ALL ABOUT GYNAECOMASTIA
Gynaecomastia is the enlargement of the male breast, which can be a normal occurrence for some adult men and teenage boys at a certain stage in life. This can develop as a result of oestrogen hormones being at a higher level in the male body than usual.
During puberty, hormonal imbalances can occur, causing gynaecomastia in one or both breasts. In older men, gynecomastia may occur due to changes in metabolism which may heighten oestrogen production. The condition can also be caused by steroid use, liver disease and other underlying changes occurring in the body.
We have worked hard to be able to offer an affordable price so patients do feel pressured to visit under qualified practices or destination surgery. Our breast surgery includes surgeons fee, hospital fee, general anaesthetic costs, compression garments and lifetime follow up care.
Gynaecomastia – From $14,500
* some medicare rebates and health fund covers may apply to this procedure
A procedure to remove signs of gynaecomastia can be used if medical treatment has failed to correct the issue. Excessive mammary gland tissue, fatty tissue and breast tissue can be removed in a number of ways. Glandular tissue may be removed through a small incision at the lower edge of the areola.
Liposuction can also be used to treat gynaecomastia, removing excess fat using suction. A slim cannula is attached to a vacuum line and inserted via small incisions, and the fatty tissue is removed. This procedure is performed under general anaesthesia.
Areola & skin reduction may be performed for men with excess breast skin and large areola’s. Often 2-stages are required to correct enlarged male breast.
What are the risks?
While modern surgeries are safe, there are still risks associated with a procedure to remove gynaecomastia. These include bleeding or infection, slightly mismatched breasts, numbness or loss of sensation in the areas targeted by the procedure, and pigment changes in the breast area.
If you are concerned about the risks associated with this procedure, ensure you discuss these with your surgeon.
Where can I get the procedure done?
Our surgeons are available from the following hospitals for this procedure:
- Kingsway Day Surgery (Miranda, NSW)
- East Sydney Private Hospital (Woolloomooloo, NSW)
- Macquarie University Hospital (Macquarie University, NSW)
- Kareena Private Hospital (Caringbah, NSW)
- Hurstville Private Hospital (Hurstville, NSW)
Frequently Asked Questions
We regularly get asked about our procedures, so we have put together a couple of questions we get asked on a regular basis.
If there is something else you would like to know, please get in touch!
Is this a common problem?
Yes, during puberty more than half of healthy males will develop this condition. In old age one third of males will develop gynaecomastia.
Can diet and exercise get rid of ‘man boobs’?
Many males try every form of chest exercise to get rid of the excess fatty tissue in their chest. In most cases only surgery can correct gynaecomastia.
When will results be noticed?
Results are immediate as the extra tissue is removed during surgery. Swelling and bruising is normal following any surgical procedure and the final results of the chest contour can take up to 3 months.