Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate enlarged breast tissue in males, known as “gynecomastia.” The presence of excess fat in male breasts can prevent men from achieving the firm, toned chest they desire. Gynecomastia surgery eliminates these “man-boobs” to produce more attractive chest contours, and this is one of the most common plastic surgeries undergone by men.
Common characteristics of gynecomastia include:
- Localized fat deposits in the chest area
- Overabundance of glandular tissue
- Excess breast skin
How Is Gynecomastia Treated?
When gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fat tissue in the chest area, liposuction is typically performed to permanently remove these fat cells. After making tiny incisions in the creases beneath the breasts, a cannula (thin hollow tube) is inserted under the skin to suction away unwanted fat deposits. When gynecomastia is more extensive, breast skin and glandular tissue may also be removed.
Common Reasons to Have Male Breast Reduction
Enlarged breasts can cause significant embarrassment that detracts from a man’s self-esteem. Gynecomastia surgery provides a more masculine appearance to improve a man’s confidence and self-image.
Wear Fitted Clothing
Excess fat tissue in the breasts often prevents men from wearing tighter clothing and discourages them from taking off their shirts in public. Male breast reduction surgery improves the contours of the chest so that men can be comfortable no matter what they’re wearing.
Gynecomastia often causes folds and creases in the skin that can lead to rashes, irritation, and other hygiene issues. Gynecomastia surgery eliminates excess breast tissue, which improves hygiene in this area.
Enlarged male breasts can be uncomfortable and even painful, which can impede performance during physical activities and athletics. Removing excess breast tissue will improve comfort, increase mobility, and elevate a man’s quality of life.