Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast, is a condition frequently associated with devastating social and emotional trauma. There are several potential causes for that such as steroid abuse, obesity, genetic disorders or side effects of medications.
There are four grades of gynecomastia:
I-minor but visible breast enlargement without skin excess;
IIa-moderate breast enlargement without skin excess;
IIb-moderate breast enlargement with minor skin excess;
III-gross breast enlargement with skin excess so as to simulate a female breast.
Treatment depends on the degree of the gynecomastia. In Grade I and IIa and sometimes IIb, male breast reduction with liposuction using the tumescent technique is the most appropriate treatment. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia, with fast recovery, limited side effects and minimal scaring.
Excision techniques for male breast reduction are recommended where glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct the breast enlargement (Grade IIb and III). Incision patterns vary and they can be done around the areola, under the breast or in the axilla.
Treatment with Liposuction costs between 2000-2500 euros.