Gynecomastia means “enlarged male breasts”. This condition can be uni- of bilateral and it is often caused by a hormonal imbalance. Generally, gynecomastia is a benign condition, however, it can become malignant. Moreover, this condition often has an important psychological impact.
There are 3 types of gynecomastia:
Our cosmetic surgery and aesthetic surgery in our clinic is performed under sedation. This means that the patient sleeps throughout the whole gynecomastia intervention (like with a general anaesthesia), but is not intubated, thus preventing every possible risk associated with a general anaesthesia. The intervention takes about 1 hour by the plastic surgeon, after which the patient stays in his room to rest for another hour and can then leave the clinic.
When you leave the hospital, you will receive painkillers (paracetamol) in case you experience some pain. After a massive resection, a drain is placed for 24 hours to remove excess blood en liquids. The patient needs to wear a bandage around the thorax for 2 weeks to reduce the swelling. Ice applications are recommended for a couple of days. A check-up is planned after 2 weeks en after 3 months.