male breast reduction

Gynecomastia is a medical term that refers to male breast enlargement. It is caused by either glandular tissue or fat tissue enlargement.

Male breast enlargement is mainly a problem experienced in older age and it occurs in about 30% of men. In rare cases it can also be affected by environmental causes such as:

  • medicines (e.g for high blood pressure, heart disease, prostate cancer)
  • drug abuse (incl. marihuana and anabolic steroids)
  • some diseases (liver failure, some forms of cancer)

The procedure at Christinas Clinic

During the procedure either glandular tissue or fat tissue is removed from the breast, depending on the cause of gynecomastia. In more severe cases, skin removal may also be needed.

1) Liposuction

If gynecomastia has been caused by excessive fat tissue, liposuction gives the best results. 5 mm incisions are made and a cannula is used to first loosen and then remove localized fat deposits. The wounds are finally closed with sutures and will remain unnoticeable.

2) Glandular tissue removal

If gynecomastia has been caused by excessive glandular tissue, it will be surgically removed. A half-moon shaped incision is cut along the bottom line of the areola. In more severe cases excess skin will need to be removed using a circular incision cut around the areolas.

These techniques are frequently used simultaneously to achieve the best possible results. In more serious cases, breast removal may need to be considered.