Gynecomastia in men – male breast reduction

Breast formation in men (also called gynecomastia or male breasts) is not unusual. If you feel uncomfortable with your male breasts, it is good to know that breast reduction is also possible for men and is often performed.

First, Dr Schiettecatte investigates the reason for your breast formation. For most men, excess breast development is caused by obesity, but hormones, illness and the use of medications and other products can also play a role. If obesity is the reason for your breast formation and you are planning to lose weight, you should do this before surgery. Due to weight loss, your breast size can change, and your breasts can sag. This can be corrected during the operation.

Prior to the procedure, Dr Schiettecatte thoroughly discusses your wishes and the possibilities with you. Request a consultation now. After the consultation, you will receive a tailor-made quotation.

The consultation and a quotation

Dr Schiettecatte is your treating plastic surgeon in Clinic Veldhoven and CosMed Clinic in Bos en Duin. Prior to the procedure, you have a personal intake interview with Dr Schiettecatte to discuss your wishes and the options. Here you discuss together the desired changes and the course of the operation. On the day of the consultation, you also bring along photos of what you like. Dr Schiettecatte will gladly discuss the possibilities with you. Contact us to schedule your no-obligation consultation. After the consultation, you will receive a tailor-made quotation.

Gynecomastia surgery

The treatment of gynecomastia is done in different ways and depends on the degree of breast formation. If you have limited breast formation and elastic skin, then liposuction or liposculpture is the best solution. The excess fatty tissue is sucked away through a small incision under the nipple. If your breasts are further developed, the excess skin is also removed and more incisions are needed. A very fine thread is used to close the wound, to minimize scarring.

After the operation

Immediately after the operation, you will get a pressure bandage that you have to wear for a week, to limit swelling. Usually, small tubes (drains) are placed during surgery to drain the wound fluid from the wound. The drains are usually removed one day after the operation. After about two weeks, the stitches are removed by Dr Schiettecatte now.

Risks and complications in the treatment of gynecomastia

As with any surgery, complications can also arise in the treatment of gynecomastia. There may be bruising, the breast may have an irregular shape, and the scar may harden. However, this is rare. Before you decide to have the procedure performed, Dr Schiettecatte extensively discusses all possible risks with you and what you can do yourself to limit them.

In short…

Duration of the operation:about one and a half hours.
Anaesthesia:general anaesthesia.
Admission to the clinic:for one night.
Pain relief afterwards:paracetamol or a similar painkiller.
Sutures:will be removed about two weeks after surgery..
Bandage:will be removed about two weeks after the operation.
Practical:avoid lifting, strenuous physical effort, exercising and lifting your arms above your head for up to six weeks after surgery. Avoid direct sunlight in the first year after your operation.
Stability:varies from person to person.

What does it cost?


Super happy!

“Years went by before I dared to take this step. I am rather anxious, and thanks to the good care of the assistant and Dr Schiettecatte, I was quickly (for me) at ease. The service before but also afterwards has given me a good feeling. Dr Schiettecatte is a kind and skilled plastic surgeon who was very nice, and my eyes were almost not swollen or blackened…! Super happy! Really recommend him and clinic Veldhoven!”


— Louisa

Super satisfied!

“Super satisfied and very friendly. They work with you, and I felt heard. Result: also satisfied and really beautiful! Would definitely recommend this to others.”


— Daisy

Very good experience!

“Last Tuesday, I had my breast augmentation done by Dr Schiettecatte with Diane Gabriels. I had a B85 cup, and now I have a nice D cup! I am so happy with it. Dr Schiettecatte is a very kind and relaxed man. Instead of drop-shaped implants, he advised me to take 500 MPP. At first, I thought it would be too big for me, but I trusted that he knows what he is doing. I have not regretted it for a moment since the operation was done! Also the co-assistant and anaesthetist (David in particular) are very nice people. In short, had a very good experience with this clinic!”


— Nicole

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