Gynecomastia is a condition where breast tissue enlarges in men. The cause of this problem is unclear in most cases and is not related to hormonal problems. Gynecomastia can be very embarassing for men because the enlargement of the breast area may be significant, difficult to hide, and make it so that men or adolescents cannot wear clothing such as tee shirts, tank tops, or athletic appearing tops. Weight loss in most cases does not improve the condition to any significant degree, but surgery can be very helpful.
Through a small incision, carefully placed, Dr. DeRosa can remove excess breast tissue and contour the chest area. She uses several different techniques depending on the individual patient’s needs, including liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, and direct excision. Patients have been extremely grateful and pleased with the improvements achieved with gynecomastia repair.