What is gynecomastia surgery?

Also known as male breast reduction

The goal of gynecomastia treatment is to reduce breast size in men who are embarrassed by overly large breasts. Reduction methods include liposuction, cutting out excess glandular tissue or using a combination of liposuction and excision. If you are treated by a board-certified plastic surgeon, gynecomastia can be effectively and safely improved or corrected completely.

When to Consider Gynecomastia Treatment

  • If you are reluctant to remove your shirt in public, to swim, to participate in sports or to exercise at a gym.
  • If you want to improve your overall body proportions.
  • If you experience psychological discomfort associated with “man boobs” or large breasts.
  • If you want to increase your social confidence.

 

What is gynecomastia?

What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs.

Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self-confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.

Gynecomastia is characterized by:

  • Excess localized fat
  • Excess glandular tissue development
  • Sometimes excess breast skin
  • Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)

Considerations

Pros

  • You can feel comfortable revealing your chest contours, clothed or unclothed.
  • You can gain more social confidence.
  • You can enjoy permanent results.

Cons

  • Scarring may make you feel self-conscious.
  • You may be disappointed with your final results.
  • Weight gain following this surgery will compromise results.