Gynecomastia surgery from £465

Male breast reduction surgery in Ukraine

Male breast reduction surgery in Ukraine is defined by an increase of volume in the male mammary glands. The purpose of this surgery is to restore the patient’s anatomy to a regular shape. The breast volume is reduced with surgical excision, or liposuction from fat forms. In some cases, both techniques may be combined. Any excess skin may be removed.

  • Technological Terms

Sometimes, men develop a condition in which their breasts gain a female appearance. This is known as gynecomastia. The op­eration to correct it is called gynecomastia reduction.

  • What it will do

Gynecomastia surgery removes excess fat and glandular tissue to restore a flatter and firmer chest, with no suggestion of female breast formation.

What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a medical term that means “female-like breasts”. It occurs when men have firm breast tissue. There is real and pseudo gynecomastia. When men have real gynecomastia they actually possess breast tissue, and no amount of dieting or exercise can eradicate it.  As it is not fat, only surgical intervention can assist with the removal. Men with pseudo or false gynecomastia generally suffer from excess weight, thus weight loss is necessary. If a patient is suffering with enlarged breasts, we recommend a visit to their general practitioner to define the type of gynecomastia, and whether surgery is advised.

What happens before the gynecomastia surgery?

Prospective patients will be required to organise a consultation with the surgeon to discuss what they hope to achieve. The surgeon will describe the surgery in depth, including the place where the incisions are to be made and the type of anaesthetic. Patients will also be asked to provide their medical history in order for the surgeon to check whether there might be any restrictions. Photographs of the chest may be taken before and after, for the purpose of comparison.

What happens during the male breast reduction cosmetic surgery?

In most cases, the surgeon will use a local anaesthetic for gynecomastia surgery, combined with a sedative. Patients will feel no pain and remain conscious, although drowsy. General anaesthetics are rarely used for this procedure due to having more side effects. The whole procedure of the operation takes approximately 2 hours. Surgeons are able to use different techniques for this surgery, which is dependent upon the amount of excess tissue requiring to be removed. If there is not much excess skin and the main problem is fat, then liposuction may be decided upon. During liposuction surgery, small incisions are made either in the armpit or around the areola. Fluid is injected under the skin, and the excess fat is then suctioned out in liquid form. If the fat deposits are relatively thick, then fat cells might first be destroyed with ultrasonic rays, and then extracted. For more information about liposuction techniques click here.

The final method of gynecomastia surgery is used when there is a great deal of excess skin and breast tissue. It is a more complicated procedure, as the surgeon is required to make three incisions – around the areola, under the breast, and from the nipple down to the crease line under the breast. Excess skin and tissue are removed, and the surgeon will then tighten the skin to create a masculine form, and then suture to secure.

What is the male breast reduction surgery recovery period?

Usually, patients may return home between 1-2 days after the gynecomastia surgery. We advise waiting 1 week before returning to work, with rest in the meantime.

What it will not do 

This operation will not provide a muscular chest. If the skin is very stretched prior to surgery, it may not appear taut post surgery. It will however create a more masculine contour of the chest.

What are the risks and complications post surgery?

Bruising and swelling are entirely normal post male breast reduction surgery. This will subside within a few weeks. A reaction to the anaesthetic, nerve damage, asymmetrical nipples and infection are listed as potential issues – all of which are relatively rare. If liposuction is carried out, the scars would be almost invisible. However, if an extensive breast reduction surgery with excess skin removal is performed, the scars will be more visible. Yet, these will fade over time.

What occurs post the operation?

The surgeon will offer some recommendations to consider. They may include:

  • Organising for accompaniment immediately post surgery, and for the following few days.
  • Pain management medication.
  • Wearing a bandage or elastic pressure garment to reduce the swelling. During the first 2-3 weeks after the procedure, it is necessary to wear a specialized elastic shirt to enable adequate skin contraction, and to assist formation of the pectoral muscles contour.
  • Visiting a general practitioner to remove sutures.
  • To seek immediate medical attention with any sign of bleeding or infection.

We recommend returning to work between 5-7 days after surgery (or before if patients feel able). The surgeon will advise refraining from all sport for 3-4 weeks.

How long does the gynecomasty operation take?

The operation is a simple procedure and does not require a long rehabilitation period. It is a day case surgery. Generally patients leave the clinic a few hours post surgery.

Are there any reasons why patients should not undergo this procedure?

If patients have a clear vision of what they hope to achieve, together with an understanding of the risks or complications, there are no reasons as to why this surgery cannot be performed. The surgeon will take a comprehensive medical history and note any contraindications. If patients are prone to keloid scarring, they should be aware that any visible scarring would not fade with time.

What is the cost?

As is the case with all cosmetic surgery male breast reduction is not covered by the National Health Service. The cost of male breast cosmetic surgery is from £465 – £765. The cost will obviously vary according to the complexity of surgery, but we can guarantee it is highly competitive in comparison to the UK/EU. For an individual costing, please Request Your Free Quote Now.

