Gynecomastia is the clinical term applied to excess development of chest tissue in men. It may affect only one breast or both.
40-50% of men experience breast tissue enlargement and this condition can cause extreme embarrassment and self-consciousness.
Male breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure that removes excess fat and glandular tissue from the breasts and in extreme cases removes excess skin as well.
The procedure for male chest reduction takes about one to two hours, using general or local anesthesia.
In general, the best candidates for male breast reduction are healthy men, with good skin elasticity, not heavy users of alcohol and certain drugs (anabolic steroids), who want to improve their appearance. In some cases, it would be good to first attempt to correct the problem with exercise or weight loss.
The result is a flatter, firmer and better contoured chest and if your expectations are realistic, you will have significant boost in your self-confidence.