Men’s Breast Reduction

A consultation always takes place before surgery. It includes a full description of the treatment and mentions the potential complications as well as answering individual/personal questions.
This description is necessary in order to be prepared for the personal meeting and to be informed about the most important points.

Mode of Anaesthetization:
general aenesthetic
Period of operation:
1-2 hours
Estimated time of hospital care:
1 day
Ability to return to workplace:
after 1 week
Continuation of your ordinary lifestyle:
after 6 weeks
Completely return to the lifestyle led after operation:
removal of sutures after 10-14 days, maturation of the scar will end appr. 6 months - 1 year


Reason of medical intervention

It is a common symptom, that mammary glands begin to grow due to hormonal changes and during puberty can enlarge (hyperplasia, gigantomastia). Infrequently,atrophy won’t be happen and hyperplasia increases more. It is also possible that mammary glands doesn’t develop to the same size, so after puberty there may be dissymetry.

These large breasts in the pectoral region can cause aesthetic issues which can affect his every-day life, his relationships, and his self-image.


The Operation

This type of plastic surgery closely follows the procedures in breast reduction. In simple cases, liposuction is sufficient, in other cases, it has to be combined with excess tissue removal. The type of surgical incision and solution depends on the current status of the breast.  The operation will be performed using the most modern technical methods with the smallest incisions. These can be covered by plastic stitches under the skin which assure you of lined, barely visible scars.

The surgery is performed under general aenesthesia, it takes 1-2 hours. After the operation, drains (tubes) will always be inserted for 1 day to lead away blood and lymph.


Before surgery

Prior to surgery, ultrasound examination of the breasts is necessary.

 As the operation will be done in narcosis the following medical examinations are necessary: EKG, chest X-ray, laboratory test. On the day of surgery, the patient has to stay one night in the hospital.

We can helpfully organize any necessary examinations.


Therapy after Operation, Medicines, Lifestyle, Monitoring

Between 2-6 days after the operation, the drains will be removed depending on the quantity of discharge. The sutures will be absorbed within a few months and the scars will fade and over 1-2 years they will become almost invisible.

Within 24-48 hours after the operation, the patient can remove the cover dressing and can have a shower.

During the first 3 weeks after the operation, the patient must constantly wear a pressure bandage which can be bought in a medical aids shop with our prescription. Weekday clothes perfectly cover this bandage.

Further free examinations will be set during the consultation.

Post-operation, if you have fever, pain, hematoma or any other complaint please contact us immediately.


General and Special Risks of Operation, Possible Complications

We’ll inform you about all risks of anaesthesia during your personal consultation. In order to reduce surgical complications we give antibiotic medicine and an injection (LMWH) before every operation to prevent thrombus during anaesthesia.

Very rarely after the surgery, there may be inflammation, postoperative bleeding, or problems with the wound healing. The surgical hospital will address and resolve these problems.

The full or partial lack of sensation on the areola of mammila depends on the rate of prolapse of areola.

Surgical incision scars depend mainly upon patients’ skin and genetic predisposition which makes the scar a normal thin line, or thickened (keloid),or expanded (hypertrophia). 

You’ll get specific advice about your risks and possible complications from your personal doctor.


Next step

Having all this information, you can see that we can help you to feel that confidence to be that man on the beach or wearing his T-shirt. Please contact our plastic surgeon be informed about your possibilities. Your consultation doesn't oblige any commitment, so don't hesitate to contact us!



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