The cause is not known but has been linked to hormonal imbalances, weight gain and can be a side effect from taking certain medication. For many men the most simple and effective way of correcting this is using liposuction which removes the pockets of fat that have developed in the chest area.
liposuction is performed under general anaesthetic. Through a small incision tube known as a cannula, breaks up the fat beneath the skin. It is then removed by a syringe or vacuum pump. Ultrasound waves or an injection of fluid can also break up the fat. Depending on how much fatty tissue, the surgeon may want to remove any excess breast tissue. This can be done at the same time as liposuction however the surgeon will need to make a small incision around the lower nipple for this.
Any surgery is a big decision and we will provide all of the relevant details you will need to make the right choice. Liposuction to remove fat from this area is very effective and scarring is minimal. The procedure takes around 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the extent of the fat that needs removing.