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Male Breast Reduction – Gynecomastia Surgery

Many men have noticeably large breasts which lead to mental stress and embarrassment. This condition of over-developed and enlarged breasts among men is known as Gynecomastia which can occur at any age. If you are also suffering from gynecomastia, then male breast reduction surgery, also known as Gynecomastia surgery or reduction mammoplasty, is the best option for you.

What is Gynecomastia Surgery? 

Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess fat tissues in the chest area. As a result, the size of the enlarged breasts is reduced. You need an experienced surgeon who specializes in breast surgery if you expect successful results. 

Why is Gynecomastia surgery done?

Sometimes, large breasts can become a hindrance in men’s way to perform healthy activities like swimming, running, jogging, exercise, or even routine work. To overcome these obstacles, gynecomastia surgery is performed. The following are some of the key goals of performing gynecomastia for large breasts

  • Reduce the size of the breasts.
  • Tighten the breasts.
  • Improve the symmetry of breasts.
  • Enhance the contours of the body.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

You may be an ideal candidate for gynecomastia surgery if

  • Your breasts are large and asymmetrical.
  • You are uncomfortable with your breast size and it’s causing you discomfort.
  • Your skin has lost elasticity.
  • Your weight is according to your age and height.
  • You are in good health and not suffering from any serious medical condition.
  • You have realistic expectations from the surgery. 

Pre-operative Evaluation 

Before undergoing the procedure, it is important to evaluate the pros and cons, dos and don’ts of gynecomastia surgery. In this regard, the following steps can help you evaluate the whole process. 

Consultation with a Plastic Surgeon

The first step is to consult with an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon. Ask relevant questions such as your expectations from the surgery, whether insurance will cover the cost, what to do if you are not satisfied with the results, how long the recovery will take, and what to avoid for long-lasting results.

Medical History Assessment 

During the consultation, the doctor will review your medical history to determine if you are capable of undergoing the treatment.

Diagnostic Tests

In parallel, the doctor will ask for basic laboratory blood tests in conjunction with a sugar test. These are basic diagnostic tests that can help the doctor understand your health status.

What are the techniques for gynecomastia surgery?

 There are three major techniques to perform male breast reduction in Dubai which include;


This technique is suitable for men who have excess fat in the chest area and their skin elasticity is good. During the process, the surgeon makes a tiny incision along with the areola and then inserts a hollow metal cannula through it. The cannula is attached to a suction pump that drains the excess fat out of the body. 

Surgical removal of extra tissues

This technique is suitable for men whose skin elasticity is not good. It involves making an incision at the lower hemisphere of the chest along with the areola. After making the incision, the surgeon removes extra tissues near the breast area and thus, the chest gets the desired shape.

What is the recovery period for gynecomastia?

The gynecomastia surgery recovery time varies from patient to patient depending on various factors. Usually, on average, initial recovery time can take 1-2 weeks. In some cases, due to negligence, the recovery period may extend. 

All strenuous activities can only be performed with your surgeon’s permission. However, for a speedy recovery, you need to consider the following post-surgery guidelines. 

How to care for the breasts after the surgery?

Your surgeon will provide a personalized list of post-surgical instructions, but some instructions are common among nearly all patients. These instructions are as follows:

  • Take the medications prescribed by your surgeon regularly.
  • Use cold compresses to reduce discomfort and swelling.
  • Wear an elastic or compression garment for one to two weeks.
  • Avoid any strenuous activity or exercise for about three weeks but start the light walk as soon as possible.

Gynecomastia Results

The final results of gynecomastia surgery depend on the reasons that caused the gynecomastia. If it is because of medications, being overweight, or drugs, you need to avoid all these substances and remain at a stable weight to get the best possible results from gynecomastia surgery. 

No guarantees, as results may vary from person to person.

Before and After

What is the Gynecomastia surgery cost in Dubai?

The average starting price of male breast reduction surgery is AED 20,000. The gynecomastia surgery in Dubai cost depends on the surgeon’s fee, hospital charges, anesthesia fee, and also the geographical location of the clinic. You should consult with an expert surgeon to know about the exact cost. 

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Male Breast Reduction FAQs

Is male breast reduction surgery painful?

Male breast reduction surgery is painful up to some extent but the pain can be relieved by using the prescribed medications.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

Most of the time, there is no specific underlying medical condition. It can happen in an otherwise healthy, normal, and young person. Sometimes, there are other causes of gynecomastia, for example, intake of certain medications or hormonal imbalance. Obesity also plays a role in the occurrence of gynecomastia. A thorough evaluation before surgery is important to rule out any underlying problems.

Is Gynecomastia surgery permanent?

The results of gynecomastia vary from person to person. In some cases, if a person abides by avoiding prohibited medications, and maintaining a stable weight, there is no reason he can’t achieve permanent results. However, if one violates the prescribed guidelines, he may need to undergo another surgery in the future.

Can male breasts be reduced without surgery?

Among the non-surgical techniques, exercise, diet, and the relevant pills can help in reducing mild gynecomastia. However, these techniques are considered a protracted process and cannot produce the desired results.

Is gynecomastia covered by insurance?

Gynecomastia is considered a cosmetic procedure and therefore most insurance companies cannot cover it.

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