Excess breast tissue and fat on a male can be unflattering and embarrassing. Taking off their shirts in front of others and trying to hide their oversized breasts with thick clothing can take a great toll, mentally and emotionally.
Gynecomastia is a term derived from the Greek words “gyne” or “gyneko” meaning “female” and “mastia” meaning “breasts.”Male Breast reduction, also known as Gynaecomastia (sometimes referred to as "man boobs") is a common condition that causes boys’ or men’s breasts to swell and become larger than normal. It is the appearance of abnormally large breasts or female-like breast in a male. The condition may be isolated to only one side or may involve both breasts. This can result from a hormone imbalance or from being very overweight, which increases levels of estrogen and cause breast tissue to grow or sometimes even due to rare genetic conditions. A majority of men develop a typical breast tissue during adolescence. Excess fat and tissue in the chest area tend to naturally go away after puberty, although sometimes it doesn’t and leads to lasting breast development. Non-surgical alternatives like diet, exercise and pills will not help this condition.
You might want to consider the gynecomastia treatment for one of these common reasons:
- You are unhappy with the size or appearance of your breasts.
- If you are reluctant to remove your shirt in public, to swim, to participate in sports or to exercise at a gym.
- You experience physical discomfort because of your breasts.
- If you experience psychological discomfort associated with large breasts.
Male Breast reduction surgery is an option for men with this condition. It may also be used to tighten the breast area after dramatic weight loss that has caused the skin to sag. Reduction methods include liposuction or removing the glandular tissue by excision or using a combination of liposuction and excision. Recovery time is often short following gynecomastia surgery. Normal activity may be resumed within a few days. You will be able to go back to work within 3-4 days. The results are long-lasting.