Male breast reduction helps to improve the appearance of the chest
At the International Centre for Cosmetic Medicine, we provide a comprehensive range of surgical options, including male breast reduction surgery for those suffering from gynaecomastia, to ensure you are able to have the body you deserve. To treat gynaecomastia, Sydney men can opt for male breast reduction surgery, to improve the appearance of the chest.
The gynaecomastia procedure helps to effectively reduce the size of male breasts and goes a long way in improving the overall contour of the chest area. The procedure can relieve pain and discomfort, and enjoy minimal postoperative downtime
What can the treatment be used for?
When diet and exercise alone fail to get rid of excess fat in and around the chest area, it's a common sign that you may suffer from gynecomastia. Although hormone imbalance is often the most common cause, excess breast tissue in men can be caused by a variety of factors. These include:
- certain medications
When it comes to gynaecomastia surgery, Sydney men who suffer from swelling in the breast tissue and who have tried other treatments without success may benefit. If you are considering the procedure, we recommend that you are in overall good health, are a non-smoker, and at a healthy and stable weight.
If your gynecomastia is the result of prescription medication or other drugs, for example, steroids, you will need to be entirely free from these and maintain a stable weight range to ensure the results of your surgery are long-lasting.
What should I expect at the consultation?
If you are concerned about swelling in your breast tissue, we recommend that you come in for a personal consultation. A one-on-one consultation with your surgeon is the first step for any patient considering a procedure for gynecomastia. We will assess your physical and emotional health, discuss your aesthetic goals, and address any questions or concerns you may have.
How does the gynecomastia procedure work?
Before we perform the procedure, we will perform a physical examination in order to evaluate your breast tissue properly. In some cases, tests may be performed in order to confirm your diagnosis. Treatment for gynecomastia may include liposuction, in which breast fat is removed, and / or mastectomy, a surgery in which the breast gland tissue is removed.
Depending on the findings from the clinical examination and ultrasound assessment, your doctor will either recommend liposuction to remove fat tissue, an excision (or surgical removal) of glandular tissue, or a combination of both of these treatments.
In the case of liposuction, your surgeon will insert a narrow tube through tiny incisions in order to loosen and remove excess fat. The fat is suctioned out of the body.
If your surgeon decides that glandular breast tissue and skin needs to be removed from the breast area, excision techniques will be used. In some cases, the size of the areola will be decreased, and the nipple may be repositioned.
How much does gynecomastia surgery cost Sydney men?
While the costs will vary from patient to patient depending on their unique circumstances, we believe in ensuring all our patients understand what goes into the cost of our gynecomastia reduction surgery.
That's why we offer an initial consultations for you and our experienced plastic surgeons to discuss your treatment options and your goals and to provide you with an accurate quote.
Our cost of gynecomastia surgery involves:
- Treatment from $4,999 or $30/Week
- Quote includes surgeon's fee, ICCM theatre fee, anaesthetic, compression garment and all follow-up reviews
- No hidden fees
- Medicare Rebates available if breast gland removed
To find out more about the male breast reduction procedure or any of our other body treatments, please don't hesitate to get in touch to schedule your consultation today. Our team is happy to answer any questions you might have about the procedures we offer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Surgery is often a good option for men who suffer from swelling in the breast tissue and who have tried other treatments without success. If you are considering the procedure, we recommend that you are in overall good health, that you are a non-smoker and that you are at a healthy and stable weight.
Once your surgery is complete, your incisions will be dressed and you may be given a surgical garment to wear in order to minimise swelling and provide support as your body heals. Small tubes may be placed under the skin in order to drain excess fluid and blood from the body. Your surgeon will explain how best to take care of your surgical wounds and you may be prescribed with medications to help relieve any pain and discomfort. You will need to schedule some follow-up appointments so that your surgeon can check on the progress of your recovery.
Gynaecomastia treatment only involves tiny incisions, and these will usually fade away almost entirely over time, leaving little to no scarring.
It is recommended to only resume light exercise after your procedure, building up to your usual standard of training slowly and at a rate that is comfortable.
It is best to listen to your body and not push too hard if you are experiencing pain during the healing process
Gynaecomastia surgery is a very safe procedure that has been performed many times by our team. Patients often experience exceptional results, and the technological advances in cosmetic surgery have improved the liposuction procedure making it far more straightforward. As a result, the risks are low and mitigated by our skilled team at ICCM. As with all procedures, an element of risk does remain; in the case of gynaecomastia treatment, the biggest threat is Seroma. This involves a situation in which fluid remains in the skin becoming infected. The fluid can, however, be drained and treated with antibiotics in the unlikely event of its appearance.
Gynaecomastia is a very common condition caused by a hormonal imbalance, and if you do experience it, we recommend having it investigated to identify the cause and ensure there are no tumours. In cases where the cause of your condition is glandular tissue and fat, then there is no cause for concern. This procedure is available to treat the condition of gynaecomastia, and not a process to achieve a great body. The male chest area can enlarge with weight gain, which is better combated with healthy lifestyle changes rather than gynaecomastia surgery.
You should be able to see the results of your treatment immediately after the procedure, and they will become more apparent as your swelling subsides. It can take up to six months to achieve the final results, at which time you will enjoy a flatter, firmer chest area. You may notice some scarring following surgery, although these will generally fade over time. Your surgeon will do their best to conceal as many scars as possible within the natural contours of the body.