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Male Breast Reduction

Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone.  It can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly.  Generally, gynecomastia isn’t a serious problem, but it can be tough to cope with the condition.  Men and boys with gynecomastia sometimes have pain in their breasts and may feel embarrassed. 

A male breast reduction usually involves removing breast tissue, skin and possibly reducing and raising the nipple areola complex.  This is typically done with liposuction and surgery to directly excise the breast tissue.  However, it is possible to use liposuction alone in some cases to reduce the male breast.