Where will my gynecomastia surgery be taking place?
The board certified plastic surgeon’s of the NYC Gynecomastia Center will perform your gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction) on-site (at the same location where you will have your complimentary consultation) – Floor 7, Suite B, New York, New York 10016 (Park Avenue between 31st and 32nd street) in Manhattan, New York at our state of the art fully accredited surgical out-patient facility.
The NYC Gynecomastia Center only employs only NYC board certified plastic surgeons (with a specialty in gynecomastia) and board certified anesthesiologists. Our surgical staff is personally trained to the highest standards and has impeccable credentials and reputations.
“The plastic surgeon demonstrated exceptional professional competence and did a terrific job. I have never seen any doctor as dedicated to the well-being of a patient and as concerned about perfection at every step in his treatment. He is the ultimate doctor”. ~ ZocDoc
What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is essentially an over-development of male breast tissue and is usually a self-diagnosable condition. The aim of gynecomastia surgery is to remove the excess fat and glandular tissue and restore the male chest to a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Does insurance cover gynecomastia surgery?
Typically insurance companies do not cover gynecomastia surgery because they consider gynecomastia cosmetic plastic surgery. In some unique cases, however, insurance will. Please contact us to find out if your case is covered by insurance.
Is there a non-surgical alternative for gynecomastia?
There is no FDA-approved drug or medical literature which supports an alternative to gynecomastia surgery to reduce over-developed male breasts.
What is the cost of surgery?
The cost of male breast reduction surgery will depend on the complexity of the surgery and your unique case. The exact cost of the surgery will be discussed with you during your complimentary consultation.
How long does the gynecomastia surgery take to perform?
As gynecomastia surgery specialists, our plastic surgeons take approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours to perform the surgery.
What is the minimum age that one must be to undergo gynecomastia surgery at the NYC Gynecomastia Center?
Typically our plastic surgeons recommend you wait until the age of 18 years. If significant gynecomastia is affecting an adolescent’s life, surgery can be performed.
Gynecomastia surgery hopes to:
- Increase confidence / self-esteem
- Reduce possible embarrassment in the changing room or when sunbathing
- Improve relationships and sex life
- Improve confidence about wearing fitted clothing
How many days do I need to take off from work after surgery?
The recovery period will vary from patient to patient. Typically, most patients will be able to return to work within one week. If you work in a physically demanding position you may need to take over a week off from work. Your surgeon will discuss your post recover for your unique case during your consultation and what is to be expected during your consultation at the NYC Gynecomastia Center.
You may qualify as a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery if you:
- Are unhappy with over-developed male breasts
- Your breast development has stabilized – usually over the age of 18
- Are in overall good health
- Are near a stable weight
- Simply desire a more contoured masculine chest
Will the development of male breast tissue come back after surgery?
Usually no. However, male breast development can still be enlarged by steroid usage, or other drugs, and weight gain.
What does male breast reduction surgery entail?
Male breast reduction surgery (gynecomastia) can be performed by the plastic surgeon via liposuction, surgical removal of breast tissue, or a combination of both.
Maintaining A Relationship With Your Plastic Surgeon
Should you elect to move forward with gynecomastia surgery, any questions regarding your surgery will be answered in advance. After surgery, you will return to the NYC Gynecomastia Center office for follow-up care at prescribed intervals, at which time your progress will be evaluated. Please remember that the relationship with your plastic surgeon does not end when you leave the operating room. If you have questions or concerns during your gynecomastia surgery recovery or need additional information at a later time, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our best in class NYC gynecomastia surgeons pride themselves on providing you highly personalized and comprehensive care before, after, and during your gynecomastia (male breast reduction) surgery. The NYC Gynecomastia Center’s philosophy of direct doctor / surgeon to patient care at every visit has made us one of the most trusted and respected medical practices in NYC. For more information or to schedule a complimentary gynecomastia consultation please feel free to contact us:
NYC Gynecomastia Center
461 Park Ave S, Floor 7, Suite B
New York, NY 10016