Gynecomastia is a condition that can affect men at any age. It is characterized by the collection of fat in the chest area. It affects up to 70 percent of teenage boys and between one-third and two-thirds of adult men. It’s usually diagnosed when palpable and if sub-areolar breast tissue has a diameter of two centimetres or more.
Commonly referred to as “man boobs,” gynecomastia can affect your self-esteem and body image. Surgery is the only treatment option available.
Male breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery, aims to reduce the fat on the chest area. It’s a safe, effective procedure that can restore your confidence and improve your appearance. A typical intervention takes 1 to 3 hours, depending on how much tissue needs to be removed. It requires general anaesthesia and has a short recovery time.
This cosmetic procedure appeals to men who either have large breasts or want to get rid of fat and glandular tissue in the pectoral area. The end result is a flatter, firmer chest with well-defined contours. Male breast reduction can be safely performed on teenagers and adult men alike.
Gynecomastia is not a life-threatening condition; however, it can have a devastating impact on a man’s confidence and self-esteem.
Male breast enlargement can result from weight gain or weight loss, aging, hormonal imbalances, neonatal factors, or genetics. Certain disorders, such as low testosterone (hypogonadism), adrenal tumours, hyperthyroidism, and androgen insensitivity syndrome may increase the risk.Male breast reduction is a good choice for men whose condition cannot be corrected through weight loss, exercises, and alternative medical treatments. The perfect candidate should be in good health and of relatively normal weight. Non-smokers have a higher success rate.
Teenagers can benefit from surgery too, but secondary interventions may be required if breast development continues.
Gynecomastia surgery is for men only. After assessing the type and amount of tissue to be removed, your surgeon will schedule the procedure. Our specialists use the VASER liposuction technique to remove excess fat and, if necessary, a small portion of tissue due to the loss of fat underneath.
General anaesthesia with local infiltrations in the wound.
The operation takes 60 to 90 minutes.
You only need one day off work due to general anaesthesia.
Full recovery is achieved in a week.
You can start working out after 2 weeks.