Gynecomastia is the abnormal development of the mammary gland in humans.

This situation, which is not uncommon but is very distressing, may be associated with endocrine abnormalities, although this affliction is not generally apparent.

In most cases, liposuction, performed under local anaesthesia, will be enough to give your chest a more masculine appearance.



Liposuction of breast fat will usually take one day under general anaesthesia. It may happen on rare occasions that your surgeon advises you to combine liposuction with techniques similar to breast reduction. This type of procedure is performed as outpatient surgery under local anaesthesia.

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Although every surgical procedure may involve some risks and complications that the patient has no option but to accept, your aesthetic surgeon will make a point of reducing their likelihood of appearing by choosing the technique best suited to your medical condition. Complications such as bleeding, wound or prosthetic infections and healing failure, although relatively rare, can occur with any type of surgery. This document was written as a supplement to the information you will receive during consultations. This text is not exhaustive, and cannot replace a consultation with a specialist, although it can answer some questions or give rise to others. Each patient will receive full and detailed information on her own medical status and the particular procedure chosen. For more information, please either consider a consultation or visit the website of the official gazette of the Royal Belgian Society for Plastic Surgery :

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