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Frequently asked questions about male breast reduction

Male Breast Reduction New JerseyIf you suffer from gynecomastia, which is when the male breast exhibits abnormal enlargement, then male breast reduction may be the solution for you. Here are some of the more common questions patients ask about this surgical procedure:

What is male breast reduction surgery?

Also known as gynecomastia surgery or reduction mammaplasty, male breast reduction surgery is the surgical correction of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men, reducing breast size and flattening and enhancing the chest contours.

What causes gynecomastia?

The causes of abnormally large breasts in men include congenital, developmental, hormonal or medication- or drug-related. The most common cause seen in practice is the use of bulking-up compounds that contain steroids, which influence the abnormal production of estrogens responsible for increasing male breast size. The second most common cause is drug-related. Marijuana, heroin, methadone, amphetamines and prescription drugs turn on estrogen production. Other causes include renal failure, liver failure, starvation, alcohol abuse, loss of testicles, abnormal thyroid hormone production, pituitary abnormalities, adrenal gland abnormalities, HIV and stress.

Who is a good candidate for surgery?

Men who are good candidates for male breast reduction are those whose condition cannot be corrected through more conservative medical treatments. Men who are healthy, nonsmokers and non-drug users with no serious illnesses or medical conditions are good candidates. Candidates are also physically healthy and close to their normal weight.

Can adolescents have male breast reduction surgery?

Surgery is ideal for men whose breast development has stabilized, but adolescents may benefit from surgery. Secondary procedures may be needed in the future if breast development continues.

How is surgery performed?

Surgery can be performed in a number of ways. Liposuction alone can be used for cases that are the result of excess fatty tissue. An excision technique is recommended for men whose glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct the problem. The areola can be reduced or repositioned to a more natural contour. Sometimes surgery consists of liposuction and excision to achieve optimal results.

Men who suffer from abnormal breast enlargement do not have to suffer from this condition. To learn more about male breast reduction, please call (908) 879-2222 for a consultation

3 Ways To Spoil The Dad In Your Life This Father’s Day

Male Breast Reduction Morristown, NJIf you got spoiled on Mother’s Day, then you know that you have to go big for the father in your life. Whether you’re looking to gift your own dad or the father of your children something unique this Father’s Day, we have got you covered.  Rather than gifting the same old golf shirt or tie this year, try something new like a procedure from Dr. Larry Weinstein.

Gynecomastia Surgery

The last thing you want to say to the father in your life is, “Hey, did you know have man boobs?” But man boobs may actually be due to a medical condition called gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a hormonal condition that causes men to form breast tissue and affects around 65% of adult men at some point in their lives. During gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Larry Weinstein will remove excess tissue, tighten any skin, and reposition the nipples if needed— leaving the patient with a more masculine appearance.


Although Botox has primarily been popular amongst middle-aged women, it is gaining more and more popularity among men of all ages as well. If your loved one has started to complain about the fine lines and wrinkles around their eyes and forehead, why not gift them with a Botox treatment from Dr. Larry Weinstein?


One of the things that men often complain about when they start to age is having fine lines and wrinkles around their lips or beard line. With dermal fillers, Dr. Larry Weinstein can temporarily fill in these lines to give your loved one a smoother, more youthful looking appearance.

The best way to gift one of these procedures to the father in your life is to schedule a consultation for them and then pay for the service afterward. If you want to learn more about procedures for men, schedule a consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein at our Chester office and call us today at 908-879-2222.

Gynecomastia – More Common Than You’d Think

gynecomastiaMention gynecomastia to most men and chances are they’ll respond with a rather blank stare. However, mention the subject of unsightly male breast development and chances are it’s something they’ve heard about or are dealing with. A surprising proportion of the male population lives with one degree of gynecomastia or another. Some have overly large breast tissues, others have uneven breasts, and others deal with sagging.

It’s really no different from the problems encountered by millions of women. And just like female breast issues, gynecomastia has the potential to be genuinely life affecting for those suffering from the condition and they usually just go on suffering in silence.

