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  • Breast reduction for men is surgery to correct overdeveloped or enlarged breasts (gynaecomastia).
  • The final results of surgery are permanent in many cases, but weight gain, hormonal imbalances or the use of certain drugs (including anabolic steroids and marijuana) may cause the breasts to re-enlarge.
  • Where the breast area is enlarged due to obesity, excessive alcohol intake or poor health, you may be able to reduce the size of your breasts through healthy dieting or regular exercise.
  • Talk with your medical practitioner about the risks and benefits of breast reduction surgery and what results you can expect.

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Reviewed on: 03-10-2022