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Gerald Imber, M.D.


Male Breast Reduction

Based in New York City

Male breast reduction is a body contouring procedure that can give the chest a flatter, smoother, and more masculine appearance. Male breast reduction surgery is commonly performed on men who suffer from a condition known as gynecomastia and on men with excess fat accumulation in the chest. Dr. Gerald Imber is a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who is dedicated to providing the best male breast reduction results New York City has to offer.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition that causes the overdevelopment of the male breasts. This creates the appearance of “man boobs”. While this issue can be caused by fat accumulation within the breasts, patients who suffer from gynecomastia experience this issue due to excess glandular tissue within the breasts. Gynecomastia is typically a benign issue that is not life-threatening but can cause self-image issues.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is commonly caused by changes in hormone levels within the male body. It commonly occurs in males who are going through puberty which causes fluctuation in hormone levels, as well as aging males who are experiencing hormonal changes. Other potential causes of gynecomastia could be the use of certain medications, steroid use, drug use, certain types of cancers, and thyroid disorders.

Before & After

Male Breast Reduction Before & After

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Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Male breast reduction surgery can involve the use of liposuction, surgical excision, or a combination of both. During your consultation, Dr. Imber will perform an examination of the breasts to determine which surgical approach is appropriate.

During the procedure, incisions will be made along the areolae or along the bottom of the breasts so that excess glandular tissue can be removed. The length of the incisions will be based on the severity of the gynecomastia. Any excess glandular tissue and loose skin are excised, and the incision is tightly sutured shut so that the chest has a flat and smooth appearance. Liposuction may be used during the process to remove any excess fat from the area.

Recovering from Male Breast Reduction Surgery

If surgical excision of the breast tissue is involved, the recovery process will take some time. The chest will feel sore for several days, but the pain should be minimal and can be managed with medication. Patients may need to wait a week or so before they are able to resume their normal activities. Exercise and other physically demanding activities should be avoided for longer and our nurses will review all recovery guidelines with you. Results should be noticeable right away and will continue to improve as swelling reduces.

Male Breast Reduction Cost

The cost of your male breast reduction in New York City can be discussed during your initial consultation with Dr. Imber.

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Male breast reduction is a safe and effective surgical procedure that can help to restore the patient’s comfort and confidence in the appearance of their chest. If you are suffering from gynecomastia, contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your male breast reduction in New York City with Dr. Imber.

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