Gynaecomastia is a popular procedure at the Launceston Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Unit. It is a procedure which targets enlarged male breasts, which can affect males from teenage years to middle age and later.
In teenage males, hormonal imbalances during puberty can cause excessive breast tissue development. In adult males, Gynaecomastia can occur as a result of body-building, the use of steroid and other medications, marijuana, and in middle-aged overweight males who develop excess fat in the breast area which is resistant to diet and exercise.
Gynaecomastia can be emotionally debilitating, reducing a man’s self-confidence, and leading some men to avoid physical activities and intimacy in order to hide their condition. Breast reduction surgery for Gynaecomastia reduces breast size, while flattening and enhancing the chest contours.
Where the weight of breast tissue causes skin sagging and stretches the areola of the nipple, excess skin and tissue is removed and the areola lifted and repositioned. In some cases, liposuction may be used to remove fatty tissue.
While Mr Kode is able to conceal most incision lines around the areola or within the natural creases of your new contours, some scars may still be visible. Recovery depends on the extent of the surgery and you may need to wear a support garment to hold your new chest contour as it heals. You should be able to return to work and normal activities after a few days.