Enlargement and fat deposits in the breast tissue can sometimes be seen in men. This is mainly due to hormonal reasons and very rarely due to tumoral reasons and as a side effect of certain drugs. In some cases, male breasts grow without any evident reason. Sometimes male breasts can take on the appearance of female breasts. This visual change can negatively affect young, athletic men both psychologically as well as physically, damaging self-esteem – especially if such changes take place during adolescence. We often come across this situation in young people due to hormone enriched foods and as a result of environmental factors, and not due as a result of being overweight, poor nutrition or lack of exercise.
Male breast reduction (gynecomastia) surgery is performed under sedation or general anaesthesia and lasts half an hour to 1 hour on average. Since male breast reduction (gynecomastia) surgery is often performed by using the liposuction method and using fine cannulas, no obvious scars are left afterwards.