Gynecomastia, or enlarged breast tissue on men, is much more common than you would think. About 50% of all men have localized fat and/or excessive glandular tissue in one or both breasts. Gynecomastia accounts for more than 65% of all breast disorders in men.
Gynecomastia is rarely a serious medical condition. It is very common in teen boys where the hormone changes associated with puberty can cause the breasts to enlarge. Gynecomastia also occurs in older men as testosterone levels begin to fall. The best candidates for a male breast reduction procedure are men who are of normal weight and who have a reasonable amount of skin elasticity present. For teens, the best candidates are ones who have struggled with this problem for two or more years and the breast development has stopped.
The talented cosmetic surgeons at Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists provide male breast reduction surgery to treat gynecomastia. Male breast reduction is the surgical removal of enlarged male breast tissues through liposuction or the cutting out of excess tissues. Contact our doctors today to learn if gynecomastia surgery is right for you.