Gynaecomastia Correction can assist in the area of excessive enlargement of the male breast
The development of extra breast tissue can occur in one or both breasts for a number of reasons. It is often the result of hormonal changes such as puberty, metabolic changes, weight gain, hereditary conditions, other health problems or certain medications, like steroids.
For many, there is no known cause. Boys who develop gynaecomastia during their adolescent years may grow out of it by their 20s, while older men may find it continues.
Excess breast tissue can cause stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). Although this condition is quite common, some might consider male breast reduction surgery.
In some cases, gynaecomastia may be improved by non-surgical treatments, such as changing medication or treating the cause of the abnormal hormone levels. For others, male breast reduction surgery to remove the extra tissue may be more appropriate.
Men with gynaecomastia have an excess of fatty tissue, glandular tissue or both — extra or loose skin may also make the breast area look bigger.
The type of surgery required will depend largely on the type of tissue you have. Fatty tissue can be removed by liposuction, while glandular tissue needs to be surgically removed. A combination of fatty and glandular tissue requires a combined approach.
Individual factors and personal preferences will help you and Dr Lim to determine the surgical approach most suitable for you. The incisions for liposuction and glandular tissue removal are very small, however, if the removal of excess tissue or skin is required the incisions will be larger.
Dr Lim will do his best to minimise scarring — how much tissue is to be removed, the type and length of incision required, and exactly where incisions will be made will be discussed with you in the consultation process.
Male breast reduction for gynaecomastia is individually customised to each patient depending on their personal requirements — during the consultation period, Dr Lim will take you through all available options and possible outcomes.
The procedure may take one to two hours and is performed under general anaesthetic in an accredited hospital. Depending on the type of surgery and the amount of fat to be removed, you may be discharged on the day of the surgery or you will be required to stay in hospital overnight.
If you have both glandular and fatty tissue removed, drainage tubes may be required to drain away any excess fluid that can accumulate after surgery. Dr Lim will review you post-operatively and determine when the drains can be removed and how long you need to stay at the hospital. You will be prescribed analgesia and antibiotics for you to continue at home.
My Klinik staff will stay in touch with you after the procedure, monitor your progress and answer any questions or concerns as they arise. You’ll have reviews with Dr Lim one week, one month and three months after surgery.
Our goal is to make your experience as easy and comfortable as possible — Dr Lim and the My Klinik staff are always willing to answer any questions you may have.
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