Gynecomastia is a condition of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs. Gynecomastia is characterized by excess localized fat, excess glandular tissue development and in some cases excess breast skin. Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours.
Surgery to remove the breast tissues usually involves liposuction of the excess fat, surgical removal of the excess glandular breast tissue through an incision in the margin of the nipple-areolar complex and/or skin excision (in very large male breasts).
Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is technically called reduction mammaplasty.
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