Many men suffer from enlarged breast tissue, a condition known as gynecomastia. There are a wide variety of reasons men may develop enlarged breasts, including obesity, alcohol or steroid abuse, certain medications, or underlying medical conditions, such as thyroid disease or kidney problems. In many cases, the specific cause for gynecomastia cannot be determined. Whatever the reason for the condition, gynecomastia can be a significant source of social embarrassment for some men. It can affect self -esteem and even cause men to limit their participation in swimming, sports and intimate activities. When seeking treatment for gynecomastia, it’s important to first rule out any underlying medical conditions. If the enlarged breasts cannot be treated through medication or lifestyle changes, men who are unhappy with their appearance may want to consider cosmetic male breast reduction. Depending on the severity of the condition, your doctor may be able to reduce male breast tissue through AQUALIPO® liposuction alone, or liposuction in combination with surgical excision of excess breast tissue. The AQUALIPO® system is ideal for removing small pockets of localized fat. During the procedure, the heat from the laser destroys the fat cells permanently. There’s minimal swelling and bruising, no stitches or scars, and virtually no patient downtime. Your doctor will discuss with you whether you are a good candidate for AQUALIPO® liposuction or liposuction combined with surgery.