What Benefits Does This Procedure Offer?
Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, can be a big problem for many men. This condition can cause embarrassment and lower your self esteem. Statistics show that roughly half of all men experience enlarged breasts. This can be caused by genetics, certain medications, and even muscle loss and weakness as you age. Gynecomastia can be mild, moderate, or severe, and this will determine the right method to reduce male breasts and give you a more masculine chest. You will benefit from flatter breasts and a better male chest profile as a result of the excess fat and tissue being removed.
When Should a Male Breast Reduction be Considered?
If you are a man who feels self conscious about your chest because your breasts are enlarged then you may be a good candidate for a male breast reduction. A Sydney plastic surgeon can go over your case during the initial consultation and determine whether this procedure is right for you and can provide the results that you hope to achieve. This type of plastic surgery can be performed on teens and adults both.
How is a Male Breast Reduction Performed?
A male breast reduction may be performed in two ways. If your breasts are enlarged but the enlargement is mild or even moderate then liposuction alone may remove enough fat to shrink your breasts and give you the desired results. If your breast enlargement is severe then plastic surgery may be necessary to excise the excess tissue and give you back the manly chest that you want. Your Sydney plastic surgeon will help you determine which method will give you the best results and is right for you after reviewing your medical history and other relevant factors.
What to Expect After Male Breast Reduction
Your recovery will depend on the male breast reduction method that you have. If you had liposuction only then you may be sore for a few days. This can be managed with over the counter pain medications or with a prescription that your Sydney plastic surgeon provides. A compression garment may be recommended and should be used as directed to help you achieve the best results. If you have had surgical excision of the excess tissue then there are other side effects that your surgeon should explain before the procedure. You should see results fairly quickly after a male breast reduction for gynecomastia, usually within a few days or a week after the swelling subsides.
The Right Sydney Plastic Surgeon can Make a Big Difference in your Results
It is imperative that you choose the right Sydney plastic surgeon for your male breast reduction. Some surgeons have more experience with treating gynecomastia than others, and experience with breast reduction techniques in general. This decision is not one that you should rush to make, do your research and make sure that the plastic surgeon you choose is well qualified for this plastic surgery procedure.
To find out more about this or our other cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, please contact Pure Aesthetics on (02) 919 97448 or send us an enquiry.