Male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia, is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men.
The condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men, is common in men of any age. It can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity conditions, disease or from the use of certain drugs such as steroids.
Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.
Gynecomastia is characterized by:
- Excess localized fat
- Excess glandular tissue development
- A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue
- Gynecomastia may be present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)
Dr. Geoffrey Leber uses two different approaches to correct gynecomastia: liposuction using ultrasonic energy, or surgical excision using ultrasonic energy. He bases this decision the patient’s individual needs. This is typically an outpatient procedure done under general anesthesia.