Gynecomastia is the development of male breast tissue. It can occur during adolescence or in adults. For many men the development of breast tissue can negatively impact their self-image and self-esteem. Some men will avoid certain activities or removing their shirt because they are embarrassed about the appearance of their breasts. Male breast reduction can have a significantly positive impact on a patient’s self-esteem.
What Can Be Done?
Male breast reduction is a relatively straight-forward procedure. There are two main surgical techniques that can be used depending on the patient. Often both techniques are used.
Liposuction: Liposuction involves inserting a tube into each breast to remove the excess fatty tissue.
Excision: An incision is made along the edge of the areolar and glandular tissue is removed.