Gynecomastia – Male Breast Reduction
Breast development, or gynecomastia, in boys and men, is actually quite common. Although breast development can occur during puberty and disappear, some men continue to have noticeable breasts as they age. Gynecomastia can make a man feel uncomfortable and self-conscious, but Dr. Capek utilizes a combination of VASER LipoSelection and breast gland excision to correct gynecomastia with minimal scarring and dramatic enhancement of the chest contour. Patients throughout the Capital District areas of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga trust New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lucie Capek to perform their gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery. Many of our patients also travel from New York City, Vermont, Massachusetts, and beyond to receive her skilled and compassionate care.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Many people believe gynecomastia is caused by excess fat but, in most cases, men’s enlarged breasts are caused by excess glandular breast tissue. Ideal candidates for male breast reduction include:
- Men who cannot correct their condition with treatments
- Overall healthy individuals (including non-smokers)
- Men of relatively normal weight
- Men who have full breast development
Additionally, any man who is bothered by their condition should consider male breast reduction surgery. A consultation with Dr. Capek can help determine your candidacy for this procedure.
Before Your Procedure
An initial consultation with Dr. Capek is necessary to discuss your aesthetic goals and determine a procedure process that will benefit you the most. Dr. Capek will also prepare you for the upcoming procedure with pre-operative instructions, the procedure process, and after instructions. Knowing what to expect and being prepared increases your likelihood of positive results.
In most cases of gynecomastia reduction surgery, Dr. Capek uses a combination technique of VASER LipoSelection and breast gland excision to provide effective results with minimal scarring and downtime. However, both of these techniques may be performed alone. Please visit our VASER LipoSelection page to find out more about this minimally invasive procedure.
Liposuction techniques are utilized where fatty tissue is the primary cause of gynecomastia. Excision techniques are utilized for the removal of excess glandular tissue or excess skin to lift sagging breasts and create a more masculine contour. This technique is also necessary if the patient desires a smaller areola size or a repositioned nipple for natural-looking results. In any case, Dr. Capek will provide an effective solution in reducing the male breasts and restoring a more chiseled, strong chest contour.
After Your Procedure
After your procedure, you will be dressed in bandages or dressings at your incision site(s) and a compression garment may be provided to minimize swelling and support the new chest contour. Although many patients experience discomfort or soreness, this is generally mild to moderate and can be relieved with pain medication. Depending on your specific procedure process, recovery times and instructions will vary. Results are instantly visible and will continue to improve once the swelling subsides and the minimal incisions heal. Dr. Capek will provide aftercare instructions to ensure optimal recovery.
Restore your confidence today by receiving a newly constructed, manly chest contour. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. Our office is just 13 miles from Albany and 9 miles from Schenectady, New York.