Gynecomastia is an aesthetic intervention to correct asymmetry or reduction of male breasts. Breast growth in men may be due to several factors, including hormonal or physiological disorders that can lead to this anomaly, caused by the hypertrophy of the mammary gland or by an increase of fat surrounding the breast.
Plastic surgeon Guilherme Graziosi M.D. says that each case has a recommendation of a specific procedure and that beyond aesthetic reasons there are also emotional factors that encourage men to seek this kind of intervention.
He will assess each patient to determine if the cause is glandular or adipose tissue increase, or if there are masses. Skin quality, the degree of ptosis (breast drooping), and nipple dimensions are also considered. In the case of breast asymmetry, it is possible to correct only one side.
Possible solutions can be the surgical removal of the gland, liposuction, or the removal of excess skin. In general, the surgical process lasts an average of 2 hours under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s conditions.
Guilherme recalls that breast reduction returns emotional security and promotes greater harmony and symmetry to the male body.