• Gynecomastia Surgery

SCARLESS GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY. MALE BREAST REDUCTION.

Are you considering a gynecomastia surgery? You are not the only one: enlarged breasts affect 40 – 60% of men and can seriously disturb their work and social life.

Gynecomastia, unfavourably nicknamed ‘man boobs’, is a disorder which causes an increase in the volume of the mammary glands in men.

Fortunately, there is a solution! Male breast reduction surgery, can reduce breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours.

Removing excess glandular and fat results in a more masculine appearance to the chest area.  It can also be used to tighten the breast area after significant weight loss causing sagging skin.

Breast reduction is the most popular surgical procedure for men. However, this complex treatment requires a plastic surgeon with wide experience in this field.

WHAT IS GYNECOMASTIA?

Gynecomastia, also called enlarged male breasts, is a disorder which causes an increase in the volume of the breast glands in men.

It affects six out of every ten adolescents and is also common in men over 50 years of age. Three out of every ten adults have enlarged male breasts.

But we have good news! Gynecomastia which appears during puberty is normally benign and goes away naturally after three years.

In the case of those whose breast development doesn’t disappear and in older men cases, plastic surgery can be considered with excellent results.

WHAT KINDS OF GYNECOMASTIA ARE THERE?

Pubertal gynecomastia appears during puberty due to hormonal changes and disappears naturally. For that reason it is recommended that the patient wait. If it doesn’t resolve itself, it is necessary to remove the breast surgically.

Secondary gynecomastia is related to the use of certain medication (corticosteroids, anabolic steroids, diuretics, antacids…) or to having some illnesses (adiposogenital dystrophy, liver cirrhosis…).

Pseudogynecomastia is caused by an increase in fat tissue in a man’s breast, because of obesity or because of a lower production of testosterone in old age.

WHAT CAUSES GYNECOMASTIA IN OLDER MEN?

It can be caused by various factors:

  • Reduction in the production of testosterone, which is related to aging.
  • Accumulation of fatty tissue (partly because of the reduction in physical activity).
  • Increase in the production of a hormone called Luteinizing, which stimulates the production of oestrogen in the testicles.
  • Increase in the incidence of illnesses and in the use of medication. Certain kidney and liver diseases, hyperthyroidism, testicle or adrenal tumours.
  • Some medications: diuretics , antiandrogens that are used to treat prostate diseases, antihypertensive drugs, digoxin, some antidepressant medication, antihistamines for the treatment of gastric ulcers, statins for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and a few others…

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN MALE BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY?

Doctor Benito, an internationally renowned surgeon in male cosmetic surgery has developed a minimally invasive technique which combines liposuction and the use of a “shaver”. This device permits the extraction of the mammary gland and the accumulated fat with an small incision which is less than 1 cm, in the side of the chest.

“This technique, published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal is applicable in the majority of cases, although there are patients who need to have the glandular tissue extracted through the areola or through the armpit”, explains Doctor Benito.

Surgery is usually done under general anaesthetic and performed as a day case. Sometimes you may need to stay in hospital for one night.

The recovery time varies with every patient. Usually, a drain is left in to avoid the formation of bruises. A dressing is applied for 24 hours which will be substituted by a compression garment that has to be worn for a month.

After having the stitches out, it is recommended to start with massages and physical exercise should be avoided for the first weeks after surgery.

IS IT NECESSARY TO REMOVE SKIN?

The main problem in patients over 50 years old is that there is usually flaccidity and skin retraction is less effective. In these cases, it may be necessary to remove skin.

Even then, Doctor Benito always prefers to use first the technique of liposuction and removal of the gland using a minimum incision. Then, we can decide to remove skin if there is no a good retraction.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET BREAST CANCER?

Yes, it is possible. In first place, it is necessary to do a hormonal study to determine the possible causes of the gynecomastia.

It is possible for men of this age to suffer from breast cancer. If there is any doubt a biopsy or an adenectomy (excision of the gland) is required to get a definitive diagnostic.

HOW MUCH SCARLESS GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY COSTS?

Male breast reduction cost depends on the physical features of the patient and of the technique used in the surgery. Without meeting the patient we don’t offer approximate prices as each patient is a different case.

But we know that the economic factor is important when it comes to making a decision. Therefore, we offer the possibility for the patient to come to our facilities for a first, free, no-obligation visit. You can consult with the surgeon regarding all your doubts and worries. Based on your characteristics, we will offer the best solution ant the best price.

WHY CHOOSE DOCTOR BENITO FOR YOUR GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY IN SPAIN?

Doctor Jesús Benito is an internationally renowned plastic surgeon in Spain. He is co-author of a non-invasive technique for the elimination of gynecomastia which does not leave a scar.

With more than 20 years of experience, Antiaging Group Barcelona is a leading clinic in Spain.

Doctor Jesús Benito: Publications:

  • Assessment of a suction-assisted cartilage shaver plus liposuction for the treatment of gynaecomastia. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2009 Jul-Aug;29(4):302-9. Benito-Ruiz J, Raigosa M, Manzano M, Salvador L.
  • Tratamiento de la ginecomastia con vibroliposuctor + shaving. Comunicación oral en la sección “Best of Europe” en el I Congreso de la EASAPS, Madrid, octubre de 2009. Benito-Ruiz J, Raigosa JM, Manzano-Surroca M, Salvador L.
  • Gynaecomastia: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Management. En: Endocrine Diseases: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Management. Kenneth Hines (ed). Nova Publishers. 2015. Benito-Ruiz J, Manzano M.

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    Antiaging Group Barcelona

    Ronda del General Mitre, 84, 08021 (Barcelona, Spain)

    Nearest Metro Stations: Les Tres Torres / La Bonanova

    Cosmetic and plastic surgery in Spain | AGB | Dr Jesús Benito
    Cosmetic and plastic surgery in Spain | AGB | Dr Jesús Benito