CHEST SURGERY FOR GYNAECOMASTIA
Male breast reductions are more common than you might think.
A number of surgical techniques can effectively correct this common problem, and Dr Hunt will thoroughly assess you before deciding which technique or techniques are most suitable for you. You can book your consultation here.
Post-surgery, the aim is a masculine chest with minimal scarring.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.
Is it for me?
Gynaecomastia is a highly personal procedure, and the outcome will be different for everyone. That is why before you make any decisions you will have a consultation with Dr Hunt to discuss your needs and goals for the surgery.?During your first consultation, Dr Hunt will evaluate your general health and explain the recommended surgical procedure to achieve your goal, including the risks & potential complications that are a part of all surgeries and your recovery time. Photographs will be taken for your medical record and to allow Dr Hunt to fully plan your surgery.
A quote will be prepared for you that will include the surgical, anaesthetic, and hospital fees.
Gynaecomastia is performed under a general anaesthetic, given by an anaesthetist, in an accredited hospital, so you are assured of the best care.Different surgical techniques are used depending on whether you have a glandular enlargement, excess fatty tissue, or excess skin. Liposuction alone may be effective, or surgical excision of breast tissue may be required. In some cases a combination of surgical excision and liposuction may be used.
Depending on the type of surgery performed a drain may be used to avoid blood collecting under your skin.When you wake up you will be wearing a compression garment.
When can I go home?
You can usually return home on the same day as surgery.When you go home you should limit your movements to around the house for 2 to 3 days. When you are discharged you will be given a prescription for pain medication, which will minimise your discomfort.
You should take only the pain medication prescribed, and eat before you take it or it might upset your stomach.
Eat lightly for 3 to 4 days after surgery and then resume your normal diet. Make sure you get plenty of fluids.
Will I have to return for post-operative care?
How long will I be off work?
When can I resume my normal activities?
Avoid heavy lifting and exercise for 2 to 4 weeks after surgery, depending on the type of surgery used.
You can remove the compression garment and shower on day 3. You must replace the garment immediately after showering.
You will wear the compression garment for 2 weeks.
When will I see the end result?
The benefits of chest surgery are immediate, although as healing the full benefits may take up to two months or more to be fully appreciated.