Male breast size reduction (Gynecomastia)
Gynecomastia is benign swelling of male breast caused by increase in glandular tissue of the breast and the accumulation of subcutaneous fat tissue. Statistically, one in three men under the age of 40 suffers from certain level of gynecomastia, and almost 50 percent of men over 50 years of age have palpable breast tissue.
Gynecomastia can’t be prevented, but it can be corrected by surgical procedure.
The first step is pre-operative consultation with purpose of determining whether it is the excess of fat or glandular tissue, or combination of both. Each patient is approached individually, and detailed personal and family anamnesis is obtained. Consultation with endocrinologists is also needed to determine if there is any other cause of palpable breast tissue.
Male breast is reduced by liposuction performed in local anaesthesia, through a small cut on skin. In rare cases, excess tissue is removed by surgical excision with minimal scarring.
After the procedure, the patient will have compression garment, and he can go back to daily activities within a few days.