Gynecomastia Reduction: Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia is a medical term that refers to enlarged male breasts. This condition is fairly common, affecting up to half of the male population. One or both breasts may be involved. At the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery in New Bern, NC, our team offers specialized male breast reduction procedures, also known as gynecomastia, for men across our area and throughout North Carolina. Some of the benefits of male breast reduction surgery include a firmer, flatter, more contoured chest, leading to greater self-confidence and an enhanced body image.
It is widely accepted that the majority of cases of enlarged male breasts are derived from unknown sources. However, it is believed that certain drugs, such as anabolic steroids, as well as medications containing estrogen, alcohol, marijuana, and certain medical conditions, including cancer and impaired liver function, may cause or contribute to enlarged male breasts.
Men of any age who are healthy and emotionally stable are considered good candidates for male breast reduction surgery. The Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery is a local leader in gynecomastia surgeries, with dozens of these procedures successfully performed here over the years.