Plastic Surgery for Men

Breast reduction in men (gynecomastia)

Oversized mammary glands in men are referred to as gynecomastia. In rare cases, a hormonal disease as the cause of enlarged mammary glands based. The enlarged mammary glands can not only severely affect the body awareness of a man, but also be very painful. 

If you suffer from it and you feel inhibited in your physical activities, you may want to consider surgical treatment. The surgery can be carried out in principle at any age. An important requirement is that approximately a normal weight is available.


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The incision runs either half round the areola or across the nipple. After loosening the skin, the mammary gland is almost completely removed. If necessary, the surrounding fatty tissue is aspirated to achieve a smooth transition and avoid dents. The wound is closed intracutaneously with the finest threads and a tight fitting bandage is created. Depending on the extent of the procedure takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. Still in the operating room a special compression belt is put on.

Mammary removal permanently changes the shape of your breast. If, for once, the remaining mammary tissue grows again, re-intervention can improve the appearance of your breast.

The procedure is usually performed stationary. Depending on the procedure, a hospital stay of 2 to 4 days is to be expected.

As with any surgery, wound healing disorders can lead to unsightly scars, permanent tension, pain and bruising, as well as infections.

The postoperative healing process can lead to slight bumps on the chest due to changes in the affected skin and tissue regions. Sensitivity loss at the nipple is not excluded.

In very rare cases circulatory disorders can cause tissue (even in the area of ​​the nipples) is repelled.

You must wear the special compression belt for at least 4 weeks. The uniform pressure of the belt counteracts excessive scarring.