What happens in a gynecomastia procedure
The gynecomastia surgery procedure (reduction mammaplasty) reduces the size of breast tissue in men. In some cases, surgeons only use liposuction to remove breast tissue. With this method, a suction hose is inserted through several small incisions to remove fat.
If you have excess skin or glandular tissue, your Me Clinic surgeon may recommend an excision, where larger incisions are made. You may also have your nipple and areola repositioned during the excision procedure to achieve your desired look.
Your surgeon will recommend the technique that is best for you and everything can be discussed in person during your initial consultation. Before surgery, you will be administered general anaesthesia. You will be asleep throughout the procedure and won’t experience any pain.
How to prepare for Gynecomastia surgery
Before a cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery breast reduction procedure, your surgeon will discuss your options, surgery goals and medical history. You may also be asked by your treating doctor to undertake a complete blood count or other tests to evaluate your health, determine the possible cause of gynecomastia, and ascertain your suitability for the procedure.
You may be asked to stop taking certain medications prior to surgery. If you are a smoker, you should speak to a medical professional about quitting smoking before your procedure. Your Me Clinic specialist will advise you when to stop eating and drinking before surgery, and you will need to wear loose-fitting clothing during your time at the clinic or hospital setting.
What results to expect from gynecomastia surgery
Gynecomastia surgery is commonly an outpatient day surgery procedure. Make sure to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after the surgery. Your surgeon will let you know how to take care of your incisions and how to care for yourself during your recovery time at home post-surgery.
Bandages and a supportive compression garment will be used to offer support and reduce swelling around the chest area while you heal. You will also be prescribed pain-relief medications that will also lower the risk of infection and reduce swelling. You may have a thin tube (cannula) placed under your skin to drain blood and fluid during the healing process.
You will probably feel quite sore around the treatment area for a couple of days after gynecomastia surgery. Any discomfort or tenderness should diminish within about a week and you will be able to return to work within approximately two weeks. Avoid lifting or carrying heavy objects and reaching above your head during the healing process.
It will take some time for swelling to decrease and breast tissue to heal, with permanent improvements more noticeable within three to six months. In some cases, additional breast augmentation surgeries will be required to achieve the desired result.
Find out if gynecomastia is right for you
Gynecomastia treatment can greatly improve a person’s self-esteem and alleviate self-consciousness. Many people undertake this procedure to enhance the way they look while wearing clothing, enjoying the sunshine while swimming, or in intimate situations.
You can book a comprehensive, no-obligation consultation with a qualified and highly experienced Me Clinic surgeon who will guide you through the entire procedure and inform you of the great results that can be achieved. Man boobs can make a person feel uncomfortable and self-conscious, and male breast reduction surgery is a fast way to improve your physique for overall well-being.
Common causes of gynecomastia
Gynecomastia in newborns: This is caused by estrogen from the mother and is common in baby boys. Baby breast buds usually gradually diminish by 6 months of age but can last longer.
Gynecomastia in preteen boys: Breast buds are quite common during puberty. They usually go away within a year but can last longer.
Gynecomastia in teen boys: This is caused by the hormonal changes experienced during puberty. It usually goes away within 6 months to 2 years.
Gynecomastia in adult males: This can be caused by hormone problems, excess fat, an overactive thyroid, or by alcohol or drug use. Older males may experience male chest growth due to weight loss, and other issues.
Some medications can also cause gynecomastia. Inform your treating professional of any medicines you are taking.
Costs of Gynecomastia surgery
The cost of gynecomastia surgery varies from patient to patient depending on the amount of liposuction or surgical excision required. The cost is dependent on the time your surgeon requires plus anaesthetist services. You will be given an accurate procedure cost during your consultation. All our procedures are performed at our registered day surgery. We offer the highest quality services for the best possible price. Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for Medicare rebates.
Gynecomastia surgery before and after photos
For more inspiration about the transformational results possible with gynecomastia surgery, check out some before and after photos and success stories from real Me Clinic patients. You will be amazed at the results you can achieve.
Book a consult today
Book a consultation with a Me Clinic cosmetic surgeon today. We offer personalised one-on-one consultations with experienced surgeons. You can also contact us using the handy online assessment form. A friendly staff member will reply promptly and answer any questions you may have so you can move forward with confidence.