Male Breast Reduction
Male breast enlargement or gynecomastia affects up to 60% of the male population. Primary gynecomastia usually develops during puberty with no associated underlying cause. Secondary gynecomastia on the other hand develops because of some underlying condition, such as, obesity, endocrine imbalance, or the use of certain drugs such as steroids, alcohol or marijuana. Avoiding these substances may result in a decrease in breast size without surgery.
Some drugs and medical conditions have been linked with male breast enlargement, commonly there is no known cause for this condition.
Male breast reduction surgery involves removal of the breast tissue through incisions made around the nipples or liposuction or a combination of the two. The best candidates for this type of surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape itself to a new contour after surgery.
Up to 60% of the male population may be affected by gynecomastia which may affect one or more commonly both breasts.
The surgery is most often performed as an outpatient procedure under general anaesthesia and takes under 2 hours to complete.