Gynecomastia (Breast reduction for men)

The presence of too many mammary glands or adipose tissue can lead to a problem for many men, namely: breast formation. This breast formation is sometimes visible in young men during puberty, but can also disappear spontaneously. Breast formation is caused by the circulation of certain female hormones. These hormones are also present in the man during puberty. Fortunately, there are advanced treatment techniques to treat this.

Adipose tissue is removed with liposuction or liposculpture. An excess of glandular tissue is surgically removed. Naturally, the procedure can also be a combination of both.

  • You can put all kinds of clothing back on again

  • No more pain complaints

  • No more ‘manboobs’

  • Free and free advice

For whom is the treatment suitable?

You are eligible for treatment against gynecomastia when the breast does not fit the body. In addition, it can also cause complaints when wearing suspenders or a rucksack, for example. Furthermore, an excess of skin, fat or glandular tissue can sometimes also cause pain.

How does the treatment work?

The surgeon will first take photos for your medical record. He will then sign off the area to be treated. This is necessary to indicate where the incisions must occur. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia and, if desired, under general anesthesia. The method that is used depends on the type of gynecomastia and on the severity of the problem.

If there is an excess (milk) gland disc without too much adipose tissue, removing the gland disc by means of an incision along the lower part of the areola is often enough. A small amount of glandular tissue is left under the nipple to prevent a dented impression in this area.

In gynecomastia with excess fat tissue, without a lot of gland tissue present, treatment by liposuction is the appropriate form of treatment.

When there is the most common form of gynecomastia, with breast tissue with both an excess (milk-) gland and a surplus of ‘fatty’ breast tissue, a combined treatment will be chosen. Both liposuction is then applied and the clerical disc will be removed.


If you are interested in one of the treatments we offer, you first consult with one of our consultants. A consultant gives free advice on all possibilities within the practice. This advice has always been drawn up personally to your complaints and wishes. During the consultation, it is indicated which doctor suits you best and, in consultation with you, a date is set for the procedure. This is of course only done when you agree with the treatment.

During the consultation, you will be given all the time to ask any questions and indicate what you expect from breast reduction. A consultation is always free of obligation. After the consultation, an appointment is made with the doctor. He will look at your breasts again and assess whether the procedure is medically safe. When this is the case, the operation will be scheduled. In the Netherlands, it is legally required that 7 days of waiting time occur between the consultation with the doctor and the operation.

What can i expect after the treatment?

After the procedure, your breasts are swollen and blue, so you can not properly assess the effect of breast reduction. After this has been pulled away, you will see that your breasts are smaller.

There is obviously a connection to the wounds and sometimes there are drains that are usually removed within 24 hours. The operation area will be sensitive after the operation. Usually a simple painkiller is sufficient to relieve the discomfort. A removed mammary gland is usually sent for pathological examination. The result is usually known at the first check after the operation.

The first six weeks after the operation it is advised not to lift heavily and to exercise or exercise. Swimming and sauna are also not advised in these six weeks. To support wound healing and to prevent edema and swelling after the procedure, wear a supportive corset / jacket for 6 weeks. Avoid full sun during the first two weeks after surgery.

Of course, the breasts can be swollen a few days to a week due to wound fluids and bruises. This will disappear automatically. After two weeks, the stitches are removed. If there is redness, swelling, fever or an open wound, or there are other issues that you are worried about. Do not hesitate and contact the practice of Diana Gabriels.