Gynecomastia is a condition that can affect men of various ages and causes the breasts to take on an enlarged appearance. Since gynecomastia can result in excess fat forming on the chest, many men spend hours in the gym doing chest exercises in an attempt to sculpt the chest. However, a healthy diet and regular exercise still may not lead to the results desired.

The appearance of gynecomastia often is often caused by both an excess of fat as well as excess glandular breast tissue. While diet and exercise may help reduce excess fat, these efforts will prove ineffectual for reducing glandular tissue. In some cases, chest exercises may even accentuate the enlarged appearance of the breasts.

Male breast reduction surgery is designed to eliminate both excess fat and glandular breast tissue to improve the definition of the chest and shrink the size of the breasts. In many cases, a combination of tissue excision and liposuction is performed to achieve the best results. To learn more about gynecomastia and male breast reduction procedures, or to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, please contact our office today.