Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia is the designation of a state where men develop abnormally large breasts that can remind a woman's. This can be treated with so-called male breast reduction.

The goal of such surgery is to restore a more "normal" male breast shape by reducing the amount of breast tissue and excess skin. There are several methods like liposuction, surgical removal of glandular tissue or a combination of these two methods. With the right type of treatment method you can achieve very good results.

What is the cause of gynecomastia?

There are several reasons for developing gynecomastia. Inheritance, hormone changes, weight gain, medication are some examples. In some men, the pancreas grows unusually in puberty and it is also unusual for the breasts to grow after hormone treatment, for example in connection with disease. You can also get a local fat collection in the breasts, called pseudogynecomastia.

What happens to an operation of gynecomastia?

Prior to any surgery, please consult one of our plastic surgeons who measure and examine the breast tissue to find out how much of the chest area is due to abnormal gland growth and how much is pure fat tissue. They are treated in two surgically different ways. In the case of unexplained breast cancer growth, you may need to do some medical examinations to check the hormone balance. Moreover, no special investigations are required.

In connection with the consultation, you will tell your problems and wishes. The plastic surgeon tells you what options are available, how the surgery goes and answers your questions. You will be told what your expectations are and the surgeon explains what a surgery could give. Together, you also review your health condition and if you choose to proceed, we will book an operating period.

It's good if you prepare for your gynecomastial operation by keeping fit and finding out as much as possible before, during and after surgery. We are always available and answer your questions.

How does an operation go?

Depending on the extent of the surgery, we perform the surgery either with local anesthesia or with superficial anesthesia. If you have gynecomastia and just need liposuction we either make an incision in the nipple or below the chest. If there is an excess of the chest gland, instead, loosen the gland tissue from the underside of the farm itself.

If gynecomastin is only due to excess fat tissue, it is also possible to treat a non-surgical method for fat reduction, called Coolsculpting, using cold to break down the fat cells. Your plastic surgeon can decide if this is an option for you.

What happens after surgery?

Operating gynecomastia is a relatively small procedure and most patients can go home the same day. We put a print strap on the area to prevent after bleeding and swelling. Usually we remove the stitches after 1-2 weeks and already see how the chest area has fallen down and assumed a more male form.

However, it is a matter of months before the skin has completely adapted. Usually no skin removal is necessary in the case of chest pain reduction. In this way we can avoid other scars than the little scar that lies at the edge of the farmyard.

Since the healing process is individual, it is important that you listen to the body's signals and adapt to them. The first time after the gynecomastial operation, we recommend that you refrain from exercising and other physical activities, and keep on walking alone with calm walks.

After surgery, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you need to get in touch with us after you leave home. You are called on a visit a few days after the surgery and also 6 months afterwards if needed.