Gynecomastia… Man boobs… There are many nicknames for it. Some more suitable for publication than others. But, no matter what you call it, if you’re a man, you do not want any part of it! You hate the way it looks and the way it makes you feel and you’re ready to do something about it. Now its time to arm yourself with information in order to find the right surgeon to help take care of the issue.
Gynecomastia is not simply an abundance of fat in the chest area that liposuction can deal with effectively. Fat is just the half of it. The other half is the breast gland itself. Yes. Men have glandular tissue in the chest that can respond to hormone changes and increase in size. In rare cases, the glandular tissue of the male breast can even develop cancer just as it can in women.
Surgery to correct gynecomastia is becoming more and more popular for men. However, in monitoring question and answer sites like, it is evident that men are reporting having disappointing results from their surgery. To properly address gynecomastia, attention must be paid to both the fatty and glandular components of the condition. Liposuction alone can address the fat, but liposuction alone will not completely treat gynecomastia. The glandular component must also be removed to give satisfying results.
When meeting with a surgeon, ask him or her what the plan is to deal with the gland. The gland must be directly removed to completely treat gynecomastia. Typically, this entails an incision along the lower half of the nipple/areola complex (NAC). This allows access to the glandular tissue to be directly removed. Great! Problem is, it can leave the NAC looking “operated on”. Effective, aesthetic treatment of gynecomastia requires an experienced surgeon and is Board Certified by the Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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