How It Works

This surgery is recommended as Overseas Medical’s Weekend Surgery package. There are simply 8 simple steps to consider:

Step 1. Consultation and quotation

  • Send us your request with photographs and a description of your desired correction.
  • Include Skype contact details to enable our doctor to conduct an on-line consultation.
  • Consultation with your doctor. The doctor will contact you and schedule a mutually convenient time for an on-line consultation. This will be free of charge.
  • After a consultation you will be sent a fully comprehensive report, containing a quotation.
  • The quotation will include: the final cost, anaesthetic options and staying arrangements at the clinic. This will also include any necessary consultations with other doctors (physician and anaesthetist), number of nights stay at the clinic, preferred ward type (single or double), compression garments and medication to take home.

Step 2. Lab tests and scans

  • Contact us once you have come to a decision on the treatment. The doctor will provide you with an exact list of medical tests/scans required, assuming that you do not have any contraindications.
  • The tests could be conducted in your home country. However, due to the low cost of tests and consultations in Ukraine, it is worth considering a short visit to Ukraine over a weekend (Saturday – Sunday).
  • Our standard package of 10 medical tests, 5 scans and a doctor’s consultation costs circa £130 in Ukraine.
  • During this visit, you may wish to further enhance your treatment with procedures such as Dental treatmentWellness & SPA or Sightseeing & Leisure – all of which are 60-70% cheaper than in the UK.

Step 3. Reserving a date for treatment

  • When the doctor is fully satisfied with your medical tests result, you will be contacted to make an appointment for your chosen medical procedure.
  • We will require you to transfer 50% of pre-payment to the clinic’s bank account.
  • Upon receipt, the clinic will then be able to reserve a date for the operation, and you will receive pre-operative instructions.

Step 4. Air-tickets and hotel booking

  • We suggest that you proceed with travel arrangements personally, as it is much more cost effective than booking through a tour operator.
  • We recommend you consider the hotels/apartments within the vicinity of the clinic and central Kiev.
  • For further guidance, please visit our web page Organising your trip.

Step 5 - Day 0. Friday: Arrival in Ukraine

  • There are a great number of overseas flights to Borispol airport, which arrive in Kiev (the capital of Ukraine) during the afternoon.
  • A guide from Overseas Medical Ukraine will greet you at the airport and transport you straight to your apartment/hotel.
  • It is likely you will arrive in time for dinner, or an evening walk.
  • We strongly recommend that you consume your last meal before 11pm of Day 0 and refrain from drinking alcohol.

Step 6 - Day 1. Saturday: Appointment and operation

  • At 9am we will collect you from your hotel/apartment and bring you to the clinic. A completely empty stomach is vital.
  • You will have a consultation with a physician and anaesthetist.
  • There will also be time spent completing paper work formalities.
  • The operation takes 1-2 hours under a local anaesthetic, with sedation. For more complex gynecomastia, a general anaesthetic is required.
  • The surgeon will apply bandaging to the chest area, to ensure the area remains firmly secured. You will be wrapped with bulky, wide Ace bandages around your chest and over your shoulders. We therefore recommend loose and comfortable attire.
  • Post surgery, an English-speaking nurse will assist you with your needs and ensure you are comfortable for the afternoon.
  • You will undergo a final check-up prior to departure. Your doctor will suggest recommendations for the immediate future and answer any questions that you may have.
  • You will be provided with a compression garment (£45 – £80).
  • We will in addition organise for you to take home some post-operative medication (£30 – £45).
  • You should be able to return to the hotel within 2 hours. Our driver will be able to assist. Once at the hotel, we recommend bed-rest as the sedative will still be apparent.

Step 7 - Day 2. Sunday: Recovery

  • We would suggest a day of rest.
  • It is strongly recommended to refrain from salty, canned, frozen and fatty foods like. We will be able to recommend local healthy restaurants.
  • If patients wish, and feel able to, we can organise a Sightseeing and city tours or visiting a Barber Shop.

Step 8 - Day 3. Monday: Departure home

  • Many international flights depart during the morning.
  • Our driver will pick collect you up to 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure time, and take you to Borispol airport, Kiev.

Aftercare and Post-op therapy

  • You will not need to care for your wound. Your local GP can check and replace your bandage after a few days. After the bandage is removed (day 6-8), a layer of gauze will remain to eliminate any aggravation of the sutures from clothing. You may remove the gauze and tape to bathe or shower, as long as it is replaced afterwards.
  • Your stitches can be removed around day 8-11. If the surgeon has placed inside stitches to support the skin, the outer stitches may be removed as early as day 6.
  • Upon removal of the stitches, there will be no further need for the bandage. Just the surgical tape strips will remain over the incisions as protection, for 7 days.
  • Should you have any needs that require a follow-up consultation with the doctor, we will arrange for this to be conducted on-line.
  • Alternatively, you may wish to pay a short weekend visit to Kiev for this post-operative procedure (if required or desired) in combination with further enhancing treatments, such as Dental treatmentWellness & SPA or Sightseeing & Leisure.

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