Large breasts can also happen in males. The medical term for this condition is called Gynecomastia. It can be caused by either an increase in the fat or the breast tissue of a male. There are certain medical conditions, or medications that can cause enlarged male breasts, but the large breasts themselves do not cause medical problems. Adolescent males may temporarily develop male breasts, but this typically resolves within a few months.
The enlarged breast tissue can however, be a large source of distress and embarrassment to the affected patient. At SHarper Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stanley Harper performs male breast reduction surgery to correct gynecomastia and provide a flatter, more masculine chest for his patients.