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Male Breast Reduction

​The condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men is called gynecomastia, and it can be caused by hormonal changes, heredity, disease, or certain drugs. In addition to physical discomfort, gynecomastia can become an emotional problem and can also impact a male’s self confidence to the pint that some men avoid certain bathing suits, certain physical activities and even intimacy with a partner to hide their condition.

Gynecomastia is usually characterized by the following conditions:

•    An excess of localized fat in the breasts.
•    An excess of glandular tissue development in the breasts.
•    A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue in the
•    The condition may be present in one or both breasts.

Men with gynecomastia can have the condition treated surgically with an operation to remove the excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin. The result is often a better proportioned masculine upper body and a newfound sense of freedom and self-confidence. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the excess breast tissue can actually cause a man’s breasts to sag down and stretch the aureola.

In many common cases of gynecomastia the excess fatty tissue can be treated with liposuction techniques where a thin tube is inserted through a small incision and the excess fat is then removed by vacuum suction. More extensive surgical excision techniques are usually required when large amounts of glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed. Surgical excision is also employed when the aureola area needs to be reduced. The actual incisions the doctor will make depend on the each patient’s specific conditions and surgical preferences.

Because gynecomastia surgery is a serious procedure, it should not be entered into lightly. Candidates for surgery should be sure they are doing it for their own reasons and not to please someone else or to try and adapt to an imaginary ideal. The best candidates for gynecomastia surgery should be:

•    Physically fit with a relatively normal weight.
•    The patient must have realistic expectations.
•    Overall breast development has stabilized.
•    Composition of the excess breast tissue should be only fat,
glandular tissue and skin.
•    Men with a gynecomastia condition that cannot be treated otherwise
with alternative medical treatments.
•    Healthy men without a life-threatening illness or medical condition
that could impair healing.
•    The best candidates should be non-smokers and non-drug users.
•    Men seeking specific results in improving their physical symptoms of

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