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Gynecomastia is the unwanted enlargement of breast tissue in men.  Various medical conditions and medications can cause gynecomastia; however, in most cases no known cause is identified.  A male breast reduction is a surgical procedure performed to remove the glandular tissue and fat and restore a masculine chest contour.  A consultation with Dr. Dec will help determine if you are an appropriate candidate for a male breast reduction and help you understand the risks and benefits of surgery.


Depending on the severity of the gynecomastia, the male breast reduction can be performed with liposuction, with excision of glandular tissue alone, or with both excision of tissue and skin removal.  The procedure takes approximately two hours.


After surgery your chest may feel tender.  Dr. Dec will prescribe medications to reduce pain and risk of infection.  Patients typically return home the same day. 


Bruising and swelling around the chest are normal and usually take two to three weeks to resolve.  Scars soften and fade over the course of several months.  You may resume mild activities the day after surgery and strenuous activities after one month.  You will see an improved chest contour immediately after surgery. 


Request a consultation or call (212) 390-8400 to schedule an appointment.









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