Male Breast Reduction ( for gynecomastia)
Gynecomastia is an overdevelopment of the male breast that can occur at any age. It is common in adolescent and older men and usually resolves spontaneously after 1-2 years. Gynecomastia can be caused by fluctuating hormone levels during puberty, elevated estrogen levels, low testosterone levels, medications, liver disease or illicit drugs. When persistent, many men seek out surgery for gynecomastia known as a male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery..
Who is a candidate for male breast reduction surgery?
- Men with enlarged breasts that have persisted over time and causes embarrassment, shame, and self-esteem issues
- Men whose breast development has stabilized
- Men whose medical conditions are stabilized
What are the risks of male breast reduction surgery?
- Bleeding or hematoma
- Poor healing or scarring
- Changes in nipple and skin sensation
- Contour Deformity
- Reaction to anesthesia
What are the surgical treatment options for gynecomastia?
- Excision or removal of the breast tissue through an incision around the nipple
- Excision or removal of extra skin and breast tissue through extended incions (varies depending on the amount of extra skin)