The self esteem of men around adolescence is rather delicate. The over development of breast tissue in males around this time is incredibly common and can have a devastating effect on self esteem. Excess breast tissue in men is called gynecomastia. This condition not only effects adolescent men but also older men, men on medications, or men that have lost significant weight. In the vast majority of cases, the cause is unknown. The only known physical remedy is male breast reduction surgery.
Richmond Gynecomastia procedures generally take between 1 and 2 hours. Reduction of breast volume can many times be accomplished with liposuction. In some cases, a small incision may need to be made in order to remove tissue directly. In rare, extreme cases, skin may be removed from around the areola. Dr. Sundin will work with you to determine the best course of action to produce optimal results for your situation.
Virginia board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Burton Sundin understands that a sensitive condition such as gynecomasita can be emotionally damaging causing anxiety over simple tasks like taking a shirt off at the beach. Dr. Sundin offers his patients a safe, confidential environment to discuss male breast reduction procedures.