Gynecomastia is a phenomenon characterised by the excessive development of the mammary gland in men. Although it can be a source of physical and psychological discomfort, gynaecomastia is generally not medically dangerous. It can be caused by hormonal imbalances, certain medications or underlying medical conditions.


This situation, which is fairly common and very unpleasant, may be associated with endocrine abnormalities, but more often than not no disease is detected.

How does the operation work?

Liposuction of a fatty breast is generally carried out on a one-day basis under general anaesthetic. On rare occasions, your surgeon may advise you to combine liposuction with techniques similar to breast reduction.

This type of operation is performed under general anaesthetic on an outpatient basis.


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Every surgical procedure can involve risks and complications that the patient must accept; your plastic surgeon will make it his duty to reduce the rate of these by choosing the technique best suited to your medical situation. Complications such as haemorrhage, wound or prosthesis infections and poor healing, although relatively rare, can occur with any type of surgery. This document has been drawn up to supplement the information received during the consultations. This text is not exhaustive, and cannot replace a specialist consultation; it may answer certain questions or raise others. Each patient will receive full and detailed information, in line with their own medical status and the procedure of their choice.

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