Male Gynecomastia

The term gynecomastia originates from the Greek words for “women-like breasts.” This condition is far more common than most people realize, impacting nearly half of the male population in the United States.

Surgical procedures can be used to remove excess fat or glandular tissue in men who have gynecomastia. The surgery results in a flatter, firmer, more contoured chest that may enhance the patient’s self-confidence.

You may be a good candidate for a male breast reduction surgery if you:

  • are in good overall health
  • have firm, elastic skin that will reshape well to your post-surgical contours
  • are close to your ideal weight, and your weight is generally stable
  • do not abuse anabolic steroids, marijuana, alcohol, or other substances which may cause a recurrence of gynecomastia

Surgery to treat male gynecomastia generally takes approximately two hours, depending on the amount of tissue removed. Generally, overnight stays are unnecessary, and patients are able to return to their normal activities within two to three weeks. In most cases, surgical scars are small and barely visible.

For a consultation, call (212) 288-9800.