Male breast over-development or Gynecomastia (known as man boobs) is generally a bilateral and symmetrical anatomical abnormality of male breast maturation. Occasionally due to endocrine hormone abnormalities, the process most often occurs with no apparent cause in adolescent or fully mature males.
Obesity may be a contributing factor, but equally often the problem is simply due to undesirable pectoral fat storage and some element of glandular tissue enlargement in the male breast. Certain medications may also contribute to the development of Gynecomastia, especially drugs used for hormonal treatments of some male cancers.
Although the anatomical finding of Gynecomastia does not usually represent a disease, it is a source of teasing, and anguish, in adolescent males, and certainly a source of significant embarrassment in adult men as "man boobs" are regarded as feminine or a sign of low fitness.
Treatment of Gynecomastia at Harley Cosmetic London usually entails a combination of Liposuction contouring, and direct removal of excess glandular breast tissue which is too fibrous to be removed and shaped by liposuction technique alone. A small incision under each nipple results, and generally heals quite favorably. A compression garment is worn on the chest for about two weeks after surgery, and exercise is limited for about 3-4 weeks.