Men may choose to have a breast reduction for various reasons. For instance, conditions such as gynecomastia, which is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone.
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the breasts and, when performed on men, is designed to flatten or reshape the chest. By trimming excess skin and tightening supporting tissue, men can achieve a more uplifted, youthful chest contour. The nipple and areola also can be repositioned or resized to further enhance the appearance of the chest.