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Facts About Male Breast Reduction

November 26th, 2014

Gynecomastia is a condition that results in an excessive growth of breast tissue in men. It leads to over-developed, enlarged breasts which is not only embarrassing, but can impact self-confidence and lead to avoiding certain activities. This condition can occur for a number of reasons including hormonal changes, heredity, obesity, and the use of certain drugs.

Although every case of gynecomastia is different, there are treatment options, including male breast surgery. To understand more about this procedure, here are some facts to know about male breast reduction surgery.

  • The male breast reduction procedure removes breast tissue and fat, reducing the size of the breast and flattening the chest. It can also enhance the contours of the chest and pectoral area, giving a refined, firm look.
  • Depending on the pre-surgery shape and size of the breast, the position and size of the areola (the dark skin around the nipple) may be reduced to create an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  • The procedure is typically outpatient and consists of liposuction, excision, or a combination of the two.
  • Although there is minimal scarring, the incisions are placed in the natural contours of the body, making them less noticeable.
  • In adolescents, male breast surgery can be successful, but may need to be done again once the child reaches adulthood.
  • To be a candidate for male breast surgery, breast development needs to have stabilized and the patient needs to be physically healthy and of normal weight.
  • The patient must be a non-smoker and drug free. He needs to have a positive outlook on life and the surgical procedure, and have specific goals concerning his health and weight loss.

Interested in Plastic Surgery for Men? Contact KCNY Plastic Surgery Today.

For more information about male breast reduction, contact KCNY Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in Manhattan. Please give us a call at 212-355-5779. Drs. Choi and Karp look forward to meeting you.



Options for Breast Reconstruction

October 30th, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s a perfect time to discuss options for breast reconstruction following mastectomy. Countless studies have shown that women post-mastectomy are underwhelmingly uneducated about the options available to them for breast reconstruction. To follow is a brief overview of different methods of breast reconstruction that you should discuss with your board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery.

When is the Right Time to Start the Breast Reconstruction Process?

Breast reconstruction can begin immediately after mastectomy, called a direct-to-implant nipple-sparing mastectomy. The process can also begin months, or years after mastectomy. Every patient is different, so determining when to begin the process is determined on an individual basis between an oncologist, plastic surgeon and the patient.

Immediate Breast Reconstruction

  • Safe options for many patients.
  • Breast mound is created while the patient remains under anesthesia from mastectomy.
  • Major benefit of immediate reconstruction is that negative self-image issues that arise post-mastectomy for many women are avoided.
  • Because immediate reconstruction only requires the patient to be under anesthesia once, associated risks are lowered.

Delayed Breast Reconstruction

  • Considered safe for patients after cancer treatments have stopped.
  • For patients that have undergone radiation, a minimum period of 6-9 months must pass before beginning the reconstruction process in order to allow skin to properly heal from the radiation first.

Methods for Breast Reconstruction

Breast cancer survivors interested in beginning the breast reconstruction process should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon in order to determine the best course for them. To follow are a few different types of breast reconstruction methods to discuss with your surgeon.

  • Two-Stage Tissue Expander with Implant
  • One-Stage Implant (requires a dermal matrix)
  • Silicone or Saline Implants
  • Autologous Tissue
  • Abdominal Tissue
  • Pedicle Transverse Rectus Abdominus Myocutaneous (TRAM) Flap
  • Free Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Flap
  • Gluteal and Thigh Free Flaps
  • Latissimus Dorsi Flap

If You Are Ready for the Next Step in Your Road to Recovery, Contact Drs. Choi and Karp in New York City today.

For more information about breast reconstruction, contact KCNY Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in Manhattan. Please give us a call at 212-355-5779. Drs. Choi and Karp look forward to meeting you.

 

 



New Paper Accepted for Publication in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

August 26th, 2014

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery just accepted our paper! “3D Surface Imaging in Plastic Surgery: Foundation, Practical Applications, and Beyond” to be published and online soon



Drs. Choi and Karp Both honored as Best Doctors in New York Magazine

June 23rd, 2014

Dr. Mihye Choi and Dr. Nolan Karp were both selected as best doctors in the the June 9th issue of New York Magazine.



Dr. Karp invited to present at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons Meeting in Miami

May 11th, 2014

Dr. Karp was invited to present the talk entitled “Nipple Sparing Techniques and Direct-to-Implant Reconstructions: When is it Safe?” at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons meeting in Miami on April 6, 2014. Dr. Karp was also invited to be the discussant on two papers at this meeting



Dr. Karp presents papers at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting

May 11th, 2014

Dr. Karp presented papers on fenestrated Alloderm and on MesoBiomatrix at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in San Francisco onApril 25, 2014



Several Research Projects presented at ASPS meeting in San Diego

November 10th, 2013

Drs Choi and Karp presented several of their research projects at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting in San Diego. This included papers on Nipple-sparing mastectomy after breast reduction, the use of “ready to Use” alloderm, and 3D imaging to optimize fat graft donor sites.



Dr. Karp presents his Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy reconstruction technique

November 10th, 2013

Dr Karp presented his Nipple-Sparing mastectomy reconstruction techniques at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting in San Diego on October 11, 2013



Both Drs. Choi and Karp named to New York Magazine’s Best Doctor list

June 22nd, 2013

The June 24 issue of New York Magazine came out and Both Drs Choi and Karp are named as best doctors. Only 35 plastic surgeons were listed in this elite group. to see the list go to nymag.com/bestdoctors



Dr. Karp presented Fat Graft data at the ISPRES Conference in Berlin Germany

June 10th, 2013

Dr. Karp presented his and Dr. Choi’s data on fat grafting in the International Society for Plastic and Regenerative Surgery in Berlin Germany on June 8, 2013. The talk was well received. Dr. Karp is a member of the society.



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