Discussing scars after gynecomastia surgery for bodybuilders in our gynecomastia New York City or Long Island centers.Is there anything worse than dealing with soft fatty tissue on the breasts when all you work for is to have a competition-winning masculine chest? Actually, there is something worse; scars left from having male breast reduction surgery.

In the bodybuilding world, there is no tolerance among athletes and judges for aesthetic anomalies such as gynecomastia or scars left from the treatment for the condition.

Making things worse yet, the use of anabolic steroids, common in this lifestyle, can actually cause gynecomastia…and make it happen again after treatment is received. Our gynecomastia Long Island surgeons can help advise you through the post-treatment weight lifting phase.


Yes, you read correctly – there are “virtually no scar” surgical procedures available to rid yourself of gynecomastia once and for all. For men with pseudogynecomastia (false gynecomastia), the fatty tissue in the breasts can become larger in that area due to either being overweight or genetic predisposition. In these cases, laser liposuction treatment is recommended by our Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team.

The laser liposuction hones in on the fatty tissue only and melts it away so that it can be suctioned out and removed forever. The fat cells that have been destroyed by the procedure will never grow back again and the patient is left with just the right amount of fat in each breast.

For true gynecomastia, there are also virtually scar free options for patients treated by our Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team. Fatty tissue can be removed by laser liposuction which is, again, a virtually scar free procedure. Breast glands that have become overgrown and unsightly can be excised with a scalpel via a discreet incision in the areola border. This incision will heal in such a way that it will be nearly unnoticeable after it heals.


Whether you are a hobby bodybuilder or compete at the world level, being able to get back to life after treatment in our gynecomastia New York City or Long Island centers is always a top priority. The laser liposuction treatment alone usually involves two to three days of down time while the more extensive treatment (involving the areola incision) may take an additional day for patients to feel well enough to go back to work. Patients must wear a compression garment 24 hours a day for the first week and 12 hours per day for the second week – that’s all!

Weightlifting may be resumed in about four weeks, depending upon the healing progress the patient has made. Normal physical activity may be resumed by the fourth day post-op and should start at 25% of your normal activity level on the first day, increasing each day thereafter as tolerated.

Our Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team has been safely performing virtually scarless,  laser-assisted methods for permanent treatment of gynecomastia in our gynecomastia Long Island and NYC surgery centers for many years.

Contact us today to schedule a private consultation with us no charge.