Duration: 2 hr
Enlargement of breast tissue in men is termed gynaecomastia or ‘man boobs’.
There are several causes for gynaecomastia and it can occur physiologically during certain stages in life. Gynaecomastia can be caused by hormonal imbalances associated with several medications, steroid use, illnesses but most often no cause is found at all. When this breast tissue persists it can become a cause of significant embarrassment and worry for men.
Gynaecomastia is the term used to describe over-developed breasts in men. It is most commonly caused by male oestrogen levels that are too high or that are out of balance with the body’s testosterone levels. Sometimes insensitively referred to as ‘man boobs’ this condition can be an incredibly embarrassing and can also cause physical pain in the chest area. Many men don’t realise that gynaecomastia is an extremely common condition and not only do they feel that they are alone in experiencing the condition, but so many do not realise that this condition can be easily and permanently remedied by male breast reduction surgery.
Gynaecomastia is is essentially excess fat in a particular area of the chest (pseudo-gynaecomastia) or the excessive development of breast tissue. There can also be excess skin in the chest area in some cases. For some men who experience gynaecomastia, just one side of the chest may be affected. This is known as unilateral gynaecomastia. When both chest areas are affected, it’s called bilateral gynaecomastia. You don’t have to be overweight to experience gynecomastia and the presence of certain hormones, genetics and some lifestyle choices such as consumption of alcohol or steroid abuse can all contribute to the condition. Dr Veerle Rotsaert offers gynaecomastia surgery. For some men, being able to speak openly and frankly with a woman, is more comfortable for them, than perhaps confiding in a man, for this particular issue.
Excessive breast development in men, also known as gynaecomastia, is often caused by:
Dr. Rotsaert usually combines surgical excision with liposuction of the chest wall but the exact technique used is decided upon on a case by case basis. Through surgery the chest wall is reshaped and a strong, streamlined and fit look is restored. This benefits a man’s social well-being and confidence.
Dr. Rotsaert will tell you all about certain risks and complications involved with this procedure. This procedure starts with a thorough consultation and proper assessment of your chest wall and general history.