Are you a Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Enlarged male breasts, a condition medically referred to as gynecomastia, is quite common, affecting more than 60% of the male population at some stage in life — yet it is often a sensitive topic for many men.

While gynecomastia is generally a benign condition, it can cause severe emotional suffering and embarrassment. Gynecomastia can develops for multiple reasons, including hormonal imbalances. It may also be associated with the use of certain prescription medications and with certain medical conditions. In some cases, the enlargement of the breast is due to excess fatty deposits rather than excess glandular tissue, a condition often referred to as pseudogynecomastia.

For those unable to resolve gynecomastia symptoms despite initial efforts under doctor supervision, it is important to know that breast enlargement can be surgically treated by a trained professional, such as Dr. Steinbrech in New York City, to improve the appearance and restore a firmer, flatter male chest. There are two types of surgery to treat an enlarged male breast: liposuction surgery, which removes breast fat only, and male breast reduction surgery, which removes breast gland tissue. infographic for male breast reduction surgery in NY, NY

Are You a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

Not every male is a candidate for gynecomastia surgery. However, if you suffer from one or more of the following conditions, we advise that you contact Gotham Plastic Surgery and see if you’re a candidate for this life-changing procedure:

  • You are mentally and physically healthy.
  • You are within normal body weight.
  • You are looking to improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence.
  • Your breast development has stabilized. Most doctors recommend waiting until after puberty before considering surgery, as pubertal gynecomastia can resolve over time.
  • You are bothered, embarrassed and/or ashamed by enlarged breasts, (i.e. experiencing anxiety about taking your shirt off at the beach or gym).
  • You experience physical discomfort from oversized breasts.
  • You wear undergarments to disguise the appearance of enlarged breasts.
  • You have exhausted appropriate exercise and dieting routines.
  • You are not currently taking any medications known to cause gynecomastia. Medication induced gynecomastia can resolve if you substitute medications or stop per doctor advisement.
  • Your condition has lasted 12 months or longer.
  • You have good skin elasticity which will aptly reshape post surgery.
  • You are emotionally stable with realistic expectations for surgical cosmetic achievement.

Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine your candidacy for male breast reduction. Electing a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience to perform your male breast reduction surgery will minimize associated surgery risks and maximize cosmetic results. To learn more about gynecomastia, visit

Contact Gotham Plastic Surgery Today

Dr. Douglas S. Steinbrech, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a fully trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon in New York, NY, board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons under the American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr. Steinbrech is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been selected as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Dr. Steinbrech performs male breast reduction surgery on an outpatient basis at the JCAHO accredited office-based surgery facility at Gotham Plastic Surgery of New York. Dr. Steinbrech’s clinical appointments include Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York University Downtown Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. Contact Gotham Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, New York to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Steinbrech today.

Plastic Surgery from Head to Toe

At Gotham Plastic Surgery, we create custom treatment plans that combine minimally-invasive techniques and advanced technology to help patients achieve the best version of themselves. Our unique NatraFace™ approach addresses both restorative and transformative changes.

Gotham’s expert physicians perform advanced surgical and non-surgical procedures that smooth the skin around the eyes to give patients a refreshed look. Our custom NatraEye™ technique combines the use of chemical peels, lasers, eyelash enhancement, and injectables with precision procedures, including:

Our esteemed surgeons utilize the NatraNose™ technique to bring together innovative artistry and unparalleled skill to deliver results that look natural, improve nasal function, and help achieve each patient’s aesthetic goals.

Regardless of your aesthetic goals, Gotham has the skill and technique required for the breast procedure that suits you. Whether adding symmetry or restoring the breast following a mastectomy, Gotham provides patients with enhanced feminine contours and improved body proportions.

Patients from all over the world have undergone amazing body transformation at Gotham, enjoying slimmer bodies with satisfying contours. Our advanced physicians apply their skill and expert technique to precisely sculpt other areas of the body, including the cheeks, chin, buttocks, hips, love handles, knees, upper arms, thighs, and even the neck.

Known for our flawless techniques and a range of skincare options, Gotham Plastic Surgery has all the tools necessary for complete, natural, and comprehensive rejuvenation. As part of a customized treatment plan, these procedures can be performed standalone or in combination with surgical procedures for even more impressive results.

The male face ages differently than the female face, but men have similar goals of wanting to maintain their youthful appearance throughout their lives. A plastic surgeon must take the subtle differences between male and female skin, as well as what comprises the ideal look for their male patients.

No matter what your specific cosmetic concerns might be, Dr. Miller can help. At Gotham Plastic Surgery, we frequently perform the following for our male patients:

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