05 December 2018

Let's talk about gynecomastia (male breasts)

Let's talk about gynecomastia (male breasts)


Gynecomastia is an anomaly encountered in men which consists in having a more or less developed breast.

This anomaly, which seems to occur more and more often, is very often a source of great complexity and malaise.

Unfortunately, the disease responds poorly to medical treatment when it is installed and surgery is often the only option to consider.

The best solution remains prevention in terms of the environment and food.

Meat dishes treated with hormones must be avoided at all costs. Excessive weight gain is a not uncommon cause as well as anabolic or muscle building products used without medical advice. Finally, beverages with endocrine disrupters stored in plastics containing bisphenol play a definite role. Microwave heating of food in plastic containers must be absolutely prohibited.



Gynecomastia surgery can be performed in several ways depending on the importance and type of problem presented. A physical examination by your specialist doctor as well as a simple additional examination (ultrasound) will help to provide the most appropriate solution to the problem presented.

If the problem is strictly greasy, the solution is quite simple and consists of liposuction of the area. Beware of residual excess skin when liposuction is too aggressive but this is rarely the case.

If the problem is strictly glandular, an incision should be made, as often as possible, in the fold under the breast (the sub-mammary fold) so that the scar is less visible with a better result,

Sometimes there is a real excess of skin and the breast really has a female breast shape. In this case, only a breast reduction or mastectomy procedure should be proposed.

Whatever the intervention proposed, the result is very often appreciated and allows to regain an important self-esteem. Sometimes, in agreement with the patient, a minimum solution can be proposed to avoid scars and solve one problem with another, but even in these situations, the benefit of an intervention and patient satisfaction are always worth it.