Do I Need Gynecomastia Surgery or Liposuction?

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For men with “man boobs”, it can feel like there are few options. Diet and exercise don’t seem to achieve the results you want, even if you’re otherwise fit and healthy. When other options don’t work, plastic surgery can be an effective option. However, it can be overwhelming to look at your options and figure out what will work best. Although your plastic surgeon can recommend the best options for you, it can be helpful to know what to expect. Here’s what to know about choosing between liposuction and gynecomastia, two popular options for gynecomastia.

Liposuction vs. Gynecomastia Surgery

The best procedure for you boils down to the type of tissue causing your gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can be caused by stubborn fat deposits left over after significant weight loss. It can also be caused by expanding breast tissue, usually as a result of hormone imbalance. As such, liposuction is a more effective option for gynecomastia caused by only fat while gynecomastia is effective for breast tissue in combination with fat.

It’s important to keep in mind that liposuction will come with a shorter downtime period than gynecomastia surgery. Surgery usually involves larger incisions and sometimes repositioning of the nipples. In some cases, excess skin will be removed. Overall, gynecomastia surgery will be more thorough than liposuction, but liposuction can be a great option if you’re looking for minimal correction of fat.

Selecting Your Gynecomastia Expert

The most important aspect of treatment is finding a plastic surgeon who specializes in men’s plastic surgery and can recommend your best options for gynecomastia. Always ensure that your plastic surgeon is board certified and spends significant time and attention to men’s procedures. Also ask for before-and-after photos to get an idea of what results you can expect. With the right gynecomastia plastic surgeon, you can count on a successful and effective procedure with the right techniques and treatment options for you.

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The best way to get started on breaking free of gynecomastia and living your best life is by contacting our New York City office by calling or filling out our online form. Dr. Wallach can create the ideal treatment plan for you using our best in plastic surgery techniques and technologies.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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