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. 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, 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.
On the other hand, if after appropriate investigations have been performed there is no evidence of glandular tissue and only fat is present, then it can be treated simply as a cosmetic problem.
This condition is not generally a serious problem. As a result, some men do experience pain and discomfort. It can lead to embarrassment, limit lifestyle activities and clothing choices.
At Aesthetica Image Centre, Melbourne, 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.
Gynecomastia Surgery Melbourne, also known as gynecomastia surgery, male breast reduction surgery, man boob reduction, moobs reduction.
If you are suffering embarrassment or lack confidence from the size of your chest, then our Aesthetica surgeons may have the solution for you.
It can occur in one or both breasts.
To find out more, you are welcome to come in for a free consultation to discuss your concerns and options with one of our experienced surgeons.
Aesthetica – Gynecomastia Surgery
Types of Procedures
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
Once determined, either liposuction or excision will be the preferred option.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Questions Should I Ask?
Selecting a surgeon to perform your surgery can often be very confusing.
Most importantly, you should feel comfortable with the doctor you have chosen to perform your procedure and be aware of his experience and aftercare.
The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) is the only organisation in Australia that certifies surgeons for cosmetic procedures. For more information on their standards of training and experience needed to obtain this certification visit www.accs.org.au.
The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Members are surgeons who offer cosmetic procedures with recognised qualifications granted by the Australian Medical Council (AMC). However, this recognition doesn’t include an assessment by the AMC of training or expertise in cosmetic surgical procedures like liposuction, vaginal rejuvenation, or breast augmentation.
We have compiled a list of questions you may find helpful whilst doing your research.
Don’t hesitate to ask the Doctor at your consultation, or if you feel uncomfortable doing this then ask at reception or the patient advisor.
- How many times have you performed the procedure you are recommending? Make sure it is hundreds, if not, thousands of times.
- How many times have you performed my procedure in the last 6 months?
- Are you a trainee? Some cut-price clinics use trainee surgeons.
- Are you a Fellow of the ACCS and are you specifically certified in my procedure?
- If you are a plastic surgeon, have you done any extra training in my procedure?
- What aftercare will I receive?
- What is your own complication rate?
- What happens if I am unhappy with my results?
- If required, will there be a specialist anaesthetist to look after me during the operation and will my procedure be performed in a registered theatre?
- Can I see photos of your own work on patients like me?
All the best, take your time and do your research when investigating a surgeon, as it is one of the most important decisions you can make.
Gynecomastia Surgery Costs
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 of gynecomastia surgery– are inclusive.
It includes all your procedure costs, medication and all your gynecomastia surgery recovery and aftercare.
All your consultations, before and after your procedure are included.
Your aftercare also includes Red light treatments which aid in recovery and reduction of swelling.
If you prefer a general anaesthetic then there will be additional anaesthetist and theatre fees.
Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery
After your male breast reduction procedure, you may be a little sore and swollen. To assist with your healing we may recommend you come in for lymphatic drainage or gentle massage.
You are able to return to work within 3-5 days.
More strenuous activity after about 2-3 weeks.
Full recovery about 4 – 6 weeks
Gynecomastia Before and After
We have many gynecomastia surgery procedures before and after photos. However, due to the personal nature of these pictures, we prefer to email them to you.
When will I see results?
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.
You will be in a compression garment to assist healing for a couple of weeks.
Swelling takes 4-6 weeks to go down. You will generally see the final result after approximately 6 weeks.
Gynecomastia Surgery Risks?
As with all cosmetic surgery procedures, gynecomastia surgery risks and complications are possible, however, rare.
We will discuss these in full with you during your consultation.
The decision to have gynecomastia surgery is personal and optional.
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
As with all cosmetic surgery procedures, there is no guarantee and it is not a permanent solution.
You are encouraged to seek a second opinion from a qualified health professional.
Male breast reduction is a common cosmetic surgery . You are not alone while considering this - Some facts:
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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