Male Breast Reduction Before and After
Gynaecomastia is a condition of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men. This can impair a man’s self-confidence and interfere with their feelings of masculinity. A male breast reduction aims to remove excess breast tissue. If you’d like to flatten and enhance your chest contours, take the time to look at our male breast reduction before and after photos to see if Dr Norris’ work appeals to you.
The gynaecomastia procedure
A male breast reduction takes around two hours to complete and is performed under general anaesthesia. Gynaecomastia surgery can be performed using one of two different techniques: the liposuction technique or the excision technique.
The liposuction technique involves the insertion of a cannula, which is a thin, hollow tube, through several small incisions. The cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled motion to loosen and remove the excess fat from the body through vacuum suction.
With the excision technique, Dr Norris will make a small incision around the areola to cut out excess tissue, as opposed to suctioning it out.
Potential candidates for male breast reduction
At Form and Face clinic in Sydney, the first step to determining whether you are a candidate for male breast reduction is to have a consultation with Dr Norris. You are a potential candidate for gynaecomastia surgery if:
- Alternative medical treatments have failed to correct the condition
- You are bothered by or self-conscious about the appearance of your breasts
- You experience physical discomfort due to the size of your breasts
- Your breast development has stabilised
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations
What to expect after gynaecomastia surgery
Dr Norris will apply dressings or bandages to your incisions after surgery. A small, thin tube may also be placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid in the days after the procedure. You will also need to wear a compression garment to help support the breasts as they heal.
You will need to take some time off work to rest following gynaecomastia surgery, however most patients are able to return to all normal activities, with the exception of strenuous exercise, within two weeks.