While the frequency of breast reduction surgery for enlarged breasts in men, or gynecomastia, has recently increased worldwide, some countries in East Asia do an especially booming business in this procedure, both on local patients and medical tourists.
Due to hormonal changes in middle age, the male breast may enlarge by development of excessive mammary tissue or fat build-up or, quite commonly, both. Resistant to both diet and exercise, this can become a sensitive psychological issue for some men, and more seem to be seeking help for cosmetic reasons.
Actual mammary tissue must be directly excised, a procedure often done through a small incision in either the nipple or the armpit with assistance of an endoscope.
Excess fat is usually removed by liposuction.
If the skin has stretched out due to loss of tissue elasticity and/or after significant weight loss or muscle loss, it may need to removed in a way similar to breast lift surgery in the female patient.
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