It’s All About the Contour

New York gynecomastia

There are many accomplished plastic surgeons in New York, and gynecomastia surgery is performed by most. So why is it important to seek a plastic surgeon who’s a male breast reduction specialist?

The most critical reason to find a highly experienced gynecomastia surgeon can be expressed in just one word: contour. The key to achieving a natural, masculine look where man boobs used to be is creating a smooth, attractive chest contour. And it’s not necessarily a simple task.

Here’s why.

First, the way breast tissue develops varies widely. It typically begins to appear under the nipple/areola complex, and for some men, growth stops there. These patients have protruding or puffy looking areolas. Very careful gland removal is often required, sometimes with fat repositioning to ensure craters do not form.

In many men, gland tissue spreads out from the center of the breast gradually and intermingles with fat. In other words, the two types of tissue intertwine, making removal a customized operation. This is why most male breast reduction surgeries require a combination of liposuction and tissue excision, with precise resculpting of the chest.

In addition, stubborn fat pockets can exist nearby, such as in the armpit area. The plastic surgeon must be experienced in evaluating the entire chest to see if liposuction needs to be performed elsewhere, otherwise those little “pooches” could mar a sleek new look.

Finally, patients with a relatively large build need the skills of a gynecomastia specialist who knows how to remove enough breast gland and fat to banish the moobs, while leaving enough tissue so the chest area looks consistent with the rest of the body. It takes many surgeries to perfect the artistry involved in knowing what to remove and what to retain.

We have been performing surgery for patients with gynecomastia in New York, New Jersey and the surrounding areas for more than two decades. We take great pride in creating pleasing results for our patients and invite you to read our thorough FAQ and view our before and after gynecomastia photos to see some of our work. If you’d like to talk to us about your options, give us a call at 212-570-6080.

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