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Gynecomastia in Tunisia

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The male gender, also has mammary glands on the breasts.  Gynecomastia, refers to an excess of development of the volume of the mammary gland whose surgical treatment remains the only option for the correction of an appearance that resembles a large chest.

The causes of gynecomastia.

In order to determine the causes responsible for gynecomastia, an endocrine assessment combined with ultrasound and mammography of the breasts is prescribed to the patient. Depending on the result of the diagnosis, the practitioner will recommend drug, hormonal or surgical reduction of the mammary gland.

In fact, the causes of this aesthetic problem are multiple:

  1. An unbalanced estrogen/testosterone ratio,
  2. The aging process, in a man who has a natural decrease in testosterone production responsible for the appearance of small breasts,
  3. Diseases of the kidney, thyroid or cirrhosis of the liver,
  4. Taking drugs containing estrogen,
  5. The use of narcotics such as cannabis or heroin.

What is gynecomastia?

The "gynecomastia cure", is a surgical treatment for aesthetic purposes that reduces the excess breast volume with the help of an excision of the mammary gland in favor of a reduction in the size of the male mammary gland.

This is, a radical option indicated for a man who suffers from deep psychological discomfort, even a real psychological complex due to the small visible breasts caused by a breast hypertrophy in the form of an asymmetry of the breasts.

It should be emphasized, that this phenomenon affects the sexual life of the patient.

Preoperative consultation

If it is an obese or overweight man, a diet combined with sports exercises are required in order to lose weight, or even regress or eliminate gynecomastia.
It is recommended that the patient stop smoking  1 month before and after the operation as well as any medication containing aspirin during the 10 days preceding the day of surgery.


The cosmetic surgeon, proceeds by making an incision on the lower edge of the areola.
Then, he will perform liposuction to draw the fat localized on the breasts using a thin cannula with a perforated foam tip.
In order to reduce the mammary gland, an incision around each areola is made.
Finally, the practitioner puts back in tension the skin likely to present a significant excess skin with the chest and the lifting if it is not elastic enough.
This operation ends with the suturing of the incisions and the placement of a modeling dressing.
In the operating room, the duration of this surgery lasts 2 hours on average, it takes place under conventional general anesthesia and requires a hospitalization of 48 hours.

Post-operative follow-up

The operative consequences of this act are sometimes painful during the first days. They are accompanied, by swelling, bruising and discomfort with the elevation of the arms that persist for a few days.
It is rare to observe temporary insensitivity of the nipples.
It is advisable to plan a work stoppage of 1 to 3 weeks and to resume the practice of sports activities only after 2 months.


If the improvement brought by the gynecomastia cure would be clear and immediate, it is necessary to wait a period of 3 months to assess the final aesthetic result of this procedure.
It is a decrease in breast volume,
A more virile chest that harmoniously marries the pectoral muscle
Freedom of dress combined with psychological comfort.


The surgical follow-up of gynecomastia is simple and the patient would be fully satisfied with the aesthetic result obtained. However, some complications may occur, but which remain rare, namely,
Postoperative bleeding that may occur during the first hours after the procedure,
A serous effusion in the form of an accumulation of lymphatic fluid on the mastectomy area.


The cosmetic surgery to reduce the male chest, takes place in Tunisia in a renowned clinic and in compliance with international standards of quality of care for a price from 1600 euros as part of a 4-day aesthetic stay in Tunisia, 50% cheaper than in Europe.