breasts, the breasts may appear uneven. Because there are other, more serious ailments—including an infection of the breast tissue known as mastitis and male breast cancer—that cause symptoms like those of gynecomastia, it’s a good idea to talk with a doctor if the condition persists or is accompanied by tenderness, pain, or discharge from the nipples.

The male breast reduction procedure

Surgical correction for gynecomastia in Long Island is tailored to the individual based on factors including physique, the extent of breast enlargement, and the amount and elasticity of the breast tissue. Male breast reduction often relies on liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue. Those who have significant breast gland tissue may benefit from a form of mastectomy, in which the gland tissue is removed, typically through an endoscopic procedure that uses tiny incisions.

The many benefits of gynecomastia surgery

Although gynecomastia is not a serious medical concern, correcting it can have several advantages, including:

Improved self-confidence

Gynecomastia is often outwardly visible, and it can cause embarrassment and feelings of self-consciousness.

A natural appearance

Male breast reduction reduces the excess tissue that causes the breasts to enlarge, and restores proportion and balance to the chest region.

Relief from pain

Gynecomastia that doesn’t resolve on its own may lead to discomfort in the breasts and chafing of the tissue around the breasts.

Gynecomastia is performed on an outpatient basis and provides instant results, though there will be temporary swelling, bruising and minor discomfort. Your plastic surgeon and our team will guide you through the recovery process.

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What will my recovery from gynecomastia surgery be like?

On average, initial recovery for male breast reduction in Long Island takes approximately one to two weeks. To ensure proper healing and prevent possible complications during this time, it is crucial to avoid any strenuous activity. Additionally, a compression vest must be worn for the first few weeks following surgery to help the skin retract and stop fluid accumulation. Some bruising and significant swelling can be expected but will go down over time; pain medication will be prescribed if necessary.

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Why choose Precision Medical Arts for your gynecomastia?

At Precision Medical Arts of NY, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the highest quality care. We offer a full range of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, all of which are performed in our state-of-the-art facility. Our examination rooms are equipped with the latest technology, and our procedure rooms are designed to provide maximum comfort and safety. We believe that every patient deserves to receive the best possible care, and we strive to provide that care at every visit. Whether you're coming in for a consultation or a procedure, you can be sure that you'll be treated with the same level of professionalism and care that we've become known for. 

To learn more or schedule your personal consultation with one of our plastic surgeons at Precision Medical Arts, please contact us today.

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