Male Breast Reduction: Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is the enlargement of breasts in young and teens or late in the adult man. During puberty it is normal mammary gland increase a bit in size due to hormonal changes. These changes disappear as hormonal concludes this “storm”. However in some cases the gland is increased causing an obvious aesthetic alteration with psychosocial impairment. In pubertal gynecomastia it is advisable to wait some time, and if not resolved spontaneously surgical excision is performed.

Another type of gynecomastia occurs secondary to certain drugs (corticosteroids, anabolic steroids, diuretics, antacids …) or disease (genital adipose dystrophy, hepatic cirrhosis ….).

False gynecomastia is one that contains a major component of fat, and is often associated with obesity in men. It can be corrected with liposuction.

You can treat gynecomastia (male breast reduction) in Valencia at the clinic of Dr. Julio Terrén.


The snuff can complicate the results of the surgery, so you must agree with Dr. Terrén reduced consumption few weeks before and after the intervention.

There are medications that reduce the ability of blood clotting, such as aspirin, so the doctor must inform their consumption and eliminate them from your treatment.

Dr. Terrén explain postoperative care and proper recovery time, as well as their expected return to work activities (1 to 2 weeks), personal and sporting regular (3-4 weeks). Explain the risks and possible complications, and the leaves will be given informed consent to read and sign.

Dr. Terrén will report the costs of surgery. There is no fixed price for all interventions and your case will be treated individually, including the costs of surgery and hospitalization if appropriate, fees surgical equipment and anesthesia. You can check with the clinic staff financing options that may be of interest (see financing).

It is performed under local anesthesia and deep sedation, and lasts between one to two hours.

Through a small incision in the bottom of the areola developed mammary gland is removed, leaving a small button behind the nipple to prevent its collapse in the coming months.

In many gynecomastia it is indicated also perform liposuction of the fat you have around you, preventing deformity characterized by a depression in the place where before was the mammary gland.

In cases of exclusive impaired fat, liposuction is the only way to treat gynecomastia.

It will remain in the hospital 24 or 48 h. You can walk around the room or even the hallway of the hospital. It takes a few devices for drainage of waste fluids after abdominoplasty surgery, which must be maintained for 48 – 72 hours and you will be removed in the clinic of Dr. Terrén.

You should also wear a garment of acupressure ( abdominal binder ) for several weeks after surgery, but may loosen or remove sleeping.

Take analgesics to control postoperative pain for a few days, and antibiotics to prevent infection

Rest for the first week and you must avoid tension of the abdomen (eg , you should not walk upright ). The recovery time is approximately two weeks.

In four weeks you will go twice a week to the clinic of Dr. Terrén to receive lymphatic drainage massage the treated areas, so that recovery is faster and better results. During these visits, Dr. Terren and his team monitor the proper evolution of the wounds and healing , and personally answer all your questions and comments. Also have access to a telephone number for any urgent requirement.

The final result is obtained after about one year, several follow-up visits to be necessary during the recovery period. Come to the clinic of Dr. Terrén to advise you on your tummy tuck or abdominoplasty in Valencia.

Here we present the before and afther photos of several cases of this surgery. 

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