BREAST REDUCTION IN MEN Gynecomastia is the condition in which the male breast tissue is enlarged. This pathology can be caused by genetic factors, hormonal disorders, a poor diet or the use of anabolic drugs. It is normally a manifestation that occurs at an early age and can present in two ways: Gynecomastia with excess fat and mammary gland or Pseudogynecomastia with excess fat only.

Dr Honorio Labaronnie

Reasons for surgery

– My chest looks like a woman’s breast.
– I have too much volume in my chest.
– I exercise a lot and I can’t shape my chest.
– I lost weight and I am unhappy with the shape of my chest.
– Wearing some clothes is uncomfortable for me.
– I am embarrassed to take off my shirt in public.


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How do we do it?

Excessively developed breasts are reduced by means of liposuction and/or the extraction of glandular tissue in the operating room. Anesthesia can be general, or sedation combined with local anesthesia. It is usually an outpatient procedure. The duration is approximately one hour. No drains, nor do you have to remove stitches in the postoperative period because they are absorbable.

What procedure is best for me?

When the surplus to be removed is predominantly glandular, the gland is extracted through a discreet incision made on the lower edge of the areola. If the surplus to be extracted is fundamentally of the fatty type. A small liposuction is used through the use of a thin cannula that is inserted through a small incision in the armpit fold. This procedure is ambulatory, lasts approximately 1 hour and is performed under general or localized anesthesia with complementary sedation. Finally, the patient is placed a compression garment for 3 weeks that will help him in his recovery process.

Is it a painful surgery?

The surgery is not painful. The anesthesiologist through general anesthesia uses pain medication, in addition long-lasting local anesthetics are placed and the patient takes common analgesics to minimize postoperative discomfort.

How is the recovery?

In general, the patient can return home a few hours after the intervention. He will wear a girdle for a month. The use of drainage tubes is not necessary. It is normal for bruising, inflammation, or to feel some localized discomfort. The patient in 24 to 48 hours will be able to return to work and drive. During the first month intense physical activity is not recommended. During the four weeks after the operation, the patient will be able to improve his recovery by doing manual lymphatic drainage. Although the work is noticeable immediately, to see the final result you will have to wait at least a month.