Gynecomastia | Male Breast Reduction in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Gynecomastia

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Gynecomastia is a distressing medical condition characterized by an increase in glandular breast tissue and fat in the pectoral area of men. Gynecomastia affects men and boys at different stages of their development, sometimes presenting at birth or in puberty. In other instances, adult males notice the formation of additional breast tissue as they age.
Whether you have had enlarged breasts for some time or recently noticed an increase in breast size, we can help you understand the cause and find a solution. Our goal at Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery is not only to provide cosmetic enhancement but to identify the underlying cause of changes so that we can offer permanent treatment solutions. Gynecomastia surgery is designed to create a more masculine chest contour, improving both your appearance and your self-esteem.

WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF GYNECOMASTIA

The cause of gynecomastia is often hormonal imbalance, where an excess of estrogen combined with a decrease in testosterone results in feminine development to the male body. Dr. Mordkovich will begin gynecomastia treatment with blood tests that pinpoint endocrine or hormone levels, to achieve an accurate diagnosis of your condition. If hormone levels are normal, the cause of your breast growth may be fat accumulation, a condition known as pseudogynecomastia. Dr. Mordkovich can also treat pseudogynecomastia at his surgical facility.
When gynecomastia persists over many years, it can have a profound emotional and psychological impact on your life. Fortunately, there are surgical treatments available to reverse gynecomastia and restore your masculine physique and self-confidence.

AM I RIGHT FOR A GYNECOMASTIA REDUCTION SURGERY?

THE PROCEDURE TO REDUCE GYNECOMASTIA OR PSEUDOGYNECOMASTIA STARTS IN OUR SURGICAL SUITE WITH INTRAVENOUS SEDATION OR GENERAL ANESTHESIA. GUIDELINES ARE DRAWN ON THE BREAST BASED ON THE INCISION APPROACH AND THE FINAL GOAL TO REDUCE GLANDULAR TISSUE, EXTRA FAT AND LOOSE SKIN. THE AREOLA MAY ALSO BE RESIZED DURING THE PROCEDURE IF IT IS DISPROPORTIONATELY LARGE.

This technique is reserved for patients that need minimal correction to produce a positive result. After creating incisions in the armpit, Dr. Mordkovich will remove a small amount of fat, pull in any excess skin for removal, and close the incision. This technique produces the least amount of post-operative scarring and requires a shorter recovery period than other arm lift procedures.

This surgery is recommended for patients that have undergone massive weight loss and require contouring to help the skin conform to the more slender profile. Dr. Mordkovich will cover the full length of the upper arm to remove an extensive amount of loose skin and fat. He will then redrape the remaining skin to enhance the contour and definition of the arm. An extended arm lift is the most invasive option, but it also produces the most dramatic results and works particularly well for post-bariatric surgery patients.

WHAT IS GYNECOMASTIA?

Gynecomastia is typically identified by an excess of glandular tissue, sometimes accompanied by loose skin or enlarged areolas. Breast reduction surgery is the standard method of treatment for this condition, with the goal of reducing excess tissue and creating symmetry between the breasts. Breast tissue accumulation can happen on one side or the other, and some men see sagging or a dramatic shape change in the chest, so we use male breast reduction to sculpt a more aesthetically pleasing chest profile.

In cases where gynecomastia does not resolve on its own, surgical intervention may be the only way to reverse this condition. Fortunately, male breast reduction performed by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Mordkovich produces permanent, natural results for the majority of his patients.