Male breast reduction surgery is sometimes called man boobs surgery and is used to treat a medical problem known as gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia is a condition in which there is more male breast tissue than desired resulting in ‘man boobs’. This condition may be caused by many different factors but can usually be treated successfully through male breast reduction surgery. In fact most patients who seek male breast reduction surgery or worry about having “man boobs” will respond well to a surgical removal of the excess breast tissue known as gynecomastia.
To find out if male breast reduction surgery is right for you book a consultation with Dr Barnouti in one of our three Sydney clinics:
Or read on to find out more about the male breast reduction procedure including answers to common questions and the costs of male breast reduction plastic surgery.
What will happen during my male breast reduction consultation?
We encourage you to bring your partner, a family member or friend to your initial male breast reduction consultation if you feel they can help you to make a decision about how to proceed.
During your male breast reduction consultation our qualified and experienced Sydney-based plastic surgeon Dr Barnouti will take your full medical history and look for possible causes of gynecomastia. He will examine you and discuss your goals and lifestyle in detail to see if you are a suitable candidate for male breast reduction surgery.
You can get more information about male breast reduction surgery during a private consultation at one of our Sydney clinics.
To find out more about if male breast reduction surgery is right for you book a consultation with Dr Barnouti in Sydney today.
What happens during male breast reduction surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery, or the surgical correction of ‘man boobs’, involves making a small incision around the lower half of the areola (nipple). The breast tissue under the nipple is then removed through this incision.
The next stage of male breast reduction surgery is full chest liposuction to reduce and recontour the chest.
Finally the incisions are sutured with the stitches normally located around the lower half of the areola. That way the scar blends in nicely at the margins of the areola and will become virtually undetectable over time. Small man boobs can be done through a little stab incision via liposuction procedure, such as vaser liposuction or microair liposuction. Dr Barnouti will be able to advise you more on that during your male breast reduction consultation.
The man boobs surgery procedure takes around 1 hour, depending on the complexity of the case.
What happens after male breast reduction surgery?
A simple dressing at the wound site with a compression bandage over the chest area must be worn on the treated area for a week after surgery.
This can be uncomfortable but it’s essential for effective healing after male breast reduction surgery. Drainage tubes may be applied to drain off excess fluids from the wounds and reduce the formation of bruises. These will be removed a few hours after your male breast reduction surgery.
Generally male breast reduction patients can go home the same day of their man boobs surgery.
A follow up appointment will be booked one week after your male breast reduction plastic surgery so the dressing can be taken off and the wound checked to see that it is healing well.
Dissolvable stiches are used during male breast reduction surgery so they won’t need to be removed.
How soon can I go back to work and resume my normal activities after male breast reduction, man boobs surgery?
You must rest completely for 24 to 48 hours after male breast reduction surgery and may experience a burning sensation during this time.
You can return to work three days after male breast reduction surgery as long as your job does not involved strenuous physical labour.
You can resume all your regular activities including exercise and sport two to three weeks after your male breast reduction surgery. By Laith Barnouti
Total Cost of male breast reduction: $6,900 (including surgeon fee, assistant surgeon fee, anaesthetist fee, hospital, operating theatre and all follow up visits).
The cost of male breast reduction surgery assumes top hospital cover with a private fund. If fund cover does not apply in your situation, plan for additional costs of $2,900.
To find out more about getting a male breast reduction:
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Or book a consultation with Dr Barnouti who will advise you on the best approach and expected outcome for your male breast reduction procedure during your initial consultation at one of his three Sydney clinics.
Click here to book online or call us on free phone 1300 002 006 if you’re outside Sydney or 9561 0222 if you’re in the Sydney area.
We look forward to meeting you and advising you more on getting a male breast reduction.