The scientific term, gynecomastia, is used for male breast enlargement. This condition is one that can result in a feminine chest due to the abnormal growth of breast tissue. Many times, gynecomastia is caused by an unknown hormonal condition. It can also be caused by certain drugs, steroids, major weight gain or loss, or it can be hereditary. Men with this condition generally feel frustrated and anxious, even more so in situations where the chest area is shown such as at the beach or pool or while at the gym. Huntington, NY plastic surgeons Drs. James Romanelli and John Layliev perform cosmetic breast treatment for men who suffer from gynecomastia. This cosmetic treatment does have a very nice success rate. It is one of the more common cosmetic surgeries for men at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY on Long Island.
Ideal Candidates for Gynecomastia Surgery
Gynecomastia surgery is reserved for men with visible excess breast tissue that cannot be corrected through diet and exercise. If you are troubled by the look of your chest, yet are at a good weight, you could possibly benefit from this surgery. Male teens may also have good results from gynecomastia treatment; however, a future procedure may be necessary in several years as an adult if new breast tissue continues to grow. In your initial consultation, treatment options will be presented, including the likelihood of having surgery to correct the condition.
Male Breast Reduction Reviews
"Wonderful Experience - I had a male breast reduction with Dr. Layliev and from beginning to end he was absolutely impeccable. My surgery was at the hospital and scheduling with Jessica was easy and pleasant. I had no complications and I love the fact that he likes a lot of follow up appointments and feedback from his patients. After surgery he came to see me in the hospital and made sure I knew that if I needed him..."- N. / RealSelf / Nov 20, 2018
"Male Breast Reduction - Dr. Romanelli was thorough, professional and had wonderful bedside manners. His office staff were extremely helpful and supportive. Dr. Romanelli even made himself available via phone the same day as the surgery to answer my questions and concerns. My wife and I are extremely satisfied with the results of the surgery and the entire process and will be recommending him to family and friends."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Sep 08, 2019
"Doctors and staff were FANTASTIC. Could not be happier!! Highly recommend!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Mar 30, 2018
"Five Stars - Excellent staff. Entire experience from beginning to end was great. The consultation was extremely informative, the doctor was respectful, explained everything and was encouraging to reach goals even after the surgery. Would highly recommend."- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 13, 2018
"Five Stars - Wonderful experience."- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 03, 2018
Surgical Technique for Gynecomastia
Fat removal is almost always used during gynecomastia surgery. Performed under general anesthesia, liposuction is first used to help rid excess fat from the internal chest region. Afterwards, any loose or wrinkled skin will be excised to produce a tighter look, and then the nipple will be surgically reshaped and placed into a correct position. For most men, this technique requires an incision near the glandular tissue. After the pockets of fat and excess skin have been addressed, the remaining tissue will be tightened.
What To Expect from Gynecomastia Surgery
After gynecomastia surgery, your chest will be wrapped with a compression bandage to help decrease swelling. For complex cases where a more invasive technique was used, a small tube for draining may be inserted to help with fluid. The before and after following gynecomastia treatment are almost immediately seen and most men are extremely pleased with the cosmetic enhancement. Any incisions made during this procedure take a few weeks to heal and any scars left behind are barely noticed. With your new-masculine appearing chest, you may get clearance from Dr. Romanelli to continue exercise and weight training, which will assist in complementing the final outcome.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 3 Days - 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 - 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
Restore your Masculine Chest with Gynecomastia Surgery
If you are frustrated with the effects of male breast enlargement (gynecomastia), we invite you to contact our office and schedule a consultation to learn about male breast reduction treatment at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery. We have helped many Long Island men and have enjoyed witnessing them regain their self-confidence. Don't put off treatment any longer, call our front desk today to get started on achieving a new you.