Male Breast Reduction – Reduction Mammoplasty
Enlarged male breasts, also known as gynecomastia, can cause emotional discomfort and impair self-confidence. Enlargement of breast tissue in males is characterized by: excess localized fat, excess glandular tissue development, a combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue. The cause of gynecomastia is unknown, but it is common among teens, and usually subsides with puberty. There are other medical problems that may cause gynecomastia such as hormonal imbalance, side effects from herbal remedies, or medications, among others.
A cosmetic surgeon can help men reduce the appearance of enlarged chests with surgery. If the issue is isolated to fat, liposuction alone may be enough to achieve the desired results. However, in some cases, the breast tissue, which is more dense than fat, can be surgically removed. The location of the incision will vary but may include the areola, under the breast, or at the armpit.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
Enlarged male breasts, also known as gynecomastia surgery, can cause emotional discomfort and impair self-confidence.