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Male Breast Reduction New York City

Introduction to Male Breast Reduction

Restoration & Rejuvenation

Most men may not admit it, but there is a certain level of envy when you see another man take his shirt off to reveal a body like a Greek god. Although they probably achieved it through diligent training and a strict diet, the truth is, some men can help but struggle to lose their “man boobs”, no matter what they do. This could be due to genetics, skin laxity, or other factors, but it shouldn’t result in a permanent appearance, should it?

William Samson, MD believes that everyone should be happy with their appearance and he strives to provide the best possible results from Male Breast Reduction surgery in NYC. If you are working on improving your external appearance and feel this procedure could help you, we have included more information below.

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Before & After


New York

Let’s start with the basics

What is Male Breast Reduction?

Many men suffer from Gynecomastia and Male Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure designed to fix that by reducing the breast size in men as well as enhancing and flattening the chest contours. With more severe cases of Gynecomastia, excess breast tissue can add weight that causes the breasts to sag and stretches out the areola. During these situations, the size and position of the areola can be improved through surgery and even reduce excess skin.

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Main Advantages

What are the Benefits of Male Breast Reduction?

Male Breast Reduction surgery can be life-changing in multiple ways. Here are some of the benefits our New York City patients have seen:

  • Alleviated back pain
  • Better confidence and self-esteem
  • Comfortable procedure
  • Develops a more masculine figure
  • Improves posture
  • More clothing options
  • Motivation to slim down to a healthier weight
  • Participate in more physical activities
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What to expect on the day of surgery

The first thing that will happen when you come in for your surgery is that you will be administered anesthesia. Depending on what is discussed during your consultation, it may either be general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.

After you are sedated, Dr. Samson will begin using various Liposuction techniques which will require the insertion of a very thin, hollow tube called a cannula through several small incisions. The cannula is moved back and forth in a deliberate manner to loosen excess fat. Once loosened, the fat is removed using vacuum suction.

If the excision technique is settled on, Dr. Samson will remove glandular breast tissue and any excess skin. Some excisions may be necessary if the areola needs to be reduced or the nipple repositioned to match a more natural male contour. At times, both techniques are necessary.

The procedure can take anywhere from 1 ½ – 2 hours.

What’s the First Step?

If you’re interested in getting a male breast reduction in NYC with Dr. Samson, your first step is to contact our office and schedule your consultation. During this appointment, you will meet with Dr. Samson who will examine your chest and ask you questions regarding your medical history. When discussing your history, please be very open and honest so that the best choices can be made to provide you with a successful procedure. You will also need to mention your goals and desires from the treatment. Once Dr. Samson has all of this information, he will create the perfect surgical plan for you.

If you agree with the direction of his plan, our Patient Coordinator will help you set up your surgical date and provide you with a list of directions to follow that will help provide you with an optimal outcome.

Who are the Best Candidates for Male Breast Reduction?

For our patients in the NYC area wondering if they are a good candidate for Male Breast Reduction, Dr. Samson feels the following characteristics are important:

  • Concerned by the feeling that your breasts are too large
  • Have overall good health with a relatively normal weight
  • Nonsmokers and non-drug users
  • Positive with the outlook and specific goals you have concerning the improvements of your surgery
  • Your condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments
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Male Breast Reduction Recovery

After your procedure is complete, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incision areas, in addition to an elastic bandage or support garment that will minimize swelling and provide added support to your chest as it heals. The cannula may be left in the incision until your first check-up to drain excess blood and fluid that gets collected.

Dr. Samson will provide you with directions to follow, including how to properly care for the surgical site and drains, and prescribe you some temporary medications that should help make your recovery more comfortable and prevent infection. Most patients can return to a light workout routine within a few weeks.

How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Cost in New York City?

The cost of Male Breast Reduction in New York City is dependent on several factors, including what sort of changes you are looking to achieve. When you come in for your consultation and Dr. Samson can create your surgical plan, our Patient Coordinator will provide you with a breakdown of the full cost of your procedure and recovery.

Why choose us?

Male Breast Reduction Experts

Dr. William Samson has been practicing aesthetic and reconstruction surgery for over 10 years. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Samson strives to provide his patients with quality results that encourage better, healthy life choices. After receiving his B.S. from Tufts University and his M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed 5 years of General Surgery Residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell University. As a recipient of the NYC TopDoc award from Castle Connolly and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sanai, Dr. Samson continues to share his knowledge by training plastic surgery residents.

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Schedule a Consultation

If you’re a man in New York City and you are tired of the excess weight you’re carrying around in the chest, a Male Breast Reduction from William Samson, MD could solve a lot of your problems. Our team is ready to help you overcome the social stigma and get closer to your target appearance. Call us at 646-956-3493 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Samson or request an appointment through our website. Start saying goodbye to the “dad bod” and get ready for the “glad bod”.

Male Breast Reduction FAQs

Is Male Breast Reduction painful?

You should expect to feel very sore the first few days following your Male Breast Reduction surgery, but the discomfort and any tenderness should get better within a week or so. You should plan on waiting about 2 weeks to return to work so you can recover healthily and with minimal disruptions. 

How many appointments will I need?

On average, you can expect a minimum of 3 appointments. Dr. Samson will want to see you around a week following your surgery, again about 2 months during your post-surgery recovery, and again about 6 months after surgery. Every patient will have a slightly different experience as everyone’s bodies react differently to the procedure, but you will always be told when you are expected back and how you are healing.

How long until I see results?

Depending on the degree of work performed, you may not be able to notice immediate results as you will likely be bruised and swollen during the initial stages of your recovery. Most of our patients tend to see their final results around 6 months post-surgery.

Can I combine Male Breast Reduction with other procedures?

Absolutely! Many of our NYC Male Breast Reduction patients will combine their procedure with a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction to achieve a more well-rounded appearance - pun not intended. If you have any questions or are considering having additional work done, Dr. Samson would be happy to discuss your options during your consultation.  

What are the risks associated with Male Breast Reduction?

A Male Breast Reduction, when performed under the skillful hands of Dr. Samsaon, can be a very safe procedure, however, just like any other surgery, it does have its potential risks and side effects:
  • Asymmetries
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Contour irregularities
  • Fluid collections
  • Inverted nipples 
  • Loose breast skin
  • Loss of nipple skin
  • Numbness of the nipples
  • Visible scarring
Although some of these side effects will heal on their own, if you experience any concerning or long-lasting reactions during your recovery, please call our office immediately.

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Real Reviews

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Dr. Samson is amazing! I lost about 100 pounds and over the past year he has performed 3 surgical procedures to remove excess skin and transform my body!

– Lisa

5 star reviews for William Samson, MD, FACS

I opted to have a breast reduction 5 months ago with Dr. Samson and I must say the results and experience have been amazing.

– Moniefia

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Dr. Samson and his team treat patients with deep respect, thoughtfulness, honesty, attention to detail and great skill, all combined leading to excellent results.

– Phoebe





We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.