While the term is relatively unknown, gynecomastia is an incredibly common condition, affecting over 50% of men. The benign condition refers to the development of glandular tissue in male breasts, resulting in the appearance of female-like breasts. This can lead many men to feel self-conscious about their appearance and embarrassed.

Gynecomastia can develop due to a range of causes. Many men will develop the condition in adolescents as their hormones begin to fluctuate, while others will find the condition develops as they age, due to a reduction in testosterone, and an increase in body fat. Gynecomastia can also be caused by certain medications and diseases; therefore it is essential that you speak with your doctor to rule out any other medical conditions before undergoing the procedure.