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7 Facts About Enlarged Male Breasts

Many people believe enlarged male breasts only affect obese men, but gynecomastia is a condition that impacts men of any size and age. Gynecomastia is the overgrowth of glandular breast tissue and can’t be treated through weight loss, contrary to popular belief. Learn more facts about enlarged male breasts from our Manhattan cosmetic surgeons in the infographic below. 
Enlarged male breasts, gynecomastia, is treated through cosmetic surgery in Manhattan

If you struggle with gynecomastia, please contact our cosmetic surgeons at New Look New Life Surgical Arts in Manhattan today at (646) 559-2854. We provide cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments to patients in surrounding areas of New York City. 

Men, Get the Body You Deserve

Karlinksy, Lipo Men - Image Having long been a patient favorite at New Look New Life, liposuction remains one of our most requested procedures. In recent years, men are increasingly discovering the many benefits of liposuction. Targeting stubborn pockets of fat, liposuction breaks up fat cells before they are gently suctioned out. By removing excess fat, liposuction can trims and enhance a man’s masculine physique.

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Pec Implants

Pectoral Enhancement in NYC

A taut, muscular chest is the goal for many men. However, despite regular weightlifting and exercise, achieving this goal may be restricted by factors such as age or genetics. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini can help men to achieve their ideal chest using pectoral implants.

What are pec implants?

Male pectoral implants are used to create the appearance of greater muscle volume and definition in the chest. Dr. Karlinksy is highly skilled in refining and contouring the male chest with chest implants.

Are chest implants for men right for me?

Some men are unsatisfied with the degree of chest muscle definition they are able to achieve through exercise and weightlifting. Those in good medical standing who wish to create the appearance of more muscle mass and achieve greater firmness in their chest will see very positive results with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini’s pec implant surgery.

How soon can I have pec implant surgery?

During your initial consultation with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini, she will help you select the pec implant size and shape that best suits your overall body. During that appointment, you may schedule your pec implant procedure.

How soon will I see the results of my pectoral implants?

You will be pleased with the stronger appearance of your chest and the definition created by the implants immediately after surgery. The definition will continue to improve as you heal.

What do I need to do to prepare for pec implants?

Smoking, blood thinning medication, and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, and Aleve® must be avoided for two weeks before and after your surgery.

How is pec implant surgery performed?

Pec surgery involves the placement of solid, but soft silicone implants just under the pectoral muscles of the chest. These implants are designed to mimic the look and feel of your own natural muscles. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini pays close attention to the placement and contouring of pec implants to ensure masculine lines, a natural feel, and symmetry. In some cases, they may also perform light liposuction to achieve optimal definition. Incisions that are made to place the inserts are in the armpit, ensuring that any scarring is well-hidden.

How long does pec implant surgery take?

Pec implant surgery takes approximately 1-1.5 hours.

Do I have to stay overnight after pec implant surgery?

No! Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will perform your surgery at our Manhattan surgical center and you will return home the same day. You should arrange for a ride home from the procedure.

How long does recovery take?

After your pec implant procedure, you will have some swelling, stiffness, and discomfort. Most men are able to return to non-strenuous work within 2-3 days. During your recovery, you should avoid heavy lifting or running. In the days following surgery, your swelling will subside and your improved chest definition will be fully realized.

How long do I have to wait after pec implants before exercising?

You will feel comfortable resuming your normal activities the day after surgery but should wait 7-10 days before returning to strenuous exercise.

What are the risks associated with pec implants?

Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini is very experienced in successful and safe chest implant surgery. Surgical complications may include bleeding, infection, scarring, or asymmetry.

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini’s cell phone immediately. 

How much do pec implants cost?

All costs will be detailed during your consultation.

What are male patients saying after pec implants?

Men are extremely pleased with the results of Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini’s pec implant surgery. Read their feedback here.


Male Breast Reduction in NYC

Gynecomastia is a problem many men struggle with.  It is the appearance of feminine breasts, generally caused by an excess of breast or fatty tissue.  Because it is a sensitive matter, men often avoid the subject and are unaware of treatments for this condition. Rather than hiding your body or feeling self-conscious in your clothes, Dr. Karlinsky can perform a male breast reduction procedure to tone the chest and achieve a stronger, more masculine appearance.

What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the condition that creates enlarged breasts in men. You may be surprised to learn that gynecomastia affects as many as 60% of men and can occur on one side of the chest or both. For some men, the condition is genetic. For others, certain medications or drug use may be the cause.

Is male breast reduction right for me?

Gynecomastia can cause significant self-esteem issues in men. Many men work diligently via exercise and diet but are unable to correct the appearance of enlarged breasts. Dr. Karlinsky is highly skilled in performing successful male breast reduction surgery to create a firmer, flatter chest with a more masculine contour.

How soon can I have male breast reduction?

You will be invited to Dr. Karlinsky’s office for an initial consultation and review of the procedure. During this appointment, a date for your surgery will be scheduled.

When will I see the results of breast reduction?

Your male breast reduction surgery will yield immediate results. Men are often astounded at the significant change in their chest and their more confident outlook on life.

How should I prepare for male breast reduction surgery?

Depending on the degree of gynecomastia, the procedure may be performed under local or general anesthesia. Blood-thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, and Aleve® must be avoided 10-14 days before and after surgery. Smoking must also cease during this time period.

How is male breast reduction performed?

