Gynécomastia Brussels

Gynecomastia in Brussels is a surgical procedure which aims to reduce the size of men’s mammary gland. It is due to an increase in the volume of a tissue called single or bilateral hyperplasia. There may be no specific cause for this. It may be due to abnormal hormone production or it may be related to medication. A preliminary ultrasound and clinical examination are necessary to determine that it is not adipomastia: a local accumulation of fat. Cases of the latter are more numerous. A check-up is therefore essential to identify the causes of the fat accumulation. An ultrasound scan can be used to rule out adipomastia, to identify a possible risk of breast cancer or a tumour.

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The techniques of the operation

Gynecomastia in Brussels allows a reduction in breast volume by removal of the gland in the case of a glandular form. It is also possible that the operation is carried out by liposuction in the case of a fatty form. When necessary, Dr Ballieux combines the two techniques. The scars from this type of surgery are mainly concentrated around the areolas. If you have a lot of excess skin, it will be necessary to reduce the skin envelope.

Depending on the surgical technique used by Dr Ballieux, a drain may be placed, but this is rare. This is used to evacuate blood residues but also lymphatic secretions to prevent them from accumulating near the website.

Some questions that our patients ask in the context of a gynecomastia in Brussels

The gynecomastia treatment in Brussels is performed under general anaesthesia, on an outpatient basis. The post-operative course is usually as follows:

  • The first week: bruising or swelling are normal after an operation. Dr Ballieux prescribes oral analgesics to limit the possible discomfort. The first check-up takes place 24-48 hours after the day of the operation.
  • Resumption of work: 1 to 2 weeks of rest are necessary before resuming daily activities. However, you can drive your car 24 to 48 hours afterwards.
  • Physical activities: we recommend 1 to 2 months off activities requiring physical effort.

Having recourse to cosmetic surgery always presents a risk, even if slight. Whether it is bruising, swelling, bleeding or infection, we cannot know how the tissues in your body will react to the procedure. Some complications are more specific to this particular procedure, such as temporary changes in skin sensitivity and nipple sensitivity. Dr Ballieux will explain all the side effects during your consultation.

Certain medications can increase the chances of bleeding during and after the operation. Aspirin and its derivatives are among them. Vitamin E, herbal medicines and protein powders are also included. It is best to avoid taking them 2 weeks beforehand. If you have any doubts, you can contact Dr Ballieux to find out more about adjusting your medication before the operation.

Smoking can lead to complications in the healing process. We recommend that you stop smoking 4 to 6 weeks before the operation.

The costs for this type of operation start from 3550 euros when performed under general anaesthesia. All elements such as the plastic surgeon’s fees, the operating theatre, the hospitalization costs and the follow-up are included in this price. In addition, we cannot set fixed prices because each of our procedures differs according to its specificity and that of the patient.

Photo gallery of gynecomastia in Brussels by Dr Ballieux

Following a law passed on March 25, 1964, the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products prohibits all before-and-after photos on websites in Belgium. 

A digital photo album illustrating the before and after results will be made available to patients in consultation.

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