Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
Gynecomastia, enlargement of the male breast, is a relatively common occurrence during puberty, and later in life. Although cancer can occur in the male breast, symmetrical, soft enlargement of the male breast is a benign and self-limited process. Most adolescent breast enlargement dissipates spontaneously. Only occasionally is surgical treatment required. Middle aged men can develop breast enlargement, which, if of significant size and psychological concern, can be reduced surgically. Various methods, including liposuction and surgical excision, are used, depending on the specific situation.