If your surgery will be performed using only liposuction, Dr. Karlinsky will make a very small incision on each side of your chest from which she’ll work on the excess fat. If more extensive tissue removal is needed, she will make incisions in the peri-areolar position for inconspicuous healing. Your chest will be tightened and contoured with careful attention to natural, masculine results.

How long does breast reduction surgery take?

Breast reduction for men takes approximately 1-1.5 hours.

Do I have to stay overnight after male breast reduction?

No overnight stay is needed, but you should arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after the surgery and assist you.

How long does recovery take?

Just after the procedure you will wear a tight male vest for compression; this is easily hidden under normal clothing. If only liposuction was performed, you will back to work the next day. If more extensive tissue was treated, you will be able to return to work within 2-3 days. In either case, you should avoid strenuous activity for 7-10 days. Soreness and tightness will gradually decrease as will the appearance of your scars. In most cases, scars will heal very well and be barely visible.

How soon can I start exercising after male breast reduction surgery?

Dr. Karlinsky advises that men wait 7-10 days before resuming exercise routines.

What are the male breast reduction risks?

Male breast reduction is extremely safe when you are in Dr. Karlinsky’s hands. As with other surgeries, complications may include bleeding, infection, and poor scarring. Occasionally, asymmetry may occur and can be corrected with a follow-up procedure. 
Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky’s cell phone immediately.

How long will my male breast reduction results last?

The results of your male breast reduction are designed to last indefinitely. You will enjoy your new, firmer chest as long as you take care of it. It is important to note that extreme weight gain could cause your gynecomastia to return (*).

How much does male breast reduction cost?

At New Look New Life, male breast reduction (gynecomastia) surgery starts as low as $4,500. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation. The cost of your male breast reduction will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your male breast reduction in New York.

What are male patients saying after breast reduction surgery?

Dr. Karlinsky has received high praise from her male patients. Hear what they have to say here.

What are the alternatives to male breast reduction?

Male breast reduction surgery is a unique procedure, though some men opt to have the surgery in conjunction with liposuction on other areas of the body. If you desire significant definition in your chest you may also consider pec implant surgery

Hair Restoration

New Look New Life Surgical Arts is pleased to partner with New York City Institute for Hair Restoration in providing the revolutionary Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) NO SCAR hair transplant system.

Restore your confidence today. Schedule a consultation with IHR and Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini to learn more about this effective, minimally-invasive hair restoration solution.

Scar-Free Hair Transplant in NYC

Hair loss is never fun for anyone and can quickly tear down a person’s self-confidence. While it is slightly more common with men, women suffer from pattern baldness, as well. Unlike the painful and fake-looking solutions of the past, hair restoration is a safe, new way for men and women to restore a full, natural-looking head of their own real hair.

New Look New Life Surgical Arts is pleased to partner with New York City Institute for Hair Restoration in providing the revolutionary NO SCAR hair transplant system.


What is Automated Hair Restoration?

Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini is excited to offer patients the opportunity to restore a full head of hair with automated hair restoration, an incredible new, FDA-approved hair restoration system. Automated hair restoration can be used for both men and women who are experiencing some form of hair loss or thinning hair. Automated hair restoration is widely known as one of the most advanced hair loss solutions available, providing natural-looking results without the scar that other procedures often leave behind.

Why choose Automated Hair Restoration?

There are several benefits that set automated hair restoration apart from other hair restoration methods.

These benefits include (*):

  • Less invasive and pain-free
  • No incisions or stitches required
  • You may return to work the day after your treatment
  • Faster results
  • Extremely precise
  • Minimal tightness or discomfort
  • No linear scar (common with strip method hair restoration)
  • The hair is completely natural – your own hair is used for the procedure!

Is Automated Hair Restoration right for me?

During your initial consultation, your New York cosmetic surgeon will outline the details of your procedure and will determine whether you are a good candidate for automated hair restoration. It is important that you have enough donor hairs that can be transplanted into the area of your head where you are experiencing hair loss.

How is automated hair restoration performed?

Automated hair restoration uses a new method of hair restoration called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). During this process, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini expertly removes individual hair follicles from one area of the body (usually from the back of the head), and then uses these hair follicles for precision placement in the area of the head experiencing hair loss. Once Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini successfully transplants each hair follicle to its new location, they will begin growing new hairs, blending seamlessly with the rest of your head.

Because FUE hair restoration offers cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini a new level of precision that was not possible with other treatments, automated hair restoration can be used for even minor hair restoration procedures, such as perfecting your sideburns or eyebrows.

Is there a recovery time after automated hair restoration?

No recovery time is needed following your automated hair restoration procedure. You should be able to return to work and normal activity just one day after treatment. There will not even be a scar you need to worry about covering up.

When will I see the results of my automated hair restoration?

You will begin seeing results about 6-8 months after your procedure. This is because it will take some time for the hair growth cycle of the transplanted follicles to kick in, but once the hair starts growing, your results are long-lasting (*). As you age, hair loss may still continue in other areas of the head as part of the natural aging process.

How much does automated hair restoration cost?

Details about the price of your automated hair restoration procedure will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini. The price will vary based on the size of the area that is being treated.

What are patients saying about their automated hair restoration?

To read reviews from past automated hair restoration patients, click here.

Meet Our Physician Team

Victoria Karlinsky Carey J. Nease, MD Rita Shats, M.D. Cosmetic Gynecology in Manhattan

Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini, M.D. , Carey J. Nease, MD and Rita Shats, M.D.

Our cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled and trained as body scultpting, facial and vaginal rejuvenation specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments.

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