Male Breast Reduction Surgery RESHAPES THE AREA FOR A MORE SCULPTED & CONFIDENCE-BOOSTING APPEARANCE.
Enlarged male breasts (Gynacomastia) is a problem that affects over 40% of the male population. Male Breast Reduction Surgery is a popular solution. Depending on the amount of excess chest tissue you have, your treatment recommendation could be modifications to your diet and exercise, Coolsculpting™, Liposuction, Tissue Reduction through a scar around the areola, Skin Reduction through a scar beneath the chest crease, or a combination of these.
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Male Breast Reduction targets excess fat in the chest area that won’t budge with exercise. It also targets Gynaecomastia, a common condition producing generalised enlargement of the male breast tissue.
I am particularly sensitive to minimising the extent of scarring as much as possible as scars are difficult to hide on a male chest. We will establish the best treatment for your particular circumstances during our preoperative consultations.
You will need to wear a specialist surgical compression garment for 4 weeks to optimise wound healing. You will be gently mobile soon after surgery but should hold off vigorous exercise in the gym for 3-4 weeks. Most men return to work 1 week after their procedure.
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Who is suited for Male Breast Reduction surgery? +
This treatment is ideal for anyone who has Gynaecomastia, a condition often occurs during puberty and in many occasions resolves spontaneously. It can also occur in old age in which case it is unlikely to resolve but rarely requires treatment, and often runs in families.
What is involved in Male Breast Reduction surgery? +
Mr Urso-Baiarda’s approach depends on the severity of gynaecomastia. In mild cases where there is minimal excess tissue and good quality skin, liposuction alone is sufficient. This would leave a few short (3-4mm) scars which become very inconspicuous over time. More commonly it is necessary to combine this with open excision of breast tissue just beneath the areola, which leaves a permanent scar around half of the areola. In severe cases formal skin resection is needed, which leaves more prominent scarring - usually a horizontal scar in the chest crease and a round scar around the areola.
What is recovery like from this procedure?
The recovery process following liposuction is typically quite tolerable. After this surgery good compression is critical - it is important to have a specialist surgical garment which is firm but comfortable enough to wear almost continuously for 4 weeks (you should buy two - one will always be in the washing machine!) This helps to minimize swelling and offers support to the healing tissues. You can shower from 72 hours after surgery, removing your garment to do so. Vigorous exercise is off-limits for about 3 weeks, but you will be otherwise mobile soon after surgery and most men return to work by one week after their procedure.