Male Breast Reduction
Gynaecomastia is the condition of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men. It can cause emotional upset and may affect your self-confidence. You may find you avoid physical activity or intimacy with others to avoid attention being drawn to your body.
The condition is common in men of any age. There are different reasons for abnormal breast growth in men including hormonal changes, weight gain, hereditary conditions, disease or the use of certain drugs.
If you’ve tried different types of diet and exercise and your ‘man boobs’ won’t budge, there are ways we can help you. A male breast reduction is an excellent option.
You can have breast reduction surgery at any age but it should be done once your breasts are fully developed. If your breasts are not fully developed, for example in adolescence, it’s best to wait until they are to avoid any secondary procedures.
In your consultation, we will first investigate any underlying medical conditions to ensure these are investigated and treated first, before your breast reduction is done.
We will also discuss the risks, elements of the procedure and how your desired results will be achieved. I will work with you to ensure your goals are achievable and realistic.
The treatment for male breast reduction involves a combination of liposuction and subcutaneous removal of breast tissue. We do this by keyhole incision around the nipple/areola.
As we will discuss in your consultation, the biggest risk for this surgery is bleeding in the first 12 hours. This means you will need to stay in hospital overnight, so that in this unlikely event, you have immediate care, and remain safe.
For four weeks after the procedure, you will need to wear a compressive garment to minimise post-op swelling. This will also help your skin shrink into its new contour. Breast reduction surgery has a high success rate.
Contact us today to book a consultation to discuss how we can help you achieve the body you desire.