Gynaecomastia is a medical term to describe an abnormally large male breast. The condition is usually idiopathic (ie meaning no specific cause) and is more common than people think. Gynaecomastia can also be caused by certain medications, drugs, congenital conditions and certain diseases. Physiological gynaecomastia occurs in pre-pubertal boys but usually resolves once they reach early adulthood. Gynaecomastia surgery can help reduce the size of the male breast by removing tissue and in severe condition skin as well. It will improve the appearance of a sagging chest and help to improve the contour. Gynaecomastia can be divided into fatty, fibrous or a mixture of both. Liposuction can remove mainly fatty tissue however for more fibrous type an excision of the breast tissue is done through an open incision. Patients who want gynaecomastia reduction surgery are usually affected by the appearance of their body especially in an environment where they are seen by other males such as at the gym or the swimming pool.
During the initial consultation, patients will have the opportunity to discuss their goals and desirable results with the plastic surgeon. Every patient is different, therefore a specific treatment regimen is planned to suit an individual’s need.