Gynecomastia, a condition characterized by enlarged male breast tissue, can cause distress and self-consciousness in many men.

While it’s often associated with hormonal imbalances during puberty or certain medical conditions, it can also be found in adult males, particularly those who have undergone significant weight loss. In such cases, excess skin and tissue may remain, contributing to the appearance of enlarged breasts.

Gynecomastia surgery after weight loss offers a solution for men seeking to address this issue and regain confidence in their appearance.

At the New Jersey Gynecomastia Center, we are here to help get you going in the right direction. Schedule a free virtual or in-person consultation today to meet with our doctors.

Understanding Gynecomastia and Its Causes

Gynecomastia is commonly caused by an imbalance between the hormones testosterone and estrogen, resulting in the growth of breast gland tissue in males. While it can occur during puberty due to hormonal changes, it can also develop later in life. This can be due to factors such as obesity, certain medications, hormone imbalances, or underlying medical conditions.

In the context of weight loss, gynecomastia can become more pronounced as the excess fat decreases, revealing the presence of excess breast tissue and skin. This can be particularly frustrating for men who have worked hard to shed pounds and improve their overall health, only to be left with a lingering cosmetic concern.

The Impact of Gynecomastia

The presence of enlarged breasts can have a significant impact on a man’s self-esteem and body image. Many individuals may feel self-conscious or embarrassed about their appearance. This can lead to feelings of insecurity and avoidance of certain social or intimate situations. This can ultimately affect various aspects of life, including relationships, work, and overall quality of health.

For men who have undergone weight loss, dealing with gynecomastia can be especially disheartening. It may detract from the sense of achievement and satisfaction associated with their weight loss journey. Despite the physical transformation, the presence of enlarged breasts can overshadow the progress and undermine confidence.

Considering Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, offers a permanent solution for addressing the excess breast tissue and skin that remain after weight loss. This procedure involves the removal of glandular tissue and excess skin through surgical excision and the removal of excess fat through liposuction techniques. This results in a flatter, more masculine chest contour.

As you consider gynecomastia surgery, you can book an in person or virtual evaluation at the NJ Gynecomastia Center. During the consultation, our surgeons will assess the extent of gynecomastia, discuss the patient’s medical history and goals, and outline the surgical approach best suited to achieve optimal results.

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The Surgical Procedure

Gynecomastia surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, meaning patients can return home the same day. The procedure may involve a combination of liposuction to remove excess fat and surgical excision to address glandular tissue and loose skin.

Through small incisions strategically placed around the areola or in the natural creases of the chest, the surgeon can access the underlying tissues and reshape the chest contour.

At the NJ Gynecomastia Center, we have a private ambulatory surgery center on-site, which is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Recovery and Postoperative Care

Following gynecomastia surgery, patients will be advised to wear a compression garment to support the chest and minimize swelling during the initial healing phase. While discomfort and mild bruising are common, most individuals can resume light activities within a few days. They can then return to work within a week or two, depending on the extent of the procedure.

It’s essential for patients to follow our surgeon’s postoperative instructions diligently. This may include avoiding strenuous exercise and lifting heavy objects for several weeks to ensure proper healing. Regular follow-up appointments will allow the surgeon to monitor progress and address any concerns that may arise during the recovery process.

Results and Long-Term Satisfaction

The results of gynecomastia surgery are typically evident immediately. Further improvements become apparent as swelling subsides and the tissues settle over time. Patients can expect a flatter, firmer chest contour that is more proportionate to their overall physique, enhancing their appearance and confidence.

While gynecomastia surgery offers a permanent solution, it’s essential for individuals to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure long-term satisfaction with their results. This includes maintaining a stable weight, regular exercise, and avoiding factors that may contribute to gynecomastia recurrence, such as certain medications or steroid use.

Reach Out Today

Gynecomastia surgery after weight loss offers a transformative solution for men seeking to address the physical and emotional burdens of enlarged breasts. By removing excess tissue and sculpting a more masculine chest contour, this procedure can help individuals regain confidence in their appearance and embrace their newfound sense of self.

For those considering gynecomastia surgery, it’s essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in male breast reduction procedures. And here at the New Jersey Gynecomastia Center, we are here to help.

Do you have more questions? Check out some of the most frequently asked gynecomastia questions.

If you believe you may be a candidate for gynecomastia surgery or would like to learn more about our services, we invite you to schedule a free in person or virtual consultation and take the first step.

At the New Jersey Gynecomastia Center, we’re all about giving you top-notch care from start to finish. From your very first consultation to your recovery and beyond, we’re here for you every step of the way. We’re honored to be entrusted with your care, and we take that responsibility seriously. Our team, led by board-certified gynecomastia plastic surgeon specialists, is dedicated to providing the absolute best in patient care and outcomes. We understand that every person is unique, so we tailor our approach to suit your individual needs. Got questions? Ready to schedule your in-person or virtual consultation? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the New Jersey Gynecomastia Center today. We’re here to help!

New Jersey Gynecomastia Center
1567 Palisade Avenue #3A
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
(551) 201-1110