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Q Who's male breast reduction for?

(Gynaecomastia) on healthy men of any age.
Usually the best candidates for surgery have firm,
elastic skin that will reshape to the body's new

You should be aware that male breast reduction is
not a way to lose weight. We often discourage
surgery for obese men, or for overweight
men who have not first attempted to correct the
problem with exercise or dieting.

Q What does male breast reduction involve?

The procedure removes fat and or glandular tissue
from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes
excess skin. The surgery is usually carried out
under general anaesthetic and you would normally
be required to stay in hospital for one night.

Q What should I know about male
breast reduction?

Before you decide to go ahead, The surgeon
who specialises in Gynaecomastia correction
procedures. During your consultation, your
surgeon will ask for your general medical history
and will request information relating to any
previous surgery.

Q How is male breast reduction performed?

Two methods are available for this procedure,
and sometimes a combination is used.

1. By making a half moon incision around
or below the areola and cutting away the
unwanted breast tissue.

2. With the advancement of surgical techniques
and the introduction of specifically designed
lipoplasty equipment, the surgeon is able to break
up and draw off excess fat through a fine cannula.
The breast fat is approached from a tiny incision
towards the armpit or under the nipple. This
incision heals well and is difficult to see.

Q Are there any risks with male breast reduction?

Fortunately, significant complications from
Gynaecomastia correction are infrequent. Every
year, many men undergo successful breast-
reduction surgery, experience no major problems
and are delighted with the results. Anyone
considering surgery, however, should be aware of
both the benefits and the risks. Your surgeon will
discuss these with you during your consultation.

Q What happens after male breast
reduction surgery?

Bruising is a natural result of the surgery and
may persist for a week or so. Hardness or
lumpiness within the tissues due to swelling can
persist for a month or so. Infection is uncommon
but preventative antibiotics will be prescribed at
discharge from hospital.

Q When will I see the results?

Following male breast reduction surgery, the
breast tissue does not grow back but the
swelling can take breast reduction is very
successful in that it is a permanent solution,
which restores confidence and relieves a
major cause of distress and embarrassment.

Q When can I resume my normal activities?

Many patients return to work between one and
two weeks following surgery. Lifting should be
avoided for about 14 days. Sport should be
avoided for at least one month. This includes
swimming. Gentle exercise such as walking is


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