Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by overly large male breasts, and it affects 40 to 60 percent of men. Although not often talked about, gynecomastia can have negative emotional and physical impacts on a man. Several factors can cause enlarged breasts in men, such as hormonal changes, weight gain, disease, heredity, or the use of certain drugs (prescription as well as alcohol or marijuana). Many men who suffer from gynecomastia can alleviate their troubles with surgery. Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is one of the most requested procedures by men. Dr. Taranow is a board-certified plastic surgeon and experienced in performing gynecomastia surgery. He can help men who have overly large breasts achieve a more muscular and masculine appearance.