Gynecomastia or male breast augmentation is not a rare phenomenon. Every third man up to the age of 40 and every second over the age of 50 has a more or less pronounced problem.
It occurs as a consequence of enlargement of glandular or fatty tissue.
Gynecomastia cannot be prevented, but it can be corrected with breast reduction surgery. It is very important that the patient undergoes an examination by an endocrinologist, in order to eliminate some other patterns of swelling of the breast tissue.
The approach to each patient is individual. The first step is a pre-interventional examination of the patient, which determines the type of gynecomastia in question. A personal and family history is taken to determine the possible cause of gynecomastia. The patient should inform the doctor about all the diseases he has overcome, his current health condition, allergies to medications, breast biopsies and the medications he is taking.