The condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men, called gynecomastia, is common in men of any age. It can be the result of hormonal changes, hereditary conditions, disease, or the use of certain drugs. But, no matter the cause, it can definitely be the source of self-image or emotional discomfort for some men, and may even keep them from taking part in certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.
Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is technically called reduction mammoplasty and reduces breast size, flattening and enhancing the chest contours. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess skin tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola; in these cases, the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced, and if excess fatty tissue is present, liposuction techniques may be used as well.
Male breast reduction surgery can definitely help to increase a man’s self-confidence and self-image. Contact Dr. Paige Holt to find out if this surgery is the right solution for you!