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Gynaecomastia And Its Treatment Explained

Gynaecomastia And Its Treatment Explained

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Gynaecomastia is a relatively common problem among Australian men, and the rest of the male population in the world for that matter. Patients who suffer from gynaecomastia have enlarged male breasts, which often provide a more feminine appearance.

Many men who suffer from gynaecomastia look at cosmetic surgery to provide a treatment. If you are interested in the male breast reduction and what it could do for gynaecomastia, please read the information provided by our team below.

What Are The Symptoms Of Gynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia has some typical symptoms. Most men who have this condition will experience extra tissue around the nipples. In other cases, the breasts of the male patient are more prominent. Please note, the condition can affect either one or both breasts.

In some rare cases of gynaecomastia, the male patient experiences some tenderness of the breasts. Some patients may even experience pain, although the latter is rarer with a condition such as gynaecomastia.

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What Are The Causes Of Gynaecomastia?

There is more than one cause for gynaecomastia, which explains the prominence of the condition among the male population. Below, we have explained each of the possible causes in a little more detail.

One of the major causes of gynaecomastia is a hormonal imbalance. When a male patient experiences an imbalance of testosterone and oestrogen, the higher level of oestrogen can cause the breast tissue to increase in size. Lower levels of testosterone can also cause the condition, as testosterone prevents the growth of breast tissue in men.

While obesity is not always the main cause of gynaecomastia, it can be a contributor to the condition. Men who are overweight may experience enlarged breasts, which disappear with proper diet and exercise. However, men who are significantly overweight can have increased levels of oestrogen, causing the breast tissue to increase in size. Therefore, weight loss does not necessarily mean that gynaecomastia will improve.

The natural ageing process can also be a cause of gynaecomastia. The body undergoes numerous changes as a result of ageing; this includes producing lower levels of testosterone and accumulating more body fat. So, these changes in hormone levels can certainly influence a condition such as gynaecomastia.

There are some additional causes of gynaecomastia; this includes side-effects caused by medications, illegal drug use, kidney failure, liver disease, alcoholism, and Klinefelter syndrome. Even though rare, these conditions can still contribute to a condition such as gynaecomastia.


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What Is A Male Breast Reduction?

The male breast reduction is one of the treatments for gynaecomastia. However, if a patient is significantly overweight, a diet may be recommended as the first line of treatment. If a patient has a considerable amount of excess breast tissue, then gynaecomastia could be the route to take.

A male breast reduction is aimed at the removal of excess fat and breast tissue; this provides the male patient with a more proportionate and masculine chest. Treatments such as the male breast reduction are not solely used for gynaecomastia, as it is also a treatment option for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight but are left with a sagging chest.

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How Much Will A Male Breast Reduction Cost?

The overall cost of a male breast reduction is subject to the amount of breast tissue and fat to be removed. Other factors can also influence the cost of your procedure; this includes the experience of the surgeon and the facilities the surgeon has at his disposal.

To get the most accurate estimate for a male breast reduction, it is always recommended to contact The Dr Lanzer Clinic and to book a consultation with Dr Lanzer. The Dr Lanzer Clinic provides a free no-obligation appointment, which can be used by new patients of The Dr Lanzer Clinic. If you wish to take advantage of this appointment, please contact our clinic today.

How Is A Male Breast Reduction Executed?

A male breast reduction is subject to the techniques used by your cosmetic surgery. Therefore, the procedure can also be executed under a local and a general anaesthetic; this depends on the preferences of the patient as well as the overall scope of the treatment.

During a male breast reduction, the cosmetic surgery usually makes a small incision around the nipple. Then, a cannula is fed through the small nick and excess fat is removed. However, if the cosmetic surgery must remove a significant amount of breast tissue as well, the surgeon may have to increase the size of the incision.

Before the patient leaves the clinic, he will receive some post-operative guidelines from our medical team. These guidelines contain vital information about your aftercare, so we urge patients to read through this information carefully.

Do you wish to book an appointment for a male breast reduction? Book your appointment today by contacting our team via telephone or the website enquiry form.


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