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Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS - Diplomate, American Board Of Plastic Surgery

Specializing in Primary &
Revision Gynecomastia Surgery

815 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021
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Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia is the development of abnormal breast tissue on men, small or large, and normally on both sides. The term comes from the Greek gyne meaning "woman" and mastos meaning "breast". One out of three American adults suffers from some degree of enlarged male breast. Gynecomastia can cause feelings of embarrassment and awkwardness. For most men, the best solution to reduce and reshape their breast is by surgery.

Surgery for gynecomastia may appear simple - but it isn't so. It is an operation that requires skill to perform properly as well as an artistic sense to know what would be appropriate for the patient. Most important is a consideration that there should be minimal scars as permanent evidence of the operation. The results must also make the operated upon areas consistent with the adjacent "normal" areas of the body. Thus, the surgeon must remove enough excess tissue so that both he and the patient are pleased with the improvement in contour and yet not remove too much tissue so that the chest is "caved in" or "cratered" or uneven as compared to the immediate surrounding areas of the body. This requires surgical skill as well as artistry - knowing how much tissue to remove and how much tissue to retain.

When patients find the results of their gynecomastia surgery to be unsatisfactory, they often consult with New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Elliot Jacobs for revision, reconstruction and improvement of their chest. Many of the problems are a combination of factors so that appropriate revision surgery must be individualized to the unique problems of the patient.

 

 

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Elliot William Jacobs, M.D., has maintained a private plastic surgery practice in New York City since 1977. Dr. Jacobs' practice encompasses a full range of plastic and reconstructive surgery, with a special emphasis on gynecomastia surgery. Dr. Jacobs has presented his innovative methods on ABC's "20/20" and Good Morning America, CBS's The Early Show, The Doctors, MTV's "True Life", Discovery Health and every local TV station in the New York metropolitan area.

As a New York plastic surgeon Dr. Jacobs' greatest satisfaction comes from the interaction with his patients. Dr. Elliot Jacobs will review your medical history, discuss your objectives and desires, examine you and make recommendations for your gynecomastia procedure. Dr Jacobs' goal is to show each patient what a difference plastic surgery can make in each and everyone's life.

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Memberships
Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons Member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Fellow American College of Surgeons Accredited Facility The Joint Commission
Fully Accredited office & Ambulatory Surgical Facility
Dr. Jacobs - Discusses Gynecomastia on the Doctors
From Our Blog
26
May

5 Reasons to Reject Insurance for Gynecomastia

We have great sympathy for guys who struggle to get insurance coverage for gynecomastia surgery. Our New York patients tell many tales of woe, and are often rejected as their carriers still view the procedure as purely cosmetic. Even men who live in countries with national healthcare systems—where they are more likely to get help … »

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21
May

Transgender Men and Top Surgery: Interesting Views

We recently came across an online article on top surgery for transgender men that contained a couple of surprising points. The author is a respected, board certified plastic surgeon with tremendous experience treating transgender patients–we found his views interesting and worth exploring. One element of the article we noticed immediately is its title: Mastectomy and … »

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