Subcutaneous Mastectomy - Male
Gynaecomastia is a common disorder of the male breast. It affects 40 - 60 percent of men and can develop in one or both breasts.
Ordinarily the glandular enlargement is of brief duration and not permanent. For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, surgery to remove the breast tissue can help.
Men who have had this problem for a number of years usually try to lose weight in this area or use clothing to cover up.
In most cases there may be slight fat loss but when there is glandular involvement, the problem remains. This surgical procedure is called subcutaneous mastectomy, and involves removing fat or glandular tissue from one or both breasts. The result is a flatter, firmer and more contoured shape.
Dr Hertess can advise you on the correct treatment based on the degree of concern.