Gynecomastia

Male Breast Reduction Surgery or Gynecomastia involves surgical removal of the unwanted breast tissue to create a sculptured, chiseled physique.

Who is a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

  • Men with substantial glandular tissue development or fatty breast tissue
  • Puffy nipple-areola complexes
  • A lack of masculine chest contour
  • Body anxiety or embarrassment
  • Overall good health
  • Realistic wants & expectations

What Causes Gynecomastia?

When the male body produces too little testosterone or too much estrogen, the glandular tissue of the breast swells. This may be present in one or both breasts. Male breast enlargement may be a result of:

  • Puberty
  • Ageing
  • Obesity, which can result in excess estrogen
  • Disease (throid problems, cancer, kidney failure, liver disease)
  • Prescription medications
  • Illegal drugs (anabolic steroids, marijuana, or heroin)

Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia is usually treated with a the surgical removal of excess tissue and liposuction.

Gynecomastia surgery is performed as an inpatient, day procedure, under a general anaesthetic at our private day hospital facility. The procedure takes around 2 hours to complete.

Gynecomastia Recovery

Recovery varies from patient to patient. Most patients describe the pain as mild aches and pressure rather than 'pain'. This discomfort is well controlled with oral pain medication prescribed after the procedure.

Patients are required to have a dressing change at one week and two weeks postoperatively. Out of Town Patients will be provided with a letter containing detailed dressing change instructions to give to their GP if they are unable to attend dressing change appointments at the Brisbane clinic.

The majority of patients should expect to take around one to two weeks off work. Patients with office jobs can usually return to work after one week, however more physically demanding jobs will require a longer recovery period. Patients can usually return to their normal activities, including gym work by six weeks.

Patients will experience swelling and there may be bruising after the procedure. Major swelling usually subsides by three months, and the final results are noticeable at around the one year mark. A compression garment is required to be worn continuously for six weeks after surgery.

Postoperative appointments will be scheduled throughout the following year. These appointments can be conducted via our Virtual Waiting Room or in person at our Brisbane clinic.

Scarring From Gynecomastia Surgery

Scarring depends on extent of tissue removed. Incisions are discretely placed to minimise scar visibility. Although chest hair will usually covers the small incisions, most scarring will fade over time with appropriate postoperative care.

Please visit Scarring After Surgery for more information.

The Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery

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Prices are fully inclusive to cover all fees associated with a breast lift, including: Surgeon’s fee, hospital & anaesthetic fees, postoperative garments, emergency contact with a registered nurse, and one year of postoperative appointments.

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to get gynecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery can be performed at any age. It is ideal to wait until the breasts are fully developed to prevent future secondary procedures to remove additional breast tissue.

Will My gynecomastia return?

Glandular tissue may reform following your surgery if the underlying cause of gynecomastia is not addressed.

Can’t I just diet and workout?

Unfortuantely not. Surgery is the best way to treat gynecomastia.

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