Gynecomastia is a medical condition that’s characterised by excessive amounts of male breast glandular tissue in boys or men. It’s very common in adult men and boys going through puberty, and even newborns have been known to develop this condition. The cause is typically a decreased amount of the hormone testosterone in relation to oestrogen.
In most cases gynecomastia affects both breasts evenly. In some cases, however, it can create an imbalance, with one side being larger than the other. For the most part, gynecomastia is a benign hormonal imbalance that sometimes clears up on its own. If you’re a man experiencing enlarged male breasts or gynecomastia in Melbourne then you should seek medical treatment if your develop swelling, discharge, pain or tenderness in the breast area.
There are some non-hormonal causes of gynecomastia:
Pharmaceutical medications such as: 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 including: ageing, hypogonadism, hypothyroidism, tumours, kidney and liver failure.
Vaser Liposuction offers permanent solution for gynecomastia
If your condition is causing you embarrassment or it’s affecting your self-esteem, and you’ve been cleared of serious illness, you may want to consider Vaser Liposuction. It’s male breast reduction surgery that permanently eliminates excess breast tissue. Vaser Liposuction is a gentle yet effective cosmetic surgery technique that uses ultrasound energy to break down fatty tissue for easier removal. This minimises the amount of trauma that can occur to the surrounding blood vessels, muscles and connective tissue, which makes it ideal to excise fat and gland from the sensitive breast area.
A major advantage of gynecomastia surgery with Vaser Liposuction is that anywhere from90 -100% of glandular tissue can be successfully removed.For majority of men,neither the gland nor the excess fat will come back, even in cases of weight gain to other areas.
*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.
Can I get rid of my gynecomastia with diet and exercise?
For some men, working out and eating a balanced diet can help with minimising the appearance of gynecomastia. This doesn’t address the underlying causes of hormonal imbalance, however, and the condition can recur anytime. In stubborn cases, Vaser Liposuction can permanently restore a more masculine appearance to your chest area.
How is male breast reduction in the breast area performed?
After administering a light sedation, and preparing the area for surgery, a small incision is made and a cannula is inserted into the treatment area. The cannula emits ultrasound energy which liquefies fat cells before they are suctioned away. This allows the cosmetic surgeon to precisely reduce the male breast tissue and sculpt the area for permanent results.
What are the advantages of Vaser Liposuction over other methods?
This technique carries fewer risks and complications than traditional liposuction. In fact, it’s much safer because there’s no need for general anaesthetic. Additionally, the chance of developing side-effects such as lumps and unevenness, and even bruising and swelling, are greatly reduced. There’s also some evidence that Vaser helps to tighten excess skin, resulting in smoother, firmer appearance.
How much downtime will I experience?
There is minimal downtime and recovery with this type of day surgery. You may experience some mild discomfort and be required to wear a compression garment to assist with healing. Most patients are able to return to work and resume their normal activities in just a few days.
What is the surgery cost of the Vaser breast reduction procedure?
Pricing for man boob surgery can vary from person to person. As with most surgical procedures, the cost of a male breast reduction can depend on how much fat needs to be removed and other factors. Generally, the price starts at around $3,000 and there may be other additional fees. During your initial consultation you’ll be provided with an exact quote for your gynecomastia treatment.