Typical journey of a gynecomastia patient

Typically, a guy who is unhappy with the size and shape of his breasts and nipples and who has been suspecting that he may have gynecomastia, will call up or write in to enquire about treatment options for his condition. We will then set up a consultation appointment for the patient.

A detailed clinical assessment will be conducted to confirm the diagnosis and to evaluate the causes of the condition. Our doctor will walk the patient through the treatment options, the expected results and potential complications.

The surgery will usually take about an hour and the patient will be able to return home to rest after the treatment. No hospitalisation is required.

Based on our experience, patients will be able to perform most of their daily activities within 1-2 days post treatment. However, most will require up to 2 weeks to resume rigorous activities such as sports and gym work-out.

Our medical team will follow our patients’ recovery for the next 3 months. For some patients, skin tightening and scar treatment may be offered during this recovery period to help optimise their results.

Gynecomastia surgery cost

In Singapore, the procedure may cost between S$6,000 and S$15,000. What constitute to $6000 and what constitutes to $15000?

Treatment required will depend on the condition of the affected patients. For instance, gynecomastia can be classified into different categories based on the the gland sizes, surrounding fat layers and skin laxity. The treatment options, approach and complexity may vary. Strictly speaking, there is no ‘one-size-fit-all’ treatment for gynecomastia.

An interesting question I have been asked before is that, “Since gynecomastia is on breasts reduction for men, can women go for it too?” Breast gland reduction for male gynecomastia is different from breast reduction surgery for female.

Liposuction may be helpful for women with excess fatty breast layers, achieving certain degree of reduction, sculpting and lifting. Do note that women with significant breast hypertrophy may ultimately require breast reduction surgery.