Enlarged male breasts, “man boobs” or Gynaecomastica, are an embarrassing yet common condition in men, which may be caused by hormonal imbalances, steroid drug use or weight gain. The resulting fatty deposits at the chest are resistant to diet and exercise and can rang from a small, tender lump under the nipple (caused by excess tissue), to larger breasts. Some men have an excess of breast tissue, which needs to be surgically removed.
The Eden Institute offers the latest techniques in Male Breast Reduction.
A skilled cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr Edinburg is experienced in Male Breast Reduction and will tailor the right procedure for you, to ensure you are delighted with your results, with minimal scarring and removal of excess skin. He will also do a full heath check of your chest area for added reassurance.
During Gynaecomastica Surgery, excess fatty tissue is removed with Liposuction. The only ‘cut’ will be where the liposuction cannula is inserted, and a stitch is then put in place for a few days.
In some cases, excess glandular tissue and skin may need to be cut away and the nipple lifted to a higher position. In this case, incisions are generally concealed under the natural breast crease and around the areola.
Following surgery, you may need to wear a support garment to maintain your new chest contour as it heals – usually between 4 to 6 weeks. Stitches are removed within 7 to 10 days, which is when you may return to work and normal activities. You should feel the results of your new chest immediately, with final results visible after several months when swelling has subsided.
Dr Edinburg and the team at the Eden Institute understand that Gynaecomastica is a sensitive issue for men. We will do everything we can to ensure your Male Breast Reduction Surgery experience is treated with the utmost discretion and care.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery can be carried out on healthy men of any age, but is most effective for men with firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the new contours.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery usually takes around one to two hours under general anaesthetic.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery may require an overnight hospital stay or longer for more complex procedures. Dr Edinburg, our expert specialist Plastic Surgeon will discuss with you and advise you as to the best scenario for you.
In general, you can get back to your normal activities within a few days. Full recovery, including all healing and the return to contact sport, normally takes a few weeks. Because every procedure is different, you can discuss your expectations of recovery with Dr Edinburg at your consultation.
You will start to see results in the first few weeks, with the best results visible around the six month mark when your swelling should have completely gone.
Cost will depend on the method and extent of surgery but may range from $6000.
Book a consultation today for Male Breast Reduction Surgery or Gynaecomastia Surgery at the Eden Institute. We are conveniently located in Bella Vista, Baulkham Hills, Chatswood and Richmond in Sydney.