GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY (Male Breast Reduction Surgery)

What Is It?

It is a symptom of the mammary gland that grows like a woman’s breast because of the accumulation of mammary tissue and fatty tissue in the male’s breast. Mostly there are no symptoms but if the mammary glands are enlarged, you will feel intermittent pain or tenderness. Usually, most cases are treated for cosmetic reasons.

Checking Your Simon Grade

Simon Grade is based on dividing gynecomastia into four grades according to the degree of chest development. There are four grades that are 1, 2-a, 2-b and 3; however, it is difficult to apply to obese patients with gynecomastia. The reason is because it is difficult to visually determine whether breast enlargement is caused by mammary gland hyperplasia or excessive fat. Therefore, ultrasonography requires a minimum of 2 cm of mammary gland tissue to be diagnosed with grade 2 or higher.

It all depends on what grade are you at and our doctor will make a decision based on simon grade through specific diagnosis. There are 4 types of detail gynecomastia surgeries that we provide for each grade. 

Simon Grade Classification

Grade 1

Small enlargement, No skin excess

Grade 2-A

Moderate enlargement, No skin excess

Grade 2-B

Moderate enlargement with extra skin

Grade 3

Marked enlargement with extra skin

Source: Adapted from Simon BE, Hoffman S, Kahn S. Classification and surgical correction of gynecomastia. Plast Reconstr Surg 1973;51:48.

Grade 1 

  • It can be said that the level of breast enlargement is within the areola.

  • Local anesthesia after sleep anesthesia can be improved by general surgical method to remove excessively distributed adipose tissue and mammary gland tissue

Grade 2-a and Grade 2-b 

** Only difference between grade 2a and 2b are excessive skin exist.

  • Person who has excessive areola range but not severely sagging

  • Since general surgery is difficult to improve, a wide range of liposuction should be needed.

  • An additional Apolex (Equipment that promotes skin contraction) which applies high frequency massage to the lower part of skin is used to shrink the skin for filling up empty spaces and prevent side effects such as saggy chest. It also provides a compression suit that allows you to refine your chest line and induce a natural contraction of the skin into the voids.

Grade 3 

  • With breast enlargement and severe drainage

  • Mammary gland removal and liposuction are also widely practiced

  • Like grade 2-a and 2-b, it can be prevented from sagging only by actively treating skin contraction through Apolex and compression suit.

  • Typically non-Asian people have this symptom

Recommendation For People Who Need The Surgery

    • If you want to reduce abdominal fat quickly

    • If you have excessive fat in the abdomen compared to other areas

    • If there is an area where you can’t lose weight, even if you diet and exercise

    • If you experience repeated failures in losing weight

Main Chest Area We do 

    • Male breasts, Nipple

Effects And Expectations

    • Reborn with confident manly breast


U.S. Dollars

Simon grade 1

Simon grade 2a

Simon grade 2b

Simon grade 3





** 10% of tax will be charged if you pay on a credit card. You may get a tax refund at the airport before leaving. But there is no tax if you pay on cash.


Gynecomastia Before & After Photos

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