Gynecomastia is a condition that can affect men of all ages. Men experiencing gynecomastia tend to develop enlarged breasts with the presence of excess glandular tissue. Often referred to as 'man boobs,' they can cause significant physical discomfort and feelings of being self-conscious.
A permanent solution for Gynecomastia through Vaser
Hormonal imbalance is typically the primary reason behind gynecomastia. When the hormone oestrogen overtakes testosterone in the male body, unwanted breast enlargement can occur. Gynecomastia generally affects both breasts evenly; however, some men can develop an asymmetrical distribution of fat and gland. This can cause one breast to be subtly or considerably larger than the other.
In majority of men, gynecomastia is a harmless cosmetic condition. In fact, this temporary hormonal imbalance may resolve on its own without requiring any treatment. You should see a medical professional right away, however, if you develop breast enlargement in combination with inflammation, discharge or pain. Fortunately, you have many gynecomastia treatment options available in Adelaide.
Vaser Liposuction an effective solution to gynecomastia
At Cosmos Clinic we’ve had an excellent success and safety record in treating gynecomastia using Vaser Liposuction. We perform hundreds of male breast reduction surgeries with Vaser every year, helping men regain their self-esteem and more positive body image. Once any serious health conditions have been ruled out, Vaser Liposuction is a less invasive cosmetic surgery technique that can improve the appearance of excess fat in the male breast area.
We find that Vaser is gentler and safer than traditional liposuction. That’s because this technique involves using an ultrasound-assisted cannula tip to break down fatty tissue prior to extraction. Liquefying the fat and excess breast tissue first reduces the amount of damage to surrounding blood vessels, muscles and connective tissue.
Many male patients are happy to learn that the results of gynecomastia surgery are long-lasting. With this technique we can remove anywhere from90 -100% of glandular tissue and excess fat, ensuring that the excess breast tissue is gone permanently.
*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.
What are some non-hormonal causes of gynaecomastia?
Pharmaceutical medications: anti-androgens, attention deficit drugs, anabolic steroids, androgens, HIV medications, anti-depressants, certain antibiotics, cancer medications, heart treatment, alcohol and certain street drugs.
Other health conditions: aging, hypogonadism, hypothyroidism, tumours, kidney and liver failure.
Can I get rid of gynecomastia naturally?
Following a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise can help keep your body lean and trim. But if you find yourself developing excess breast tissue despite regular exercise then you may have an underlying hormonal imbalance. In this case, Vaser Liposuction is a permanent male breast reduction treatment that will restore a more masculine appearance to the male chest.
What can I expect from male breast reduction surgery in Adelaide?
Gynaecomastia surgery is performed under light sedation in our state-of-the art surgical facility. After prepping the treatment area, a small incision is made to allow a cannula (blunt tip instrument) to be inserted. The cannula emits ultrasound energy which liquefies fat cells before they are suctioned away. The cosmetic surgeon then precisely removes the excess male breast tissue for permanent results.
Is Vaser Liposuction safe?
We consider Vaser to be the safest liposuction procedure available. In fact, this technique carries fewer health risks because general anesthetic is not used. Furthermore, the chances of developing serious complications and even minor side-effects like bruising and swelling are greatly reduced. The ultrasound energy also produces a mild skin-tightening effect, helping to reduce excess skin laxity.
What is the recovery like?
Vaser Liposuction is a day surgery with minimal downtime. It’s normal to have some swelling and tenderness immediately after and most patients can resume their normal activities in a couple of days. You’ll be prescribed pain medication and a compression garment to assist with healing process.
How much does the Vaser breast reduction procedure cost?
The cost to permanently address your man boobs can vary from patient to patient. Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure so a number of factors will determine the price. Vaser gynecomastia treatments start at $3,000 and up. During your initial consultation we’ll provide you with an exact quote and treatment details.