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Gynecomastia - male breast reduction

Dr. Ilona Osadowska · 2019-08-08

Gynecomastia - an excess of volume within the male chest, which may resemble a woman's breast shape. Treatment consists of surgical excision of the gland and removal of adipose tissue by means of liposuction.

Gynecomastia can be caused by two reasons:

  • Excess fat - inherited or resulting from improper nutrition
  • Hyperplasia of glands - often found among people taking long-term of steroids, both therapeutically and to build muscle mass

Both problems can occur simultaneously. Both may have a genetic basis but also results from street drugs and alcohol.

Gynecomastia can occur and persist for some time during the period of growth and puberty, and the effects of hormones. For most men, it will disappear after reaching adulthood.

There are several types of Gynecomastia: glandular hyperplasia, and pseudogynecomastia as an excess of adipose tissues.

The best candidate for gynecomastia surgery:

  • An adult person
  • Stable weight and not obese
  • Excess of adipose tissue or hypertrophy of the glands
  • Realistic expectations - the treatment will help shape and turn into masculine appearance and a compact structure, but will not completely change the whole figure.

METHODS OF TREATMENT

Liposuction

Is performed to remove excess fat. It requires two small incisions, approximately 3 mm wide to facilitate the insertion of the cannula at the both sides of nipple area. Laser liposuction will be a particularly good method - its advantages are high effectiveness of the procedure, minimal trauma and strong skin contraction in the treated area.

See LipoLife liposuction

Surgical excision of the gland

Aiming to remove a larger part of the gland, leaving the shape of the nipples unchanged.

The procedure is performed with a small incision on the edge of the nipple area with a half-round shape, with a width of typically 1 to 2 cm. After the treatment we will put stitches to be removed after 7-10 days.

The procedure is often performed by athletes - boxers, bodybuilders. It removes the source of pain and prevents the growth of the gland by taking steroids. If necessary, the removed tissues can be given for examination by a histopathological laboratory.

Preparation for the procedure

  • Physical Assesment
  • Blood tests according to the doctor's instruction
  • Ultrasound scan of the breast

Ambulatory Care

Having this procedure is possible upon your arrival without staying in the clinic overnight. The procedure takes from 45 minutes to 1 hour. Immediately right after gynecomastia surgery you will be requested first to rest in the recovery room. Then  have an post-op consulation with the Doctor and go home after.

Anesthesia

This procedure is performed under the local anesthesia, means the anesthesia is administered directly to the surgical area. Oral and intravenous anesthesia may be applied complementay for a shallow sedative effect.

What to expect after the treatment

It is common for the affected area to be swollen and tender after gynecomastia surgery.  Do not be concerned as this will subside with time. One side of the chest might be swollen, this can be common, do not worry. After a few months, the scars will become invisible.

Care after the procedure

Compression garment - is highly recommended after both gland removal and liposuction, and the time of use is three to six weeks.

Manual lymphatic drainage - is a type of massage that helps encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues that will be conducted by a Licensed Physiotherapist.

Prices of treatments:

1 390 Pounds - maximal correction - excision of the gland and minimally invasive laser liposuction,
1 290 Pounds - just laser liposuction of the chest,
1 290 Pounds - just excision of the gland.

When liposuction already applied for chest, we can do next body areas for reduced prices. Second body area for 590 Pounds and third area for 390 Pounds. It can be for example whole abdomen and both flanks - a typical male correction. 

Clinics

International Treatment Centre
Szczecin, al. Piastów 30
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Poznań, ul. Morawskiego 2C
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Warszawa, ul. Tarczyńska 20
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Hot Line Reception - Tel. +48 511-500 600

Gynecomastia  - Team Doctors:

Dr. Ilona Osadowska - Clinics in Szczecin, Poznan, Warsaw
Dr. Dorothy Szostek - Szczecin, Warsaw

How to start

You can contact our reception hotline and make an arrangement for personal consultation with the Doctor. For those who are residing outside the Country initial consultation is possible based on the assessment of photos and thorough discussion of your expectations.

 

See also:

Gynecomastia surgery for Diego from London.