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

Cause

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)

Surgery

Gynecomastia is usually treated with a combination of liposuction and surgical removal of excess tissue to create sculpted results. The procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic (you will be put to sleep) at our day hospital facility. Once you have been admitted, the procedure takes around 1 hour to complete (depending on the amount of tissue required to be removed). You will spend another 2 -3 hours waking up in recovery before you are sent home.

Recovery

The pain is described as mild aches which can be controlled through oral pain medication prescribed by Dr Chinsee.You will experience swelling and bruising after your procedure, and be required to wear a compression garment. Patients are advised to take 1 week off work, and can resume all normal activities (gym work) by 6 weeks. Major swelling usually subsides by 2 months, and the final result will be noticeable after 6 months.

Price

Dr Chinsee's prices are fully inclusive to cover all fees associated with your procedure. Surgeon’s fee, hospital & anaesthetic fees, postoperative surgical bra, contact with a Registered Nurse after your appointment, follow up postoperative appointments for 1 year. The only item not included are the medications which will be prescribed after your procedure (totaling around $40).

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.

Contact Us

Information on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice