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Achieve a more chiseled, masculine chest with male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia surgery. Associates in Plastic Surgery offers some of the best results in gynecomastia surgery.

Our team of seasoned, reputable plastic surgeons serve Edison, Marlboro, West Orange, and Warren, New Jersey

Many male patients can feel self conscious about having enlarged breasts. This condition can result from different causes like a hormonal imbalance, or genetic factors.

Dr. Haramis and Dr. Heller specialize in male breast reduction. A combination of liposuction and laser telescopic surgery can effectively reduce gynecomastia.

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Who is a good candidate for gynecomastia treatment?

The most successful and natural male breast reduction depends upon the trust established between surgeon and patient, so Dr. Heller and Dr. Haramis will give you all the information you need to form realistic expectations for your results during your confidential consultation at our NJ offices. Those who expect perfection rather than improvement may not be a good fit for plastic surgery.

Clients should be in good physical and mental health, and suffer from no major medical issues such as hypertension, cancer, diabetes or heart disease. Additionally, patients should be at a healthy weight for their frame, as this procedure is not a substitute for weight loss. You will need to inform the doctors regarding any medications you are currently taking, as certain prescriptions can have gynecomastia as a side effect.

Benefits of male breast reduction

  • Improved self-confidence
  • Go shirtless at the beach, in the gym, or anywhere else
  • Get results where dieting and exercise have failed
  • A slimmer, more streamlined upper torso
  • A more traditionally masculine aesthetic
  • Can complement other masculinization procedures for FTM clients

During your gynecomastia surgery, our surgeons apply our pioneering technique under anesthesia, which gives immediate results with minimal downtime due to swelling and a little bruising. Pain is usually minimal. Most male breast reduction patients resume normal activity in 2-3 days.

Our male breast reduction surgery can give a natural result so that no one else can tell surgery was even performed, but you will be thrilled with the great improvement this surgery can bring.

Where does my surgery take place?

All treatments take place at one of our accredited outpatient facilities in New Jersey. These luxurious medical centers create the perfect atmosphere of comfort, convenience and discretion while adhering to all the same stringent safety protocols as any local hospital.

From our welcoming, climate-controlled reception areas to our state-of-the-art surgical suites equipped with the most advanced technology on the market, rest assured your stay with Associates in Plastic Surgery will be a rewarding and relaxing one. On hand to assist you around the clock is our team of experienced and friendly RN’s, medical assistants and technicians all of whom are striving to provide you with outstanding care in a peaceful, immaculate setting.

Where are the incisions placed during gynecomastia surgery?

Each person is different, and our male breast reduction can be customized to minimize visible scarring and provide a natural masculine look. Incision placement will depend largely on your skin’s elasticity and how much fat and tissue is to be removed during the procedure.

Liposuction Technique

Liposuction can be used in cases where skin elasticity is good and there is not a significant amount of fat to be removed. During this minimally-invasive form of gynecomastia surgery, one or more tiny incisions are strategically placed on each side of your chest. The three-millimeter incisions allow for removal of fat using a thin tube, or cannula, and the incisions will heal to a small line.

Excision Technique

When there is a substantial amount of excess tissue and skin, a larger incision is required to properly trim away the skin. Most often, an incision is made along the bottom edge of the breast tissue. An incision may also be made around the areola if the nipple needs to be repositioned. The incision will heal to a thin line that is concealed in the natural contours of your chest.

In some cases, the liposuction and excision techniques can be combined for a better result.

Will I have visible scarring?

Though it is difficult not to have some form of visible scarring, the surgical techniques and incision placement used by our surgeons will minimize their visibility. Incisions are often concealed in the natural contours of your chest and will heal into a very thin line. The scar will also fade to your natural skin color over time.

Following all aftercare instructions provided by your surgeon will be vital to your final look. Caring for the incision and avoiding infection or other complications will help your incision heal quickly and go unnoticed.

When is the ideal time for male breast reduction surgery?

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To many men, summertime means a return to the gym or the beginning of a diet program to get back in shape and shed excess pounds. But for men who suffer from overdevelopment of their breasts, known as gynecomastia, no amount of dieting or exercise will make a difference, which is why the ideal time to undergo male breast reduction surgery for younger males is in the summer when school is out.

Gynecomastia accounts for 65 percent of all male breast disorders, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. The swelling can occur in one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly.

Typically the best time for teens to undergo the cosmetic surgery procedure is during the summertime, as they are out of school and have optimum time to recover. But for adult males, the best time to have the surgery is when friends or family are available to help during the recovery process.

Newborns and boys going through puberty and older men may develop the condition as a result of normal changes in hormone levels, though it can be caused by heredity or use of certain drugs. Many terms have been coined for this condition, but no matter what you call them or how funny someone may think it is, it’s no laughing matter for men who suffer from this condition. To some, gynecomastia is a serious source of low self-esteem and poor body image for men and teens.

The surgery is relatively quick and is completed while the patient is under general anesthesia. Most surgeons will use a combination of laser telescopic surgery and liposuction to reduce scarring. Using tiny cannulas, the surgeon melts away excess fat with the laser and vacuums the fatty deposits away with liposuction. Laser surgery may not be right for every patient. Depending on the amount of excess breast tissue and sagging skin, the surgeon may have to use more invasive techniques to correct the size and shape of the breast. Associates in Plastic Surgery offers some of the best results for male breast reduction. The results are immediate and long lasting. Normal activities may be resumed in as little as one to two days, but that varies with every patient.

Recovery Time After Gynecomastia Surgery

Your recovery time will vary based on the type of incision you had. You will likely have bandages and a support garment in the initial stages of healing. Our surgeon will provide you with aftercare instructions and tips for your recovery.

Most patients need only a couple days off of work after gynecomastia surgery. You may need to wait five to seven days to resume light exercise and approximately one month or longer before attempting strenuous workouts, particularly arm or chest exercises.

You will have follow up appointments where our surgeon can monitor your progress, answer any questions, and provide updated aftercare instructions.


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