Gynecomastia/Male Pectoral Surgery
Gynecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60% of men and gives them the appearance of having women-like breasts. The corrective procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts. In extreme cases, excess skin can be removed and will result in a flatter, firmer and more contoured chest. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis and normally takes about 90 minutes. In a typical procedure, an incision is made through which the surgeon can cut away excess glandular tissue, fat and skin from around the areola and from the sides and bottom of the breast. In some instances, liposuction may be used as well.