Gynaecomastia (Chest reduction)

Gynaecomastia is a condition in which males develop enlarged breasts, which can cause discomfort and self-consciousness. This condition is typically caused by hormonal imbalances, obesity, or the use of certain medications. Gynaecomastia can affect males of all ages, including infants and adolescents, and is typically treated with surgery.

The most common form of gynaecomastia surgery is called liposuction-assisted glandular tissue excision. This procedure involves making small incisions around the areola to remove excess fat and glandular tissue. The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthesia and takes about an hour to complete.

After the procedure, patients may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, but these symptoms usually subside within a few weeks. Most patients are able to return to work within a few days and resume their regular activities within a few weeks.

In some cases, gynaecomastia may be caused by excess glandular tissue, which cannot be removed with liposuction alone. In these cases, a more extensive procedure may be required, such as a mastectomy or breast reduction surgery. These procedures involve removing the excess glandular tissue through larger incisions, which may leave more visible scarring.

It is important to note that gynaecomastia surgery is not a substitute for healthy lifestyle habits, such as regular exercise and a balanced diet. Patients who are overweight or who have hormonal imbalances can work with the Well-being department of Uniq to address these underlying causes in addition to seeking surgical treatment for gynaecomastia.

Overall, gynaecomastia surgery is a safe and effective treatment option for men who are struggling with enlarged breasts. With proper care and attention, you can expect to achieve a more masculine chest contour and improved self-confidence.

Gynaecomastia (Chest reduction) at a glance

Surgery time

1-2 hours

Hospital stay

Occasionally 1 night stay

Time off work

3-7 days


7 days


72 hours