Breast reduction surgery is not a subject that is often associated with men, but a condition that requires it is actually quite common. The medical term gynecomastia means “woman-like breasts.” This condition in one or both breasts affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men. While certain drugs and medical conditions can contribute to breast overdevelopment, most cases do not have a known cause.
Breast reduction surgery can address this problem for men who feel self-conscious about their appearance. The male breast reduction procedure is designed to remove fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, and, in rare cases, excess skin. The result is a flatter, firmer chest consistent with a masculine body contour. As with all cosmetic surgery procedures, healing and final results are very individualized.
Male breast reduction surgery can be performed on men of any age who are in good physical and emotional health. The best candidates for this surgery have firm skin with sufficient elasticity to adapt to the body’s improved contours.