“Male breast reduction is professionally known as gynecomastia surgery, which involves the removal and sculpting of the male breast tissue.”
Gynecomastia is a condition that can affect men of all different ages and is a result of the overdevelopment of breast tissue. This excess tissue generally forms just below the nipple, making the chest appear softer and less contoured. Many men who are overweight also think that they are suffering from gynecomastia, however, it is likely that they are merely overweight with excess weight being present all over the body.
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If you are overweight and think you have gynecomastia or medical ‘man boobs’, it is recommended that you get closer to your goal weight before considering any type of surgery. This is important because if you do end up losing weight, you might find that a body lift will be necessary. In the case of excessive weight loss, it’s rare that just one procedure will make a difference to the contours of the body, which is why a body lift generally needs to be considered.
In rare cases, a male patient could be suffering from puffy nipples and not gynecomastia.
Am I a candidate for gynaecomastia surgery?
There are many different factors that could eliminate you as a candidate for male breast reduction. Some of these factors include hormonal imbalances, medication and other diseases or disorders. If the cause of your gynecomastia stems from a treatable cause, then it’s important that the underlying condition be treated before surgery is considered. Male breast reduction patients should also be in good health and have achieved or be close to their goal weight. This is not a form of weight-loss surgery – the aim is to contour the chest.
What happens after male breast reduction surgery?
After your male breast reduction surgery at our Perth plastic surgery clinic, you may require the area to be drained and dressings or compresses to be applied. The recovery time required for this procedure is usually 4 – 6 weeks but this will be different for everyone. The first 2 – 3 days should be spent getting as much rest as possible. It’s essential that you wear your compression garment as instructed to reduce swelling and promote healing. Most patients are able to return to work within a week if they don’t have a physically demanding job. Strenuous exercise, particularly anything that targets your chest, should be avoided for at least a month to prevent complications.
Options for getting rid of male breasts
If it’s determined that you are struggling with gynecomastia and should consider a male breast reduction procedure, we recommend visiting Dr Anh’s cosmetic surgery clinic in Perth. The procedure itself usually consists of liposuction to remove fat as well as an excision of any breast tissue (glandular tissue) that has formed. This will remove and correct the tissue that is affecting the appearance of your ‘pecs’ – all of which is performed under general anaesthetic.
Depending on the amount of tissue that needs to be removed, the average procedure takes about 2 hours to complete. Patients will need to be at least 18 years of age before this procedure can be considered.
Your consultation will always be discreet and comfortable
We are passionate about creating a comfortable environment for patients of all ages, genders and conditions. We offer consultations with both male and female surgeons, including Dr Anh and Dr Rob. During your initial consultation (which will take up to 45 minutes), your surgeon will discuss your condition with you and gain an understanding of how you feel about it, the results you want to achieve as well as what your expectations are. You will also be able to ask questions during this time and we encourage you to do so.
Perth residents, schedule your Gynaecomastia consultation with Dr Rob Choa today!
Dr Rob Choa and his cosmetic consultants will spend about 45 minutes with you to gain a better understanding of why you are seeking male breast reduction surgery and the results you want to achieve. Dr Rob Choa will also discuss your medical and surgical history in order to determine if you are an ideal candidate.
If you feel ready to take the next step and have a consultation to discuss your treatment options, please call us today on 08 9361 2118