Male Breast Reduction patients notice an improvement in the chest and breast contour and size immediately. In the weeks following surgery, you will continue to see the appearance of your chest improve as swelling subsides and your pectoral muscles become more visible under the skin. Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover and realise the fulfilment of your goal for an improved upper body contour.
The benefits of a Male Breast Reduction include a flatter, firmer, and well-proportioned chest with little downtime allowing most patients to return to work within just one week following surgery.
Treatment options for procedure can be classified as conservative and surgical. Conservative or medical treatments may be designed to address issues such as obesity or other causes. Gynaecomastia is common during adolescence, and for the majority of people, this will resolve. In this age group, Dr Magnusson may recommend waiting for a couple of years to see if this problem resolves on its own
Surgical procedures for breast reduction can involve surgical excision of the breast tissue, liposuction of the fatty tissue frequently present with gynaecomastia and less commonly a reduction in the amount of skin for more severe cases.
A small incision is made in the under arm area or under the nipple. Dr Magnusson aims to make the incision as small as possible, in an area that keeps the resulting scar concealed. Through this incision, excess fat and glandular tissue are excised. The incisions are then covered with a dressing and wrapped to hold the skin in place. The procedure is administered under general anaesthesia. It is on an outpatient basis that usually requires no overnight stay.
Can this procedure be combined with another surgery?
If you have concerns about more than one body area, you may be able to treat multiple areas during the same operation. Some common procedure combinations include abdominoplasty with breast surgery, arm and breast surgery, and arm and thigh surgery.
However, there are a number of factors that influence whether it is safe to combine surgeries, such as
- Body Weight
- Medical conditions, i.e. diabetes, heart and lung problems, smoking
However, this is typically elective surgery and it is important that this is performed safely, as opposed to performing marathon procedures for the sake of efficiency. As every patient’s circumstances are unique, A/Prof Magnusson will discuss the possibility of combining procedures during your consultation.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Men with overdeveloped breasts can be suitable candidates for surgery if they’re of good overall health and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can accomplish. There really aren’t any age limits associated with male breast reduction, which can help men of all ages feel more confident about their physique.