Is a Large Areola Gynecomastia? Can it be reduced?

Having a large areola without excess fat and/or breast tissue is not considered gynecomastia. Areola reduction can be performed and it will reduce the size of the pigmented skin. The peri-areolar incision is used, the same incision as for stage two gynecomastia surgery,  for the man that has extremely large male breasts, in order to remove excess skin. The incision is then closed with purse string sutures. If the nipple is enlarged, a nipple reduction can be performed as well.


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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