※Recovery time, hospital admission and visiting for treatment schedule may vary among individuals.
  • Operation time
    80 minutes
  • Method of anesthesia
    Sedative anesthesia
  • Hospital admission stay
  • Suture removal
  • Visiting for treatment
    1 time
  • Recovery time
    about 1 week

What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is when male breasts become bloated like female breasts.

Gynecomastia is occurred by the hormone effect where fat is accumulated around the breast to develop the mamary gland. Also, it may occur simply through obesity without an imbalance of hormone.
Gynecomastia may result in mental stress, therefore, active treatment is required.

Causes of Gynecomastia

Male breasts are developed in mamary gland, or fat is accumulated to be bloated like female breasts.

In the case of gynecomastia, male hormone is reduced or female hormone is increased to stimulate the inactive mamary gland.

Normally, gynecomastia is occurred from congenital fat accumulation or having abnormal hormone metabolism from a specific illness. Also, gynecomastia may occur in the adolescent period, but is normally disappeared within 3 years before the age of 20.

Those who need Gynecomastia Surgery


Projected breasts to be held by the hand


In case the breast is round
and drooped because of
the Obesity


When the breasts are not changed to muscles after a diet


Areola is larger than
the normal size, and
when the peripheral part
of the areola is


Having mental stress due to protruding breasts


When there is the hard mamary gland touched around the nipples

Surgical Technique for Gynecomastia

Fat tissues can be removed through liposuction, but in the case of the mamary gland, it is difficult to be removed only through liposuction, so liposuction and removal of the mamary gland shall be performed in combination.


In the case of minor gynecomastia with just fat accumulated, liposuction is performed with about 0.5cm incision at the lower part of the breast. There is no scar left, and the procedure is simple, but if the mamary gland is developed excessively, the procedure shall be performed in combination with removal for a better effect.

Mamary gland removal

When the mamary gland of the breast is developed, it is not possible to remove the mamary gland only through liposuction, so a 2~3cm incision is made below the areola to remove the mamary gland directly.