What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a hormonal condition that increases breast tissue in boys and men. It typically occurs when there’s an imbalance between estrogen and testosterone – the two main sex hormones. Men will naturally have higher testosterone levels than women, which is one reason women have breasts. However, men/boys with gynecomastia will have lower testosterone levels and higher estrogen levels. As a result, breast tissue starts to grow on one or both of the breasts.
Male Breast Reduction – AKA Gynecomastia Surgery
In most cases, gynecomastia will sort itself out. It usually occurs during puberty, and most boys will see a reduction in any enlarged breast tissue as their testosterone levels increase. But, if you have had large breasts for a several years after puberty – and see no improvements – you can opt for male breast reduction surgery.
In essence, it works similarly to a female breast reduction. Incisions are made around the breast area, and either Dr. Sozer or Dr. Phillips will remove excess fat and glandular tissue. This technique commonly uses liposuction to remove the additional tissue. The incisions are then sutured and covered with dressings.