Gynecomastia: breast reduction in men

Gain new self-confidence: Say goodbye to gynecomastia and enjoy a masculine body shape

Gynecomastia – colloquially known as man boobs – is an enlargement of the male breast that can lead to a feminine appearance of the male chest. Gynecomastia is more common (than one might think) and often represents a significant physical and psychological burden for many affected men.

Male breast reduction involves the removal of the mammary gland, excess fatty tissue and/or sagging skin – depending on the cause.

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Gynecomastia at a glance

Hospital stay: outpatient

Anaesthesia: general anaesthesia

Aftercare: support bandage (6 weeks)

Pain: medium

Durability: permanent

Ready to socialise: 2 to 5 days

For whom is gynecomastia surgery useful?

  • Patients with excess breast fatty tissue
  • Patients with excess mammary gland tissue
  • Patients after massive weight loss and sagging breast skin

General information about gynecomastia

There are two types of gynecomastia: One is the so-called “true gynecomastia”, which involves the enlargement of the mammary gland tissue, while the second type is called pseudogynecomastia, which is an enlargement of the breast volume due to fatty tissue.
In order to determine the best approach to gynecomastia treatment, it is important to first determine the cause of the condition.

True gynecomastia often has hormonal causes, such as impaired liver or kidney function, as well as exogenous factors, the side effects of some medications, anabolic steroids or drugs. It is also important to rule out the possibility of breast cancer in men.

If pseudogynecomastia is present – which is usually the case – the breast volume of the male bust can be reduced by liposuction or lipoplasty. During this procedure, the excess fat tissue is suctioned out by inserting fine cannulas under the skin. As a result, the skin lies tighter on the male chest and the female contours disappear.

In the case of true gynecomastia (excess mammary glands/breast tissue), in addition to liposuction, it is necessary to remove the excess mammary gland tissue, which is responsible for the growth of the breast.

Both procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure itself usually takes 45 minutes to 2 hours and takes place under general anaesthesia. After the procedure, the result is supported by wearing a compression bodice for 4 to 6 weeks.

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