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Male Breast Reduction


Appearance of fuller breasts on men can cause a high level of self-consciousness, especially in situations such as at the beach or at the pool where going bare-chested is commonplace and a socially accepted norm. (Figure A) The medical term for the presence of woman-like breasts on men is gynecomastia. Although it is rarely mentioned among men in their conversations, the incidence of gynecomastia is quite common. It can affect 40-60 percent of all men. Certain drugs and medical problems have been linked with male breast overdevelopment, but there is no known cause in the vast majority of cases.

For men who feel self-conscious about the appearance of their chest, breast reduction surgery can help. The male breast reduction surgery is done under general anesthesia. It is an outpatient surgical procedure. The surgery removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts through liposuction and surgical excision, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured.

Depending on the elasticity of the skin and the amount of excess skin involved, different incisions can be made for removing the breast tissue. Most commonly, a small incision around the areola is all that is required, and the resulting scar can heal in a way that blends into the surrounding skin. The breast tissue immediately surrounding the areolar area usually needs to be removed through this incision. The surrounding areas of the chest which can be more fatty in content, can be contoured down with liposuction. (Figure B)

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