Male Chest Surgery

Gynaecomastia Correction

 

Obvious breast tissue in a male, (gynaecomastia) can be extremely distressing.  It is quite common and can be treated surgically once avoidable causes have been addressed. It can occur on one sided, (unilateral), or on both sides, (bilateral). Gynaecomastia can be caused by medicines such as those used to treat prostate problems or body building steroids. Many cases have unknown causes. 

 

Surgery

The type of  surgery depends on the degree of gynaecomastia and the ratio between glandular breast tissue and fat.  Mild, fatty predominant gynaecomastia can sometimes be treated with liposuction alone.  More pronounced gynaecomastia may require a formal  surgical technique using various scars depending on the extent of the excess tissue.

Anaesthetic

General, usually overnight stay

Back to work

Within two weeks depending on type of work

Scars

 Liposuction only; multiple small incisions, (example shown).

 Open technique: various; around the nipple with or without crescentic lower chest scar.

Feeling

Usually retained but can diminish