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Breast reduction for men

Natural results for a boost in your confidence

As a man, do you have too much breast tissue and does this make you insecure? Know that you are not alone. The condition gynecomastia is very common. If we look at the numbers, between 40 and 60 percent of men have this condition which causes their breast tissue to grow bigger. This can result in buying oversized shirts, feeling self-conscious and insecure, and perhaps avoiding situations where the upper body is visible. Every man experiences this differently, although the impact gynecomastia has on life is probably the same. We speak of gynecomastia when the breasts swell and become larger due to the mammary gland or fat. The breast consists of glandular tissue that is firm and thick, and fatty tissue that is soft. The ratio varies from person to person and also from breast to breast.

You may also have too much of both types of tissue. There is also a solution for this for men, called a breast reduction (Gynecomastia surgery).

Why choose for Essential Aesthetics?

Safety & quality mark
Your safety is crucial to us. Essential Aesthetics is therefore proud to have ISO-9001 and NEN-8009 quality marks. This means that we meet international requirements for quality, safety and care. In addition, this certification emphasises the importance of the wishes of our patients and of our commitment to continuous improvement.

Your trust is the heart of our clinic
The standard of Essential Aesthetics is that the most precious asset that you place in our hands is treated with respect and dedication. Our team understands that surgery is a big step that has not only a physical, but also an emotional impact. We therefore do our utmost to support you in this as well as possible.

Excellence is our norm
The combination of international surgeons and the sharing of knowledge and experience enables us to deliver a high level of aesthetic surgery. The team of Essential Aesthetics always strives for the highest achievable and shows this through great involvement and striving for excellent results. Our surgeons have a heart for people and for everyone’s personal and natural beauty.

Unlimited pre- and post care
Essential Aesthetics is known for excellent before and after care. During the consultations we take the time to listen carefully to your questions and wishes. Our personal attention and warm approach makes you feel at home. Even after the procedure, our medical team will offer you the necessary care.

What happens during a breast reduction for men?

There are several techniques that can be used in gynecomastia surgery. Our surgeon will discuss the type of surgery based on the underlying reason and desired outcome. These techniques can also be combined if necessary. Below is a brief overview:

Removal of fatty tissue
Liposuction can remove excess fatty tissue. This is done by inserting a tube through a 3-to-5- millimeter incision. After liposuction, the skin forms to the new contours of the treated areas. The resulting contour changes are generally permanent, as long as the weight remains stable.

Removal of glandular tissue
Excess glandular tissue around the areola and from the sides and bottom of the breast is removed. This will normally leave a scar around the edge of the nipple.

Excess skin removal
In some cases, the skin may not adjust well to the new, smaller breast circumference. Especially when a large amount of fat or glandular tissue has been removed. In this case, the surgeon will remove excess skin and tighten it.

Aftercare for Gynecomastia surgery

The aftercare after surgery is very important and is of your own importance. Although, fortunately, the list for Gynecomastia treatment is not too bad. Here are the most important points:

  • After the surgery, it is important that you refrain from heavy household chores/physical activities until the surgeon gives the green light.
  • You will be given a medical compression suit to wear day and night.
  • The treated area may feel somewhat warm and swollen, you may cool this down by placing a cold compression on the compression suit every now and then.
  • Of course, no alcohol for a while during the first period until the doctor indicates that this is allowed again. Don’t worry, this is not for long.

The result

The result of Gynecomastia treatment is a flatter breast and more self-confidence.

During the consultation, a number of factors are taken into account, including existing breasts (fatty and glandular), nipple position, age, skin texture, anatomy, healing properties and general health. These will influence the outcome of your gynecomastia.

Our medical team strives to deliver the most natural looking results as safely as possible.

