Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Men are seeking plastic surgery in increasing numbers as they realize the importance of a youthful fit appearance both personally and professionally. Many men enjoy the benefits of eyelid and facial rejuvenation as well as body contouring surgery. Techniques are tailored to the specifics of the male anatomy to avoid an feminine look. Who understands and appreciates the beauty of the male physique better than a woman plastic surgeon?
Gynecomastia is a medical term that originates from the Greek words for "women-like breasts." This condition is far more common than many realize. Gynecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of the male population. It may affect only one breast or both. Although certain drugs such as anabolic steroids, medications containing estrogen, alcohol, marijuana, etc., and medical conditions including cancer, impaired liver function, to name a few, may cause or contribute to enlarged male breasts, it is widely accepted that a large percentage of cases derive from unknown sources.
Men of any age who are healthy and emotionally stable are considered good candidates for male breast reduction surgery. The best candidates are those who have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours. In some instances, surgery may be discouraged for overweight men who have not first tried an exercise and diet regimen.