Gynecomastia, or the enlarged male breast, is a common condition that affects up to 70% of men. It can be caused by an imbalance of hormones or just genetics and can leave a man feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable. Male breast reduction surgery can help restore the chest to its original shape and size.
Gynaecomastia is a medical condition that affects men in which their breast tissue becomes enlarged, forming what looks to be female-like breasts. It is caused by an imbalance in hormone levels that leads to the development of enlarged breast tissue in males. Gynaecomastia can be known as ‘man boobs’ or ‘moobs’.
Although gynaecomastia can affect men of any age – including newborns, pubescent boys, and adult males – it is most commonly seen in older men due to hormonal imbalances or other underlying health issues.
Most abnormal cases have no causes however some cases have an underling cause which can include:
Gynaecomastia Surgery (also known as Male Breast, Man Boob or Chest Reduction Surgery) involves the removal of fat and glandular tissue from the male chest. Sometimes this is combined with excision of skin and repositioning of the nipple. This is performed to restore a masculine shape to the chest.
Aside from improved aesthetics, gynaecomastia surgery has several other benefits. For one, it can help improve self-esteem by restoring confidence in one’s body image. Additionally, the procedure can reduce physical discomfort associated with overly large breasts such as back pain or skin rashes caused by chafing against clothing. Furthermore, because male breast reduction surgery removes excess glandular tissue, it can help reduce the risk of certain medical conditions such as gynecomastia-associated cancers or benign tumors.
The recovery process following gynaecomastia surgery varies from patient to patient depending on factors such as age and overall health history. Generally speaking though, you should plan for some downtime—typically around two weeks—following your procedure while your body heals and adjusts to its new shape. During this time you may experience some bruising and swelling which should gradually subside over time. Your plastic surgeon will provide specific instructions on how best to care for yourself during recovery so be sure to follow those carefully for optimal results.
Men who have male breast reduction surgery often wish they had surgery sooner, as the results from surgery can be life-changing.
At MODE, Dr Aggarwal will guide you through the planning of surgery and help decide which procedure is best suited to achieve your goals.
The procedure is always performed under general anaesthesia given by an accredited anaesthetist in a fully accredited and licensed facility (usually one of the North Shore’s premier private hospitals). The procedure takes three hours and most patients will spend 1 night in hospital.
Every surgery carries risks, and therefore one must consider if risks outweigh the benefits for your own personal situation. If they do then the surgery may be well worth it. Dr Aggarwal will discuss the pros and cons of surgery with you during your consultation.
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We pride our practice in personalised, professional and ethical care. Your safety and satisfaction is our utmost priority – we only provide sedation or general anaesthesia in accredited facilities and after your procedure you will have direct access to Dr Aggarwal and his staff to answer any questions or concerns.
At your first consultation, Dr Aggarwal will explain a personalised treatment option for your desired results. A comprehensive medical history and examination is followed by discussion of surgery, examination of before and after photographs and trial of implants in the case of breast augmentation. Remember to bring a referral for your consultation, to claim the Medicare Rebate.
We will always be upfront about all costs of surgery including surgical, anaesthetic and hospital fees. Our quotes are valid for 12 months so there is no pressure to decide quickly.
To help achieve your goals, we will tailor treatment options to what you actually need. We will never recommend surgical or non surgical treatment if its not going to achieve what you want. We aim to deliver beautiful, natural results.
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