Enlarged male breasts (gynecomastia) affects nearly 40-60% of men, often with no known cause. This condition can be highly embarrassing as well as physically uncomfortable.
Men who feel self-conscious about enlarged breasts may seek breast reduction surgery. The procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in some cases excess skin as well. The result is a flatter, firmer chest
Surgical correction of gynecomastia takes about an hour and a half. Under general anesthesia, or in some cases local anesthesia and sedation, an incision is made in an inconspicuous location and the excess breast tissue is removed. This may be done with a scalpel or with a combination of scalpel and liposuction, depending on the amount of fat being removed.