Gynecomastia is the enlargement of the breast in adult males caused by excessive growth of the breast tissue. Although it does not cause any major health problems, it can lead to poor self-image and have psychological effects.
The newest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that male cosmetic procedures are steadily on the rise.
Gynecomastia after weight loss often requires longer incisions and more contouring due to the presence of redundant skin, tissue and fat. The goal is to create a masculine, natural-looking chest in which the scars are positioned discreetly.
When most people hear about procedures to remove excess breast fat, tissue and skin, they associate it with women. But gynecomastia is enlargement of the male breast tissue, and male breast reduction procedures were up 5% in 2012.
Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by abnormally enlarged male breasts. There are multiple origins of the disorder. Some of them are congenital and some are acquired. One of the most common causes of gynecomastia is related to the endocrine system, and caused by excess female hormones.