Male Breast Reduction Surgery for Gynecomastia
Overdeveloped or enlarged male breasts is known as gynecomastia. This is a common condition in newborn babies, teenage boys, middle-aged men, and older men. Male breast growth usually is benign and diminishes naturally over time. Some cases can be caused by a hormonal imbalance. Typically, treatment for gynecomastia isn’t necessary unless male breast enlargement occurs due to another health condition. But when it doesn’t diminish over time, it can cause social and psychological issues, such as lack of self-confidence.
When to Consider Male Breast Reduction
Even cases of severe gynecomastia can be improved with male breast reduction surgery to remove excess breast fat.
When contemplating the surgery, it’s also important to consider your physical and mental wellness, medical conditions, and any other health concerns that may limit your ability to recover from surgery. Although gynecomastia surgery can be performed on younger patients, a future procedure may be necessary if further breast development occurs. You can find board-certified plastic surgeons at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston who can help determine if male breast reduction is right for you.
Male Breast Reduction Options
There are different gynecomastia surgery options available to consider:
- Liposuction can remove breast fat but not the tissue under the breast.
- Endoscopic mastectomy will remove the breast gland tissue itself. This minimally invasive procedure involves small, endoscopic incisions and has a short recovery time.
Kelsey-Seybold plastic surgeons offer consultation and options for male breast surgery. Additional information is available from the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.