Gynecomastia is a condition that causes benign enlargement of the breasts in men. While it is non-cancerous and is not harmful, it can result in feelings of insecurity and a negative self-image. At West Michigan Plastic Surgery, Dr. Holley provides gynecomastia surgery to treat enlarged breasts and help men achieve their desired masculine chest.
What is Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery is the medical name for male breast reduction surgery. The surgery is used to treat enlarged breasts in men. Most cases resolve themselves between six months to three years, but some men struggle with persistent symptoms.
At West Michigan Plastic Surgery, Dr. Holley uses three methods to reduce enlarged breasts. Excision corrects gynecomastia caused primarily by glandular tissue. Liposuction reduces gynecomastia primarily caused by fatty tissue. However, the most common type of surgery is a combination of the two techniques.