Gynecomastia is a medical term that comes from a Greek phrase meaning “woman-like breasts.” Though the term may not be very well known, it is actually a very common condition, affecting an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men.
For men with gynecomastia, the breast glands can grow to an unusually large size, resulting in embarrassingly large breasts. Gynecomastia can occur for males in one or both breasts. A large number of gynecomastia cases emerge in boys undergoing bodily changes through puberty; a significant percentage of younger boys inflicted with gynecomastia eventually outgrow it. Some, however, will not be able to get rid of their enlarged breast glands, no matter how physically active they are.
Male breast reduction involves the surgical removal of excess fat, glandular tissue and skin surrounding the breast area through means of excision or liposuction. For men with unusually large areolas (the dark skin surrounding the nipple) a qualified plastic surgeon can also reduce the size of this area during breast-reduction surgery. For eligible candidates for this procedure, male breast reduction can result in a chest they can be proud of.
Please call Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A. located in Tallahassee, FL at 850-219-2000 or contact our cosmetic coordinator today for a private consultation with one of our board-certified physicians, Dr. Ben Kirbo, Dr. Laurence Rosenberg and Dr. Chris DeRosier.