Demand For Male Breast Reduction Surgeries Is On The Rise

Traditionally, breast reduction surgery has been associated with women looking reduce the size and weight of their breasts. However, in recent years, the number of men seeking breast reduction surgery is on the rise as well.

Generally, the condition of enlarged breast tissue is caused by a hormonal imbalance, which results in the creation of benign mammary glandular tissue and the storing of fat in the breast area.

It is estimated that this condition affects at least 40% of men. Therefore, it is no surprise that breast reduction surgery in New York is now the second most popular cosmetic operation for men – the most popular remains nose alterations.


Dr. Gartner, an award winning, top rated and board certified plastic surgeon, specializes in gynecomastia surgery- the clinical term used in plastic surgery. As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is one of the few plastic surgeons in the country who have Double Board Certification. Dr. Gartner is one of the most renowned plastic surgeons in New Jersey and is known as an innovator in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery.

Gynecomastia surgery is generally a popular choice among males who are self-conscious of their large breasts and are seeking a flatter, firmer and more chiselled chest.

The increased awareness and focus on body-image, further perpetuated by the media, has led many men to seek this surgery to reduce “stubborn areas” of fat deposits that are difficult to get rid of and despite exercise.”


Both scar-less male breast reduction or male breast reduction with excision can result in a more defined chest contour, making it an increasingly popular choice among men who are normal to overweight as well.

However, It should be noted that male breast reduction isn’t only for overweight patients. According to ‘Surgical Correction of Gynecomastia in Thin Patients’, satisfying results were achieved for patients within a normal weight range as well. This is due to the fact that Gynecomastia is not just an accumulation of extra fat when someone is overweight.  Since it is caused by an increase in the size of the glandular component of the chest it is a condition that will usually not be resolved with exercise, or dieting, or weight loss.

Since the surgery itself does not entail much downtime – patients are able to return to work within five to seven days. For those who have struggled with body-image issues and have been embarrassed of their chest are attracted to the surgical option due to the resulting more masculine body contour and increased muscular definition – allowing them the freedom to dress as they please without feeling self conscious. At Dr. Gartner’s convenient Paramus New Jersey and Manhattan New York clinics, an extensive pre-surgery examination is performed to examine patient’s medical history and chests to determine the cause of the abnormal breast enlargement first. Best known for his meticulous approach to plastic surgery, Dr. Gartner is extremely careful when removing excess tissue in order to prevent undesirable aesthetic results, such as indentations or asymmetry. With his renowned precision and passion for plastic surgery, Dr. Gartner, one of the best plastic surgeons in New York, has even helped bodybuilders and professional athletes with this procedure.

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