Gynaecomastia is the medical term for female breast development with men. We speak of gynaecomastia when one or two breasts are abnormally large. This is usually caused by the development of excess gland tissue, fat tissue, or a combination of both. There are various causes for breast development with men, which include an accumulation of fat tissue, a side effect of medication, a change in the hormone production by the intake of hormones, a reaction to changes in the metabolism, or breast cancer. Gynaecomastia often occurs in young men during puberty.
The result of a gynaecomastia procedure can generally be predicted well. It is, however, important that you make your wishes clear to the attending plastic surgeon beforehand. Nevertheless, we cannot give a full guarantee on the aesthetic result. The scars that are a result of the procedure where we remove the gland tissue can initially look a bit inflamed or red. In the course of a year, the redness will fade and the scars will take the colour of the skin and become less noticeable. Ultraviolet radiation is not good for scars, it may cause them to stay red for an unnecessarily long time. We advise you to keep the scar area covered during the first months after the surgery or to apply sunblock.