Gynecomastia is defined as an enlargement of the male mammary gland. It corresponds to uni- or bilateral hyperplasia.
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Gynecomastia is defined as an increase in the volume of the male mammary gland. It corresponds to uni- or bilateral hyperplasia.

Breast enlargement in men, particularly during adolescence, is often not a pleasant experience. At the very moment when teenagers are building their male image, this physical damage can lead to withdrawal and even a real complex.


The goal of corrective surgery is to restore normal anatomy as best as possible, with the following principles:

- reduce breast volume by direct surgical removal

- reduce excess skin: generally speaking, the reduction in glandular volume will enable skin retraction.

In the typical procedure, an incision is made at the lower edge of the areola. From this incision, the surgeon removes the mammary gland (subcutaneous mastectomy) and excess fat.

Scars are an inevitable after-effect of surgery. The surgeon's aim is to obtain the best possible quality scar.

Scar length and location vary according to the surgical technique.

At the end of the procedure, an elastic bandage is often applied.

Type of anaesthesia: this is usually a standard general anaesthesia.

The duration of the procedure varies according to the surgeon and the technique used (from 30 minutes to 2 hours).


Benefits: Physical and psychological comfort

Disadvantages : Scars.
Certain imperfections may occasionally be encountered, such as residual volume asymmetry or areola and nipple height asymmetry.


Result: Improvement is often clear and immediate. However, it takes two to three months to appreciate the final result. This is the time needed for post-operative oedema to disappear and excess skin to retract.