Gynecomastia Surgery In Sydney
Gynecomastia Surgery In Sydney
Gynecomastia surgery in Sydney is a relatively common procedure, mainly because man boobs are such a frequently occurring problem. But what should one expect from gynecomastia surgery in Sydney? And how can gynecomastia surgery in Sydney help with a problem such as man boobs? Dr Lanzer and his associates will address all these questions below.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia refers to enlarged male breasts. The enlargement of the breasts can be caused by numerous things, this includes excess breast tissue and fatty tissue. These factors can in turn also be caused by different things, from the abuse of anabolic steroids to a hormonal imbalance and genetics.
Patients who are obese are usually advised to lose some weight before considering gynecomastia surgery in Sydney. Weight loss can reduce a problem such as gynecomastia if the patient is substantially overweight. However, this does not mean that obesity is always the cause of the problem.
Some patients who lost a considerable amount of weight might still require male breast reduction surgery. Sometimes, the weight does not shift despite plenty of exercise and a healthy diet. In these cases, surgery might be needed to correct the problem.
Is Gynecomastia Surgery Worth It?
This is very much a personal decision, so the answer can be quite subjective in that manner. Some patients have been plagued by a more feminine male chest for years and find that the cosmetic surgery is worth it to them. However, if you are considering the procedure and want to ensure you are making the right decision, it is always best to speak to your cosmetic surgeon and get a second opinion as well. It is also a good idea to someone who had the procedure done, as this can provide some additional insight.
A good candidate for the procedure is usually someone who has excess breast tissue or fat in the breasts due to certain medical conditions or simple genetics. Some of these patients can have undergone serious weight loss but could be left with some excess skin and fat. Procedures performed in patients who had bariatric surgery or those who lost a large amount of weight can therefore require the surgeon to remove the excess skin as well as fat to restore the chest.
Does Gynecomastia Surgery Hurt?
A local or a general anaesthetic is used when the procedure is done at the day surgery. This means that patients will not feel any pain during the reduction. Of course, patients should expect some discomfort once the sedation wears off. Most patients can manage any discomfort well with over-the-counter pain medications and the compression garment.
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Does Gynecomastia Surgery Leave Scars?
The type of scar that is left after the procedure can depend heavily on the technique used by the surgeon. For example, if a patient mainly has fat in the breasts, then the surgeon can make a small nick to gain access to the treatment area and remove the fat through a tiny cannula. On the other hand, if the patient has more breast tissue, then an excision technique must be used to remove the breast tissue. This also means that the incision will be larger.
An experienced cosmetic surgeon will always try to keep the scar in a place that is easily hidden or within a natural skinfold. If you have some concerns about the scar that will remain after your procedure, your cosmetic surgeon can give you a much better idea of what to expect. Since every procedure is unique to the patient, it is always best to speak to your surgeon to get the most accurate overview.
How Long To Wear A Compression Vest After Gynecomastia Surgery?
Many patients will have to wear a compression vest after their procedure. The compression vest has a number of functions, this includes reducing the bruising and swelling that can be encountered after the procedure.
Most patients have to wear the compression garment for a couple of weeks, but this all depends on the advice given to you by the cosmetic surgeon. Before you leave the clinic, you will get instructions on how to use the compression vest after your male breast reduction.
Can Gynecomastia Return After Surgery?
Since breast tissue and fat cells are physically removed from the chest area, the problem is unlikely to return after surgery. Of course, it is still necessary for patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery since fat can start to accumulate in another area if the patient gains a substantial amount of weight. In turn, this fat can also become persistent and quite resistant to diet and exercise. So, maintaining a healthy lifestyle after a male breast reduction is certainly recommended.
Patients can get some assistance with their new healthy lifestyle at The Dr Lanzer Clinic as well. For example, you can visit our clinic for some nutrition advice, as The Dr Lanzer Clinic also has a nutritionist who can offer the necessary services. If you have been struggling with lifestyle previously, it could be a good idea to get some additional help here.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost In Sydney?
Gynecomastia cost can depend on the type of procedure you are having. As mentioned earlier, there are procedures where the surgeon solely removes fat, while other procedures involve breast tissue removal. Then there are also procedures where both are removed, and this can add to the overall complexity of it. Evidently, this also impacts the cost.
To avoid confusion when it comes to the cost of a male breast reduction, it can be a good idea to get your estimate directly from the cosmetic surgeon. Some cosmetic surgeons charge for this service, but at The Dr Lanzer Clinic, new patients can use a free and no-obligation appointment. During your consult, you will be able to obtain a cost estimate for your reduction procedure as well as gain additional information about the procedure. After this initial consultation, you will be able to make an informed decision before going ahead.