Gynecomastia is the most common benign breast disease in men. A case of gynaecomastia is when there is a significant development of the mammary gland, which can occur due to hormonal issues, taking a certain medication, genetic problem, disease or due to the use of anabolic steroids. Taking these factors into account, before going ahead with any treatment, a detailed study should be carried out to rule out any pathology associated with the gynaecomastia situation.

The most frequent reason for the development of the mammary gland is due to the imbalance of oestrogen and testosterone levels, which can occur at different stages of a man’s life.

This situation may cause discomfort (sensitivity to touch and/or pain) and embarrassment, and may affect the patient psychologically.

How to treat?

To treat a gynaecomastia situation, we can resort to two techniques in isolation or in association:

Liposuction: for the simplest cases where there is only an accumulation of fat in the region. The scar is imperceptible and only a few millimetres long.
Mastectomy: reduction surgery for cases where removal of the excess mammary gland is necessary. The scar is small and located in the transition area between the areola and the skin of the breast.

The technique used will be the most suitable to reduce the size and reshape the patient’s breast, thus giving it back its masculine shape.

Surgical time: 90 minutes


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Frequently Asked Questions

Before any procedure is carried out, an assessment appointment should be scheduled. It is at this moment that, according to your needs and objectives, you will be presented with a personalised treatment plan appropriate to your situation, and where you can clarify all your doubts in order to move forward in an informed and conscious manner.

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Due to the highly personalized follow-up policy that our team offers (24h/per day), you will have to stay in Portugal for a period of 3 to 4 weeks, depending on the surgery performed.

The performance of tests (analysis, x-ray, ultrasound, among others) will depend on the surgical intervention to be performed.

It is possible to have a consultation by video call. You can schedule your consultation here.

Fundamentally, before any surgical procedure it is necessary to adopt universal measures such as control of known diseases, balanced diet, weight maintenance and stop smoking. The care that follows will be personalised according to the surgery to be performed.

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