Gynaecomastia Surgery

Gynaecomastia, commonly known as “man-boobs,” is a medical condition characterised by the enlargement of male breast tissue. While it is a benign condition, gynaecomastia can have a significant impact on a man’s self-esteem and quality of life.


Benefits of Gynaecomastia Surgery

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    Enhanced Physical Appearance: Gynaecomastia surgery reduces the size of enlarged breast tissue and improves overall chest aesthetics. By sculpting a flatter and more defined chest contour, the procedure enhances the masculine appearance of the chest, contributing to a more proportionate and attractive physique.
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    Increased Confidence in Social Settings: The elimination of man-boobs through gynaecomastia surgery can significantly impact an individual's confidence levels in social situations. With a more masculine chest appearance, individuals can improve interactions, relationships, and their overall social well-being.
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    Enhanced Physical Comfort: Gynaecomastia surgery addresses aesthetic concerns and improves physical comfort. Enlarged breast tissue can cause discomfort, such as chafing, irritation, and difficulty finding properly fitting clothing. By reducing the size of the breasts, the surgery can alleviate these physical discomforts, allowing individuals to engage in physical activities more comfortably and confidently.
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    Increased Clothing Options: Enlarged breast tissue often limits clothing options and can make individuals self-conscious about their appearance. Gynaecomastia surgery opens up a wider range of clothing choices, enabling individuals to wear form-fitting shirts, swimwear, and other apparel styles without worrying about the appearance of their chest.
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    Improved Posture: Enlarged breast tissue can contribute to poor posture as individuals may instinctively hunch forward to minimise the appearance of their chest. By reducing the size of the breasts through surgery, individuals can achieve better posture, enhance their physical appearance and promote spinal health and overall well-being.
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    Psychological Well-being: Beyond the physical benefits, gynaecomastia surgery can profoundly impact psychological well-being. The elimination of man-boobs can help alleviate feelings of embarrassment, self-consciousness and social anxiety. Individuals may experience increased self-esteem, self-confidence and greater empowerment in their personal and professional lives.

Understanding Gynaecomastia Surgery

Gynaecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is a specialised cosmetic procedure designed to address the excess breast tissue and fat accumulation that characterise gynaecomastia. Dr Andrew Cheah employs tailored surgical techniques and specialised technology to ensure safe and optimal patient outcomes.

The Procedure

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    Initial Consultation: During the consultation, Dr Andrew Cheah will evaluate the patient's medical history, perform a physical examination, and discuss treatment goals and expectations.
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    Surgical Planning: Based on the patient's unique anatomy and aesthetic goals, Dr Andrew Cheah will create a customised surgical plan to address the specific concerns of gynaecomastia.
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    Surgery: The surgical procedure typically involves the removal of excess breast tissue and fat through a combination of liposuction and excision techniques.
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    Recovery: Patients receive postoperative care instructions following surgery to facilitate smooth recovery. Recovery time may vary depending on the extent of the procedure and individual healing factors.


Optimising Recovery After Gynaecomastia Surgery

Following gynaecomastia surgery, a smooth recovery is pivotal for optimal results. Patients may experience initial discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which can be managed with prescribed medication and compression garments. While individual recovery timelines vary, most can resume light activities within days and achieve full recovery within weeks.

Adherence to postoperative instructions, including avoiding strenuous activities and maintaining proper wound care, is paramount. Regular follow-up appointments with Dr Andrew Cheah ensure progress monitoring and address any concerns. Patients can anticipate transformative results and renewed confidence in their appearance post-surgery with patience and support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gynaecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is a procedure designed to reduce the excess breast tissue in men. It may involve liposuction, excision of glandular tissue, or a combination of both to achieve a flatter, more masculine chest contour.

Gynaecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is a procedure designed to reduce the excess breast tissue in men. It may involve liposuction, excision of glandular tissue, or a combination of both to achieve a flatter, more masculine chest contour.

Gynaecomastia can manifest as a firm or rubbery lump beneath the nipple area in one or both breasts. It may also cause tenderness or sensitivity in the breast tissue. However, symptoms can vary among individuals.

Gynaecomastia can be detected through physical examination by a medical professional. Additionally, diagnostic tests such as blood tests, mammograms, or ultrasound may be recommended to evaluate the underlying cause and extent of the condition.

The cost of gynaecomastia surgery can vary depending on factors such as the extent of the procedure, surgeon’s fees, facility fees, and anaesthesia costs. It can range from a few thousand to several thousand dollars on average.

If you notice enlargement or swelling of the breast tissue, particularly beneath the nipple area, you may have gynaecomastia. Consulting with our plastic surgeon for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan is essential.

Hormonal imbalances can cause gynaecomastia, certain medications (such as anabolic steroids or some antidepressants), underlying medical conditions (such as liver or kidney disease), or natural changes during puberty or ageing. In some cases, the exact cause may not be identified.

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