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When carried into the adult years, the condition can cause self confidence issues.

Also called male breast reduction, gynaecomastia correction is a procedure to correct these issues. The surgery can involve several fat removal techniques, depending on the case. Dr Jeremy Richardson will develop a surgical plan suited to your needs and goals in order to give you the best results.

What is Gynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia refers to the excess of breast tissue in males, creating the look of male breasts. The condition can appear as a result of several factors and usually occurs naturally over time. Triggers can include:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Weight gain
  • Certain drugs such as steroids
  • Liver problems

Each male breast reduction is tailored to the patient, based on their health and goals, as well as the size and shape of their breasts. By reducing the amount of fat tissue under the skin, Dr Richardson can help patients achieve a more defined chest.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

Prior to the procedure, you will need to speak with us about your health and goals for surgery. We will take your medical history and inquire about your current health to ensure you are suitable for the procedure. Ideal patients are men who have an excess of glandular tissue on the chest. They are also at a healthy weight and do not have health conditions that would impede their healing. After speaking about your health and condition, we will be able to outline a plan suited to your needs.

Also, during this initial meeting, we will explain the surgical process and what you can expect during recovery. Dr Richardson will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your procedure and results.

The Procedure

The exact methods for this procedure can differ depending on the patient’s health and treatment plan. Typically, it can involve fat removal via both excision and liposuction. The procedure is usually performed with general anaesthesia and can take around two hours.

The goal is to reduce the size of the breasts and improve the contour of the chest, for a smoother and more toned shape. Dr Richardson will make a small incision around the areola (area of pigmented skin around the nipple) and remove the excess tissue. This open method can benefit patients who have a large amount of fat tissue in the breast region. For some patients, liposuction will offer enhanced results. Dr Richardson will make small incisions through which to insert cannulas, which will suction the fat from the selected area. After this, he will close the wounds with sutures, leaving you with a more masculine chest and greater overall confidence.

Cost of Gynaecomastia Correction

When thinking about having surgery, patients may wonder how much it will cost. Several factors can impact the procedure, which means fees vary from patient to patient. For example, we will need to factor in the anaesthetist fees, hospital fees, and other post-op care fees.

The fees for your procedure can also depend on the amount of fat being removed. We can discuss these factors and answer any other questions during your first meeting with us.

Your Personal Consultation

Request a Consultation

Your personal consultation is the first step to finding the right procedure for you. Dr Jeremy Richardson is a highly skilled Specialist Plastic Surgeon, dedicated to providing quality results and a positive patient experience.

Book your appointment to
  • Discuss your physical concerns and goals
  • Receive an outline of your surgical options
  • Get quality advice from a Specialist Plastic Surgeon
  • Receive a customised treatment plan
  • Meet Dr Richardson’s Patient Coordinator and team who will support you through your journey

Aftercare

After your gynaecomastia correction, you can expect to have some pain and swelling, which will fade as the incisions heal. You will need to wear a support garment for several weeks in order to aid your healing and reduce swelling. We also prescribe pain relief to help patients manage any discomfort.

Aftercare is vital following any surgery. Dr Richardson will instruct you based on your health and needs to aid you in having a smooth recovery. For example, you may need to:

  • Take at least one week off work
  • Maintain a healthy diet plan
  • Refrain from smoking, as this can cause healing problems
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks
  • Sleep with your head slightly raised
  • Refrain from heavy lifting and exercise
  • Inform Dr Richardson if you notice any issues

Although the healing process looks different for different patients, you may expect:

  • Swelling and bruising for a few days
  • Resume daily tasks and work after one week
  • Swelling should be mostly gone by four weeks
  • A support garment for six weeks
  • Resume heavy lifting and workouts after six weeks

Risks and Complications

It is always a good idea to research the risks before having surgery, since this will help you weigh your options and make an educated decision. For example, risks of gynaecomastia correction include:

  • Bleeding and infection
  • Reactions to anaesthesia
  • Damage to underlying tissues
  • Lasting pain and swelling
  • Unwanted results
  • Poor healing or scarring
  • Further surgery to correct issues

You can reduce your risks by following Dr Richardson’s at-home care advice after the procedure. Taking good care of your body and incisions will help your chest heal properly and give you the best chance at an overall pleasing result.

Gynaecomastia Correction FAQ

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