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Gynecomastia is the growth of abnormally large breasts in men and adolescent boys. This problem results in self-consciousness and can cause emotional and social distress. The causes of gynecomastia may be genetic, hormonal, or social-environmental. Enlarged breasts in men can result from hypertrophy of breast glandular tissue, fatty adipose tissue (lipomastia) and is usually a combination of both. Evaluation of the cause for the breast enlargement is essential to evaluate endocrine hormonal balance.  In patients who are surgical candidates, liposuction, liposculpture and surgical breast reduction can be carried out under local or general anesthesia to reduce the breast size.

To learn more about Gynecomastia, please read Dr. Newman's article: Male Breast Reduction