The condition of breast development in a male is known as Gynecomastia. This can be rectified with a male breast reduction, more commonly recognised as man boobs surgery. Gynecomastia can occur in boys and men of all ages and is most common in infancy and adolescence and middle-aged to older men.
Gynaecomastia is a benign proliferation of the glandular component of the male breast and is caused by an increase in the ratio of oestrogen to androgen activity. It can be unilateral or bilateral and consists of a palpable mass of tissue with a diameter of at least 0.5 cm, usually presenting as a disc of tissue underlying the nipple.
Gynaecomastia is commonly associated with breast pain, which can range in intensity from mild tenderness or sensitivity to constant pain and tension. Chelsea Cosmetics have performed this procedure many times and are well equipped to answer any questions you may have if this is something you are considering. It is vital that you discuss this procedure and gather all of the necessary information as it is not suitable for all conditions and situations.
How to Get Rid of Man Boobs Quickly With Little Scarring and Pain
The benefits man boob surgery:
- Removal of "man boobs"
- Attain muscle definition in the chest
- A slimmer more youthful profile
- Lessening the point of the nipples
- Higher confidence
Excess Fat Often Leads to Man Boobs
If your body is carrying a lot of fat, this increases your levels of oestrogen. Fat cells contain an enzyme called aromatase which will convert testosterone to oestrogen. Along with the many other procedures available to help change the appearance of the body, man boob surgery is a common request for males in Melbourne and Australia in general.
Before and After
Should I Be Worried About Gynaecomastia?
Gynaecomastia is a condition caused by an imbalance of hormones in the body. To be on the safe side, it's good to have it investigated to identify abnormal hormone-secreting tumours. The underlying cause of gynaecomastia should be known before simply writing it off as a cosmetic or poor dietary problem.
If appropriate investigations have revealed no evidence of glandular tissue and only fat, then there is no cause for concern, and the treatment will solve the issue. It is important to note that this procedure, and others, is for a specific condition, and not the answer to having a great body. The breast and chest area in a man can enlarge with weight gain, something to be corrected with simple lifestyle changes and not gynaecomastia.
If the amount of oestrogen in the body is causing an increase in glandular breast tissue combined with fat, then gynaecomastia may be the solution.
Compression garments are required after gynaecomastia treatment that will need to be continuously worn for at least a fortnight. This will then be reduced to part-time, day or at night, at the patient's discretion for a further two weeks.
A binder will also need to be worn for the first week after treatment to ensure all the tumescent fluid drains from the chest area.
Male Breast Reductions
Enlarged male breasts can be caused by a hormonal imbalance. It is a common issue that can affect how a man sees himself and his self-consciousness. Many men feel scared or embarrassed to remove their shirt which can have severe emotional effects.
Cosmetic surgery is often thought of for women but not so much for men. Males however, are often just as self-conscious about their weight as much as women are with theirs. Looking good leads to feeling good with higher confidence in social situations.
The majority of patients with gynaecomastia require no treatment other than the removal of the precipitating cause. If it is drug-induced, it may regress if the offending medication is stopped.
Specific treatment for gynaecomastia is indicated in cases where it produces significant pain, embarrassment or emotional discomfort and therefore interfering with the patient’s life.
Two forms of treatment have been used to alleviate the development of gynaecomastia: surgery and medical therapy.
The Removal of Meat and Dairy From Your Diet
Men and women absorb xeno-oestrogens from meat and dairy, especially from cows that are fed bovine growth factors, a very unnatural additive to food that we accept as normal. The removal of meat and dairy from your diet is particularly easy to do in Australia, and there are many options available at the supermarket to adopt a healthy plant-based diet which is ethical, environmentally beneficial and great for your health.
Clinical Findings and Evaluation
Pseudogynaecomastia (fatty breast) is common in obese men and must be differentiated from true gynaecomastia. In true gynaecomastia, there is usually a button of firm subareolar tissue or less commonly a more diffuse collection of fibroglandular tissue that resembles that of the female breast.
