Male Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia Surgery)?
What is Male Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia Surgery)?
Gynaecomastia is a common plastic surgery procedures performed in males. Gynaecomastia (often referred to as 'man boobs') is the enlargement of male breast tissue. The growth of breast tissue can be painful or tender. In most cases, both breasts get enlarged; in others, only one breast gets affected. It can happen to males of any age or weight.
Enlarged male breasts can be reduced by liposuction and/or by cutting out excess tissue. The surgery normally takes around two hours. Skin rarely needs to be removed. The scars are well hidden in the nipple and are not seen.
Results of surgery are permanent, although in rare cases, subsequent obesity can create a an effect similar to gynaecomastia. There is little downtime for this surgery. You can return to work within one week usually, if the work soes not involve strenuous activities. The patient will be advised to wear an elastic compression garment for 3-6 weeks to assist with the healing process. It is recommended that you should avoid exposing scarred areas to the sun for at least 6 months.
Risks & Complications
As with any surgery, there is the small risk of complications with vaser liposuction. At the time of your consultation, we will take you through that in detail so that you can take an informed decision.
We will not push you for surgery. We will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. We will give you a comprehensive Vaser Lipo Patient Guide to take home with you. This will answer most of your queries and concerns. If you have any further questions, you can give a call to us and we will provide you our expert advice. You will love us for our honesty, integrity and professionalism.
How long does the procedure take?
Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgery normally takes 2-4 hours not including time in recovery.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, the results of a chest reduction are permanent; however, you can still gain weight after the procedure, which may alter the cosmetic results. We therefore advise that you keep fit and maintain a healthy weight following the procedure.
When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?
We recommend that people take a week or two off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery.
Are there any alternatives to this surgery?
Diet and exercise can go someway to decreasing the size of your chest, however some people are predisposed to fat collection in the chest area, despite their best efforts to loose weight here. In this case, gynocomastia may be the solution.
Can I combine this procedure with other surgery?
Yes, you can combine this procedure with other body surgeries. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation.
Will I have altered sensation in the area?
Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.
What weight should I be for surgery?
You should be at a healthy weight for your height when you have surgery as this lowers risks related to anaesthetic. For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.
When can I fly after the procedure?
You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery.
Am I too young/ too old for this procedure?
All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.