Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)
If you are considering Gynecomastia in NYC, Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg should be the surgeon you choose for your gynecomastia procedure. Dr. Shteynberg is a pioneer in gynecomastia surgery and has invented a new technique called the Tetris Technique which allows for a better outcome and more natural-looking results. Some highlights of the Tetris Technique are below and the procedure is further explained at the bottom of this page.
Major Points about Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg’s Cutting Edge Gynecomastia Tetris Technique:
- The Tetris Technique allows for the natural-looking improvement of the appearance of the male breast
- “Tetris” analogy because the procedure allows for a precise fit that decreases projection
- The technique avoids excessive protrusion, decreases the risk of damage to blood vessels, and decreases the risk of sensation loss.
- After removal of extra skin, breast, and fat tissue, shape the two pieces of the puzzle with the bottom piece containing the nipple and areola and the upper portion creating the receiving end.
- The nipple containing portion is pulled up and the upper portion skin is pulled down while the nipple is fixed to the right place creating a tight masculine appearing chest.
Gynecomastia, or enlarged breast tissue in men, is a common condition. It is estimated that about 50% of males will experience this condition at some point in their lives. Growing male adolescents and teens may experience gynecomastia, but men of all ages, especially above 40, can have this condition. One of the most effective cosmetic treatments for gynecomastia is surgery. At Vantage Plastic Surgery, our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg, offers gynecomastia surgery at our clinics in UES Manhattan and Brooklyn.
I have struggled with my gynecomastia all my life: with my body image, confidence, socially, etc. When I reached out to Dr. Shteynberg, he reassured me with the entire procedure and made everything very clear and straightforward. Him and his team made me feel very comfortable the day of procedure.
Now, after the surgery, I can say that I had an amazing experience and was surprised by my results; I couldn’t have imagined anything better. The recovery process was fairly quick and simple to follow, and I experienced very little to no pain post-op.
My gratitude is beyond measure, it is something I’ve wanted for a very long time. I couldn’t be any more happier. Thank you.
Gynecomastia can involve increased fatty tissue, enlarged breast glands or both. Whatever the case, the appearance of larger breasts can impact a man’s appearance and self-confidence. While some men only increase breast size when they gain weight, other men with gynecomastia experience increased breast tissue regardless of their weight. Hiding the emergence of male breasts is almost impossible, which is why gynecomastia surgery is the best cosmetic solution.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery
There are several reasons why men can develop more pronounced breast tissue. The pseudogynecomastia is excess fat that deposits in the chest that can increase the size of the male breasts. True gynecomastia, or male breast development, is a result of an underlying hormonal imbalance, which can be the result of a disease, certain medications, or the normal aging process. While the underlying reason for hormonal imbalance needs to be addressed in itself, at Vantage Plastic Surgery, the surgery for male breast reduction will deal with the aesthetics of this condition. Dr. Shteynberg has ample experience in male breast reduction and will guide you through the process with ease and confidence.
Gynecomastia surgery can include liposuction to remove fatty tissue and/or breast gland removal. Dr. Shteynberg will discuss the procedure and what to expect at your consultation. The incision for the procedure can be discreetly hidden – once it heals, the incision is almost invisible.
The Tetris Technique for Male Gynecomastia Further Explained
Gynecomastia (“man boobs”) is the enlargement of male breasts due to excessive growth of the breast tissue. There are three degrees of gynecomastia. It may look like a bodybuilder’s chest; however, most of it consists of soft tissue and muscle. It may look like a pre-pubescent or small female breast. The largest form of gynecomastia appears like a fully developed female breast. Depending on the degree of gynecomastia there are different surgical approaches to achieve a desirable look. Liposuction, small incisional breast tissue removal, and a combination of liposuction and large excisional techniques are currently used.
While there are challenges with different surgical techniques of gynecomastia correction getting consistent optimal results for patients with large breasts is more challenging.
For patients with small gynecomastia very often liposuction alone may be all that’s needed. With patients who have a significant portion of the breast tissue, additional direct excision of the tissue is usually done through small incisions around the areola.
For patients who have large breasts and stretched-out skin in addition to liposuction and direct excision of the tissue, removal of extra skin and reshaping of the whole breast and chest areas is necessary to create a masculine-appearing chest.
When working on severe forms of gynecomastia the challenges are avoiding excessive protrusion of breasts and incomplete correction of the feminine appearance, aggressive thinning of the tissue which will damage blood vessels and may cause loss of the nipple and areola, and loss of sensation due to excessive nerve damage.
While thinking about the possible complications I developed a technique to avoid excessive protrusion, decrease the risk of damage to blood vessels, and decrease the risk of sensation loss. This innovative technique is achieved by simulating Tetris like puzzles. After removal of extra skin, breast, and fat tissue, shape the two pieces of the puzzle with the bottom piece containing the nipple and areola and the upper portion creating the receiving end. The nipple-containing portion is pulled up and the upper portion skin is pulled down while the nipple is fixed to the right place creating a tight masculine appearing chest.
We have successfully used this technique on a number of patients with excellent outcomes. Patients’ appearance, confidence, and social life have improved. This technique could be used for the correction of gynecomastia in men and transgender men looking to create a masculine chest appearance.
Gynecomastia surgery can improve the chest appearance and bolster a man’s self-confidence. If you have gynecomastia and want to explore male breast reduction surgery in NYC, contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Shteynberg at one of our medical centers in NYC.