Gynecomastia is the correction of the male protruding breast.

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Gynecomastia reduces the size of male breasts in the case of excessive fat or mammary gland.


In practical terms


Before the surgery:

The patient schedules an appointment with the surgeon to find out about the patient’s requests. The surgeon also provides pre-operative assessment and care. The patient then meets the anaesthesist at least 48 hours before the surgery.

It is recommended not to smoke 30 days before the surgery and not to take any medication containing aspirin or anti-inflammatory 10 days before.


During the surgery:

In the case the gynecomastia is caused by a fat surplus, that surplus is removed through liposuction (see liposuction section).

In the case gynecomastia is caused by a surplus of mammary gland, the gland surplus is removed.

The surgical procedure and the incision depend on the breasts’ size and on the elasticity of the skin:

  • if the skin is elastic and the breasts are small, the incision is short and discreet on the lower periphery of the areola.
  • if the skin is not elastic, the incision is horizontal close to the areola
  • if the breasts are large, the incision is done under the areolas. The latter will be removed and transplanted.


I prefer to use a type of bandage that pressures the scar. This makes the scar much less visible than with any other kind of bandages, making the surgery result much more beautiful!


After the surgery:

Pain may arise after the surgery. It is often treated with ordinary antalgic drugs. Bruises may also appear.

Bandage is changed between 4 and 7 days after the surgery.

The final result may take 6 months to 1 year to be fully visible.




Can the protruding breast recur?

The surgical treatment is usually permanent, except when an unidentified endocrinous cause results in recurrence.