Male Breasts: Reasons And Solutions

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Men have breasts, too. And for some, the size of their breasts can deeply affect self-confidence. Male breast tissue is primarily fatty tissue, but weight is not the only determining factor of enlarged male breasts, which is called gynecomastia.

Genetics play a large role, as do hormonal conditions and certain medications. Although fitness can firm up chest muscles, it won’t improve the appearance or condition of excess breast tissue.

The first step to treatment of excess fat in the male chest is determining the cause; the second is liposuction or, sometimes, excision (removing tissue through surgery). In many cases, incisions are limited and can be camouflaged in the area around the nipple and areola, or in natural curves and contours of the chest.

Although conditions and the extent of treatment vary, this is generally an outpatient procedure, and recovery is not difficult: soreness, stiffness and swelling for several days, back to work within a week, and back to physical fitness within four to six weeks.

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