Gynecomastia / Breast reduction in men

Anesthesia Local/General
Duration 1-3 hrs.
Hospitalization Day case / 1 night
Post-operative need Elastic band
Results Immediately noticeable. Settles within 1 year.
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Gynecomastia is the presence of prominent breasts that can be similar to those of a woman in a man. This problem can affect 50 or 60% of males.

The relationship between gynecomastia and the taking of certain medications or toxic habits such as the use of marijuana is well known. It is convenient to differentiate the presence of true gynecomastia from the existence of combined gynecomastia or pseudo gynecomastia caused by an excess of fatty tissue around the mammary gland in the male.

In some cases there may be pain combined with the presence of gynecomastia. In these cases it is convenient to differentiate the problem that prevails in each patient since the treatment can vary.

The reduction of volume of the breast in the male is carried out by means of a surgical procedure.


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Depending on the degree of gynecomastia that the male presents, the intervention may be different.

  • For less severe cases, a semicircular incision is made at the lower edge of the areola through which the interior of the mammary gland is accessed and removed.
  • For those cases in which there is a fatty component, the association of a liposuction procedure may be necessary to adapt the shape and contour of the chest.
  • In the most severe cases in which there is redundancy or excess skin, it may be necessary to make larger incisions in order to remove excess skin and reduce the size of the areolas.

The procedure for gynecomastia correction is usually performed under general anesthesia, although in some very mild cases it can be performed under local anesthesia.

When a complete procedure is performed, the stay in the clinic is recommended for one night.

  • After the intervention, a compression bandage or elastic band is applied that the patient must wear for a month.
  • It is an intervention that provides certain postoperative discomfort for which an analgesic regimen is recommended during the postoperative period.
  • The return to normal working life will depend on the work carried out by each patient for sedentary work; it is reasonable to rest for one month.
  • The stitches can be removed after 10 days.

Our gynecomastia surgery incorporates treatment for scars during the intervention using growth factors.

We also offer the possibility of applying a laser treatment to the scars of the gynecomastia one week and one month after the intervention

The combination of these two treatments improves the quality and healing time of scars.

We carry out this intervention in Palma de Mallorca.

The price of the intervention is delivered after consulting with Dr. García Ceballos.

During the consultation you will be able to see before and after photos of cases similar to yours.

If you travel or consult us from anywhere in Spain, UK or Europe you can request your telematic consultation via Skype.

It is convenient to put yourself in the hands of a specialist in Plastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to carry out this type of intervention.

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Frequently asked questions

Gynecomastia is the appearance in the male of a breast larger than expected. Usually this pathology occurs with a breast shape that can even be like that of a woman, although there are different degrees. Gynecomastia surgery can cause some discomfort in men due to the appearance of unmasculine breasts.

The cause of gynecomastia is multiple and may be due to the intake of certain medications, the taking of some drugs, growth phases during puberty or certain pathologies that occur with an increase in breast volume.

The intervention for breast reduction or gynecomastia in men can be uncomfortable during the first days. For this, analgesics are administered to counteract these discomforts.

Yes, the gynecomastia operation leaves scars. These are located either around the areola or in the lower part of it.

As in any surgery in the gynecomastia operation there are certain risks such as bleeding, infection and/or alterations in wound healing.

The price of a gynecomastia can range between €3,000 and €8,000

Yes, it is possible to accelerate the healing of scars either during the same intervention by applying certain regenerating products to the incisions, or in the postoperative period by means of lasers and silicone strips on the incisions themselves.

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