It is common for adolescent males to experience a limited amount of breast development. This most commonly goes away by the later teenage years. For some males, however, breasts grow to a noticeable size and do not spontaneously disappear. They are often somewhat painful when pressure is applied to them. Though this can occur for no reason, it can be due to certain medications, marijuana use, hormonal abnormalities, tumors or severe kidney or liver disease. These possible causes of gynecomastia need to be ruled out or treated prior to considering surgical treatment of the problem.
For those men without other problems, and for those where other problems have been effectively managed, the surgical removal of the excess tissue frequently relieves the embarrassment caused by having breasts, as well as the discomfort that they create. There are a variety of techniques that can be utilized, depending on the severity of the problem. The most appropriate procedure for each man's breast problem will be discussed during a consultation.