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.
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 all the 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.