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Gynecomastia Surgery – Male Breast Reduction

Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou
Specialist FMH for Surgery & Founder and CEO Dr. Kelly®.
  • Swiss Board Certified Surgeon FMH
  • Vast experience in aesthetic breast surgery
  • Global aesthetic surgery education
  • Specialist for breast augmentation
  • Woman-to-woman approach
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Although gynecomastia, or male breast, can be caused by systemic disease, heredity, steroids or medications, the cause is often unknown and is often not related to body weight.

At Dr. Kelly® we can help men affected with male breast, with gynecomastia surgery – Male Breast Reduction.

Treatment Overview

  • Procedure:

    Outpatient. After surgery, short inpatient monitoring in the private patient room.

  • Duration of procedure:

    approx. 1 – 2 hours

  • Anesthesia:

    Local anesthesia or twilight sleep

  • Downtime

    4 – 5 days

  • Complementary Treatments:

  • Cost:

    from CHF 4’500.–

What is gynecomastia surgery – male breast reduction?

Depending on the amount of excess skin and breast tissue, the procedure may involve liposuction only or may also require skin removal. If the breast is composed primarily of fatty tissue, liposuction may be used to remove fat from under the nipple or within the natural contours of the breast.

For a man’s breast with an excessive amount of breast tissue, excision surgery is required. Male breast reduction is an outpatient procedure that I perform in my operating room under local anesthesia.

What is the procedure of gynecomastia surgery – male breast reduction?

Through a simple, outpatient male breast reduction procedure, many men can regain a smooth, contoured, masculine chest.

For mild to moderate cases of gynecomastia (man boobs) where there is no excess skin, liposuction is sufficient to remove the unwanted fat. Liposuction techniques separate the glandular tissue and fat from the surrounding skin and muscle, and remove it through small incisions hidden under and next to the breast. These incisions are barely visible once they have healed.

In moderate to severe cases of gynecomastia with excess breast tissue and skin, liposuction alone is not sufficient because the skin must also be removed. In these cases, I first perform liposuction to remove excess fat and glandular tissue. I then remove the skin through an incision that will later be located at the base of your pectoralis muscle under your breast. This technique can also reduce or reposition your areola.

Gynecomastia – male breast reduction.

Am I a candidate for gynecomastia surgery?

An important cause that makes the breasts excessively large is obesity (overweight). Excess fatty tissue in the breasts is a condition known as pseudogynecomastia because the excessive breast growth is caused by fat, not breast tissue. If you are overweight, it is best to try losing weight first and see if the problem resolves.

However, men who are healthy and have a normal weight also come to see me. In adolescents, it is advisable to wait at least two years from breast development for breast reduction. It is also important that the breast development has stabilized.

“The male breast is often a great psychological burden for men. After a breast reduction, I hear again and again from my patients how comfortable you feel in your new body.”

Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou

How permanent is the result of gynecomastia surgery?

Both the fat cells and the skin and glandular tissue are permanently removed from your body. A flatter and more defined male chest is visible immediately after surgery, after the swelling subsides. You will be able to see the final results within 6 months. The results are long lasting if you maintain a stable weight.

Gynaecomastia surgery costs

In my practice, your well-being and an optimal result is our top priority. Each patient has an individuality whose needs are the focus of my treatments. Therefore, it is not always possible to give a general estimate of the costs. Therefore, please understand that we cannot give generally valid prices for gynecomastia surgery – breast reduction. The costs of each treatment also depend on your personal initial situation and your wishes.

Are you interested in gynecomastia surgery – breast reduction and would like to know more about the prices? Write us a message and make your appointment! Only in the course of a medical examination can we provide you with a personal and binding cost estimate tailored to you!

Prices for gynecomastia surgery – breast reduction start from CHF 4,500. A specific offer tailored to your individual needs will be provided after a personal consultation with clinical examination.

About the author

Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou

Specialist FMH for Surgery
Beauty is not perfection. Refining your face or body image to enhance or restore your natural beauty – that is my mission. Your trust commits me to providing you with excellent medicine and exceptional care. My team and I work tirelessly to satisfy you. That’s what I stand for with my name.

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