KCNY Plastic Surgeryâ€™s Dr. Karp offers effective, life-enhancing treatment options for men with gynecomastia.
Online PR News – 06-August-2013 – 8/3/2013, New York, NY – New York, NY Gynecomastia is a condition in which the male breasts become overdeveloped, possibly causing slight pain and emotional distress. Male patients with large or sagging breasts may feel self-conscious about their appearance and restrict certain parts of their lives because of this. Affecting approximately 40-60 percent of men, gynecomastia often occurs without a known cause, but may be affected by a hormone imbalance, some medications, or certain medical conditions.
A good candidate for male breast reduction surgery is someone who is healthy and who possesses firm, elastic skin. This type of patient will react best to the procedure as their skin will mold to the new contours of their body better. The prospective patient should also be realistic about what he expects from the results of the procedure, and should work with experienced medical professionals to go over the treatment plan that is best for him. Each patient at KCNY Plastic Surgery receives a thorough examination to discover the best treatment options for him.
Dr. Nolan Karp is an expert in the field of male breast reduction, and has even written chapters on the subject for books. The outpatient procedure is done under anesthesia and takes one to three hours to complete. The techniques that can be used in the surgery vary from case to case, as Dr. Karp wants all of his patients to get the best personalized treatment available according to the extent of their condition.
After the breast reduction surgery, for a few days patients may experience slight bruising, swelling, and discomfort, all of which can be controlled by medication (though that is rarely necessary). According to Dr. Karp, they may return to work after a week, and are encouraged to walk around the day of the actual surgery. Strenuous activity should be avoided for about three or four weeks, but light aerobics are acceptable after about a week. The results of a new, more sculpted chest are visible immediately after the procedure.
If you are suffering from gynecomastia, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance and it may bleed into other aspects of your life. Thankfully, cosmetic surgery today allows you to have excess breast tissue removed for a firmer, more sculpted chest. Contact KCNY Plastic Surgery today to begin developing your individualized treatment plan.
Dr. Karp offers plastic surgery consultations in New York City. Interested parties are encouraged to schedule an appointment at (212) 355-5779.
About Dr. Karp
Dr. Nolan Karp, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan, is highly respected and well-known. He has been featured in numerous publications and has been listed as a "Top Doctor" in plastic surgery by several magazines.
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Karp graduated from Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1983. He completed his general surgery training at New York University School of Medicine. This was followed with plastic surgery training, research fellowship, and microsurgery fellowship training at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Karp joined the Faculty of the Institute and NYU in 1992. Last year, with Dr. Mihye Choi, he was the Course Director of the NYU sponsored meeting: Breast Reconstruction: State of the Art.
At his newly constructed office in midtown Manhattan, Dr. Karp practices at KCNY Plastic Surgery with Dr. Mihye Choi. KCNY can be reached at (212) 355-5779 or http://www.kcnyplasticsurgery.com
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