Man Boob Surgery Patient Information
Man Boob Surgery Patient Information
A male breast reduction is a common surgical procedure executed at a cosmetic surgery clinic. The gynecomastia procedure includes the removal of excess fat and tissue, which cause the male breasts to have a more feminine form. By removing excess fat and tissue, the patient in question can enjoy a more masculine chest.
To provide patients with information about the male breast reduction, our team has created an overview containing vital information patients should be aware of. So, if you are considering this procedure in the future, please read the information found below.
What Is Gynaecomastia?
Gynaecomastia is a medical condition caused by hormonal imbalance, genetics, the abuse of anabolic steroids, liver disease, or excess weight. The common condition causes increased levels of oestrogen in men, resulting in breast tissue growth. As a result, patients suffering from gynaecomastia may display more feminine breasts.
Man boob surgery, also known as the male breast surgery, is a common procedure obtained by patients who suffer from gynaecomastia. Of course, the patient must meet certain medical criteria to be eligible for the procedure. For example, if a patient is significantly overweight, weight loss can reduce the size of the male breasts. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and have laxity of the chest muscles may need a breast lift to achieve the desired result.
Patients who experience a loss of self-confidence due to the condition may get a referral to a mental health professional to determine if the condition is the right choice for them. Breast enlargement can be distressing for many male patients, but it is important to weigh up all the options to discover which is best for you.
What Does a Male Breast Reduction Cost?
A male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery can involve an excision or a liposuction this is why the gynaecomastia surgery can vary considerably in price throughout Australia and the rest of the world. The experience of your surgeon and the clinic you have the procedure at could also be factors in determining the overall cost of your treatment.
The best way to get an exact estimate for your breast reduction is by having a consultation with your cosmetic surgery. At the Dr Lanzer Clinic, you can take advantage of a no-obligation free consultation, during which Dr Lanzer can determine your suitability for the procedure, explain the treatment, and provide you with an estimate for the treatment. Naturally, you are not obligated to go ahead with the procedure if you decide to attend this appointment.
A health insurance item number or medicare could apply for some male breast reduction surgery. This can be discussed with Dr Lanzer or one of his associates before the procedure takes place. Please note that not all surgical treatments are subject to insurance, so it is important to discuss this in detail with the surgeon.
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What Happens During a Male Breast Reduction?
A male breast reduction can be executed under local and general anaesthetic, so the patient can expect to receive a form of sedation or anaesthesia before the procedure takes place. Since the surgeon will make some incisions during this procedure, it is important for the patient to be comfortable. If a general anaesthetic is used for the removal of excess breast tissue or fat in the chest area, an anaesthetist will be present during the procedure to ensure the patient’s safety and comfort.
Incisions made during a male breast reduction depend heavily on the amount of glandular tissue or fatty tissue that must be removed and the overall complexity of the treatment. Some reductions only require tiny nicks, through which the surgeon can feed the cannula into the treatment area. Other procedures may require larger incisions.
At the start of a breast reduction, the surgeon will make a small incision in a strategic location; this could be around the areola . A small cannula is then fed into the treatment area, which the surgeon uses to remove the excess fat. A larger incision may be required for the removal of male breast tissue and the removal of excess skin.
Do I Need to Stay in the Clinic After a Breast Reduction?
The majority of patients can leave the clinic on the same day of the surgery. Compression garments can be provided to male patients during their recovery process. Dr Lanzer and his associates can also provide patients with a better idea about their recovery time and provide additional tips that can be implemented during the healing process.
How Long Do I Need to Recover from a Breast Reduction?
Recovering from a breast reduction is different for everyone, although most people will take a couple of days off work in order to get sufficient rest. During this time, it is important to do some light walking; this reduces the chance of post-surgery complications. However, patients are to refrain from strenuous exercise.
During the recovery process, it is quite normal to experience symptoms such as bruising and swelling; these are common side-effects of most cosmetic procedures. Until these symptoms have subsided, patients cannot evaluate the results they have obtained from the treatment. Even though there might be a significant difference already, the full results are only noticeable once post-surgery side-effects have disappeared.
The Dr Lanzer Clinic will provide patients with the necessary information for their recovery. Patients will also receive some prescribed medication for pain management and infection prevention after their breast reduction procedure. It is important to take these medications as instructed by the Dr Lanzer Clinic.
Do you have more questions about the male breast reduction? Or do you want to book a consultation with Dr Lanzer to determine if you are eligible for the procedure? For more information about the male breast reduction, or to take advantage of your free initial consultation, please contact the friendly team at the Dr Lanzer Clinic via telephone, email, or website contact form.