Breast reduction for men
What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed 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)
What is gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size, flattening and enhancing the chest contours.
Gynecomastia can be in different degrees: mild gynecomastia or severe gynecomastia.
In mild form treatment can be achieved with laser lipolysis. Laser lipolysis help to reduce extra tissue and it also help to avoid sagging after tissue removal. In that sense it gives superior result than vacuum liposuction.
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.