Plastische chirurgie Genk

Male breast correction

Breast formation in the man or gynecomastia can be caused by an overdevelopment of glandular and/or adipose tissue. This may be due to hormonal stimulation or an increase in weight. It can lead to a feeling of insecurity.

An ultrasound should be performed beforehand to determine the ratio of glandular and adipose tissue present.

A correction of this gynecomastia is done under general anesthesia. This can be done by means of liposuction if mainly adipose tissue is present. In case of excessive glandular tissue, a surgical incision usually needs to be made at the level of the areola. If a large amount of excess skin is also present, for example after significant weight loss, the incision can be further expanded. This will be further reviewed and discussed during the consultation.


  • You must be fasting for this procedure under general anaesthetic.
  • Timely smoking cessation is very important to prevent wound healing problems.
  • When taking blood thinners, you should stop them in time. Be sure to discuss this with the surgeon during the consultation.

Postoperative course

  • You should wear a chest band for several weeks to optimize the result and ensure that the skin can contract nicely.
  • You are not allowed to make any strenuous (sporting) efforts for 6 weeks.
  • It is very important to mobilize as soon as possible after the procedure (within the pain limits), in order to prevent thrombosis, among other things.

Possible complications

As with any surgery, this procedure carries a risk of bleeding, infection or impaired wound healing. With extensive gynecomastia correction there is a risk of seroma formation. If extensive, this can be punctured and drained at the consultation.