Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery) in New Jersey 

Gynecomastia is the overdevelopment of male breasts. This condition may cause an individual to want to hide his body with baggy clothing, but male breast reduction can help. This surgery removes the breast appearance by reducing the existing tissue and fat, restoring a flatter, more male-contoured chest.

What Causes Gynecomastia to Develop?

Gynecomastia can be the result of a hormonal imbalance, obesity or an unstable weight, certain drugs and steroid use, heredity, kidney disease, or an overactive thyroid. It may develop in both breasts or just one. No matter what the reason for your gynecomastia, Dr. Parakh can help. 

Who Makes the Best Male Breast Reduction Candidate?

Dr. Parakh’s office is located in Englewood, NJ. While she proudly serves local patients in the New Jersey area, she also welcomes patients from all over the country and beyond.

If you’re considering male breast reduction with Dr. Parakh, you may be an ideal candidate. Candidates for male breast reduction are men who have large or sagging breasts that make them feel physically and/or emotionally uncomfortable. Breast reduction can be performed on men: 

  • Whose breast development is complete
  • Who are non-smokers in good health both physically and emotionally
  • Who are not overweight
  • Who have firm, elastic skin that will reshape itself to fit the contours of their breasts post-surgery

The Male Breast Reduction Procedure

Male breast reduction is usually performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis and typically takes 1-3 hours. Male breast reduction is performed using liposuction or surgery, or a combination of the two. If the enlarged breasts are caused primarily by excessive fatty tissue, the tissue is typically removed with liposuction, during which a cannula (a thin, hollow tube) is inserted through extremely small incisions and then moved back and forth to loosen excess fat, which is suctioned out using a vacuum or a cannula-attached syringe. The incisions are made around the lower halves of the areolas or in the underarms.

If the enlarged breasts are caused primarily by excess glandular tissue, surgery is required. Incisions are made to allow for tissue to be removed. Repositioning the areolas/nipples and excising excess skin also requires incisions. Sutures are used to close the incisions, which are then bandaged, and the area is typically covered by a compression garment.

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Recovery from Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Following male breast reduction surgery, there is bruising, swelling, and discomfort. The discomfort usually dissipates after a few days and can be lessened with prescribed pain medication. To help reduce swelling, a compression garment is worn for about two weeks (and at night for several additional weeks). Swelling and any skin discoloration partially subside after 1-2 weeks, at which time stitches are removed. 

Patients typically return to work within a week. Light aerobic exercise can be performed after a week, but strenuous activities should be avoided for 4-6 weeks.

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Why Choose Dr. Parakh?

Dr. Shwetambara Parakh is double board-certified and has been awarded a five-star distinction by RealSelf. She is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons, a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, a NewBeauty Top Beauty Doctor, and a Castle Connolly Top Doctor®. In addition to her honors, Dr. Parakh has created an environment that revolves around a patient-centered experience focused on ultimate comfort. At Parakh Plastic Surgery, we believe that everyone should be able to look and feel their best. This includes helping patients wear the clothes they want, do the activities they want, and live their lives to the fullest. Low self-esteem can become a thing of the past. Trust your appearance to a team that truly cares. We warmly welcome you to call 201-308-0872 or request a consultation to schedule your male breast reduction consultation with Dr. Parakh at her Englewood, NJ practice.

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