Gynecomastia is an enlargement of the male breasts, a condition that is common and affects a good percentage of the male population. The majority of the cases have no known causes or pathology, while in some cases, this may be related to the use of drugs or a medical condition.
The best candidates for the procedure are healthy, emotionally stable men or boys, who have firm, elastic skin that will reshape after the mastopexy. The procedure is done as an outpatient and is done with general anesthetic or sedation, depending on the extensiveness of the procedure.
In some cases where only fatty tissue is behind the shape of the breast, liposuction thru minute incisions will make the correction. In other situations, where there is a small amount of mammary tissue a small incision around the areola will be necessary .