Gynaecomastia in Bonn

Male breast abnormalities are a taboo subject. Many people are familiar with the condition, but hardly anyone speaks openly about it. Men suffering from the condition often avoid swimming pools and saunas, and don’t wear tight clothing. It often affects relationships too, as they can feel shame being naked. The good news: these men are not alone. We can help.

At a glance


2 hours


General anaesthetic


6 weeks of compression clothing


2 days after surgery


After 6 weeks


An endocrinological examination, including an ultrasound examination of the testicles and chest, is essential. In addition, the patient’s hormonal balance needs to be checked. An underlying illness causing the gynaecomastia must be ruled out prior to the surgery taking place. A plastic surgeon can only treat the gynaecomastia when underlying hormonal imbalances and tumours have been ruled out.

Yes, the results usually last a lifetime. Once the excess breast tissue has been removed, it usually does not come back. However, in the case of minimally invasive liposuction in the chest area, new fat deposits may form as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle.

Some drugs can actually cause gynaecomastia. These include ACE inhibitors, antidepressants and anabolic steroids.

Gynaecomastia cannot be treated through exercise or diet. If the gynaecomastia is caused by a hormonal imbalance, certain medication can help to reduce the symptoms. In all other cases, closed and open surgical procedures are the only way of achieving good results over the long term.

If the cause is deemed to be relating to an illness, health insurance will cover the cost after application and approval. We can help you with your application.