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Gynecomastia in Poland

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Gynecomastia, also known as “man boobs” is a very common disorder that affects up to 50% of adolescent boys, but also

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Coramed Medical Centre

Wrocław, Poland
ESPRAS - European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
FROM€ 1,850
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Lipoline Clinic

Katowice, Poland
FROM€ 1,750
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KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland
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TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization IFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
FROM€ 1,700
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Gynecomastia Cost in Poland

Cheapest Gynecomastia price in Poland is € 1,700. Average Gynecomastia cost in Poland is € 1,767 where prices can go as high as € 1,850.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 3 Plastic Surgery centers in Poland that are offering Gynecomastia procedures. These Plastic Surgery centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including ESPRAS and EURAPS. Popular Gynecomastia destinations in Poland include Wrocław, Jelenia Góra and Katowice.

Prices listed on this page are the average price for Gynecomastia. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Gynecomastia quote. For a more accurate Gynecomastia price quote, please click HERE.

Poland

Poland or the Republic of Poland is located in Central Europe. It neighbours Germany, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Lithuania.

Poland’s countryside is traditional and unspoiled. Tourists can visit museums, churches, rural centres, castles and traditional Polish workshops. Since Poland joined the European Union there was an influx of international travellers coming into the country and discovering its rich cultural, natural and gastronomic heritage. Travellers can indulge in history, architecture, different types of food and nature.

Healthcare

Poland has a reliable state-funded healthcare system. Generally, doctors in Poland are extremely well trained. Soon after Poland entered the European Union, the private healthcare sector thrived and more private clinics and hospitals were opened.

Poland also has plenty of medical universities and university hospitals: The Medical University of Bialystok, The Medical University of Warsaw, The Medical University of Poznan and many others.

Many tourists visit Poland solely for medical care, with dental care and plastic surgery being the preferred choice. Most patients come from the Scandinavian countries, Germany and Belarus but patients from the United Kingdom and United States are also quite common.

Some of the most important cities in Poland are:

Warsaw – The capital of Poland and a thriving business centre
Gdansk – Formerly known as Danzig
Cracow – The Cultural Capital of Poland
Poznan – It is considered to be the birthplace of the Polish nation

Sights to See

Cracow is the Cultural Capital of Poland. It’s also Poland’s historical capital in the middle ages. The old town of Cracow is filled with monuments, churches and traditional Polish buildings. Cracow is also the home to Europe’s largest medieval market place. Cracow’s old town is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Bialowieza National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site – it’s a huge area of woodland on the border with Belarus.

Malbork Castle is the biggest red brick Gothic castle in Europe. This is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Slowinski National Park is the home to the biggest dunes in Europe. It’s also very close to the Baltic Sea so a trip is well worth it.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is the oldest enterprise in the world and one of the most beautiful places in Poland. The salt mine has been operational since the 13th century and it has its own Church built entirely out of salt. The salt statues built by the miners themselves are also worth seeing.

Things to Know

● Poland has a temperate climate mostly. Summers are generally quite warm and delightful while winters are rather cold. Polish winters are generally dry and precipitations are a bit rarer than in the summer months.

● Poland’s main airport is Warsaw International Airport (WAW). Tourists can find direct flights to almost any European capital. Intercontinental flights to the US or China are also quite common.

● The official language in Poland is Polish but English, German and French are also popular languages, especially among younger individuals.

● Poland uses the Zloty (PLN) as currency. One Euro is roughly 4.2 PLNs. Tourists are advised not to use the currency exchanges in airports or hotels.

● Poland uses the 230V, 50Hz electrical system fitted with European style plugs but it’s not uncommon to find adapters for British or American style plugs.

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Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia, also known as “man boobs” is a very common disorder that affects up to 50% of adolescent boys, but also older males. Gynecomastia causes can include hormonal changes, certain types of medications, drugs, and certain health conditions such asThyroid problems or kidney failure. Hormonal changes can lead to abnormal breast development in men, especially during puberty. Sometimes a higher percentage of estrogen during the puberty may cause male breast tissue to swell. 

The increase in bust usually passes on its own in six months to two years. Older males can also experience gynecomastia, mostly due to a decrease in testosterone production caused by the natural aging process. It is estimated that 50% of men in the United States experience some degree of gynecomastia during their lifetime. Gynecomastia may develop at any age, and the surgery can be performed safely and successfully on teenagers as well as adult men.

Certain medications such as drugs used to treat prostate cancer, diazepam, valium, AIDS medications, antibiotics, and antidepressants can also cause gynecomastia. Finasteride, which is widely used by dermatologists for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia, may also cause developing gynecomastia. 

