Gynecomasty refers to the increase of volume of the
breasts in men which could be caused by hormonal changes
causing the growth of the mammary gland, or due to drugs
(such as anabolics or hormones treatment) or even by
normal body development.
Treatment depends on whether the gynecomasty refers
to adipose or glandular tissue.
Surgical treatment is recommended only after discarding
a hormonal problem.
The procedure usually combines liposuction with the
removal of the excess breast tissue and the purpose
is to create a more aesthetic, flatter, firmer, and
better contoured chest, more balanced to the patient
It is customary to get a biopsy since the removed tissue
could hide a tumor.
Because breast cancer could also develop in men, a
mammogram before the operation is needed.