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Gynaecomastia Correction / Male Breast Reduction

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Gynaecomastia or the appearance of male breasts (sometimes referred to as “man boobs”) is often disturbing and result in social embarrassment for the patient. They may result due to physiological reasons, such as soon after puberty or in middle-aged gentlemen. However, pathological conditions causing gynaecomastia will have to be screened, which may necessitate blood tests or an ultrasound in certain situations. Therefore, the increase in men's going for male breast reduction procedure.

Male Breast reduction

Correction involves the removal of breast glandular tissue and fat through a small keyhole incision around the areolar. Breast glandular tissue is always sent for histological analysis. The use of a compression vest for 3-4 weeks is mandatory to achieve an optimal result.

Gynaecomastia correction could be a medical condition and may be eligible for medisave insurance coverage.

Medical insurance claimable

What is the recovery time to expect?

A gynaecomastia correction is carried out on an outpatient basis, meaning that there is no need for an overnight stay. Patients are given sedation and will be asleep through the procedure.

Patients experience minor swelling and bruising which will diminish in a few days. You can resume normal activities in a few days. There are usually no visible scars.

Who performs the surgery?

The gynaecomastia correction procedure is a procedure performed by Dr Samuel Ho. Trained in Korea, Dr Ho has extensive experience in performing natural looking breast reduction work.

To start, Dr Samuel Ho will conduct a detailed consultation to evaluate your physical anatomy and discuss with you the changes you desire.

Patients are welcomed and encouraged to address any of their concerns or questions so that they can make a confident decision about undergoing gynaecomastia correction surgery.

Gynaecomastia/Male Breast Reduction Frequently Asked Questions

What to Expect:

Gynaecomastia correction or male breast reduction is the surgical correction of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men. 

This often involves the removal of excess fat and glandular tissue, resulting in a flatter and slimmer chest. 


Dr Samuel Ho will examine whether your gynaecomastia is caused by excessive fat or an enlarged breast disc under the areola during consultation. 

He will assess the best way for natural-looking breast reduction work based on your physical anatomy and the changes you desire.


A gynaecomastia correction is carried out on an outpatient basis, meaning that there is no need for an overnight stay. 

You will be given oral painkillers for a few days after the operation as you heal from the surgery and can expect to resume normal activities within a few days.

There are usually no visible scars after a month.

About Dr Samuel Ho

Dr Samuel Ho is the Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director of Allure Plastic Surgery. He specialises in Mummy makeovers, Tummy tucks, Eyelid surgery, delicate Rhinoplasty work and Breast surgery.

He is the first and only plastic surgeon in Singapore to be awarded a Health Manpower Development Programme aesthetic surgery fellowship by the Ministry of Health. He trained under top plastic surgery centres in South Korea, such as Hanyang University Hospital, 101 Plastic Surgery Clinic and BIO Plastic Surgery Clinic. Through his training, he adopted various novel surgery techniques, including the “under-through” levator aponeurosis plication technique for upper eyelid ptosis surgery.
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