What Causes Male Breasts and how does Surgery Take Care of this Problem?

Excess male breast tissue, known as gynecomastia, affects about one third of the adult male population. The majority of cases do not have a known or defined cause. Some popular causes of gynecomastia are heavy marijuana use, steroids and certain medications. There are several ways to treat this problem depending on the degree of the gynecomastia. Mild cases can be treated with liposuction alone if… READ MORE

Why Choose Male Breast Reduction

There has been a large increase in the number of males opting for the male breast reduction procedure.  Most report are showing the number of male breast reduction procedures doubling from the number being performed five years ago. Many men find that Gynecomastia (male breast tissue) embarrassing and uncomfortable.  Typically men having this surgery performed are older representing about 30% of the cases performed.  But… READ MORE

Q: When is Male Breast Reduction Surgery Necessary?

I think I have gynecomastia and am considering a male breast reduction. Is there a standard I should apply to decide if I really need the surgery? A: Gynecomastia Male breast reduction for gynecomastia (enlarged male breast tissue) is usually an elective procedure performed for cosmetic reasons. Very rarely does a patient have such extremely large breasts or significant excess skin from their breasts that insurance… READ MORE

Q: Is Gynecomastia Surgery Just Breast Liposuction?

Is gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction) just a version of liposuction for male breasts? A: treatment of gynecomastia The treatment of gynecomastia (male breasts) usually involves a combination of liposuction of the chest and direct excision or surgical removal of breast tissue. This is typically performed through a small incision at the lower edge of the areola. Some patients who have more severe forms of gynecomastia… READ MORE

Q: Sunken Chest After Male Breast Reduction

Chest sunk in behind nipple after Gynecomastia surgery 3 weeks ago. Will this improve any with time? Chest has very minimal fat left and sinks in when I flex pec or raise arm. A: contour irregularity after male breast reduction Patients can sometimes have an irregular contour on their chest after male breast reduction for gynecomastia.  This can result from aggressive liposuction or tissue removal in… READ MORE