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Gynecomastia Surgery in New Jersey

Breast protuberance and excess breast tissue in men can be a major source of self-consciousness and even embarrassment. Enlarged male breasts can be treated with gynecomastia surgery, which eliminates excess tissue to create a more sculpted, lean, and masculine chest. You can achieve excellent body contouring results by relying on well-trained, experienced plastic surgeons in New York City and New Jersey. The cosmetic surgeons at Rowe Plastic Surgery offer an extensive array of advanced breast surgery procedures, using minimally invasive techniques and creating the youthful, natural look that you’ve always desired.

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Page Updated on Jan 10, 2023 by Dr. Norman Rowe (Plastic Surgeon) of Rowe Plastic Surgery

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Male breast reduction surgery, also known as gynecomastia surgery, aims to reduce the size of male breasts by removing excess fat and breast tissue. This procedure is often performed on men who have enlarged breasts as a result of hormonal imbalances, obesity, or medication use. It is typically done on an outpatient basis, allowing a return to work and normal activities within a few days.

Gynecomastia Surgery in New Jersey

Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery

Some of the benefits of gynecomastia surgery include:

  • Improved self-esteem and confidence: Many men who undergo gynecomastia surgery report an improvement in their self-esteem and confidence after the procedure.
  • Improved physical comfort: Excess breast tissue can cause discomfort, such as chafing or sweating, and male breast reduction surgery can help eliminate these issues.
  • Improved appearance: Gynecomastia surgery can help achieve a more masculine-looking chest, which can have a positive effect on the overall appearance.
  • Long-lasting results: The results of gynecomastia surgery are usually long-lasting, as long as you maintain a stable weight and don’t take medications or use substances that can cause the condition to recur.

It’s important to note that gynecomastia surgery is a cosmetic procedure, and it’s not for everyone. Always carefully consider the benefits and potential risks of the surgery before deciding to undergo the procedure.

The Best Candidates for Gynecomastia Surgery

The best candidates for gynecomastia surgery are men who:

  1. Are physically healthy: Gynecomastia surgery is generally safe, but like any surgery, it carries some risks. Men who are in good physical health are generally good candidates for the procedure.
  2. Are bothered by the appearance of their breasts: The best candidates for gynecomastia surgery are men who are unhappy with the size or appearance of their breasts and who feel that the condition is affecting their self-esteem or quality of life.
  3. Have realistic expectations: It’s important to have realistic expectations about the results of gynecomastia surgery. The procedure can improve the appearance of the chest, but it may not provide the perfect chest that some men desire.
  4. Are not obese: Men who are significantly overweight may not be good candidates for gynecomastia surgery because excess fat in the chest area may not be fully removable. Losing weight through diet and exercise before undergoing the procedure may be necessary.
  5. Do not smoke: Smoking can increase the risk of complications after surgery. Hence, it’s important to quit smoking well in advance of the procedure.

Consulting a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing the procedure is essential. Only an expert in the aesthetic plastic surgery field can assess your specific needs and determine if you are a good candidate for surgery.

Preparing for Your Gynecomastia Surgery

To prepare for gynecomastia surgery, you’ll need to follow any instructions provided by your doctor, which may include:

  • Stopping certain medications: Some medications, such as blood thinners, can increase the risk of bleeding during surgery. You may be instructed to stop taking these medications for a period of time before the surgery.
  • Avoiding certain foods and drinks: It may be necessary to avoid certain foods and drinks that can increase the risk of bleeding or interfere with the anesthesia, such as alcohol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • Quitting smoking: Smoking can increase the risk of complications after surgery, so it’s important to break the habit before the procedure.
  • Arranging for transportation home: You’ll need to arrange for transportation home after the procedure, as you will not be able to drive yourself.
  • Making arrangements for someone to stay with you: It’s a good idea to have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours after the surgery to help you with any tasks you may have difficulty with, such as bathing or dressing.
  • Getting your home ready: You should prepare your home for your recovery before the surgery. This may include stocking up on any necessary supplies, such as medication or bandages, and setting up any equipment you may need, such as a recliner or a raised toilet seat.

Carefully following your surgeon’s instructions is essential for a smooth postoperative recovery.

How Is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?

Male breast reduction is usually performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, allowing you to go home the same day as the procedure. Local anesthesia with intravenous sedation may be used in some cases.

There are several different techniques that can be used for the correction of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts, including:

  • Liposuction: Liposuction is a common technique used to remove excess fat from the chest area. During the procedure, a small incision is made in the chest, and a thin tube called a cannula is inserted through the incision. The cannula is used to suction out excess fat from the chest area.
  • Excision: Excision is a technique that involves the removal of excess breast tissue and skin through an incision. It is typically used for men who have more severe gynecomastia or who have loose, sagging skin in the chest area.
  • Combination of liposuction and excision: In some cases, a combination of liposuction and excision may be used to achieve the desired results.

A technique that best suits your individual needs will be used to reduce the size of the areola, minimize puffiness, and realign the nipple to replicate the natural male shape.

How Long Is Recovery From Gynecomastia Surgery?

Recovery from gynecomastia surgery typically takes several weeks. The specific length of recovery will depend on the individual patient and the extent of the surgery.

During the first week after the surgery, you can expect to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can usually be managed with medication. You’ll need to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support the chest as it heals. You’ll also need to avoid strenuous activities, such as exercise and heavy lifting, for at least a few weeks to allow your body to heal.

Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within a few days of the surgery. However, you may need to take some time off work depending on the nature of your job. Your doctor will give you specific instructions that are vital to follow for a smooth recovery.

As your body heals, you may notice some changes in the appearance of your chest. The swelling and bruising will gradually resolve, and you’ll begin to see the final results. It’s important to be patient and allow your body the time it needs to recover.

Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery in NJ

When it comes to New Jersey, the cost of gynecomastia surgery can vary based on a number of factors, including the specifics of each patient’s case, the technique used, the anesthesia administered, facility fees, and total surgery time. On average, the cost can range from $4,000 to $8,000. It’s important to note that gynecomastia surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure, and it is typically not covered by insurance.

Our skilled cosmetic surgeons provide quick results to individuals seeking gynecomastia treatment throughout New Jersey, allowing them to achieve the desired appearance and well-deserved self-esteem. Visit one of our clinics to see for yourself why so many of our patients consider us to be the best-in-class gynecomastia surgeons in NJ, using the latest male breast reduction techniques and technological advances while providing highly personalized and comprehensive care.

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