While men normally have a small amount of breast tissue, overdevelopment of the male breast, a condition called gynecomastia, affects an increasing number of men. Rare medical conditions, including endocrine abnormalities may cause gynecomastia in a minority of cases.
A variety of techniques are used, depending on the size of the breast, amount of skin present, and other factors. Typical procedures involve incisions around the areola with excision of variable amounts breast tissue using liposuction to contour the surrounding chest wall tissues. In some cases, removal of skin with a breast lift may be required. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
Typical recovery is 2 to 3 weeks. A compression garment is often recommended during this time. Most patients find the improvements in breast contour produce a more masculine chest contour.
Individual results may vary.