Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age but typically first appears during puberty. It can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs. Gynecomastia cannot be resolved through diet and exercise programs.

Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self-confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition. Concerned parents of boys report that their sons are wearing two or even three T-shirts to hide the chest, change their clothes in the bathroom stall instead of in the boy’s locker room and often refuse to take their shirts off in public.

The corrective procedure for gynecomastia is a male breast reduction. This can be done by a combination of liposuction contouring, and removal of excess glandular breast tissue with a small incision under each nipple. This results in a contoured, more masculine chest with minimal scarring. A compression vest is worn for about 2-3 weeks after surgery and most patients can resume all activities and exercise in 3 to 4 weeks. Dr. Sal can discuss which surgical options would be best suited for you.