Also known as gynecomastia, breast reduction for men is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men.
Why Gynecomastia Surgery?
The appearance of enlarged breast tissue in men can be either due to the true enlargement of actual breast tissue or a result of deposition of fat in the pectoral area of the chest. True enlargement of the gland tissue of the breast is due to hormonal fluctuations or imbalances. Breast enlargement in men due to this condition is referred to as gynecomastia. However, especially in obese or overweight men, there can be an increase in fatty tissue over the breast area.
Gynecomastia will remove excess fat, glandular tissue and or skin from overdeveloped or enlarged male breasts. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola.
The excess breast tissue will either be removed by liposuction or by excision. Excision is recommended where glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct gynecomastia. Sometimes gynecomastia is treated with both liposuction and excision.
Showing Off Your New Look
The final results of breast reduction in men are permanent in many cases. However, if gynecomastia resulted from the use of certain prescription medications, drugs including steroids or weight gain you must be fully free from these substances and remain at a stable weight in order to maintain your results. Please discuss this with your physician before making changes to your prescription medications.
All scars are permanent, even though some scars may be concealed in the natural contours of the breast. Your improved upper body will likely enhance your self-image and confidence, whether in a shirt and tie, a t-shirt, or baring your chest at the beach.