Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction surgery commonly known as or man boobs, with the correct medical name is Gymecomastia. It is usually a combination of excess breast tissue, fatty tissue as well as the over-development of glandular tissue in the chest area that can be excess on the chest area. It is relatively common and can become socially embarrassing and uncomfortable for men suffering and a popular requested surgery by men.

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.

Surgical Procedure
Your surgeon will give you a consultation based upon photos firstly then again in person upon arrival at the hospital in a medical examination prior to surgery. It is there that he/she will assess your general health and which areas of the body have fat deposits that can be treated with liposuction and gland removal. Please inform your surgeon of any allergies, all medical conditions, and any medication that you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription).
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.
We recommended general anaesthesia however depending on particular procedure and your comfort level local is possible for a small area it’s best to discuss with your Plastic Surgeon.
Traditional Liposuction for this area is difficult to perform, and it’s much like trying to break a “brick of fat” into small pieces. Vaser Liposuction, on the other hand, has made this process more efficient as high energy from the ultrasound separates the fat cells from the fibrous tissue – converting it from the consistency of a “brick” to that of “melted butter”. This technique used during a breast reduction procedure makes it easier for fat cells and male breast tissue to be extracted.
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.
Duration of Operation
The time taken to perform liposuction varies depending on the amount of fat to be removed from a small area of 500ml to a large amount for total body re-shaping 7 litres for total body shaping. It is considered unwise to remove more than 7 litres in one procedure as the body can go into shock.
Post Operative Care
After surgery, the area is covered with a compression garment around the chest area compresses into the new contour. This garment is worn day and night for a few weeks months but may be taken off for a short time daily for a shower or bath, then as directed by your Plastic Surgeon.
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.
Hospital stay
1-2 nights
Most of the results are obtained at 6 weeks The final results may not be apparent for 3 – 6 months post-operation. Strict adherence to the pre-operative and post-operative requirements is necessary in order to achieve the best possible results.
Your chest will look flatter and the feminine appearance will reduce/disappear – improving confidence and one’s overall self-esteem.