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Benefits of the treatment
- Tightening of the male breast
- Hardly visible scars
- Fast regeneration
You feel unmanly and are shy about showing your upper body in public, or even to your partner. Are you suffering enormously because of enlarged breast tissue?
Enlarged breasts in men (gynecomastia)
Gynaecomastia is a benign growth in the mammary tissue area of a man. It can occur on one or both sides. Gynaecomastia differs from so-called pseudo-gynaecomastia (lipomastia), which can be present in heavily overweight individuals because of excessive fat depositation on the chest.
Causes of the condition include hormonal imbalances during puberty, medications, or an age-related change in hormones in the body. Diet and exercise alone will not lead to a sufficient change of shape and the only option for an aesthetically pleasing look is surgery, although serious illness must be ruled out beforehand.
About the treatment: Gynecomastia
What happens during a gynaecomastia surgery?
In lighter cases, the glandular tissue of the man's breast can be aspirated, whereas in more pronounced cases, the glandular body must be removed via an incision at the edge of the nipple. Depending on the severity, the procedure is performed under local anaesthesia as an outpatient or under anaesthesia as an inpatient. In both cases, a compression bodice must be worn for six weeks after the removal of the sagging male breast to support healing and optimise the ultimate result. Physical rest should be taken for about one week. The result of a male breast reduction is permanent.
Gynecomastia - Common questions
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Where will the gynaecomastia operation take place?
The procedure must be adjusted for each individual case hence the suction of fat will be done as indicated on either an out-patient or in-patient basis, depending on what is indicated, and is done by our specialists in plastic and cosmetic surgery in our very modern M1 Schlossklink. It can be performed under local anaesthesia, or so-called tumescent local anaesthesia.
What do i need to be aware of after the procedure?
Afterwards, in both cases, a compression garment must be worn for six weeks to optimise the results. Physical rest is required for about one week.
The operation results are permanent.