Gynaecomastia is enlargement of male breast tissue, also referred to as “man boobs.” This condition is rarely a serious medical problem, but it can be psychologically damaging for the men that have to deal with it. This condition may affect as many as 50 percent of all males at some point in their lives, and while many cases resolve on their own, those that do not may require surgical correction to eliminate extra tissue and create a more masculine chest contour.
Dr Teston is an experienced plastic surgeon that understands the emotional trauma gynaecomastia can cause. She offers customisable male breast reduction procedures to help her male patients reach their aesthetic goals. With different techniques and methods to choose from, you can rest assured your procedure will be tailored to your specific needs and desired outcome.
There are a number of potential causes of gynaecomastia:
When it is possible to determine the cause of the gynaecomastia, this may help you understand how to treat the condition most effectively. When the cause of gynaecomastia cannot be found, or the swollen breast tissue lingers even after stopping medication or treating an underlying disorder, surgery will likely be recommended as your best course of action in treating the problem.
Dr Teston performs male breast reduction using one of two methods. For men with minimal enlargement, liposuction may be sufficient for removing the excess tissue and smoothing the chest contour. Liposuction is performed at an accredited hospital, and you will likely be able to go home later that same day.
During liposuction, a small incision is made to allow for insertion of a narrow cannula directly into the breast tissue. The cannula is responsible for loosening the fat and tissue and suctioning it out of the body. In some cases, laser energy may be added to the procedure to liquefy fat cells for easier removal. After your liposuction procedure, you will be placed into a support garment that minimises swelling and aids the healing process.
Other patients might require surgical breast reduction, in which an incision is made and excess skin and tissue is surgically excised. This technique is recommended when more tissue removal is needed and when loose skin might interfere with the results of liposuction. This procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and may require a night or two in the hospital before you go home to complete your recovery process.
Your recovery will depend on the specific procedure performed. Men that undergo liposuction may be back to regular activities within about one week. Surgical gynaecomastia treatment takes a bit longer to recover from, with most men back to their routine within one to two weeks. Exercising at the gym will be restricted for three to four weeks depending on the procedure used for your reduction. The results of your procedure will be permanent, giving you a more masculine chest profile and a boost of confidence that will last a lifetime.
If you are dealing with the emotional impact of gynaecomastia, help is available. Schedule your personal consultation with Dr Teston today by phoning her office on (02) 9708 3511.
*The information about Gynaecomastia was reviewed by Dr. Leana Teston. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.
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