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Gynaecomastia

Gynaecomastia

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Gynaecomastia

‘Man boobs’ can be a concern at any age and affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men.

That’s why this procedure is fast growing in popularity.

This condition may be caused by a hormonal imbalance, side effects from drugs or may occur for no particular reason at all.

If you are feeling self-conscious, there’s a good chance you will understand how stubborn this area can be to change. But while diet and exercise appear to have minimal effect, it is relatively simple to treat surgically.

Most commonly, liposuction may be combined with surgical techniques to remove excess breast tissue. This achieves a flatter, firmer, contoured chest whilst scarring is kept to a minimum.

Our highly skilled specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Eddie Cheng, draws from both reconstructive and cosmetic disciplines to deliver natural looking results.

Key Questions about Gynaecomastia

Is a Male Breast Reduction right for me?

A good candidate for male breast reduction surgery is any man who feels uncomfortable with his large breast size. The procedure can be performed on men of all ages who are in good health, both physically and emotionally. The best candidates for male breast reduction surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape well to their body's new contours.

What is the recovery like for male breast reduction surgery?

The procedure is usually performed as day surgery where you are able to return home after recovery from anaesthetic with surgical drains. You can expect to return to Dr Cheng's rooms the next day for removal of surgical drains. Following male breast reduction surgery, patients will experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort. This discomfort usually dissipates after a few days and can be reduced with prescribed medication. To help reduce swelling, a surgical pressure garment should be worn for about 3 weeks day and night and for 6 weeks at night.

You will be encouraged to walk around on the day of your breast reduction surgery. Depending on the type of work you do, you may be able to return to office work after one week. You may also begin light aerobic exercise after a week, but you should avoid strenuous activities for about three to four weeks following the surgery. Upper body gym exercises should be avoided for 6 weeks after surgery.