Gynecomastia surgical treatment

Gynecomastia is an increase in the men’s breast volume and mass which may occur due to genetic and hereditary factors or as a result of obesity and hormonal problems. Our experienced surgeons at Medical Club GRACE constantly polish their knowledge and skills in order to operate patients with the most difficult cases. An individual approach contributes to the desired effect of the surgery.

What is the point of gynecomastia surgery?
The main objective of gynecomastia surgery is to restore the normal contour of the male breast and to correct breast, nipple or areola deformities. The surgery type is chosen depending on the type and severity of gynecomastia and skin elasticity.

Surgery duration:  45-90 minutes

Rehabilitation: 2-4 months

What is our approach regarding gynecomastia?

  • We conduct an accurate and versatile diagnosis of gynecomastia.
  • Our plastic surgeon conducts an inspection and additional instrumental research.
  • Of all radiation methods for breast diagnosis, ultrasound is the leading diagnostic and prognostic method. The method is absolutely harmless, non-traumatic and allows to conduct multiple dynamic studies, there are no contraindications or radiation burdens. If necessary, breast MRI and biopsies are also performed.
  • We pay increased attention to the safety of our patients.
  • We reduce the rehabilitation period by 2-3 times in comparison with other clinics.

Psychological and other reasons for the surgery:

  • Chronic stress with low self-esteem
  • Uncertainty due to dissatisfaction with one’s appearance
  • Discomfort in everyday life

Medical indications for the surgery:

  • Pathological changes in men’s breast
  • Long-term Gynecomastia
  • Enlarged or asymmetric breasts

Types of Gynecomastia

  • Pseudogynecomastia (fat component in the breast area alone)
  • True gynecomastia (presence of glandular and stromal component)
  • Mixed gynecomastia (glandular and fat component)

Preparing for the surgery yourself:

  • 14 days before surgery, you should stop taking hormonal and aspirin-containing drugs. If you don’t have this opportunity, it is necessary to tell the surgeon about the systematic drug in-take. At the same time, you should stop smoking or minimise the number of cigarettes to 2 per day.
  • 7 days before the operation, you should switch to a light diet, without spicy and fatty food, and also stop drinking alcoholic beverages.
  • The evening before the surgery, you must refrain from eating. The stomach must be completely empty before surgery for safe anaesthesia.
  • On the morning of your surgery day, before arriving at the clinic, make sure that you have comfortable clothes with you that isn’t tight for your lower legs, personal hygiene products, an additional pair of underwear, all the necessary documents and examination results.

The peculiarities of the postoperative period

  • On the first 12 hours hospital stay and calm rest are necessary for the patient.
  • Within 2-3 weeks after the operation, it is desirable to exclude from the diet fatty, spicy, very salty and fried foods, as well as alcoholic drinks and exotic fruits. Aspirin-containing medications are also prohibited. Avoid actions such as sharp bends, body turns or lifting anything heavy as this can lead to an increase in swelling and soreness.
  • Continue to wear postoperative compressive underclothes for a month.
  • Within 2 months after the operation, it is forbidden to visit the bathhouse, sauna, solarium, as well as sunbathing. Also, all the active sports, including swimming, are prohibited.

How does the full rehabilitation go?

2nd day Hospital discharge, it is allowed to take a shower.
12 month It is allowed to visit saunas, solariums and fitness centres.
2-3 month The surgery result can be evaluated

A detailed consultation is the key to a successful surgery
The initial consultation at GRACE lasts 40-50 minutes on average, during which we can deeply understand all the needs and wishes of our patient. We always try to create the “right view” of the final surgery result at the consultation.

For any further questions, please call: +38 (044) 499-70-00