Whereas the breasts of men can also be enlarged due to excess weight, gynaecomastia refers to hard, firm breast tissue that develops directly behind the nipple of some males. In some cases, the breasts may become tender. Both young boys and older men can develop gynaecomastia.

Gynaecomastia develops due to hormonal changes in puberty and in later aging. In some cases, it can be caused by prescription and over the counter drugs, recreational drugs, tumours (such as breast cancer) and disease.

In some cases, gynaecomastia presents itself in one breast only.

Enlarged male breasts and gynaecomastia can sometimes be removed by liposuction alone, while in other cases surgical removal might be necessary. A combination of liposuction and surgical excision is also possible.

Suitable patients

Patients undergoing any cosmetic surgery procedure should be healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in their expectations.

Cosmetic surgery must be tailored to each patient, depending on their concerns and their specific anatomy. 

You could consider this procedure if:

  • You suffer from enlarged breasts
  • You suffer from hard, sometimes sensitive, tissue behind your nipples
  • You suffer from excess breast skin
  • You suffer from asymmetrical breasts