What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition in which an abnormal amount of breast tissue forms in males. This condition often originates in puberty and some cases resolve themselves by the time a man reaches adulthood. However for many sufferers, this condition persists in the adult male and can be a cause ofembarrassment and feeling self conscious, particularly in settings such as the beach. Some estimates have the rate of male breast enlargement as high as 40-60% and it is often hereditary.
Who does gynecomastia affect?
Gynecomastia affects males of all ages but usually begins early in physiological development, most often in puberty. While this disorder affects a large percentage of males, it should not be confused with obesity which is a separate condition. Male breast growth in the obese is often confused with gynecomastia and this condition is known as psuedogynecomastia. That having been said, obesity and legitimate gynecomastia are often seen in tandem. It is also worth noting that the male breast enlargement can be present in either one or both breasts.
What are the different options for male breast reduction?
Traditionally, there are several different treatment options for male breast reduction. There are both surgical and non-surgical options for gynecomastia treatment. Surgical options for gynecomastia include surgical breast reduction, traditional liposuction, ultrasound assisted liposuction, laser liposuction, smart liposuction and power assisted liposuction. In addition there are now non-surgical options for the treatment of gynecomastia such as fat freezing with Zeltiq.
Can you tell me more about liposuction for male breast reduction in NYC?
In addition to traditional liposuction methods, New York dermatologists and plastic surgeons have employed newer technologies such as Smartlipo and laser liposuction to combat male breast enlargement. These treatment invlovle less downtime than some other liposuction treatments with great results.
Can you tell me about this new treatment called ZELTIQ that can be used for male breast reduction?
CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ is a non-invasive procedure cleared by the FDA for fat cell reduction. Utilizing cryolipolysis, the ZELTIQ machine specifically targets fat cells and eliminates them through a cooling which causes no damage to surrounding skin. This treatment has now downtime and is an alternative to liposuction methods like Smartlipoand radiofrequency devices like Zerona. With Zelitq cool sculpting, fat is gradually eliminated naturally through the body which disposes of these cells similarly to the way fat from the diet is processed.
How many ZELTIQ™ treatments are needed to treat gynecomastia?
As with all procedures, every case can differ but patients should expect to see major benefits and results after just oneCoolsculpting treatment. Additional treatments may be necessary to achieve the best results.
What is the cost of male breast reduction surgery and male breast liposuction?
Typically, the cost of traditional liposuction for male breast reduction can be anywhere from $2000-$4000.
What is the cost of a ZELTIQ treatment for male breast reduction?
ZELTIQ is the best treatment from a price perspective with an individual session cost per session $1500.
Where are the consultations for male breast reduction performed and how much does a consultation cost?
All ZELTIQ™ procedures and consultations are performed in our New York dermatology office in midtown Manhattan. Dr. Schweiger, a NYC dermatologist, oversees all procedures. Consultations are $225 and this fee will be applied to a treatment should the patient proceed with ZELTIQ™.
Click here to schedule a consult for a ZELTIQ™ procedure with NYC dermatologist Dr. Schweiger.
Click here to schedule a surgical consult for male breast reduction with Dr. Wolfeld, plastic surgeon.
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