In some boys during puberty and adolescence, the breasts enlarge abnormally. This can cause psychological problem and the boys are embarrassed to take off their clothes in the locker room or in the swimming pool. In some instance, the breast may enlarge during adult life. On very rare occasions, this can also be associated with hormonally problems.
A cut is made at the edge of the lower half of the areole and the excess tissue is removed. Sometimes, fat tissue is removed liposuction at the same time. This procedure is done under general anesthesias, or local anaesthesia, and the patients can go hone a few hours after the operation.