What is Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Male breast reduction surgery is a response to the growing number of men who suffer from excess breast tissue. Excess tissue is often caused by a condition called gynecomastia. We perform male breast reduction surgery on an outpatient basis. This means that you can be in and out of our clinic on the same day.
Our surgeons will tailor the procedure to your situation. If you have a case of mild gynecomastia, they will use a specific technique to remove your excess tissue. Likewise, if you have a case of severe gynecomastia our surgeons will extract your excess tissue with a more suitable method.
No matter what grade of gynecomastia you have, you will be given intravenous sleep sedation. Once you are sedated, your surgeon will make an incision around your areolas. They will remove excess tissue from your breasts with either liposuction techniques or a scalpel.
To finish the procedure, your surgeon will stitch your areolas to your breasts. They also apply bandages to protect your wounds.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the largest cause of excess breast tissue in men. It is a common condition that occurs when men have more estrogen than testosterone. There are several possible causes for gynecomastia.
Most men experience some degree of gynecomastia during puberty when their hormones fluctuate. This condition is also common in older men whose levels of testosterone lessen over time. Overweight men can also cause gynecomastia by gaining unnecessary weight and changing their hormone balance.
Gynecomastia Surgery Before and After Pictures
Gynecomastia surgery is a life-changing procedure for men all over the world. Excess breast tissue causes embarrassment and discomfort, especially during the summer months. When other men are walking around topless without a worry, our male breast reduction surgery patients feel self-conscious.
We recommend gynecomastia surgery for anyone whose excess breast tissue is a barrier to their day-to-day lives. Our gynecomastia before and after pictures show prospective patients just how life-changing the surgery can be. Our patients report feeling much more comfortable in their skin after surgery.
Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery
The recovery period for male breast reduction surgery varies from patient to patient. Most incisions will heal within 6 weeks. The number of weeks depends on how closely patients follow our postoperative guidelines.
All patients can expect to experience soreness and discomfort in the days and weeks after surgery. Over the counter painkillers like paracetamol and ibuprofen are ideal solutions for patients who want some relief.
We recommend avoiding heavy lifting for at least 3 weeks after surgery. Men who have labour intensive jobs should consider taking time off work in the weeks following their surgery.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
Gynecomastia surgery costs vary from clinic to clinic. At Wellness Kliniek, we pride ourselves on being transparent about our prices. Prospective patients can find a full breakdown on our male breast reduction surgery costs page.
We offer our patients a sliding scale of services to suit every budget. Our comprehensive pricing structure means that patients can pay for all the important parts of their surgery at once. The cost of the anaesthesia, medical, and aftercare fees come as part of a package.