Male Breast Reduction Treatment in Manhattan
My 14-year-old son has some breast development. Can he have this surgically treated?
Many young men develop some breast growth during puberty and the majority of this growth resolves on its own. On rare occasion gynecomastia may be the result of a hormone imbalance, and evaluation by a pediatrician is sometimes recommended. If breast tissue still remains after puberty then I will treat the gynecomastia surgically. Sometimes it is treated with liposuction alone. Other times, a small incision at the areola border may be required to directly remove the tissue.
I am an adult male with large breasts, will I need a lot of incisions to correct this problem? The surgery is individualized for each patient. Some patients do very well with liposuction alone. Some patients require an additional excision of tissue underneath the nipple that is more fibrous tissue and does not get removed successfully with liposuction. This can be accomplished with a small incision along the border of the areola and chest skin and usually heals very well. Still there are other patients who have significant skin redundancy and need a reduction with some skin removal.