Male Breast Reduction Surgery to Improve Your Physical and Emotional Health
Understanding the impact gynaecomastia can have on your self-confidence and comfort, our clinic offers specialised gynaecomastia surgery in Sydney, tailored to meet your individual needs. Our approach combines advanced surgical techniques with a deep commitment to care, providing a professional and supportive environment for those seeking male breast reduction.
What is gynaecomastia surgery?
Gynaecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess glandular tissue, excess fat, and sometimes excess skin, to address the enlarged male breast tissue. It aims to restore a firmer, more masculine chest contour.
Why choose to have gynaecomastia surgery in Sydney?
Some men choose male breast surgery to eliminate the physical discomfort and social self-consciousness associated with excess breast tissue. This surgery can significantly improve one's physical and emotional health, particularly when gynaecomastia does not improve with alternative treatments.
Am I a good candidate for a male breast reduction?
If you're considering male breast reduction, you may be a good candidate if you meet the following conditions:
- You are in overall good health and at a healthy and stable weight
- You are a non-smoker or have stopped smoking well before planning the surgery
- You have realistic expectations about what the surgery can achieve
- You experience physical discomfort or feel self-conscious about excess breast tissue
The best way to ascertain your suitability for gynaecomastia surgery in Sydney is to schedule a consultation. During this appointment, a thorough assessment will be conducted to discuss your goals, evaluate your chest, and ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of the procedure and its potential outcomes.
Are there any risks involved with Gynecomastia surgery?
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks and gyno surgery isn’t any different. Prospective patients should be aware of these potential complications:
- Infection and bleeding
- Anaesthetic risks
- Possible alterations in nipple or breast sensation
- Scarring from the surgical procedure
- Asymmetry in the contour and shape of the breasts
- Need for revision surgery
It's crucial for anyone considering this procedure to discuss all concerns and expectations with a qualified surgeon to ensure an informed decision is made.
How is male breast reduction surgery carried out at ICCM?
If you choose to have your gynaecomastia surgery in Sydney with ICCM, this is what you can expect:
Before we perform the procedure, we will perform a physical examination 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, or mastectomy, a surgery in which the breast gland tissue is removed.
Recommending liposuction or excision
Depending on the findings from the clinical examination and ultrasound assessment, your doctor will either recommend liposuction to remove fat tissue, an excision (surgical removal) of glandular tissue, or a combination of both.
Process for liposuction
In the case of liposuction, your doctor will insert a narrow tube through tiny incisions to loosen and remove the tender breast tissue. The fat is then suctioned out of the body.
Process for excision
If your doctor decides that glandular breast tissue and skin need to be removed from the breast area, surgical excision techniques will be used. In some cases, the size of the areola will be decreased, and the nipple may be repositioned.
Once your surgery is complete, your incisions will be dressed and you may be given a surgical garment or surgical vest to wear to minimise swelling and provide support as your body heals. Small tubes may be placed under the skin to drain excess fluid and blood from the body.
Your doctor will explain how best to take care of your surgical wounds to achieve minimal scarring effects, and you may be prescribed medications to help with pain relief and discomfort. You will need to schedule some follow-up appointments during the healing process so that your doctor can check on the progress of your recovery.
What is the cost of gynaecomastia surgery in Sydney?
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 male gynaecomastia reduction surgery.
That's why we offer 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 gynaecomastia treatment involves:
- Treatment from $4,999 or $30/Week
- The quote includes the surgeon's fee, ICCM theatre fee, anaesthetic, compression garment and all follow-up reviews
- No hidden hospital fees
- Medicare Rebates are available if the breast gland is removed
Why choose ICCM for your gynaecomastia surgery in Sydney?
Choosing ICCM for your gynaecomastia surgery in Sydney means entrusting your care to a team of experienced professionals dedicated to achieving optimal results. Our state-of-the-art facilities, commitment to patient safety, and bespoke surgical approaches ensure that each patient receives the highest standard of personalised care.
With our renowned expertise in male breast reduction, we are focused on delivering a comfortable patient experience and the best possible aesthetic outcomes.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any more questions about gynaecomastia surgery in Sydney or any of our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime, you can find our FAQs below that may provide the additional information you’re looking for.
Gynecomastia can occur as early as puberty, but in some cases, it resolves without treatment within 6 months to 2 years. When the condition persists beyond age 17 (in up to 20% of individuals), men may look to have the excess tissue removed to achieve a more masculine chest.
Gynaecomastia, often due to hormonal imbalances, is common and generally not a cause for alarm. However, it's advisable to seek a medical evaluation to rule out tumours and identify the underlying cause. If the enlargement is due to glandular tissue and fat, it's usually benign.
When compared with other types of surgery, gynaecomastia treatment only involves tiny incisions and these will usually fade away almost entirely over time, leaving little to no scarring.
Post-gynaecomastia surgery, you should avoid strenuous exercise for 4 to 6 weeks. Light activities like walking may be possible within days but always await your doctor’s approval before resuming full exercise routines.
Many men feel the results are very positive for this procedure. Gynaecomastia is a condition that can cause negative effects on one’s confidence and self-esteem, therefore, the removal of gynaecomastia can be life-changing for many patients.
Gynaecomastia surgery is covered by Medicare with appropriate health fund cover when deemed medically necessary. Some rebates may be claimable, reducing out-of-pocket costs; however, this can differ case-by-case.
Meet Dr Tony Prochazka
MBBS, FFMACCS / Cosmetic Surgeon
With over two decades of practice in gynaecomastia surgery, Dr Tony Prochazka is a renowned figure in the cosmetic surgery industry. He was the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and a former Vice President of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia.
His presence is regularly requested at conferences around the world, including Australia, China, New Zealand, and South America.