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Male Breast Reduction
What is Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia or Gynaecomastia surgery is the cosmetic surgery procedure to precisely reshape or reduce the size of your chest.
Dr Ashley leads our team of cosmetic surgeons. He has over 25 years of experience in liposuction surgery procedures which is all or part of the gynecomastia procedure.
Our experienced Cosmetic Surgeons have performed over 10,000 liposuction procedures including gynecomastia.
He regularly refines his technique and training in the United States.
By continually improving his techniques, you are receiving the latest techniques to give you the best natural-looking, pleasing result to your chest.
No-one should ever know you have had the procedure done!
What causes Gynecomastia?
Enlarged male breasts are often caused by an imbalance of male and female hormones in the body. At your initial consultation, ultrasound and pathology investigations may be ordered to check the ratio of female to male hormones.
There are a number of reasons this imbalance can occur. It could be due to abnormal hormone-secreting tumours, or a congenital imbalance of hormones.
Medications can also create an imbalance such as anabolic steroids, particular diuretics, digoxin (a cardiac drug), and some prostate/hair-loss reduction medication.
Before offering options for your concerns it is important to investigate the underlying causes first, rather than to simply treat this as a cosmetic problem.
After you have had the appropriate investigations and there is no evidence of glandular tissue and only fat is present, then it can be treated simply with liposuction.
Your Gynecomastia Surgery
All our gynecomastia surgery are done as a day procedure and takes between 1 to 2 hours to perform.
Procedures are usually performed with local anaesthetic and sedation, as required.
A general anaesthetic can be an option if you would prefer.
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible.
Determining the symptoms will determine the preferred treatment option for you.
- Fatty tissue – which is soft.
- Glandular tissue – which is firm and dense.
- both liposuction with excision
When your condition is predominantly fatty tissue, then liposuction is the preferred option.
In this procedure, very small incisions are made, through which a cannula is inserted, a local anaesthetic is infused and then the fat is sucked out.
This is usually performed using local anaesthetic with sedation, however, it can be done with a general anaesthetic.
If breast tissue is required to be removed too then a small incision is made on the edge of the aerola and the tissue removed and sent away for pathology.
Your Gynecomastia Recovery
After your male breast reduction procedure, you may be a little sore and swollen.
You will have to wear a compression vest for 4-6 weeks.
To assist with your healing we may recommend you come in for lymphatic drainage or gentle massage.
Gynecomastia procedures generally heal quite quickly so you can return to work within a couple of days. Of course depending on your type of work.
More strenuous activity after about 2-3 weeks.
Full recovery about 4 – 6 weeks.
How much does gynecomastia cost?
All consultations are free, so you can get to know us and understand the surgical procedure.
A personal consultation with an experienced Cosmetic Surgeon is important when you are ready to explore your options.
The price for gynecomastia surgery– is inclusive and tailored for each condition. So please don’t hesitate to call or email us and we will be able to give you an estimation for your concerns.
Our costs include all your procedure costs, medication and all your gynecomastia surgery recovery and aftercare.
All your consultations, before and after your procedure are complimentary.
Your aftercare could also include lymphatic drainage and massage.
If you prefer a general anaesthetic then there will be additional anaesthetist and theatre fees.
All cosmetic surgery procedures, including gynecomastia surgery, may have risks and complications are possible, however, rare.
As a result, it is important for you to decide whether the potential risks outweigh the benefit of the procedure and will be discussed with you.
The risks are rare and can include
- Not removing enough tissue or fatty deposits
- Poor wound healing
- Reaction to tapes or dressings
At Aesthetica Image Centre, we understand and are sympathetic to the sensitive nature of your concerns.
Generally, not many people know what you are going through.
We are happy to share our experiences to help and support you throughout your journey.
Male breast reduction is a common cosmetic surgery. You are not alone while considering this.
There are not any Australian statistics, unfortunately, however, in America gynecomastia procedures has increased over 35% over the past 15 years.
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It is important to understand that any surgical, medical procedure or proven non-surgical treatment carries risks.
Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.