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Overview of Male Breast (Gynecomastia) Surgery
Gynecomastia (informally known as Man-boobs), is a relatively common condition affecting adult males. It is associated with abnormally large and visible breast tissue (mammary gland).
Gynecomastia is generally a benign (not dangerous) medical condition. However, it may cause significant psychological distress and social embarrassment. Rarely, patients suffering from gynecomastia may experience pain or discomfort.
The decision to undergo any cosmetic surgery is quite daunting for most people. It can be extremely difficult to find the right doctor who you can trust. Most patients want to acheive natural looking results when it comes to any cosmetic procedure. They don't want anyone else to know that they have had a surgery done. They want to choose a doctor who is able to listen to them carefully and understand their concerns. A doctor who's surgical skills deliver safe and hassle-free results with minimal discomfort and down-time.
Dr Ehsan Jadoon has successfully performed countless Gynecomastia surgery procedures in Perth and Sydney.
He is known to achieve natural looking results with a very high patient satisfaction rate. His friendly and down-to-earth nature makes him extremely popular among his patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
True Gynecomastia is caused by an increase in size of the actual male breast gland, which is a fibrous, rubbery structure, different from fat. Both lean as well as overweight men can suffer from this condition.
Pseudo-Gynecomastia is a relatively common condition where males have excess subcutaneous body fat in the chest region. There are no enlarged breast glands as such. This condition is often associated with being overweight.
Gynecomastia may have several causes. A hormonal imbalance between the hormones testosterone and oestrogen can make breast tissue grow. This usually happens around puberty.
Increase in the size and amount of fat cells in the chest area happens in males as they reach middle age. This is because of slowing in the metabolism and decrease in testosterone production.
One of the most common causes of Gynecomastia we see here at Medisculpt™ clinic is the use of performance enhancing drugs, especially the Anabolic Steroids.
Other rare causes of Gynecomastia may include:
- Alcohol abuse – alcohol abuse raises the risk of enlarged male breasts.
- Liver disease & Kidney failure
- Radiation treatment of the testicles
- Klinefelter’s syndrome
- Infections or lumps in the testicles
- Thyroid gland disorders
Medications – several medications can cause the breasts in men to enlarge, including:
- Certain antibiotics
- Certain ulcer medications
- Tricyclic antidepressants
- Diazepam (Valium) and some other drugs for treating anxiety
- Some HIV medications, including efavirenz (Sustiva)
- Anti-androgens, commonly prescribed for patients with cancer or prostate enlargement
- Some heart drugs, including calcium channel blockers and digoxin
Signs and symptoms may occur in one or both breasts. This may include:
- The breast gland tissue swells.
- The breast gland becomes tender.
- The diameter of the areola increases, or the chest tissue becomes asymmetrical (the areola is the ring of pigmented skin surrounding the nipple).
Important: You should see the doctor if there is unusual and persistent swelling, tenderness, pain, and/or nipple discharge
Gynecomastia is usually diagnosed by history and physical examination, accompanied by radiological investigations when required (Ultra Sound).
At Medisculpt™, our doctors will ask the patient questions regarding the onset of symptoms, medical and drug history, and possibly family history.
At Medaesthetics®, we routinely perform gynecomastia surgery as a day procedure without the need for hospital admission. The procedure involves the removal of fat (Vaser Liposuction) and excision of gland using a minimally invasive surgical technique.
Note: Liposuction is only performed if the chest wall has an increased amount of fatty tissue around the gland.
The procedure can take up to 120 minutes.
We routinely perform this procedure under local anaesthesia while the patient is awake. We also offer this procedure under Twilight Sedation in an accredited Day Hospital in Subiaco if the patient prefers to be asleep during the surgery (additional costs are associated).
We offer our patients the highest level of care. Therefore, we make every effort to ensure that any procedure we perform is associated with minimal pain or discomfort. Once the treatment area is anaesthetised, patients are not able to feel anything.