Although frequently bilateral and symmetrical, gynaecomastia of any cause can be unilateral or asymmetric. Men with asymptomatic, incidental gynaecomastia should not be subjected to exhaustive endocrine evaluation. The breasts should nevertheless be examined in detail to rule out the likelihood of breast cancer.
Men with recent onset breast enlargement or who present with painful breasts, require a more detailed evaluation to search for a possible underlying cause including testicular tumours.
Talk to Chelsea Cosmetics About Male Breast Reduction Today
Men of all varying ages enquire about man boob surgery, especially when they are embarrassed to remove their shirt at the beach. Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne can help and they have the experienced team to ensure your confidence will rise following this simple procedure.
Talk to us today and let our friendly team answer all of your questions to make sure that a male breast reduction is the right solution for you. We continuously strive to make the clients happy, and they stay happy. From consultation to procedure, recovery and post procedure, we ensure that the experienced team at Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne takes care of and nurtures our clients.
Our free consultation will assess your situation, give you all of the information you require and have you leaving our practice with the peace of mind that you are in safe hands. Contact us now to book your free consultation.
“Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from another appropriately qualified health practitioner.”
When gynaecomastia has been present for more than 2 years, medical therapy is not usually effective and surgery may be the only available option. Surgeons aim to reduce the breast size to normal contours, to eliminate painful tissue and to restore the patient’s chest to an acceptable cosmetic shape.
- Hemi Circumareolar or periareolar incision and preservation of the nipple.
- A circumareolar incision has also been described.
- Understandably, surgery is associated with complications, such as a doughnut deformity, nipple necrosis, nipple flattening, inversion or loss of sensation and therefore, should be performed by surgeons with appropriate experience.
- Slim Lipo can correct abnormal and excessive collections of adipose tissue and is regarded by many investigators as one of the most effective treatments for gynaecomastia as it is associated with few adverse sequelae . However, it is important to underline that liposuction is probably less effective in patients with true glandular gynaecomastia . Classically, Slim Lipo, a narrow cannula is inserted and used to vacuum the adipose tissue.
The cannula is pushed then pulled through the fat layer, breaking up adipocytes and suctioning them out. Several variations of the basic technique of suction lipectomy have been recently introduced.
In the tumescent (wet) technique, large volumes of fluid, sometimes as much as three times the amount of fat to be removed, are injected. Because the injected fluid contains an adequate amount of anaesthetic, additional anaesthesia is usually not required; however, the procedure takes significantly longer than traditional liposuction.
A.L., or powered liposuction, power-assisted liposuction involves the use of a powered liposuction cannula handle which superimposes an additional movement to the liposuction cannula.
That is, a smaller and different motion on top of the normal to-and-fro advance and withdrawal of the cannula. There are two different types of motion in powerd liposuction systems.
The movement can be either a small to and fro motion, or it can be a partial rotation type of motion of the cannula. More efficient removal of the fat allows the liposuction procedure to be proceeded more smoothly and more rapidly.
Greater comfort, decreased bruising, decreased swelling, and thus a more rapid recovery may also result. In addition, more fat may be able to be removed from difficult-to-treat areas, such as those where tissue is more fibrous and fat is otherwise more difficult to remove.
It should be noted that surgical excision of excessive skin is not usually required as the skin shrinks after the removal of the underlying tissue especially in young men.
Case Study 3
Fit and muscular patient presented with Gynaecomastia. Some cases of Gynaecomastia are present after using steroids for bodybuilding. The gland was excised surgically and the areola was sutured with subcuticular stitches under the skin. Nice looking areola sitting directly on the chest muscle with a nice flat inconspicuous scar.
Another risk of the gynaecomastia treatment is Seroma, a situation where fluid remains in the skin and becomes infected. If this were to happen, the fluid may need to be drained but can be treated with antibiotics.
It is important to note that any surgical procedure carries risk and not everyone is an appropriate candidate, particularly male breast surgery, which is why the consultation with Chelsea Cosmetics is extremely important to ensure the procedure will be right for you.