Male Breast Tissue (Gynaecomastia)
Excessive enlargement of this tissue is referred to as gynaecomastia. It can also be accompanied by excessive fat and skin in the male breast. In reality, there are combinations of these components along with a puffy areolar. This can effect one or both breasts.
The cause of gynaecomastia is varied and includes most commonly hormone imbalance at puberty or later in life. Certain medications, obesity and other medical conditions can all also cause male breast development.
A full medical history and examination is required in all cases and in some instances, blood tests. In some cases medical hormone balancing treatments can improve gynaecomastia. The presence of one sided gynaecomastia should be thoroughly investigated as it may represent male breast cancer.
Depending on the breast tissue, fat, skin excess and puffiness of the areola gynaecomastia surgery is required involving liposuction. In some extreme instances a full surgical breast reduction is needed.