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.

Ce type d’intervention se pratique sous anesthésie générale en chirurgie ambulatoire.

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Every surgical procedure can involve a certain amount of risk and complications that the patient must accept; your plastic surgeon will make it his or her duty to reduce the rate of occurrence by choosing the technique best suited to your medical situation. Complications such as bleeding, wound or prosthesis infections and poor healing, although relatively rare, can occur with any type of surgery. This website has been written to complement the information received during consultations. This text is not exhaustive, and cannot replace a consultation with a specialist; it may answer some questions or raise others. Each patient will receive complete and detailed information in relation to his or her own medical status and the intervention of his or her choice. For more information, please consider a consultation or visit the official website of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery:

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