Large breasts can also happen in males. The medical term for this condition is called Gynecomastia.
Get a Flat Masculine Chest
Male breasts 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.
The Results and Recovery
If just liposuction is used to correct your enlarged male breasts, your recovery should be relatively straightforward. You will have a few days of soreness that will resolve quickly. You will need to wear compression to help decrease swelling of your chest. If incisions are needed to correct gynecomastia, you will need to do scar massage to maximize the healing of your incisions. Drains that may be placed during surgery may be removed at the first postoperative visit. You will need to wear post-operative compression for a few weeks after surgery as well. You should avoid heavy lifting while you are recovering from male breast reduction. There will be swelling and bruising after surgery, but you will begin to see the results of your male breast reduction right away.