Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia means breast augmentation in volume and size in men which can occur due to genetic and hereditary factors or as a consequence of obesity or hormonal disorders. At the GRACE Centre, the plastic surgeons having great experience in this field constantly refine their knowledge and skills that allow them to successfully operate the patients with especially complex problems. Individual approach contributes to obtaining the desired effect after the conducted surgery

What is gynecomastia surgery?
The main goal of gynecomastia surgery is to restore the normal contour of the male breast and correct the deformities of the breast, nipple or areola. The technique is selected depending on the type and degree of gynecomastia and skin elasticity.

Duration of operation:  45-90 minutes

Rehabilitation: 2-4 months

Our approach to gynecomastia:

  • Accurate and detailed diagnostics of gynecomastia.
  • Examination by a plastic surgeon and additional instrumental diagnostics.
  • Among all radiologic imaging methods for the breast diagnostics, ultrasound (US) study is the leading diagnostic and prognostic method. The method is absolutely safe and atraumatic and allows to conduct multiple dynamic studies; also, there are no contraindications and radiation exposure. If necessary, MRI and biopsy of the mammary gland are also performed.
  • Increased attention to your safety.
  • Reduction of rehabilitation period 2-3 times in comparison with other clinics.

Psychological and other reasons of
undergoing the operation

  • Chronic stress with low personal self-esteem.
  • Self-distrust due to dissatisfaction with your appearance
  • Discomfort in your everyday life.

Operation indications

  • Pathological changes of the mammary gland in men
  • Long-lasting gynecomastia
  • Increased or asymmetric mammary glands.

Gynecomastia Types

  • False gynecomastia (with only a fat component in the area of the mammary glands)
  • True gynecomastia (with a glandular-stromal component)
  • Mixed gynecomastia (with a glandular adipose component)

Self-preparation for surgery

  • 14 days before surgery, you should stop taking hormones and aspirin-containing drugs. If you cannot follow this recommendation, it is necessary to inform your surgeon about the systematic intake of these medications. Also, you should quit smoking or minimise it up to 2 cigarettes a day.
  • 7 days before surgery, it is necessary to exclude spiced and fatty foods as well as alcohol.
  • In the evening before surgery,you should not take any food. For safe anesthesia, it is required the stomach to be empty before surgery.
  • In the morning on the day of surgery, when arriving at the clinic, you should have comfortable clothes that not compress the lower legs, personal hygiene products, spare underwear, and all necessary documents and test results with you.

Specific aspects of the postoperative period

  • During first 12 days, a patient should stay in the inpatient unit a hospital and have rest.
  • During 2-3 weeks after operation, it is necessary to exclude fatty, spicy, strongly salted, and fried food as well as alcoholic beverages and exotic fruits from the diet. Also, the aspirin-containing drugs intake is prohibited. It is required to avoid rough bending and-and turning of the trunk or lifting weights as this can lead to increased swelling and soreness.
  • During 1 month, it is required to permanently wear a postoperative compression underwear (or belt).
  • During 2 months, after the operation, it is not allowed attending steam bath, sauna, solarium and spending much time in the sun. Also, in this period, active sports, including swimming, are prohibited.

The course of complete rehabilitation?

Day 2 Discharge from the inpatient unit. It is allowed to have a shower.
In 1-2 months It is allowed to visit the sauna, solarium, and fitness centres.
In 2-3 months You can evaluate the result of the operation

Detailed consultation is the key to a successful operation
The duration of the initial consultation at GRACE takes, on average, 40-50 minutes. This time is necessary to hear and understand as deeply as possible all the needs and desires of a patient. During the consultation, we always strive to help our patients to create the correct expectation about the operation results.

To ask questions, please contact us by phone: +38 (044) 499-70-00