One of the most embarrassing and emasculating conditions a man can face is gynecomastia - male breast reduction, or abnormally large breasts. Board-certified New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits is sympathetic to the self-consciousness that can accompany gynecomastia. At Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, we offer treatment options that will remove your excess fatty breast tissue and restore your confidence. Excessively large breasts in men may be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Natural hormonal changes
- Medications including anti-androgens, anabolic steroids, antidepressants, some antibiotics and some heart medications
- Alcohol and controlled substances including amphetamines, heroin and methadone
- Health conditions including hypogonadism, tumors, hyperthyroidism, kidney and liver failure, and malnutrition
Treatment of gynecomastia often involves only liposuction, performed via a small incision under the breasts. But sometimes a subcutaneous mastectomy, whereby actual breast tissue is excised through an incision at the lower pole of the areola, may also be necessary. In addition, at times a lifting and/or reduction of the areola is also necessary Dr.. Lefkovits will discuss treatment options with you in-depth during your consultation. Depending on the cause and level of your gynecomastia, some lifestyle changes may be necessary to ensure you maintain your results. If you would like to learn more about treatment options for gynecomastia, please contact New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits of Park Plaza Plastic Surgery at 212-750-9494.