Most people tolerate this procedure extremely well. Patients can go home after the surgery and do not require prolonged post-surgical hospital admission and monitoring.
In the majority of cases, the incision scars are barely noticeable and begin to fade quickly within a few weeks
At Medaesthetics®, we have the most extensive range of Fractional CO2 Lasers to help reduce any type of scarring whether related to a surgery or trauma.
Patients may have some numbness in the treated area after the surgery. This will disappear with time.
Most patients can return to office-based work within 5 to 10 days. We recommend at least 2 to 4 weeks off work if your work involves heavy physical activity or travelling. A Medical Certificate can be organised which will not mention the name of your procedure.
Light activity is permitted after 72 hours and light exercise is usually okay after 2 weeks. It is critical not to use the chest muscles for any physical activity for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.
Like any surgical procedure, this procedure comes with possible risks and complications that include, but are not limited to:
- Inadequate Correction
- Swelling and Discomfort
- Delayed Healing and Unfavourable Scarring
- Nerve Irritation and Numbness
- Temporary Skin Discolouration and incision lines
- Respiratory depression and compromise
- Cardiovascular depression and compromise
- Increased risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Prolonged Nausea and vomiting
- Prolonged hangover
Very high quantities of local anaesthesia are known to cause systemic toxicity which can result in cardiovascular compromise. At Medisculpt, all procedures carried out under local anaesthesia are done using a minimal amount of local anaesthetic agent to ensure patient safety.
To be considered suitable for undergoing any elective cosmetic procedure, you must:
- Be physically fit and active
- Have a balanced and healthy diet
- Be of sound emotional/mental health
- Have realistic expectations
People unfit to undergo This Procedure are:
- Physically unwell with pre-existing medical conditions
- People with a history of keloid scarring
- Those with unrealistic expectations and body dysmorphia
- Those who are going through emotional stress and trauma
- Those we are unable or willing to follow a healthy lifestyle (exercise and diet) after the surgery
Preparation for any surgical procedure involves:
- Avoiding blood-thinning medication such as Nurofen, Aspirin, Heparin, warfarin etc. Please discuss this with your GP in detail and make sure you are aware of any side effects of the medications you are currently on.
- Avoiding herbal medication and nutritional supplements such as St John’s Wart, garlic, ginger, ginseng, homeopathic or herbal tonics, fish oil etc must be stopped for at least 2 weeks before surgery. These substances are known for their potential to thin blood and may cause excessive bleeding during and after the surgery.
We recommend that do all your grocery shopping before surgery and refill your fridge and pantry with healthy food. We also recommend that you organise for someone to drive you back home as driving is not recommended for the first few days after the surgery. You also must consider organising a family member or friend to stay with you for the first few days after any surgery.
It is imperative that you follow the pre-surgical instructions given to you by our staff. Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are two major culprits when it comes to increasing potential risks associated with any surgery. Please avoid these harmful agents for at least 2 weeks (preferably more) prior to your surgery. Both alcohol and cigarettes interfere with the normal healing process, increase the pain and discomfort associated with any surgery, increase the risk of potential complications such as bleeding, wound infection and scarring and prolong the recovery time.
In clinical practice, we have found that a herbal substance called Arnica is helpful in reducing bleeding during or after the surgery. It also helps with healing and minimises bruising. Arnica is a naturally occurring herb and is available in the oral supplement from most health food stores and pharmacies in Australia.
A healthy lifestyle, good sleep and a balanced nutritional diet after surgery are essential factors for optimum healing.
A “Cooling off” period of 2 weeks is required after your initial consultation to give you enough time to thoroughly evaluate the risks and benefits of any elective cosmetic surgery.
The cost for a Gynecomastia procedure starts from $5000 for both sides.
Behind the Scenes: Gynecomastia
Dr Ehsan Jadoon has successfully performed countless gynecomastia surgeries and is known to achieve natural looking results with high patient satisfaction.