Gynecomastia: Male Breast Reduction

What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition that affects men causing puffy, over-developed or enlarged breasts. The enlargement is usually due to hormone imbalance, heredity conditions, disease, or certain drug use. According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 50%-60% of adolescent males will suffer from gynecomastia.

What is gynecomastia/male breast reduction surgery?

A male breast reduction flattens the chest area by reducing breast size. There are two ways to achieve your desired results.

  • Liposuction: When excess breast tissue is present, liposuction may be used to remove the tissue.
  • Excision: Excess breast tissue may cause stretched, sagging skin in the breast area. In cases where this is present, excision is recommended, and excess breast tissue and skin is surgically removed. If areola size reduction is desired, an excision method is necessary.
  • Both techniques, liposuction and excision, may be used to achieve optimal results for some patients.

Is a gynecomastia procedure right for me?

Gynecomastia can cause physical and emotional discomfort, hindering the self-confidence of those affected. A gynecomastia procedure is customized to a patient’s specific needs and may be right for you if you are looking to obtain a more masculine chest contour.

The procedure is an option for you if:

  • You are in good health
  • You are bothered by an enlarged breast area

Gynecomastia procedures are best performed on:

  • Non-smokers
  • Men whose appearance cannot be corrected without surgery

Meeting with Dr. Ghaderi for a gynecomastia consultation:

When you meet with Dr. Ghaderi to discuss a potential gynecomastia procedure, be prepared to discuss:

  • Any medical conditions or drug allergies
  • Use of current medications, vitamins, alcohol and drugs
  • Previous surgeries

Dr. Ghaderi will perform an examination of the chest area. He will review your options and give you his recommendation on which treatment suits you the best.

If you are considering a gynecomastia procedure or have concerns or symptoms regarding your chest area, please contact our office today to schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Ghaderi to be evaluated.