Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction)

Male breasts whether small or large can be a source of embarrassment for men of all ages. Being a man and having breasts may cause self-conscious behaviors such as wearing loose shirts, avoiding nudity, or wearing chest binders to hide breast tissue.

Male breast tissue is called gynecomastia and this is firm and fibrous tissue, not fat. In the majority of cases, gynecomastia has no known cause. It generally appears in puberty and is often hereditary. In certain cases, gynecomastia is caused by a medical condition or is associated with certain medications or drugs. It is important to rule out treatable or reversible causes of gynecomastia prior to having corrective surgery.

There are multiple grades of gynecomastia, reflecting the amount of excess tissue along with how much, if any, “hang” or “sag” there is to the breast tissue. The most minor type is a small firm disc of tissue directly behind the nipple. The most significant type is where there is a significant amount of hanging breast tissue similar to a sagging female breast. Each type requires it’s own approach in order to surgically create the most masculine chest appearance. Most of the time, surgical excision of the gynecomastia is the best way to sculpt the chest.

This surgery dramatically improves confidence, allowing you the freedom to be the man that you are.


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