What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the surgical correction of enlarged or over developed breasts in men. Gynecomastia is characterized by excess localized fat, excess glandular tissue development, or a combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue. Gynecomastia may be present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts).


What causes gynecomastia?

There are many possible causes of gynecomastia including hormones, heredity, the use of certain drugs, or disease.

Is surgical correction of gynecomastia right for me?
The procedure is very effective in decreasing the amount of excess male breast tissue. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight, you have realistic expectations, your breast development has stabilized, and you are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large. Adolescents may benefit from surgery, although secondary procedures may be needed in the future should breast development continue.
In addition, the ideal candidates are men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments, healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing, non-smokers and non-drug users, and men with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia – Graphics
What does the procedure entail?
The procedure is performed on an out-patient basis under local anesthesia. There are two main surgical procedures that are used to treat gynecomastia. Liposuction is used to remove excess deposits of fat deposits in the area, surgical removal of excess breast tissue is also used. Sometimes, it is necessary to combine both procedures to otain the best results.

What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the surgical correction of enlarged or over developed breasts in men. Gynecomastia is characterized by excess localized fat, excess glandular tissue development, or a combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue. Gynecomastia may be present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts).

What causes gynecomastia?
There are many possible causes of gynecomastia including hormones, heredity, the use of certain drugs, or disease.

Is surgical correction of gynecomastia right for me?
The procedure is very effective in decreasing the amount of excess male breast tissue. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight, you have realistic expectations, your breast development has stabilized, and you are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large. Adolescents may benefit from surgery, although secondary procedures may be needed in the future should breast development continue.In addition, the ideal candidates are men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments, healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing, non-smokers and non-drug users, and men with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia.

What does the procedure entail?
The procedure is performed on an out-patient basis under local anesthesia. There are two main surgical procedures that are used to treat gynecomastia. Liposuction is used to remove excess deposits of fat deposits in the area, surgical removal of excess breast tissue is also used. Sometimes, it is necessary to combine both procedures to otain the best results.

 View before and after photos of gynecomastia procedures.