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Treatments

Gynecomastia

What is gynecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours.

In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced.

Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is technically called reduction mammaplasty.

 

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)

 

Who is a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery candidates include:

  • 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

  • Nonsmokers and non-drug users

  • Men with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia

  • Men who are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight

  • Men who have realistic expectations

  • Men whose breast development has stabilized

  • Men who are bothered by the feeling that their breasts are too large

Adolescents may benefit from surgery, although secondary procedures may be needed in the future should breast development continue.

 

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