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A Male Breast Reduction – Addressing Gynaecomastia

Gynaecomastia is a common condition among men, with up to 60% of men suffering from this condition. Gynaecomastia is commonly referred to as having “man boobs”, pointing out that the chest area is protruded. This is caused by fat deposits underneath the chest area, which can be surgically reduced with a male breast reduction surgery. This type of surgery is possible by utilising liposuction as a technique to access and remove fat deposits beneath the surface of the skin. By removing these deposits, the chest protrusion will decrease for a more natural and sculpted appearance.

Am I an Ideal Candidate?

As a surgical technique, liposuction is not a primary means to lose weight and should never be considered as such. People who are ideal candidates for liposuction are in relatively good shape and healthy, considering liposuction to deal with stubborn and non-responsive fat deposits on specified areas of the body. A man suffering from gynaecomastia can consider male breast reduction surgery as a means to remove excess fat beneath the skin’s surface, as a cannula can gain access to these deposits through a small incision underneath the nipple.

How Can Male Liposuction Help Me?

Men with gynaecomastia have limited wardrobe choices and are very self-conscious about their appearance and upper body. Therefore, it becomes more than just a physical burden. A male breast reduction surgery can assist in this matter, giving you the confidence in your appearance and allowing you to have more wardrobe options. The result of the surgery is a flatter chest that looks more natural and in proportion with the rest of your body. The procedure takes place under general anaesthesia and is performed in a day hospital. Therefore, the patient can go home after the surgery and do not have to stay overnight.

What Happens After My Surgery?

Liposuction usually has quick recovery times in comparison to other cosmetic surgeries. You can expect some swelling, bruising, and pain during your recovery period, which can be controlled via prescribed painkillers. The swelling will subside after about 2 to 4 weeks, with the final results becoming visible after about 4 months. The procedure normally takes between 1 and 2 hours, being executed with minimal incisions on the body.

Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your first choice regarding surgical liposuction for men suffering from gynaecomastia in Gauteng. For more info on how we can assist you, please browse our website on a male breast reduction. Contact us today to book a consultation and take control of your body with us on your side.