Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction surgery (Gynaecomastia) can reduce fat or glandular tissue from the breast resulting in a chest that is flatter and firmer. It also can help with the confidence of sufferers, to let them join in day to day activities and wear clothes that they would otherwise avoid.
Gynaecomastia (enlarged male breasts) is a very common condition in men. It can result in embarrassment, cruel teasing, and social trauma. Men so affected will try to hide it with thick shirts, avoiding bare chested activities, and withdrawing from public exposure. This breast tissue can’t be reduced by exercise, as it is not excess fat or flab.
Though this condition is rarely talked about, it’s actually quite common. Gynaecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men. It may affect only one breast or both. It usually consists of two types of tissue: excess glandular tissue and fatty tissue in the breast. Though certain drugs and medical problems have been linked with male breast over-development, there is no known cause in the vast majority of cases. A build up of tissue usually commences at puberty and the female sex hormone oestrogen is favoured.
For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, surgery to remove breast tissue can help. The procedure removes fat or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured.
Dr Simon Rosenbaum
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