Gynecomastia is common during adolescence due to the effects of hormones. At this stage in life, treatment is generally not necessary, as the breast fullness will typically spontaneously resolve after a year or two. Later in life gynecomastia tends to be permanent, and can lead to severe self-esteem and confidence issues. In these cases, surgery is usually the only option for solving the problem.
Many men experience “pseudogynecomastia”, which refers to enlarged male breasts caused by excess fat tissue alone, this problem may be improved by lifestyle changes or liposuction alone. True gynecomastia requires the removal of breast gland tissue as well as excess fat.
Male breast reduction is an effective surgery for reducing the volume of breast tissue in men, and re-contouring the chest for a more masculine appearance. Fat, breast gland tissue, and excess skin are removed, recontoured, and tightened for a smooth appearance to the chest.