Gynecomastia is an increase in breast tissue causing an overdevelopment of the breasts in some younger and adult males. Usually, this can occur from an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. It can also occur from lifestyle habits, fluctuations in weight and some medications. If you’re concerned about gynecomastia and would like to learn more about male breast reduction surgery, read on.
Male breast reduction surgery is designed to reduce the overall size of male breasts and remove the overgrown breast tissue along with any excess fat in the area.
Male breast reductions surgery is mostly performed using liposuction. A small hole is opened on each breast and the fat is removed through a liposuction canula. If a large amount of tissue is present, the surgeon will make an incision around the nipple to remove breast gland tissue as well. In some rare cases, larger incisions will be made to remove more tissue and fat. It is common to experience swelling for several weeks following the surgery. A compression garment or vest will be given to you to minimize the swelling and discomfort.