Frequently Asked Questions about Gynecomastia

by | Last updated on Apr 30, 2024 | Published on Feb 7, 2018 | Gynecomastia /Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia or breast enlargement in men is the result of presence of excess fatty and glandular tissue in the chest. Experienced plastic surgeons offer gynecomastia treatment in NYC to address the concern. The procedure uses the minimally invasive Smartlipo Triplex laser-assisted technique to remove the excess far and results in a flat, manly chest. Male breast reduction using laser liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves short downtime and recovery.

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Up to 50% and 60% of adolescent males suffer from gynecomastia according to statistics collected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ( One study estimated that 30–70% of males will experience gynaecomastia at some stage in their life. Gynecomastia treatment can provide the solution.

FAQs about Gynecomastia and its Treatment

  • What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia refers to the swelling of the breast tissue in men. It is characterized by excess localized fat and skin and excess glandular tissue development. “Man boobs” can occur during infancy, puberty, or in middle-aged to older men due to hormonal changes, use of certain drugs, heredity, obesity, Gilbert’s syndrome as well as other factors. The condition can affect one or both breasts and often causes emotional distress and embarrassment.

  • Is gynecomastia a life-threatening condition?

According to, the answer is ‘No’ for 99.9 percent of cases. But the condition can cause embarrassment and social problems, particularly in boys and young men. Most cases of gynecomastia are not the result of any serious underlying medical condition and do not pose an immediate health risk.

  • What are the treatments available?

This condition can be effectively and safely treated by gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction. Expert plastic surgeons in NYC use the minimally invasive Smartlipo Triplex laser-assisted technique to remove the excess fat and tissue, and create a well-contoured, manly physique.

  • How should I prepare for the surgery?

Proper preparation for male breast reduction surgery is important for good results and smooth recovery. In addition to following the plastic surgeon’s instruction, the preparation process would include getting a physical exam and some medical tests.

  • What type of anesthesia is used?

Gynecomastia treatment performed using minimally invasive laser liposuction would require only local anesthesia.

  • What does the procedure involve?

Smartlipo Triplex laser liposuction is performed using a small cannula with three powerful lasers. The plastic surgeon delivers laser energy to target the fat cells and melt the stubborn excess fat, which allows it to be easily removed. As the procedure is minimally invasive, it requires only small incisions. Liposuction using this advanced technology is a good option because the laser energy also stimulates greater skin contraction. The intelligent features of the device allow targeted delivery of energy and prevent overtreatment.

  • What are the advantages of Smartlipo for male breast reduction?
  • Bleeding and swelling are minimal
  • Minimal scarring
  • Less downtime
  • Short recovery period
  • Safe – targeted delivery of energy prevents overtreatment
  • Is the treatment painful?

This treatment is performed under local anesthesia and so you should not experience any pain. You could feel some discomfort in the early days following the procedure, but this should resolve as you heal. You will receive instructions from your surgeon on how to handle any pain or discomfort.

  • How long does recovery take?

When compared to conventional surgical procedures, the recovery period following gynecomastia treatment using Smartlipo Triplex is usually quicker and less uncomfortable. Slight bruising, swelling, and soreness may occur, which resolve in a few days to weeks. Wearing a compression garment and adhering to your surgeon’s recommendations are possible post-treatment care measures. You must keep you follow-up appointments as allow the surgeon to track the healing process and address any concerns promptly.  After around a week, the majority of patients are able to get back to their routine and social life. Light exercise can be resumed two weeks following surgery, more intense activities after four to six weeks.

  • Will there be visible scarring after the procedure?

No, there will be no scarring after the treatment.

  • Can gynecomastia recur after the treatment?

As the glandular tissue and fat are removed during gynecomastia surgery, the condition will not recur.  However, underlying hormonal imbalances, obesity, and the use of specific medications or recreational drugs can all raise the risk of gynecomastia recurring. Patients may experience the regeneration of extra tissue if they do not follow a healthy lifestyle or if they take certain drugs or medications after surgery.

  • Is Smartlipo Triplex gynecomastia treatment safe?

Treatment for gynecomastia using Smartlipo is considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, such as infection, bleeding, or adverse reactions to anesthesia. Patients should thoroughly discuss the procedure’s safety and potential risks with their surgeon before undergoing the treatment.

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If you think gynecomastia treatment in NYC can help you, determine your candidature for the procedure by scheduling a consultation with an experienced liposuction surgeon. A reliable surgeon will evaluate your concerns and provide customized treatment to address them and help you achieve a manly physique.

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