Gynecomastia is a medical term that comes from the Greek word for "woman-like breast." It is actually quite common in men and may affect one or both breasts. Anabolic steroids and some medical problems have been linked with male breast over-development, but for the majority of cases the cause is not known. For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, breast reduction procedures can help.
The procedure removes fat or glandular tissue from the breast and, in extreme cases, removes excess skin resulting in a flatter, firmer, and more contoured chest. The best candidates for gynecomastia correction are men of any age who are healthy and emotionally stable.
Gynecomastia surgery can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, but it won't necessarily change your looks to match an ideal. Before you decide to have surgery think carefully about your expectations and discuss them frankly with Dr. Burt Greenberg. The results of the procedure are significant and permanent. If your expectations are realistic, chances are good that you will be very satisfied with your new look.