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Gynaecomastia (sometimes referred to as “man boobs”) is a common condition that causes boys’ and men’s breasts to swell and become larger than normal. It is most common in teenage boys and older men.

What are the signs of gynaecomastia?

Signs vary from a small amount of extra tissue around the nipples to more prominent breasts. It can affect one or both breasts. 

Sometimes, the breast tissue can be tender or painful, but this isn’t always the case.

What causes gynaecomastia?

Hormone imbalance



Older age

Treatment for gynaecomastia

During consultation, a careful medical history is obtained to look for potential causes of this condition. If no reversible medical condition is found, surgical correction may be indicated.

Surgical correction involves incisions around the areola, with a combination of liposuction and direct excision in order to achieve a natural chest contour. In most cases, the patient can return to work and normal daily activities within one week of surgery.