Male breast enlargement is more than a cosmetic issue for men living with gynecomastia. It may impact their self-esteem, prevent them from going to the gym, or diminish their enjoyment during intimacy. A quick outpatient procedure known as gynecomastia surgery, or a male breast reduction, creates a flat chest with a more conventionally masculine appearance.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists offer gynecomastia surgery on long Island to assist men in reshaping conical breasts so their chests appear flatter.
Some men develop excess breast fat due to being overweight, a condition known as false gynecomastia. True gynecomastia, the kind caused by an overdevelopment of glandular breast tissue, is a common medical condition thought to affect up to 30 percent of men. In either case, a surgeon may perform gynecomastia surgery, also known as male chest reduction. The procedure entails removing the glandular tissue, fatty tissue, or both via mastectomy or liposuction.
Gynecomastia surgery won’t cure underlying medical issues such as a hormonal imbalance or being overweight. It can, however, help a man feel more comfortable with his appearance, go shirtless without hesitation, and feel less self-conscious in social situations. This relatively simple outpatient surgery comes with minimal downtime, and the scars are usually discreet once healed.
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Your private consultation with the surgical team at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists will begin with a complete review of your aesthetic concerns, medical history, and goals. Their clinical staff will also take photos of your chest from various angles using state-of-the-art VECTRA® XT 3D imaging. If you are eligible for Long Island gynecomastia surgery, you will receive a list of pre-operative instructions. For example, you may need to quit smoking if you use tobacco, adjust your current medications, and complete lab work.
The operation usually lasts approximately one to two hours. A licensed anesthetist will place you under general anesthesia for total comfort. Your surgeon will make a U-shaped incision around each areola, through which they will remove the excess glandular tissue. Liposuction often accompanies the procedure to reduce chest fat.
Following gynecomastia surgery Long Island patients will need a ride home from the surgical center. Most patients take three days off work on average. Swelling, tenderness, bruising, and numbness are most pronounced in the first two weeks post-op.
Your surgeon will see you for routine follow-up appointments to ensure everything is healing as expected. The gynecomastia surgery scars typically heal over within two to three weeks. The scars are generally unnoticeable once they mature, eventually blending in with the pigmented areola skin. The glandular tissue will not grow back. However, a healthy lifestyle is necessary to prevent chest fat from returning.
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Founder and lead surgeon James Marotta, MD, FACS, and his colleague Dr. Peter Andolina are board-certified plastic surgeons that have helped countless men throughout Long Island and neighboring New York City to become more confident, attractive versions of themselves through advanced procedures such as gynecomastia surgery, hair restoration, male liposuction, facial cosmetic surgery, and body contouring.
Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists offer discreet, confidential consultations to men considering gynecomastia surgery in Suffolk County and nearby areas. Call (631) 982-2022 or complete the online form to arrange your consultation.
The operation is a painless affair due to general anesthetic.
The glandular tissue is unlikely to return after surgical removal. Patients must maintain a stable weight after the procedure to avoid fatty tissue development.
In some cases, gynecomastia may go away on its own after puberty, lifestyle adjustments, or addressing the underlying cause of a hormonal imbalance. Enlarged breasts caused by excess body fat may resolve after losing weight.
The average cost of gynecomastia surgery is approximately $7,100, but pricing can range up to $13,500 or more for highly complex cases. Insurance rarely covers the procedure unless the patient meets strict eligibility criteria. Financing is available to those that qualify.
When you schedule your consultation with Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, you can feel secure that the decision you are making is the right one for you. Dr. Marotta’s expertise and skill make him a top Long Island plastic surgeon who enjoys answering your questions. Schedule your consultation today to begin your journey to looking good and feeling good.
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