Gynecomastia, also sometimes called man boobs, is a condition in which the male breasts are enlarged due to excess breast tissue. While all men have breast tissue, they should have less of it than women, which is what creates a flat, masculine chest. Men with gynecomastia often find that they are embarrassed to remove their shirts, take part in intimate activities, or have overall low-self-esteem. Thankfully, gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction, can be done to help remedy this condition.
Types of Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia can usually be placed into one of four categories. These include puffy nipple, when there is excess tissue under the nipple, classic gynecomastia, which consists of excess breast tissue and fat, fatty gynecomastia, which is characterized as being made up of primarily fatty tissue, and saggy gynecomastia where there is excess skin on the breasts. Gynecomastia expert, Dr. Joseph Cruise, has developed an in-depth classification system for gynecomastia which categorizes the types of gynecomastia along with his recommended treatment plan.
Gynecomastia surgery can be done to remove excess breast tissue and fat to create a masculine chest contour. If gynecomastia is primarily the result of glandular tissue, excess skin and tissue will be excised. The nipple may also be reduced or repositioned. If excess fatty tissue is the cause, liposuction alone may be used. In most cases, both excision and liposuction techniques are used to ensure optimal results. The surgical plan used will depend on your individual case of gynecomastia, and will be determined during your consultation with Joseph T Cruise, MD.
Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph T. Cruise is a leading expert in gynecomastia, performing over 250 surgeries male breast reduction surgeries each year. Joseph T Cruise, MD is dedicated to the specialization of gynecomastia and is considered one of the top 5 gynecomastia surgeons in the United States. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation.