Gynaecomastia can also be a pathological condition e.g. as a result of some medications (anabolic steroids, or some prescription medication), hormonal imbalance, obesity or rarely male breast cancer. The varying levels of hormones cause the over-development of glandular tissue depend on the age, weight and size of the patient. It usually affects both sides but can be just on one side and to depending upon the individual client needs.
Surgery is a solution with our Plastic Surgeons using a combination of Vaser Liposuction and then Male Breast Reduction Surgery is to remove both glandular and fatty tissue.
Avoid aspirin and blood-thinning medication such as brufen for two weeks prior to surgery to eliminate the chance of post-op. bleeding. No smoking for 2 weeks prior to surgery as this may affect your reaction to the anesthetic and prolong the healing process and patients that suffer from hypertension must inform the surgeon prior to surgery.
You will be given instructions on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding vitamins, iron tablets and certain medications. If you develop a cold or an infection of any kind, especially a skin infection, your surgery may have to be postponed.
During the procedure, 90 -100% of the gland is removed depending on the quality of your skin. Once that gland and fat is removed will not come back.
Following the procedure, you may feel some discomfort as there may be some swelling, bruising, and stiffness.
Discomfort due to surgery is temporary and most people go back to work within 1-2 weeks.
Your chest will look flatter and the feminine appearance will reduce/disappear – improving confidence and one’s overall self-esteem.