Gynecomastia Surgery In Brisbane
Gynecomastia Surgery In Brisbane
Does Gynecomastia Surgery Work?
Gynecomastia surgery in Brisbane is also known under the name ‘male breast reduction’. During this procedure, the cosmetic surgeon can remove excess breast tissue (glandular tissue) or excess fat from the male chest.
Contrary to popular belief, gynecomastia is not always caused by being overweight. While an increased amount of fatty tissue can cause breast enlargement, it can also be caused by other things such as a hormonal imbalance, abuse of anabolic steroids, and other causes. So, some cases may require surgery for gynecomastia.
The right treatment for gynecomastia depends on the underlying cause. Obviously, if the patient’s medical history shows that the patient suffers from a hormonal imbalance and subsequent excess male breast tissue, cosmetic surgery may be the right course to take. However, if the patient is overweight, then weight loss will be recommended as the first line of treatment.
Of course, the long-term success of gynecomastia surgery also somewhat depends on the patient. More specifically, the patient must maintain a healthy lifestyle after their treatment. A stable weight, a healthy diet and plenty of exercises ensure that the patient can maintain the results from the procedure. When a healthy lifestyle is not maintained, excess fat deposits can return in other areas. Evidently, these fats can be difficult to remove with diet and exercise alone.
Patients can generally enjoy long-term results from gynecomastia surgery. Of course, it is vital that the exact cause of the gynecomastia is found. For example, patients who abuse anabolic steroids after their surgery can find that the problem returns.
How Is Gynecomastia Surgery In Brisbane Performed?
Gynecomastia surgery in Brisbane can be performed in different ways. For example, if a patient has a large amount of excess fat, then liposuction can be one of the surgical procedures that will be recommended for that patient. However, if the patient has excess breast tissue, then excision of the breast tissue may be required.
Breast reduction surgery can be executed under both local and general anaesthetic. The type of anaesthetic used during the procedure depends on the complexity of the surgery as well as its overall duration and the anxiety levels of the patient.
Liposuction on the male chest is executed by making a small incision in a strategic location. Next, the surgeon uses a tumescent fluid to prepare the fat for removal. He will then insert a small cannula and use gentle suction to remove the fat from the male breasts.
How Long After Gynecomastia Surgery Can I Return To Work?
Recovery time is different for everyone, as healing speed can vary from one person to the next. Of course, it is always most important to listen to your own body when it comes to healing after surgery.
The initial recovery time for breast reduction surgery is approximately two weeks. During these initial two weeks, patients must avoid heavy exercise and stick to light walking instead. Patients will also be required to attend a follow-up appointment with their cosmetic surgeon, to ensure that no complications have arisen from the surgery and that the procedure was a success.
Patients should avoid strenuous activity after their surgery, but light walking is encouraged. A special compression garment should also be worn during recovery, as this will reduce side-effects such as bruising and swelling around the chest.
To get a clear estimate on when you can return to work, it is best to speak to your cosmetic surgeon during your initial consultation. By having an estimate before your surgery, you can prepare much better.
There are a few minor preparations you can take care of before your surgery takes place. Firstly, report all medications and supplements you are taking to your cosmetic surgeon before the procedure takes place. Some medications can cause complications during your surgery, so they must be stopped before surgery commences. Common examples of such medications and supplements are anti-inflammatory medications, aspirin, and herbal supplements.
In addition to stopping medications that could increase bleeding, patients should also cease smoking at least two weeks before their surgery. Smokers have a bigger chance of infection, so stopping smoking can reduce that chance of infection greatly.
To promote the healing process after surgery, it can be a good idea to increase your intake of fruits and vegetables before surgery. Dietary changes that can promote the healing process also include limiting sugars, reducing alcohol consumption and more. Some cardiovascular exercises before the procedure can also promote the healing process. Remember, strenuous exercise is advised against after the surgery, so being in good shape before surgery can certainly help your overall healing.
Finally, it can be a good idea to prepare your home for your recovery. Make sure that your bed is freshly made and that there is a person on hand to help you with your recovery.
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Is Gynecomastia Surgery In Brisbane Safe?
Gynecomastia surgery in Brisbane is relatively safe, but patients cannot forget that any kind of surgery can be accompanied by the risk of complications. This is no different for gynecomastia, as it is subject to risks such as infection after surgery.
Before the procedure takes place, patients are given a consent form that describes all the associated risks in a lot more detail. We advise that patients read this consent form thoroughly before signing it. If patients have any questions about the risks described in the consent form, be sure to ask them during a consultation with Dr Lanzer or one of his associates.
How Do I Contact The Dr Lanzer Clinic For A Gynecomastia Surgery In Brisbane Appointment?
If you wish to request a consultation with Dr Lanzer or one of his associates, simply enter your information on the online enquiry form. Our clinic will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Alternatively, if you rather contact the clinic directly, simply contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic by telephone.
Do you want to see some examples of patients who had gynecomastia surgery? Head over to our before and after section for more information.