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An enlargement of the mammary gland is called gynecomastia. The enlargement can be very subtle or prominent.
This change in shape occurs in 40 – 60 % of all adolescents during puberty.
The development of a female breast form in men is often felt to be embarrassing by the patient and can lead to a considerable loss of self-confidence.
Young adult men:
10 – 30 % of all young men have a breast enlargement. There is significant impairment of quality of life.
There is a distinct subgroup – the bodybuilders. The growth of the breast gland is a direct consequence of steroid hormone intake. The enlarged gland can totally spoil the aesthetic appearance.
Elderly Man (Aging):
Especially with gain weight, and as a result of various medications and alcohol, a female breast shape can develop. This affects 35 - 65% of all men between the ages of 50 and 80 years. Wrinkled or sagging male breasts often interfere with a positive body feeling and quality of life.
The treatment consists of removing the enlarged mammary gland (subcutaneous mastectomy). To improve the aesthetic result, an additional liposuction is performed in the male chest area. This can reliably eliminate the deformity.
After massive weight loss, there is a significant excess of inelastic skin in the area of the male breast and often also in the adjacent area of the armpit.
Many patients feel severely restricted as a result and even perceive this as an impairment of their quality of life; they no longer want to wear tight-fitting T-shirts or shirts.
Treatment consist of resection the abundant skin, thus recreation a normal male chest shape.
Prof. Hierner is world renown specialist for body contouring after massive weight loss.