Male Breast Reduction
Sometimes it’s just the way you are born, and sometimes it comes with getting a little bit older, but the outcome can be the same: too much soft, loose tissue over your chest. This is referred to as gynecomastia, or ‘man boobs’ in extreme cases. It is caused by the development of excess fat and tissue in the chest (breast area) in men. In its moderate to severe cases, gynecomastia can actually resemble breast tissue. Lower testosterone levels that come with age can have an impact on your chest appearance. Breast tissue hypertrophy, or abnormal glandular breast overgrowth may add to this problem and can affect adolescent and adult males. Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery offers male breast reduction as a solution
The disorder’s prevalence is reflected by the fact that it is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed on men. Surgery for gynecomastia may involve liposuction alone or in combination with surgical excision. Because gynecomastia may occasionally have medical implications, patients considering plastic surgery for their concerns should first see their primary physician for a complete evaluation.