Gynecomastia is Enlargement of the Male Breast.

Breast reduction with minimally invasive liposuction often gives excellent results for both older boys during puberty and men.

In cases where gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques alone may be used.  Dr. Goldberg utilizes a techniques called PAL or Power Assisted Liposuction. Very small micro cannulas that GynecomastiaFrontalAsymSeverevibrate to remove excess fat and breast through tiny incisions.

Also known as gynecomastia, breast reduction for men is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts in boys and men. Gynecomastia colloquially known as man boobs, is the benign enlargement of breast tissue in males. It may occur transiently in newborns. Half or more of adolescent boys have some breast development during puberty. Gynecomastia may arise as an abnormal condition associated with disease or metabolic disorders, as a side-effect of medication, or as a result of the natural decrease of testosterone production in older males. In adolescent boys, the condition is often a source of psychological distress; however, 75% of pubertal gynecomastia cases resolve within two years of onset without treatment.

Dr. Goldberg offers minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of gynecomastia.  Often we can significantly reduce the size of the breast with liposuction only.  In some cases, skin also needs removal to prevent droopiness of excess skin.

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 the use of certain drugs.  Some athletes who use performance enhancing drugs like steroids and growth hormones are prone to gynecomastia development.

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

 Male breast reduction procedure steps

What happens during gynecomastia correction surgery?

Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is technically called reduction mammaplasty reduces breast size, flattening and enhancing the chest contours.

In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced.

Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Liposuction

In cases where gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques alone may be used.  Dr. Goldberg utilizes a techniques called PAL or Power Assisted Liposuction. Very small micro cannulas that vibrate to remove excess fat and breast through tiny incisions.

This requires insertion of a cannula, a thin hollow tube, through several small incisions. The cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled motion to loosen the excess fat, which is then removed from the body by vacuum suction.

There are various liposuction techniques that may be used; the technique most appropriate in your case will be defined prior to your procedure.

 

Excision

Excision techniques are recommended where glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct gynecomastia.

Excision also is necessary if the areola will be reduced, or the nipple repositioned to a more natural male contour. Incision patterns vary depending on the specific conditions and surgical preference.

 

Sometimes gynecomastia is treated with both liposuction and excision.

Will there be scars?

Any surgical treatment to correct gynecomastia will require incisions. While most incision lines are concealed within natural contours, some may be visible and are a necessary result of breast reduction surgery.