With a variety of cosmetic elective surgeries available for women, there are also some available for men. Male chest reduction surgery is rapidly growing in popularity and is currently the second most popular cosmetic procedure for men. This type of surgery is done on the principle of liposuction, removing excess fat and skin in the targeted area. The result is a flatter, slimmer, and contoured chest. According to statistics, up to 60% of men struggle from gynaecomastia. This is the medical term for large or overgrown man breasts.
Luckily, with modern medical advances that are applied to liposuction procedures, this type of surgery can assist men struggling from gynaecomastia. In comparison to other elective cosmetic surgical procedures, male chest reduction is fairly quick and simple, with a short period of recovery. Therefore, men can expect the desired results from this type of surgery. However, we encourage potential patients to keep their expectations within realistic realms. This surgery addresses excess fat and skin in the chest area for a more contoured and natural look. Therefore, you can have the confidence in your body that you deserve.
The procedure begins with the surgeon making a small incision around the lower area of the nipple. This allows the surgeon to remove excess fat and skin from the area, using similar techniques as would be used with liposuction. The procedure is done under general anaesthesia so that the patient is asleep during the surgery. The surgery takes between 1 and 2 hours, making it relatively quick. Afterwards, the patient can expect some swelling, bruising, and pain in the area where excess fat and skin has been removed. You will receive prescribed painkillers to deal with the pain during the recovery period.
The swelling on the chest area will subside after about 2 to 4 weeks post-surgery. However, the final results will only be truly visible after about 4 months. As the surgery is done under general anaesthesia, there will be dietary adjustments and other preparations involved before-hand. We highly recommend consulting a medical professional if you are considering male chest reduction surgery. This will give you a good insight on what to expect and how to prepare for the surgery accordingly. It will also give you the grounds to make an informed decision on whether to go through with the surgery.
Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your first choice for elective surgical cosmetic procedures for both men and women. If you want more info on male chest reduction surgery, please peruse our website for details and what to expect from the results.