The treatment of gynaecomastia consists of reducing excessive breast development in men, on one or both sides, symmetrically or not.
The most common indications
Gynaecomastia is an excessive development of the breasts in men, linked to an excess of mammary gland or fat.
Before the procedure
The surgeon evaluates the components of the gynaecomastia (fat and/or gland). The preoperative assessment is carried out in accordance with medical protocol and our anaesthetist will see you at the latest 48 hours prior to your procedure.
DAY D – 30: It is strongly recommended to stop smoking.
DAY D – 10: Stop taking any medication containing aspirin or any anti-inflammatory medication.
Average duration: 1 to 2 hours.
If the gynaecomastia is caused by excess fat, a liposuction is performed.
However, the gynaecomastia can also be caused by an excess of mammary gland. In this case, the course of the procedure, which consists of removing the mammary gland, depends on the size of the breast and the elasticity of the skin:
- If the skin is elastic and the breast is not too large, a short and discreet semi-circular incision is made in the lower periphery of the areola.
- If the skin is not elastic (significant excess skin), the incisions are horizontal and close to the areola.
- If the volume of the breasts is very large, other technical solutions can be proposed.
After the procedure
The postoperative effects of a gynaecomastia are moderately painful, but can be easily controlled by the usual analgesic medication. Ecchymoses (bruises) and oedema (swelling) may appear for a few days. The bandage is changed between the 4th and 7th day after the procedure.
A term of 6 to 12 months is necessary to appreciate the final result.