Gynecomastia, or overdeveloped male breast tissue, is a common condition that can result from a hormonal imbalance or other causes. Gynecomastia can cause men to lose the normal contour of their chest, causing the region to take on a rounder, less masculine appearance. Male breast reduction can be used to treat gynecomastia and restore the masculine shape of the pectoralis muscle. At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre, male breast reduction is performed as a treatment for men who want to restore the normal contour of their chest. Call us today to learn more about this life-changing treatment!
What Do I Need To Know About Gynecomastia?
It is not uncommon for young men to experience fat deposits in the breast area. Older men can develop it too, however it is usually for different reasons. Gynecomastia rarely results from a serious medical problem, though men who develop the condition should be evaluated by a doctor to rule out abnormal hormone production.
Here are some facts that you should know about gynecomastia.
- Gynecomastia is excess breast tissue in the chest area
- It is common in young men and adolescents
- It can occur in older men
- Gynecomastia is often caused by a hormonal imbalance though it is sometimes genetic
- There are several treatments for gynecomastia, including male breast reduction
What Is The Treatment For Gynecomastia?
Male breast reduction is the primary treatment for gynecomastia though sometimes medication can be used to counteract the hormones that lead to breast tissue development. Not all forms of male breast reduction are the same. Surgical liposuction involves making incisions in the chest and using a cannula to vacuum the fat out of the chest. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses ultrasonic energy to rupture fatty deposits and then extract them out of the chest.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction is ideal for men that may have dense collections of fat. Depending on the fat distribution and the result after fat is removed, removal of redundant skin, realignment of the nipple, or removal of fatty disk tissue may also be part of the procedure. Patients should expect to return to work in 1-2 weeks and should avoid strenuous activity for about a month.
Contact Us Today
A defined pectoral region instills confidence while also helping to maintain a youthful appearance. Whatever your age, you should not have to live with gynecomastia when there are treatments available. At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre in Melbourne, Australia we can help you get the contoured chest that you’re looking for so call us now to schedule an appointment.