Surprising to many, men can develop excess glandular tissue in their breasts. This condition is known as gynecomastia. It causes many individuals emotional distress and can lower one’s self esteem. Men of all ages present with gynecomastia in one breast (unilaterally) or both breasts (bilaterally). Often, gynecomastia remains unchanged despite aggressive efforts such as healthy diets and regular exercise regimens. Some men try special supplements or diet pills to reverse this condition but are still unsuccessful in reducing the size of the breast gland. Male breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery, is the ideal solution for men who want to get rid of unwanted enlarged breasts.
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Gynecomastia Surgery
of Glandular Tissue
Gynecomastia is characterized by excess glandular tissue in the breasts. To correct gynecomastia, the breast size is reduced and the chest contours are flattened using direct excision of the breast gland and liposuction of the adjacent fat. Sometimes, skin excision is also required at a later date.
Masculine Appearance
When a man is displaying a feminine trait such as enlarged breasts, he may not feel very masculine. Once his enlarged male breasts are corrected and his chest is contoured, he will achieve a more masculine and attractive appearance.
The majority of men undergo gynecomastia surgery for cosmetic reasons, but some men with excess glandular tissue and fat experience pain and discomfort, especially during physical activities. The excess glandular tissue will be removed to help a man feel more comfortable in his body.
Most men with gynecomastia are embarrassed to reveal their enlarged breasts. It can be intimidating when participating in normal activities that require exposing the chest such as going to the beach or swimming in a pool. After they have their chest contours reduced and shaped into a more masculine, toned appearance, they can feel more confident about how their body looks. Some men can’t wait to show off their newly restored and better-contoured physique.
Gynecomastia surgery is performed using general anesthesia. Liposuction and direct excision of glandular tissue, through an incision around the areola, are the mainstays of treatment. Sometimes, excess skin needs to be excised either at the time of the initial surgery or at a separate operative intervention. Recovery time and scarring will depend on the method employed. The average patient is back to work within one to two weeks following the surgery, and once healed, scars are easily hidden in the natural chest contours or around the areolas.
Surgery Options


Liposuction is used for patients whose gynecomastia involves only excess fat and does not require glandular tissue or skin removal.

  1. Small, discreet incisions are made on the breasts.
  2. A fluid is injected to help loosen up the fat for easier removal.
  3. A thin, hollow tube (cannula) is inserted through the incisions.
  4. The cannula is hooked up to a vacuum device that is used to gently suction out the fat and create better chest definition.
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