Gynecomastia – Male breast reduction by Liposuction for Enlarged Male Breasts

Gynecomastia is the term used for enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia is a very common condition in men, affecting a significant percentage of men. Although there are medical causes of gynecomastia, most commonly there is no known cause nor any associated medical condition associated with male breast enlargement. Usually, male breast enlargement is due to excess fat in the male breasts, rather than actual breast tissue. This is what the term pseudogynecomastia means. Pseudogynecomastia is actually far more common than true gynecomastia. Although extremely common, gynecomastia is often a very considerable cosmetic and emotional concern for men who have it.

gynecomastia before gynecomastia after
gynecomastia before and gynecomastia after

Older techniques for correcting the condition were based on scalpel surgery. An incision would be made around the areola, and the fat removed directly through the incision. This results in reduction of the fat, and in improved shape, but left a scar around the areola. These scars are visible and can be very unnatural looking.

Fortunately, tumescent liposuction has revolutionized gynecomastia surgery. Only very small incisions are needed. These incisions are not only extremely small, but are located away from the areola, so that are unnoticable.

Best of all, the gynecomastia can easily be treated using just local anesthetic, as an office procedure. Therefore the complications and risks of general anesthesia are eliminated. And the recovery is very quick. Up and walking immediately after the procedure, and usually back to work within 3 days. Tumescent liposuction surgery for gynecomastia reduction usually takes about 1-2 hours.