Male Nipple Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction in men
Gynecomastia: breast formation in men

Treatment for gynecomastia visibly improves the male body contour. Therefore it is a popular procedure which many men are extremely satisfied with.

Breast reduction in men requires a different approach to breast reduction in women.

Depending on the type of tissue there are different possibilities:

  • -the excess breast tissue is removed
  • -the excess fatty tissue is removed
  • -sometimes a combination of both techniques is necessary. 


Breast reduction - Gynecomastia: treatment
When is plastic surgery appropriate?

Gynecomastia - breast formation in men - is very common and is a distressing problem for many men. Gynecomastia can occur spontaneously during puberty and can also disappear all by itself. Often though, the problem is permanent.

Sometimes breast formation in men is the result of a liver or thyroid gland problem. Tumours of the adrenal gland or testicles can also cause swollen breasts. If this is the case then cosmetic surgery is not adviseable and you need to seek medical treatment.

Gynecomastia is becoming increasingly common in men over the age of 35. This type of breast formation does not disappear spontaneously. Cosmetic surgery offers a solution.

Sometimes it is only the shape of the nipple which needs surgical intervention:

  • -the nipple can be too long, stick out too far or bulge out.
  • -the areola can be too large or misformed.
  • -the nipples can point inwards: inverted nipples.