Gynecomastia is the term for enlarged male breasts, which is a fairly common condition, affecting 36% of younger men in the United States and 57% of older men. While gynecomastia poses no real health risks, it can be a frustrating and embarrassing aesthetic condition to deal with. Dr. Theodore Diktaban understands this and offers breast reduction surgery for men at his Upper East Side, New York City practice. If you want to learn more about how a gynecomastia surgical procedure can improve your confidence and appearance, call or book an appointment online.
Gynecomastia is a term that describes swelling in the breast tissue of men, largely due to hormonal imbalances. These imbalances can be brought on by certain conditions or medications, such as hypogonadism or steroid use.
The largest cause, however, is simply aging. As you grow older, your hormone levels begin to change naturally, which is why one in four men experience some degree of gynecomastia between ages 50 and 69.
Gynecomastia tends to be unresponsive to diet and exercise, leaving you with limited options. A breast reduction offers the most effective way to permanently combat the condition, which is an area Dr. Diktaban is well versed in — for both men and women.
During a breast reduction surgery, Dr. Diktaban removes fat, tissue, and skin to give your chest a flatter, more appealing profile.
Dr. Diktaban turns to several techniques to address your gynecomastia, depending upon the extent of your condition, including:
The only way to know for sure which techniques are right for your case is to consult with Dr. Diktaban, who recommends the best treatments to achieve your goals.
After surgery, you should expect some swelling, which diminishes over time. As the swelling decreases, your new profile begins to take its final shape. You can expect to see your full results after 3-6 months, when all residual swelling is gone and your skin and tissue have settled in.
While Dr. Diktaban makes every effort to limit visible scarring by making incisions in the least noticeable locations, concealing them among your natural contours, you may still have some minor scarring. These scars diminish over time.
If you suffer from enlarged breasts, call Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, to find out more about gynecomastia surgery. You can also schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.