Gynecomastia surgery is a procedure that reduces the size of enlarged or overdeveloped breasts in men. The condition of having enlarged breasts can stem from a number of causes, including heredity, obesity, hormonal changes or the effect of certain drugs, such as steroids. For men, this condition can cause a loss of self-confidence and avoidance of certain physical and intimate activities.
A gynecomastia surgery procedure:
- Reduces the size of the chest, flattening and enhancing chest contours
- Reduces the amount of excess fat deposits and sagging skin in the chest
- Surgically improves the size and shape of the areola
Candidates for this procedure are healthy, non-smoking males who are physically healthy and feel their breasts are too large. Candidates must also be free from life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions that may impair healing.
The results of gynecomastia surgery are typically permanent, although in cases involving the use of certain drugs, candidates must remain free from them.