Our Surgeons Explain Types of Gynecomastia & Treatment for Severe Cases
In our gynecomastia New York City & Long Island practices, we have seen cases that vary from the puffiness of nipples to tubular breasts that droop below the breast line. When a man suffers from severe gynecomastia, the emotional side effects can be devastating.
The man with breasts larger than some women will most likely limit social interaction, as breasts this large are difficult to hide, even under multiple shirts. Further impact includes the avoidance of intimacy and feelings of depression over the loss of masculinity.
In cases where breasts are as large as a C cup or bigger, the patient has a gynecomastia condition called male breast ptosis, where the breast actually droops down. With male breast ptosis, the areola will fall below the line of the pectoral muscles.
When this condition is present, there is a higher likelihood that there will be excess skin that needs to be removed following treatment in our male breast reduction NY surgical suites.
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Experts in this specialized field of plastic surgery, the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team, works with a high degree of precision in order to minimize any scarring that may come from the removal of excess skin in the breast area, a procedure known as mastopexy.
According to The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), one of the most well-known societies for plastic surgery in the United States, gynecomastia surgeries numbered 17,645 in 2011.
This is good news because it shows that more and more men are realizing that treatment is available and are taking advantage of current technology to improve the look of their bodies.
Living with gynecomastia is not easy for a man of any age. This condition may strike during adolescence or well into adulthood.
In young men, there is a chance that gynecomastia will last only a short time (two to three years), as the cause is usually the fluctuation in hormones during this time in life.
However, this does not always occur and so young patients are encouraged to talk with their doctor, parents or a trusted adult. Then, get treatment if gynecomastia does not go away after two years (unless extreme emotional trauma is taking place).
In order to eliminate feelings of depression and instances of isolation, gynecomastia treatment as early as possible is best.
Men who have lived with gynecomastia for years, unfortunately, may have emotional "baggage" due to the effects of the condition. In such cases, we recommend that the patient look at the before and after photos from our male breast reduction NY and gynecomastia New York City patients to get an idea of the type of results possible with surgical correction.
Even following the gynecomastia treatment, the long-time sufferer may want to seek counseling support to deal with past experiences and learn to love his new body.