Male Breast Reduction
Male Breast Reduction
A common gynaecomastia treatment, or enlarged breasts in male patients, is the male breast reduction. During this procedure, a cosmetic surgeon removes excess tissue from the male breasts to restore the masculine appearance of the chest. To learn more about gynaecomastia treatment and man boob surgery, please read our information below.
What Is Gynaecomastia?
Gynaecomastia is the term used for enlarged male breasts. The condition can have several causes, including but not limited to hormonal imbalance, obesity, alcoholism, illegal drug use and side-effects caused by certain medications.
If obesity is the cause of gynaecomastia in a male patient, cosmetic surgeons will often recommend a change in diet before performing man boob surgery. However, if returning to a normal bodyweight does not reduce the size of the breasts in a male patient, man boob surgery may still be an option.
How Is Man Boob Surgery Performed?
A male breast reduction is performed by the removal of excess tissue; this may include glandular and fatty tissue. In some cases, the surgeon may need to remove excess skin as well.
An increasingly large number of surgeons are using liposuction for the removal of excess tissue during man boob surgery. Thanks to advances in liposuction technology, there are more techniques that can remove excess tissue in a more precise manner, which is why many surgeons turn to liposuction during man boob surgery.
Male breast reductions can be performed under a local anaesthetic with sedation, or a general anaesthetic. Even though local anaesthetic is preferred by most surgeons, general anaesthetic may be required for anxious patients, or patients where a larger amount of excess tissue must be removed.
Once the patient is sedated, the surgeon will make a small incision on each side of the chest. The location of the incision will depend on the technique used by the surgeon, since there are some variations that can be used for the removal of excess tissue. However, in most cases, the surgeon makes the incision along the edge of the areola or on the armpit.
When the incision is made, the surgeon can finally remove the excess fat and/or glandular tissue via liposuction.
Discover Gynaecomastia Treatment Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for a Gynaecomastia procedure. The technique also enables him to sculpt the contours of the chest, which provide the patient in question with a more masculine chest.
If you’re looking to remove fat from the breast, get a free consultation at Melbourne Gynaecomastia Treatment clinic with Dr Lanzer.
Is the Procedure Different If More Excess Skin or Glandular Tissue Needs to Be Removed?
If a surgeon needs to remove a larger amount of glandular tissue, or excess skin that is affecting the appearance of the male chest, the surgeon may need to use tissue excision. With a tissue excision, the surgeon can remove more glandular tissue and skin than with liposuction alone.
The size of the incision during a tissue excision depends on the extend of the male breast reduction. In most cases, the surgeon will make the incision on the edge of the areola, which is also referred to as a peri-areolar incision. However, the incision can also be made within the natural creases of a patient’s chest.
What Can I Expect When Leaving the Clinic after a Gynaecomastia Treatment?
Male breast reduction procedures are executed on an outpatient basis, which means that most patients can leave the clinic on the same day as their surgery. However, there are some things to consider when you leave the clinic after a male breast reduction.
Before you leave the clinic after a male breast reduction, you will be given a compression garment; this garment needs to be worn to reduce swelling, but also provides the necessary support so the treatment area can heal properly. The garment also maintains the shape of the treated area, so the body has time to conform to its new shape.
When leaving our clinic, it is important to have someone available who can drive you home. Even if the procedure was performed under a local anaesthetic, you may feel a little disorientated after the procedure, so it is best to have someone drive you home as a safety precaution.
During the first 24 hours, it is also recommended to have someone stay with you. Even though the risk of serious complications is minor, having someone with you during the first 24 hours is always recommended in case something goes wrong.
Are the Results Obtained from a Male Breast Reduction Long Term?
Results obtained from man boob surgery are more long term, because the cosmetic surgeon removes all excess fat and glandular tissue that was causing the problem. However, this does not mean that the problem cannot return, so the patient must maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure to maintain the results.
To ensure the results from the procedure are more long term, patients must maintain a healthy bodyweight and avoid severe weight fluctuations after the procedure. Certain medications can also cause gynaecomastia, mainly by reducing levels of testosterone. Therefore, it is important to ask your doctor if any of your prescribed medications could affect your levels of testosterone. If this is the case, your doctor may provide you with an alternative that does not reduce testosterone in your body.
Patients having their procedure at the Dr Lanzer Clinic will be given additional information on how to maintain their results after the procedure. They will also receive important information for their recovery, which need to be followed to ensure the results of the procedure remain unaffected.
Is Male Breast Reduction a Suitable Solution for My Problem?
If you are suffering from enlarged breasts, and believe that a male breast reduction may be a solution to your problem, you can book a consultation at the Dr Lanzer Clinic to see if the procedure is suitable for you.
To book a consultation with Dr Lanzer at the Dr Lanzer Clinic, please give our receptionist a call or send us an email. Our receptionists will provide you with a consultation that matches your schedule. Alternatively, you can also request more information about male breast reduction via email.