Some men develop enlarged breasts, known as gynecomastia, for a variety of reasons including:
- Use of medications
- Hormone imbalance
- Overactive thyroid
- Renal issues
Losing weight reduces the appearance of male breast for some men, but the most effective treatment for gynecomastia with long lasting results is male breast reduction surgery.
Gynecomastia can occur at any age, and male breast reduction is performed safely and successfully on both teenagers and adults men. This surgical procedure removes excess fat and glandular tissue. The procedure offers immediate improvement with minimal scarring and is typically performed as an outpatient procedure.
Male breast reduction results are intended to be permanent, however weight gain, steroid use, medical conditions, or drugs affecting testosterone levels could result in a recurrence of gynecomastia.