Gynecomastia revision surgery may be indicated for a variety of reasons. In some cases, the original surgery may have been done incorrectly or incompletely. In other cases, complications of healing may have resulted in poor results. Also, over time the chest may have changed due to weight fluctuations or the natural aging process, necessitating a gynecomastia revision.

The top plastic surgeons at the New Jersey Gynecomastia Center are here to help. Reach out today and schedule a free virtual or in-person consultation to better understand if revision surgery is right for you.

Why May Gyno Revision Be Needed?

Typically, the presentation of gynecomastia includes excess breast gland tissue, as well as excess fatty tissue. The surgery to treat gynecomastia usually involves a combination of liposuction to remove the excess fatty tissue, and gland excision to remove the excess breast gland tissue.

Revision of Liposuction: If during the original gynecomastia surgery, incomplete fat liposuction is performed, or the liposuction is performed improperly, the result may be uneven or the patient is left with persistent bulges of fatty tissue. In these cases, revision of the gynecomastia surgery may involve additional liposuction to create an ideal chest contour.

Revision of Gland Tissue Removal: In cases where the excess breast gland tissue was removed incompletely, this may result in a persistent lump of breast tissue. In such a case, additional excision of breast gland tissue may be indicated.

Excess Tissue Removed: It is also possible that too much tissue was excised in certain areas of the breast, resulting in a sunken nipple/areola, or an uneven contour of the chest. This condition may require a revision surgery entailing re-arrangement of breast tissue and/or fat grafting.

Other Gynecomastia Revision Reasons

Another thing to think about post-gynecomastia surgery is weight fluctuations. These weight fluctuations or the natural aging process may also affect the outcome of the original surgery, resulting in a recurrence of the gynecomastia.

While re-growth of breast gland tissue is rare, extreme weight gain may result in breast fat deposits and recurrence of gynecomastia. Weight fluctuations or the natural aging process may result in some stretching out of the breast skin, with breast saginess. These conditions may also be indications for a gynecomastia revision procedure to obtain an ideal chest shape.

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Choosing the New Jersey Gynecomastia Center

Since proper gynecomastia surgery requires precise removal of the exact amount of extra fat and gland tissue, the gynecomastia surgery must be performed by an experienced surgeon who knows precisely where and how the excess fatty tissue and gland tissue is to be excised.

In some cases of gynecomastia, there may also be extra skin, giving the appearance of some sagginess of the breast. Inadequate excision of skin would result in persistent sagginess of the breast, which may necessitate a revision to remove adequate skin excess.

Our experienced and skilled gynecomastia surgeons at the New Jersey Gynecomastia Center would be knowledgeable as to how this extra skin should be removed to obtain an ideal shape.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

The New Jersey Gynecomastia Center covers the tri state area and beyond. Just some of the main areas of service include:

Don’t worry if you are situated further away from Fort Lee. It is also possible to arrange a virtual consultation for revision gynecomastia surgery, allowing you to speak with our doctors and get you started in the right direction.

Gynecomastia Revision Surgery FAQs

Getting a second surgery is not ideal but here at the New Jersey Gynecomastia Center, we are here to help. Check out some of the most frequently asked gyno questions when it comes to the surgery and what to expect.

What is gynecomastia revision surgery?

Gynecomastia revision surgery is a procedure performed to correct unsatisfactory results or complications from a previous gynecomastia surgery. It aims to improve the appearance of the chest by addressing issues such as excess glandular tissue, asymmetry, or irregular contours.

Who is a suitable candidate for gynecomastia revision surgery?

Candidates for gynecomastia revision surgery are typically individuals who have undergone a previous gynecomastia procedure but are dissatisfied with the outcomes or have experienced complications. They should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the potential results of the revision surgery.

What are the common reasons for needing a revision surgery after the initial gynecomastia procedure?

Common reasons for requiring revision surgery include inadequate removal of glandular tissue during the initial procedure, asymmetry, contour irregularities, excessive scarring, or recurrence of gynecomastia.

How long should one wait before considering gyno revision surgery after the initial procedure?

It is generally recommended to wait at least six months to one year after the initial gynecomastia surgery before considering revision surgery. This allows for adequate healing and stabilization of the chest tissues, as well as resolution of any post-operative swelling.

How does the recovery process differ between the initial surgery and revision surgery?

The recovery process for gynecomastia revision surgery may be similar to or slightly longer than that of the initial procedure, depending on the extent of the revision needed. Patients can expect similar post-operative instructions regarding activity restrictions, pain management, and follow-up appointments.

Can gynecomastia revision surgery achieve better results than the initial procedure?

Gynecomastia revision surgery can often achieve improved results compared to the initial procedure, especially when performed by an experienced and skilled surgeon at the NJ Gynecomastia Center. However, the extent of improvement will depend on various factors, including the nature of the revision needed and the individual’s anatomy.

Is gynecomastia revision surgery typically covered by insurance, or is it considered a cosmetic procedure?

Gynecomastia revision surgery is often considered a cosmetic procedure and may not be covered by insurance. Patients should check with their insurance provider to determine coverage.

What should patients expect in terms of recovery time for gynecomastia revision surgery?

Recovery time may vary but generally ranges from several days to a few weeks, with full results becoming apparent over several months as swelling resolves and tissues settle. Patients should consult with their surgeon for personalized information regarding cost and recovery expectations.


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