Risks and complications

Like all surgeries, breast reduction involves risks and there is a risk of complications. The risks include:

  • Unsightly scarring
  • Bleeding (haematoma)
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Changes in (the sensation of) the nipple, temporarily or permanently
  • Sore breasts


  • Breast reduction from € 6.500,-
  • Postoperative scar treatment 125 euro per zone

Use the free (and obligation-free) consultation, to ask any questions you may have. The doctor will examine, together with you, the possibilities that best suit your body. Should you want another appointment after this one or need more information, we would be delighted to oblige. This is your body we are talking about, you deserve the best so make that appointment. Essential Aesthetics is proud to have already helped so many patients on their
journey to a more beautiful body and is honored with a satisfaction score of no less than 96%. [Read the reviews here]

Now it is up to you! Book a free personal consultation with one of our care team specialists 070 220 2222. Because you are essential to us.

The second consultation with your chosen surgeon costs € 50 and is then deducted from the cost of the operation(s). Even if you do not go forward and book a treatment with us after the second consultation, you will still have received, for € 50, an extensive and medically sound consultation which will provide you with a lot of information, and a valuable basis for any subsequent steps.

About us

Pleasantly surprised by the care I received at Essential Aesthetics. Top doctors and staff are very kind and caring!  definitely recommend this clinic!


Essential Aesthetics is a special clinic with ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certification, in a beautiful monumental building in The Hague. We are specialised in plastic surgery, injectables, weight loss and anti-ageing treatments. From our vision, Essential Aesthetics offers you as much guidance as possible in all disciplines necessary for a healthy lifestyle.
Our clinic was born from the passion of one woman. The passion for beauty and a deep sense of gratitude for all that our body gives us has led to the life work of the owner and founder: a clinic that encourages women to become more self-confident and empowered and to enjoy more of the gift of a beautiful and healthy body. And that’s what Essential Aesthetics does with a passionate team of Dutch, international doctors and experience experts. Essential Aesthetics is a brand made by women, for women. It’s a lot to trust your body to someone else. We understand that and therefore offer you only the best and safety from our clinic.
You can come to our clinic for fillers, Muscle relaxants treatments but also for plastic surgery: breast augmentation, buttock augmentation, face lifts, liposuction and more. What makes our clinic unique is that we will also be offering you professional DNA research, nutritional advice, connective tissue massage and sports guidance.

Meet our specialists

Our ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certified clinic only works with experienced qualified specialists with passion for the profession, who care and have an eye for your needs and wishes as our patient, with respect for your natural beauty. Our business is built around fulfilling your wishes! We bring in the commitment to details, to the highest quality and safety requirements, to ensure the best result. Thanks to our international doctors active in the field and up to date with the latest trends and techniques, we can help you to get the best result possible. Our specialists are looking forward to working with you to see how we can make your dream come true. The Essential Aesthetics care team is there for you before, during and after the journey. From the intake to the aftercare. With us you are in capable, safe hands because you are essential to us.

Dr. Gabriel Jansen

Senior Dutch plastic surgeon

Cosmetic surgery requires a personal,
tailor-made approach, something that
Dr. Gabriel Jansen is always aware of.

Dr. Aniel Sewnaik

Medical director & Face surgeon

Dr. Sewnaik is a BIG-registered physician with years of experience in reconstructive surgery to the head and neck.

Dr. Luca Piombino

Italian plastic surgeon

Dr. Luca Piombino is an Italian trained and registered expert in plastic surgery.

Dr. Professor Philippe Levan

Renowned French plastic surgeon

Dr. Professor Levan is a leading French plastic surgeon with more than 27 years of experience in plastic surgery and a pioneer in the field of remodelling. He is an internationally recognized innovator in the field of buttock implants and the inventor of biconvex implants.

Gynecomastia The Hague - Breast reduction men The Hague

The gynecomastia can take place under local anesthesia in our clinic in The Hague. The intake, aftercare and check-ups of a gynecomastia also take place in our beautiful building in The Hague. Gynecomastia The Hague is done at Essential Aesthetics.


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