Gynecomastia surgery may be a good choice for you if you are embarrassed by excessive breast tissue and desire a firmer, more masculine-looking chest. However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for surgery. There are additional criteria that our gynecomastia surgeons take into consideration when determining whether you qualify for surgery.
Typically, appropriate candidates for gynecomastia surgery:
- Are in good physical and mental health
- Do not have any life-threatening medical conditions that could compromise recovery (e.g., cardiovascular disease or an uncontrolled illness)
- Do not smoke, or plan to quit well before surgery
- Are of a relatively normal weight
- Have specific and reasonable expectations of the surgical outcome
- Are not experiencing fluctuation in breast development
- Experience negative psychological effects from having excessive breast tissue (e.g., embarrassment in social situations, self-doubts)
Male Breast Reduction Consultation
The male breast reduction consultation accomplishes several objectives. First, our surgeons will evaluate you as a candidate for the procedure. They will perform a physical examination of your chest area, noting things like the amount of excess fat and the thickness of your skin. They will inquire about your health history, medications you take and previous surgeries. They will rule out any medical conditions that could have caused you to develop excessive breast tissue.
Second, our gynecomastia surgeons will ask you to describe your desired results. It's usually helpful to bring in a photograph of a male chest that you like, to illustrate your expectations and goals of surgery. Or, they may review some before-and-after photographs of previous patients with you to get a better idea of your ideal cosmetic outcome. Once they understand your goals of surgery and have determined the degree of correction necessary to achieve those goals, they will draw up a plan for treatment. The treatment plan will outline whether surgical excision and/or liposuction are to be performed, and the type of anesthesia that will be used during surgery.
You are encouraged to ask any questions or raise any concerns that you have about male breast reduction surgery. No question is too insignificant to ask. We want you to feel informed about your options and make educated decisions about your care. We also want you to understand the potential risks of surgery.
Once it has been determined that you are a suitable candidate for gynecomastia surgery, and you are pleased with the planned approach that our surgeons will take, we will schedule your procedure and provide detailed pre- and post-operative instructions.
Schedule a Free Gynecomastia Consultation
If you would like to schedule an appointment gynecomastia surgeons to discuss your options, please call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York at 212-206-0023 (Manhattan location) or 631-499-1831 (Long Island location).