Gynecomastia is a medical condition that happens when men develop excess breast tissue. While most men experience gynecomastia at some point in their lives – most often during puberty – some men retain excess breast tissue long after they’ve grown out of their hormonal changes. This breast tissue – which may look like chest fat – actually can’t respond to diet and exercise precisely because it’s not fat. That’s why gynecomastia surgery is the best way to correct this condition once and for all.

Gynecomastia surgery is a cosmetic procedure that aims to remove the glandular breast tissue that causes this unwanted deformity of the male chest. This popular surgical procedure can also include fat removal that is usually associated with excess breast tissue and increases the magnitude of the deformity.

Dr. Vitolo has been able to correct this deformity in most men using a modified external ultrasonic liposculpture (EUAL) technique through a one-half inch incision next to each breast. He uses specially designed lipo-surgical instruments and is able to remove the excess breast tissue and re-contour the breast by removing the associated excess fat while leaving 2 insignificant scars on the chest. This procedure is life-changing for men who have this deformity, leaving them with a normal-looking male chest!


The best candidates for gynecomastia surgery are men who feel as though they have unusually enlarged or painful breasts, despite the fact that they’ve done all the right things with diet and exercise. Some young men start developing enlarged breasts at 14 years old or so, and then try to “work it off” with chest exercises. They go out and buy a set of weights, and work hard at building up their chest muscles in the hopes of getting rid of their large breasts. This of course only makes the situation worse, because the weightlifting makes the chest muscles larger, thus making the breasts look even worse. Many men do this for years until eventually realize the futility of their program, and eventually seek the proper solution.


Dr. Robert Vitolo treats patients from the Greater New York Metropolitan area including Manhattan, the 5 boroughs and New Jersey. He has offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island for the patients’ convenience. Dr. Vitolo frequently has patients seeking his consultation and surgeries from across the United States, Europe, Russia, and Asia, consequently, we offer internet consultations via FaceTime and Skype for those patients who are not local.

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out if the Scar Less Breast Augmentation is best for your personal situation by meeting with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of Dr. Vitolo’s knowledgeable staff members will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our offices directly toll free at 800-332-1067.



Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo has helped many men and boys through his specialized techniques in gynecomastia surgery, and he has seen the life-changing results in his patients. Patients who undergo gynecomastia surgery often report feeling as though a weight is lifted off their shoulders. They’re no longer afraid to wear tight shirts or take off their shirts at the beach or in the gym; in fact, they can’t wait to do it!

In Dr. Vitolo’s technique for the correction of gynecomastia, in over 90% of men with this condition, under general anesthesia and tumescent infiltration, he makes a one-half inch incision near each breast. Using specialized lipo-surgical instruments and the external ultrasonic-assisted liposculpture (EUAL) procedure, he is able to remove both the glandular tissue and associated fat. He then re-contours the chest by removing excess fat on the chest and laterally under the arm so there is a smooth blending of all the tissues of the chest. The excess skin of the breasts contracts after the breast tissue is removed and, as swelling reduces, establishes a normal contour to the chest.

In that small group of men who either have very dense breast tissue or a great deal of excess skin, Dr. Vitolo makes an incision halfway around the lower outer edge of the areola and, using a direct surgical excision technique, excises the dense breast tissue, and removes excess skin if necessary. He then contours the fat of the chest to blend into the excised area of excision.

Dr. Vitolo will work tirelessly to ensure you’re thrilled with your final results. This unique approach to gynecomastia surgery is reflective of his dedication and passion for innovative plastic surgery that focuses on the patient’s health and happiness and with minimal scarring.


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“Dr. Vitolo and his team are the most kind and considerate professionals I’ve encountered. My first surgery, rhinoplasty, was done by Dr. Vitolo in 1998, which I’m extremely pleased with. After having two children via C-section, I recently turned to Dr. Vitolo for a well-deserved Mommy Makeover and am so happy I did. I highly recommend Dr. Vitolo; he is worth every penny.”*

“Dr Vitolo, is amazing!! Iam very happy I had such an experienced and caring doctor!  The results are incredible. And I couldn’t be happier!! I didn’t have to worry about anything. Nothing. He is extremely knowledgeable in every aspect. Which made me feel secure and comfortable. I had an amazing trustworthy doctor! Would recommend him to anyone!”*  -RealSelf Patient Review

“I just want to say thank you for everything. You helped me more than you know; I really appreciate you doing the surgery for me and I know I will be very happy with the results. I know you have a reputation of one of the best surgeons, and I truly agree you are, if not the best, and I mean by the person you are. It was very kind of you to help me under the circumstances.”*   – JH

“Words cannot express what you have done for my self-esteem and confidence. You and your staff made me feel relaxed and comfortable the whole way through. I thank you all dearly, and you truly have “hands of magic!” Happy Holidays to all of you and yours.”*   -J


*Individual results may vary


You should expect some downtime associated with gynecomastia surgery. Most patients opt to take one to two days off from work to rest and recover after the procedure. During this time, you will have some padding and a compression garment on your chest. 

Patients should expect to wear a compression vest around the chest for two weeks after the surgery. This garment is essential for reducing swelling, as well as retaining the new chest shape, and is easily hidden, even under a shirt.

Most patients are able to return to their normal exercise routines after about a week of downtime.


Results can be visible right away, especially if you’ve been self-conscious about your man boobs for some time. Final results are usually visible about three to four weeks after surgery; these results include a flatter and more masculine-looking chest!


If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of Dr. Vitolo’s knowledgeable medical staff will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly to schedule – 800-332-1067.

Dr. Vitolo has three offices in Staten Island, Manhattan and Brooklyn. Dr. Vitolo has patients that come to him for treatment from across the United States, Europe, Russia, South America and Asia. Our practice offers Internet consultations via FaceTime and Skype for those patients who are not local.

*Individual results may vary