Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a medical term that originates from the Greek words for “women-like breasts.” This condition is far more common than many realize. Gynecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of the male population. It may affect only one breast or both.

Enlarged male breasts can be reduced by liposuction and/or by cutting out excess glandular tissue. The procedure for male breast reduction, is usually performed on an outpatient basis, using general or local anesthesia with sedation.

Results are permanent, although subsequent obesity can create a gynecomastia-like effect. There is little downtime, and you may return to work within one week usually, unless you are involved in strenuous activities.