Plastic surgeon Thessaloniki, Greece, Dr. Ioannis Gkotsikas





procedure time

1 - 2 hours


General or Sedation or Local

hospital stay

3 - 4 hours / 1 night

time off

2 - 14 days

This is the benign enlargement of male breasts due to abnormal overproduction of the mammary gland, adipose tissue, or the combination of the two states. This situation causes discomfort and embarrassment, mostly for teenagers and young men.

After a thorough examination of the patient that includes a full clinical and laboratory testing, we proceed to the surgical treatment. The latter is done by removing the excess tissue with a periareolar incision or by liposuction. In some cases we can combine the two techniques and sometimes the area around the nipple is cut smaller.

How long does the operation take? How dangerous is it?

Surgery is performed under general anesthesia and lasts 1-2 hours. At the end of the operation drains are placed in each breast to prevent hematoma which is the most frequent complication. Other, less common complications are breast asymmetry and nipple discoloration.

Which is the postoperative development? When can I exercise?

The patient remains in the clinic overnight and exits the clinic the following day wearing a special elastic brassiere which is used for 4-6 weeks. Bruising and swelling is common. Mild pain is treated with anti-inflammatory medicine.

Before & after photos

Gynecomastia before and after
Male breast reduction, before and one month after surgery.
gynecomastia surgery
Gynecomastia correction with nipple reduction and lift. Before and one month post surgery.
Male breast reduction before after
Gynecomastia correction with tumescent liposuction.


Duration of surgery

1 - 2 hours


General or Local

Stay at the clinic

Some hours/ 1 night

Return to work

2 - 14 days


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