Male breast reduction can correct over developed or enlarged breasts that can occur at any age in men. Male breast surgery is the surgical correction of gynecomastia, a common condition that is characterised by the over-development of male breast tissue. Enlargement can be seen in one or both breasts, and is more common in teenagers and older men.
Men like women have breast tissues, but they are underdeveloped due to specific male hormones. Gynecomastia is characterised by excess fat or glandular tissue or both, and can develop when there is an imbalance in these hormones. Other reasons for the abnormal growth of breast include birth defects, obesity, certain diseases like liver failure and cancer, excess alcohol, certain drugs like anabolic steroids, or sagging skin due to sudden weight loss.
Breast enlargement in males may be an emotional burden and can impair self-confidence. Reduction mammaplasty is an option to not only reduce the size of breasts, but also improve the shape.