Gynaecomastia, also known as “man boobs”, is a benign enlargement of male breast tissue which is not possible to change by diet or exercises and can result in the chest area having a feminine shape. This often has a significant effect on the self-confidence of the men affected by it.
In addition to gynaecomastia, men may also suffer from pseudo gynaecomastia, also known as lipomastia. In this case, the chest grows because of an increase of fatty tissue, not enlarged breast tissue.
In both cases, surgical intervention can have a fantastic optical and psychological effect, leading to improved confidence and an improved body image.
To ensure you achieve harmonious proportions and the desired result, the potential shape of your new chest will be in details discussed with you. Dr. Eppstein will be able to advise you personally during your consultation at our clinic in Stuttgart. As soon as we have discussed any questions you may have about gynaecomastia/pseudo gynaecomastia, we can make an appointment for surgery.
In general, the procedure for both gynaecomastia and pseudogynaecomastia are performed under local anaesthetic. The operation lasts around 1 hour and is performed in the surgical theatre at the EPPSTEIN Clinic in Stuttgart centre.
Depending on whether you have gynaecomastia or pseudo gynaecomastia, the procedures will differ slightly.
Both treatments have the same goal of reducing the breasts and restoring the natural masculine shape of the chest.
We use ‘Subcutaneous mastectomy’ in cases of gynaecomastia. Also, a small incision at the edge of the nipple to remove the excess breast tissue.
When treating pseudogynaecomastia (lipomastia), the excess fatty tissue is subducted by using liposuction, which suctions out the fatty tissue via a small incision on the side of the pectoral muscle.
Both treatments are outpatient, which means you can go home right after your surgery. Generally speaking, you can get back to work after 2-4 days. You can start with light exercises around 3 weeks after your surgery.
Stitches from subcutaneous mastectomy will come out after approx. 2 weeks. We’ll make an appointment at our clinic in the centre of Stuttgart for this.
There are no stitches with liposuction. The final result from the procedure will be visible once you have completely healed after around 3 months.
It’s important to be able to offer all amenities and services under one roof. Which is why we offer two modern patient rooms for your recovery in addition to our surgical theatre, which is fitted with state-of-the-art medical technology.
The EPPSTEIN Clinic in Stuttgart offers you the opportunity to be treated in a highly modern clinic in the heart of the Stuttgart inner city. It is important to us that you feel comfortable here. Which is why we are available for you round the clock during your stay and are by your side if you have any questions or need anything.
And of course, the team here at EPPSTEIN Clinic Stuttgart will stick by your side during the entire after-care process and any follow-up appointments.
We would be happy to advise you in a personal discussion. We will work with you to find the best treatment option tailored to you.
Please do not hesitate and book an appointment:
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Our expert team looks forward to your visit.
– Do I have to pay a fee for the consultation?
Yes, because the consultation is a medical service that has to be charged for in accordance with the German Scale of Fees for Physicians (GOÄ), we charge a one-off cost of €50 for your individual and in-depth consultation appointment.
– Which costs are associate with my treatment and are there financing options available?
We can provide you with precise details about treatment costs after an in-depth examination. We offer flexible financing models for your treatment. Please feel free to contact us at any time in case of any questions or for a non-binding financing offer.
– Will health insurance cover the costs?
In general, plastic surgery is not covered by health insurance, even in cases of psychological distress. However, you should seek advice from your health insurance company.
– Can the treatment be performed at the EPPSTEIN Clinic?
Yes, we have our own surgical theatre, so we are able to perform all treatments and surgeries on site.
– Why does EPPSTEIN Clinic not have any before and after photos?
According to Section 11 (1) of the Pharmaceutical Advertising Law, German doctors are not allowed to advertise plastic surgery using comparative pictures of how people look before and after surgery (before and after photos).
– I have a long journey, can the person accompanying me also spend the night in the clinic?
Yes, your companion can also stay overnight at the clinic.
– Can multiple treatments be performed during one appointment?
In general, multiple treatment can be performed during one appointment. However, we will discuss the possibility of combining various treatments during your personal consultation.
– What is the difference between a plastic surgeon and a specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery?
After completing their medical studies, a specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery specialises in plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery during their 6-year residency. Since “plastic surgeon” is not a protected term, any doctor can describe themself as a plastic surgeon without having done this specialist training. Which is why we recommend placing your trust in a specialist, like Dr. Eppstein.
– Is the EPPSTEIN Clinic a member of any professional associations?
Dr. med. Ron Julius Eppstein is a regular member of DGPRÄC (the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons), the ISAPS (the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), the VDÄPC (Association of German Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) and the GÄCD (Society for Aesthetic Surgery Germany e.V.).
– Will I be charged extra for staying overnight at the clinic?
No, overnight costs are included in your surgery price. You will not be charged any additional costs.
– How long does it normally take from consultation to surgery?
In general, your consultation and surgery appointment will be a few weeks apart. Legally, we have to adhere to a minimum period of 48 hours between the consultation and actually performing an elective procedure.
– Are there circumstances where it is not possible to perform the surgery?
Certain secondary illnesses or taking anticoagulant medications may mean that it is not possible to perform plastic surgery. These things will be discussed in detail during your informed consent discussion.
– How can I best prepare for surgery?
During your consultation, Dr. Eppstein will explain everything you need to know before surgery. You should not take any medications like ASA (aspirin) that can affect blood clotting two weeks before the surgery. You should also avoid smoking cigarettes. Everything else is included in our “before and after” leaflet, which you will be given during your consultation.
– Will I have visible scars after gynaecomastia treatment?
Liposuction treatment for man boobs, which are caused by fatty deposits (pseudogynaecomastia/lipomastia) is performed using a small, barely visible 3mm long incision on the side of the chest. After a few months, this incision is barely visible. Surgery to remove excess breast tissue (gynaecomastia) is performed using an incision at the edge of the nipple, and is almost invisible after a few months.
– How long do the effects of the procedure for gynaecomastia/pseudogynaecomastia usually last?
In general, the effects of gynaecomastia/pseudogynaecomastia surgery are permanent.
– Can I sleep on my stomach after chest surgery?
For the first two weeks after your chest surgery, you should sleep on your back or side. Then you can return to sleeping on your stomach, depending on sensitivity and your healing process.
After the procedure
– What should I do in case of complications?
You will be given an emergency number that you can use to reach Dr. Eppstein at any time. Please call right away in case of any complications.
– How can I ensure I recover well?
Getting enough physical rest and eating healthily are important factors for ensuring that your wounds heal quickly. Avoiding cigarettes and alcohol is equally important. Dr. Eppstein will discuss other individual factors with you during your consultation.
– Will I be in pain after surgery?
In general, the pain is quite tolerable. Dr. Eppstein will write you a prescription for pain medication depending on the type of surgery.
– How long do I need to wait before I can see the final result of my treatment?
A visible result is usually achieved after 3 months. The final result will then generally be visible after 6 months. Scars will settle into their final form around a year after surgery.
– Can my aftercare also be performed by a different doctor or in hospital, since I have a long journey?
This is possible under certain circumstances, but should be discussed with Dr. Eppstein individually.
– Do smoking and drinking alcohol have a direct effect on my recovery?
Smoking can cause blood vessels to constrict, which worsens blood flow to vessels and affects healing. So you should avoid cigarettes and alcohol to ensure a quicker healing process.