Gynecomastia Surgery in New Jersey
Male Breast Reduction Short Hills, NJ
Although we tend to only think of women having body issues, men can also suffer the same insecurities at the beach, in locker rooms, during sports activities, and in social or professional settings. Gynecomastia is characterized by the presence of excess fat or glandular tissue that creates the appearance of feminine-looking breasts. This condition can be socially and psychologically devastating to men of all ages.
Gynecomastia surgery offers relief from the emotional and physical concerns of gynecomastia by restoring a firmer and flatter chest contour. Dr. Beverly Friedlander offers gynecomastia surgery for patients in Short Hills, New Jersey.
If you are tired of unwanted male breasts and would like to restore your confidence in your slim physique, gynecomastia surgery may be appropriate for you.Have a Question
What is Gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery eliminates unwanted breast tissue by applying liposuction or excisional techniques. The removal of the fat, glandular tissue, and/or skin restores a flatter and more toned chest contour so that men can improve their self-image and masculine physique.
Am I a candidate for Gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia develops in response to hormonal imbalances, liver disease, specific medications, excess weight, or the use of drugs or anabolic steroids. This condition can occur in men of all ages and develops in up to 70 percent of adolescent males due to puberty and hormonal changes. While many of these cases resolve on their own, others require a surgical fix.
Ideal Gynecomastia Surgery candidates:
- Do not smoke
- Are in good overall health
- Do not have any conditions that impair healing
- Have some skin elasticity
- Have realistic expectations
What are the benefits of Gynecomastia surgery?
Most men consider gynecomastia surgery to:
- Restore a more masculine physique
- Reduce the emotional stigma caused by feminine-looking breasts
- Create a flatter, more athletic chest appearance
- Remove excess skin after significant weight loss
- Eliminate chafing caused by overdeveloped breasts
To see if you are a candidate for gynecomastia surgery, contact Dr. Beverly Friedlander by calling (973) 524-7124.
What will my Gynecomastia surgery entail?
Dr. Friedlander will take the specifics of your gynecomastia into account when designing your surgical procedure. This process will be tailored to your needs and aesthetic goals.
What can I expect during my Gynecomastia surgery consultation With Dr. Bev?
Your consultation with Dr. Friedlander is essential to the success of your gynecomastia surgery.
During this meeting, Dr. Friedlander will:
- Discuss your goals and expectations
- Examine your skin and tissue laxity
- Recommend the technique(s) that will provide optimal results
- Design your surgical plan
- Inform you about how to prepare for your gynecomastia surgery
What are my options for Gynecomastia surgery?
Often, particularly in men over 50, gynecomastia is associated with fat deposits in the breast. For those patients, liposuction surgery can be performed. Small incisions will be made strategically around the chest, allowing the fatty deposits to be suctioned out through a thin cannula (a hollow tube).
Men with excess skin or glandular tissue may require the excision (surgical removal) of the tissue. Incisions are made around the areola or along the natural crease below the breast. This is often the procedure required in adolescents and younger men. This may also be needed in men who have lost a great deal of weight. These incisions may be less extensive depending on the amount of correction needed.
Through these incisions:
- The skin is separated from the underlying fat and tissue.
- Fat cells and glandular tissue are removed.
- Excess skin is trimmed.
- The remaining skin is re-draped, and the incisions are closed with sutures.
Your gynecomastia surgery may include liposuction, excision, or a combination of both.
What are alternative treatments for Gynecomastia surgery?
Just as there are different causes of gynecomastia, there are also various forms of the condition. Pseudogynecomastia describes an excess of fat in the breasts as opposed to an excess of glandular tissue. Men who suffer from mild gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia may have alternative treatment options for their overdeveloped breasts.
Men with pseudogynecomastia may be able to correct their condition with:
- Weight loss: Pseudogynecomastia is the presence of excess fat, and sometimes, weight loss will result in the loss of breast fat.
- CoolSculpting®: CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical fat removal procedure that can eliminate excess fat cells in the chest.
- A wait-and-see philosophy: Many young men develop gynecomastia due to the rapid fluctuation in hormones. Occasionally, the excess breast tissue and fat will disappear on its own once the hormones have stabilized.
What can I expect during my Gynecomastia surgery recovery?
Gynecomastia surgery is an outpatient procedure, and you will return home to begin your recovery shortly after the surgery is complete.
You may develop some bruising and swelling in the chest area following your surgery. This swelling can be minimized with a compression vest that should be worn underneath your clothing for a few weeks. Most men return to work within a few days of the surgery, but should avoid strenuous activity or working out for at least four weeks.
Are there any risks associated with Gynecomastia surgery?
Your safety is of the utmost importance to Dr. Friedlander. While they are rare, complications can arise after gynecomastia surgery that are out of Dr. Friedlander’s control.
These potential complications include:
- Prolonged swelling
- Unfavorable scarring
- Breast asymmetry
When will I see my Gynecomastia surgery results?
Most men start to see the results of their gynecomastia surgery immediately following their surgery. The results will continue to improve over the following weeks and months as the bruising and swelling subside and the incisions heal.
Your gynecomastia surgery results will be long-lasting, if not permanent, but they can be impacted by significant weight fluctuations or poor lifestyle habits.
Schedule a Gynecomastia surgery consultation
If you would like to set up a consultation with Dr. Friedlander to see if you are a candidate, contact our office by calling (973) 524-7124.
Dr. Friedlander sees patients from Short Hills, Livingston, and Morristown, New Jersey.