Male chest reduction surgery is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin, it’s a surgical procedure to remove additional tissue from the chest and is a treatment for what is known as “gynaecomastia”. Gynaecomastia is the medical terminology used to describe what is more commonly referred to as “man boobs” or male breasts. It’s actually an incredibly common condition that causes the breast tissue in men to grow and become more prominent, varying from a small amount of extra tissue around the nipples through to a more prominent breast area that can affect one or both breasts. This can be caused by a number of things, including weight loss, hormone imbalances or the natural processes of ageing, although all of these can have a knock-on effect to your confidence.
Thankfully, male chest reduction surgery is something that can help you to get rid of an enlarged breast area. The surgery is specifically designed to remove the excess fat and skin from the chest in order to help you to achieve a more natural proportion to your body. In extreme cases, it’s also possible that the nipple and areola may need to be re-positioned slightly to ensure that the chest still has a natural appearance.
When considering chest reduction surgery as a form of treatment for gynaecomastia, it is incredibly important that you understand the cause of your problems before booking in for the surgery as some form of hormonal imbalance could cause the issue to resurface in the future. In addition to the surgery, there are also medications that can be prescribed to stop the gynaecomastia returning down the line.