Why a Patient Might Consider Gynecomastia Surgery
Gynecomastia surgery may help patients alter the appearance of their chest and reduce excess tissue at the breasts. Patients choose to undergo gynecomastia surgery for a number of different reasons, including:
- Concerns about the appearance of the chest
- Discomfort caused by excess chest tissue
Recovery after Gynecomastia Surgery
The recovery period after male gynecomastia surgery can take up to two weeks. During this time, make sure to take analgesic medication to alleviate the pain and discomfort.
It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first two weeks after gynecomastia surgery and make sure to take time off from work to allow your body to heal. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after gynecomastia surgery:
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
- Avoid steam rooms and saunas
- Have a healthy and balanced diet
- Avoid ample arms and upper body movements
- Keep the incisions site clean and dry at all times
- Keep your body hydrated
To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.
Risks and Complications
Every surgical procedure carries risks, which you will discuss with Dr Hunt in your consultation. The risks of gynaecomastia surgery can include:
- Bleeding and bruising
- Anaesthesia reactions
- Wound infection
- Poor results and scarring
- Changes in sensation
The outcomes shown are only relevant for this patient and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.
How much does a gynecomastia cost in Sydney NSW?
The cost of Gynecomastia Surgery in Sydney, Australia varies for each patient depending on the type of procedure, the results you want and the time required in theatre.
Your total cost will include surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist fee, hospital fees and surgical aftercare & support.
During your Male Chest Surgery consultation, Dr Hunt will review your medical history, perform a comprehensive assessment of your chest and body features, discuss risks and provide you with an accurate cost for your chest surgery procedure.
Should I have Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia is a highly personal procedure, and the outcome will be different for everyone. That is why before you make any decisions you will need to have a consultation with Dr Hunt to discuss your 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.
What's involved in male breast surgery?
Gynecomastia is performed under a general anaesthetic, given by an anaesthetist, in an accredited hospital. 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 after gynecomastia surgery?
You can usually return home on the same day as gynecomastia 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 to alleviate 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 after Gynecomastia Surgery?
You will return to see Dr Hunt several days after your surgery
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PLASTIC SURGEON SYDNEY
About Dr Jeremy Hunt
Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Dr Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.
PLASTIC SURGEON SYDNEY
Dr Maryam Seyedabadi
Dr Maryam Seyedabadi has recently joined Dr Hunt’s practice in Edgecliff and is now available for consultations on a range of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery for breast, body and face.
She is just one of the very few dually qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons, completing both medical and dental degrees. This gives her a unique skillset and ability for face surgery, orthognathic & jaw surgery.
As a Sydney Female Plastic Surgeon, Dr Maryam offers surgery by women for women. She is supported in clinic & theatre by a completely female surgical team for those who prefer being operated on in a women-only or more female-friendly private hospital environment.