Many males are affected by some degree of breast enlargement. There are many factors that can contribute to male breast growth including hormones, steroids, drug use, some blood pressure medicines, weight gain, and certain diseases. Gynecomastia is the medical term for the abnormal development of large mammary glands in males resulting in breast enlargement.
Dr. Hirschfeld understands that male breast growth can be an embarrassing and sensitive issue for many men that interferes with all aspects of daily life. He has over 25 years of experience treating this condition in men.
Breast Reduction Operation and Recovery
Depending on the amount of tissue growth and the patient's expectations, Dr. Hirschfeld can surgically remove the excess breast tissue with a minor incision around the areola of the nipple. Liposuction of the fat in the region also provides very satisfactory results.
Recovery varies depending on the procedure, but most men are usually able to return to normal activity after one week.