Gynecomastia (the abnormal development of breasts in men), though rarely discussed, occurs in an estimated 40-60% of men. It can affect one breast or both and in most cases, its cause is unknown.
For men who desire surgical correction, a breast reduction procedure can help by removing fat, glandular tissue, and excess skin (when necessary). The result is a more masculine-looking chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured.
If the excess mass consists primarily of glandular tissue, it will be surgically removed through a relatively small incision around thenipple and areola. If the excess mass consists primarily of fatty tissue, liposuction can be used. When excess skin must be removed, longer incisions may be necessary, resulting in longer scars.