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If you suffer from gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts), then you probably go to great lengths to hide your condition. Gynecomastia is not a physically dangerous ailment in and of itself, but it can cripple self-esteem and cause great embarrassment.

If you’ve been considering treatment, you might be weighing factors such as cost, recovery time, and more. One factor you might not have considered, however, is the time of year you should undergo your surgery. The good news? Winter is the ideal time to undergo gynecomastia surgery.

Read on to find out why.

Hiding Gynecomastia

Many men use baggy clothing to hide their gynecomastia. While this can work during the winter, it is more difficult during hot summer days, when swimming and rising temperatures make heavier clothing impractical.

Winter is the perfect time to undergo gynecomastia treatment, because before the surgery and during recovery, the gynecomastia and healing process will not be obvious. This can make the transition less embarrassing and difficult.

Recovery Considerations

Recovery from gynecomastia surgery dictates a break from exercise, which can be easier in the winter. If you’re thinking about undergoing gynecomastia surgery, you’ll need to factor the exercise hiatus into your recovery plans. Fortunately, post-surgery garments are easier to hide under heavy clothing.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Gynecomastia surgery consists of two components: fat and breast tissue removal. Excess breast tissue is what sets true gynecomastia apart from pseudogynecomastia (which is a side effect of obesity). The surgeon performs liposuction to remove excess fat, then removes the breast gland tissue for a flat, masculine look.

A Specialist in Gynecomastia Surgery

Choosing your surgeon is one of the most important decisions you’ll make regarding your treatment, so it’s important to seek help from a highly-qualified cosmetic or plastic surgeon who is also a gynecomastia specialist.

With the number of men who suffer from gynecomastia, you might assume that many plastic surgeons specialize in the procedure, but the pool of specialists is surprisingly small.

Fortunately, our New York surgeons are experts in gynecomastia, having helped hundreds of men at our AAAHC accredited facility in Commack, Long Island (surgical suites & consult offices) and in our Manahattan, NYC office. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about gynecomastia treatment, call either of our locations at 212.206.0023 or 631.499.1831.