Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia is a condition where a man’s breasts become enlarged. It’s a condition that can cause great embarrassment and social isolation for men. They feel self-conscious about their appearance and avoid activities that require them to be shirtless in public. Some breast enlargement is normal in boys hitting puberty, but it should resolve itself by the time the boy turns 18. In some men, however, surgery may be the only option. Gynecomastia surgery, also known as the male breast reduction is a surgical reduction of male breast tissue.
Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced. At your consultation Dr. Krummen will address your personal goals, the amount of reduction needed for your specific body, your health history, as well as everything you can expect during surgery and recovery afterwards.