Male Breast (Gynecomastia) Reduction

Male Breast (Gynecomastia) Reduction

Also known as gynecomastia, breast reduction for men is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men. There are many possible reasons for male breast growth. It can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity conditions, disease or the use of certain drugs; however in most cases there is no known cause.

If this condition interferes with your quality of life, you may benefit greatly from this procedure. 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
  • A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue
  • Gynecomastia may be present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)

You are a good candidate for this procedure if:

  • You are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight
  • You have realistic expectations
  • Your breast development has stabilized
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large

Please note that adolescents may benefit from surgery, although secondary procedures may be needed in the future should breast development continue.

Surgical correction of gynecomastia is best performed on:

  • Men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments
  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers and non-drug users
  • Men with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia