What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a disorder in men characterized by excess glandular tissue in the breast area of the chest, creating male breasts. It can be caused by a number of factors, including certain medications and hormonal imbalances. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, gynecomastia accounts for more than 65 percent of all male breast disorders. The best treatment approach to gynecomastia is male breast reduction surgery.
While not considered to be a serious medical condition, enlarged breasts may cause men to experience mild physical discomfort, as well as emotional distress and social embarrassment. The procedure can be performed on men who are generally healthy and not extremely overweight.
Gynecomastia surgery can:
- Reduce the amount of excess fat in the pectoral area
- Excise excess skin when necessary
- Improve a man’s self-image and confidence