Men who have developed male breast enlargement (gynaecomastia) may consider breast reduction surgery. It has a significant affect on a person’s confidence, and may result in them avoiding public places like the gym, swimming pools or the beach etc.
Gynaecomastia is commonly caused by an imbalance between hormones. Occasionally some medical conditions or medications may also cause male breast enlargement.
Breast reduction involves the removal of excess breast tissue and skin. Different techniques may be used depending on your breast size and shape. In mild cases liposuction may be used alone. In moderate and severe cases surgical excision of breast tissue and skin may also be required.
It is performed under general anesthesia and usually results in a 1 – 2 day hospital stay.
Most men return to low demand work by 2 weeks. It is advised that strenuous activities be avoided for 6 weeks following the surgery.
All of the potential complications and risks will be discussed in detail with you at your consultation with Dr Pyragius.