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Gynaecomastia

What is Gynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia is a condition in males that causes excessive growth of breast tissue. This can be from hormonal imbalance, genetics, obesity or certain medications. I this procedure Dr Taylor will make an incision into the breast, the excess tissue is removed, and the wound sutures are closed. For patients that also have excess skin and a drooping nipple, a more extensive surgery can be completed. This involves removing the drooping skin and lifting the nipple into a new position. The end result will be a more natural ‘male’ looking chest in shape and size.

 

What Can I Expect with a Gynaecomastia?

 

A Quick Overview

Surgery time: 1.5 - 2  hours.

Length of stay in hospital: 0 - 1 night.

Recovery time: (The following are approximate times.)

Driving 2 days,

Office work 1 week,

Strenuous work/exercise 6 weeks. 

Garments: A surgical compression bra will need to be worn 24/7 for 4 - 6 weeks

Incision and scar: The incision for simple size reduction gynaecomastia surgery is around the nipples. These incisions would be more extensive if a lift is also required.

 

Other Things to Consider

 

  • Treatment of this underlying condition must be treated prior to surgery. 

  • You will have scars from this surgery.

  • If you have only a small amount of breast tissue and you are young with good skin elasticity, you may see good results from liposuction. This is less invasive and prevents scars. 

Download the Gynaecomastia Procedure Information Sheet, click here.

 

You can find more information on the procedures at plasticsurgery.org.au

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