Treatment for gynecomastia is relatively simple and genuinely affordable these days. In terms of qualification, any man that’s genuinely interested in improving the shape of his breast tissue for his own peace of mind could qualify by satisfying just a few simple criteria. For example, if you’re of a standard healthy weight, in generally good shape, and your breast tissue is not currently growing or shifting, chances are gynecomastia treatment is a viable option.

For the very best results, it’s also recommended that patients quit any unhealthy habits like smoking or drinking, while at the same time adopting a regime of exercise to preserve the results.

Looks may not be everything, but if your confidence and your life are suffering because of gynecomastia, there’s no reason to suffer in silence.

Explaining Gynecomastia for the Average Man

GynecomastiaMost men have never heard of gynecomastia or what it has to do with them. Generally, the first time you will hear about gynecomastia is if you are diagnosed with it. This disorder refers to a condition in which the male breast tissue becomes enlarged.

Sometimes a temporary aspect of the condition will appear during adolescence when boys experience hormonal changes or in newborn baby boys whose body chemistry has been influenced by mom’s female hormones. The development recedes in baby boys and typically resolves for teenage boys as quickly as three weeks to as long as two years. Excessive stress factors can cause this condition during puberty, as well. No treatment is used in cases of psychological gynecomastia, other than resolving the stress factors.

In older men, the disorder can appear when certain cancers and diseases are involved, specific medications are being taken, or in older males whose testosterone levels have decreased. In particular, it is an enlargement of the male breast tissues, and is usually a disorder associated with an underlying condition. Once that condition is discovered and treated, it will reduce the enlargement of the tissues.

If medical issues are the cause, appropriate therapies should be taken as early as possible. Testosterone replacement might be necessary. In some cases, that can exacerbate the problem. When gynecomastia is discovered, treated successfully and returns with frequency, consult your doctor for surgical or medical treatments.

Young men going through puberty are likely to be more psychologically affected by this condition than very young babies and older men. Parents can suggest counseling during that period of time but it is something that should be discussed with a qualified doctor. One of the deciding factors that will be discussed is how long the condition is expected to last. If chances are good that the disease won’t last long, treatment will probably not be recommended.

Your Male Breast Reduction Questions
Answered! – New Jersey Gynecomastia

Are you one of those guys who find it uncomfortable when going topless due to larger-than-normal breasts? You are probably suffering from gynecomastia, a condition wherein overdeveloped breasts developed in men as a result of hormonal shifts, hereditary factors and drug-induced conditions. Dr. Larry Weinstein of the Weinstein Plastic Surgery offers one of the most effective solutions to treating gynecomastia with a New Jersey male breast reduction surgery. We answer your male breast reduction questions below.

How do I really know if it’s really gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is mainly characterized by the appearance of excess localized fat and glandular tissue in the chest region. It could occur in one or both of your breasts.

Does it occur often?
Breast enlargement in males approximately occurs in 40 to 60 percent of the entire male population, most of which are undocumented due to fear of being judged or ridiculed about it. Overweight and obese males are most likely to suffer from this condition.

How do I know if male breast reduction surgery is for me?
Initially, you should have the genuine desire to actually have your overly developed breasts removed. Your should also be excellent health condition, relatively normal weight and free from previous allergic reactions to medications. Most of all, your expectations should be relatively realistic. The most excellent outcomes of surgical breast reduction amongst non-smokers as smoking itself can prolong recovery periods.

What things do I need to prepare for pre-surgery?
You may be asked to undergo a series of exams and laboratory procedure pre-surgery. You should also avoid taking medications which could affect surgery outcomes such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements like ginseng.

What should I expect during recovery?
After the procedure, you will be instructed on how to take care of your surgical dressings, how to reduce infection on the surgical site and what signs to look for which could indicate post-operative infection.

Expect for a small, thin tube to be placed under your skin to help drain excess fluid or blood a few days following a male breast reduction surgery.

If you’re interested in finding out if male breast reduction is for you, set up an initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein today 908-879-2222!

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