Gynecomastia is also linked with the consumption of alcohol and certain types of drugs such as marijuana, amphetamines, and heroin.  

 

In some cases, antiestrogenic treatment with tamoxifen is also a safe and effective way of treatment, especially of cosmetically disturbing or painful gynecomastia.

However, gynecomastia without surgery is not an option if the condition lasts for more than two years, as medications during androgen therapy, anti-estrogens, and aromatase inhibitors will be ineffective. 

Some of the most popular surgical techniques used for gynecomastia treatment include: 

● Subcutaneous mastectomy, also known as gynecomastia surgery causes less gynecomastia surgery scars than regular procedures
● Liposuction-assisted mastectomy 
● Laser-assisted mastectomy 
● Laser-lipolysis without liposuction

Gynecomastia Candidates

Gynecomastia removal is recommended for individuals with a growing bust, either due to fatty tissue or enlarged breast tissue.Around 75 to 90% of pubertal gynecomastia cases pass by themselves within 2 years, without the need for any treatment. However, it may cause psychological stress and depression in adolescents. 

Am I Suitable for Gynecomastia?

Overweight patients or patients with serious health conditions may not be suitable for gynecomastia surgery.

Preparing for Gynecomastia

The patient should stop taking any blood thinners such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements and stop smoking before the gynecomastia surgery.

How is Gynecomastia Performed?

Gynecomastia symptoms may look the same, but the causes and treatments may differ. There are two main approaches or goals of the surgery. To restore the natural contours of the breast and to correct any deformity of the breast, nipple, or areola tissues. In both cases the procedure is done under local anesthesia, making it practically painless. The most common one among them is a male breast reduction procedure, which is a combination of breast gland removal and liposuction. The surgery involves inserting a small tube through a 3- to 4-millimeter incision. The choice of surgical technique depends widely on the possibility of skin redundancy or the excess skin the patient will have during the surgery.

Gynecomastia Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient is required to stay 1 night in the hospital

Duration of Operation

1 to 2 hours

Back to Work

3 to 4 days

Gynecomastia Recovery

The Gynecomastia surgery recovery period lasts around 3-4 weeks, but the patient may return to work and normal activities in around 3-4 days. It can take six months to see the full results. The gynecomastia recovery period requires wearing a special type of vest for two weeks – the corset speeds up the healing process and also reduces the chance of complications such as edema.After one or two weeks, your stitches will either dissolve or be removed at your clinic. 

Gynecomastia Risks and Complications

Gynecomastia surgery, just like any plastic surgery, has a few risks that need to be taken into consideration: Anesthesia risksHematoma Infection A blood clotBreast asymmetry Wound healing problems Unevenly shaped breasts or nipples

Gynecomastia Side Effects

Gynecomastia surgery side effects can include bruising, swelling, discomfort, slight pain which can be soothed with painkillers, scarring, bleeding, developing lumps, and a temporary loss of sensitivity in the nipple.

Gynecomastia Success Rates

According to a gynecomastia surgery survey based on twenty-nine patients and a total of 53 breasts were operated, there were high satisfaction rates amongst both patients and surgeon. 37.9% of patients classified their outcome as ‘excellent’, 55.2% as ‘good’, 3.4% as ‘satisfactory’ and 3.4% as ‘poor’. 

Before and After Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia before and after pictures might look appealing, but the doctor’s instructions need to be followed thoroughly for the gynecomastia removal surgery to be a success.

Gynecomastia FAQ

Psuedogynecomastia vs. Gynecomastia – What is The Difference?

Pseudogynecomastia as a related condition to gynecomastia develops as fat deposition without glandular proliferation and occurs most frequently in obese men. Because of the increasing incidence of obesity, the number of patients with pseudogynecomastia is also increasing accordingly. 


Gynecomastia vs. Fat – How Can I Know If it’s Gynecomastia or Just Regular Fat? 

Generally speaking, if the patient’s body is at a stable weight, but the breasts tend to be enlarged for a more extended period (2 years), it is usually due to gynecomastia. It’s best to get a checkup from a GP. You should also see a GP if you have pain in the breast area or there's an obvious lump. The lump also may need to be removed in some cases.

Is Gynecomastia Surgery Painful?

Gynecomastia surgery is not painful. The procedure is done under local anesthesia so the patient won’t feel much pain. During the gynecomastia post-surgery period, the patient may feel discomfort and pain, but these effects can be eased by the use of painkillers the doctor prescribed.

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in May, 2019.