It’s a common misconception that only women have breasts. In fact, men have breasts too! Some men may have one or both breasts that are abnormally large, sometimes causing discomfort and feelings of embarrassment and frustration.
A common condition that affects up to 70% in men aged 45 to 69 years, gynecomastia is a condition that makes breast gland tissue swell. It is usually the result of a hormonal imbalance or the use of certain drugs. With gynecomastia, your breasts will swell, are painful or tender, or there is a discharge from the nipple of one or both breasts. Most cases of gynecomastia don’t require treatment, though more and more distressed men opt for gynecomastia surgery for breast reduction due to cosmetic reasons.
Gynecomastia surgery can help to treat the size of the male breasts by removing excess glandular tissue from the breast area. In cases where gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction technique alone may be sufficient. Excision techniques are recommended where glandular breast tissue must be removed to correct gynecomastia. Sometimes gynecomastia is treated with both liposuction and excision.
The operation involves:
Skin excision is another surgical procedure that can be done that involves the removal of excess skin from the chest area in cases of severe gynecomastia or weight loss. The process involves making incisions, removing excess skin, and then closing the incisions with sutures.
Overall, gynecomastia surgery can significantly improve the quality of life for men with large breasts, both physically and emotionally.
With the size of large breasts reduced and excess skin removed, the man will achieve a more masculine, flatter, firmer and more contoured chest appearance.
Alleviate discomfort such as pain and tenderness caused by the weight of excess breast tissue, during physical activities like weightlifting, swimming, running or playing basketball.
A reduction in breast size can allow men to enjoy a wider range of clothing options that fit well and flatter their body shape.
Some men will feel more confident and masculine taking off their shirt after gynecomastia surgery, particularly during intimate moments.
Gynecomastia surgery can remove excess breast tissue in men with enlarged breasts, creating a flatter, masculine chest.
Some men have pseudogynecomastia, a condition where excess fat deposits accumulate in the breast area, causing the appearance of enlarged breasts.
Some men may have one breast larger than the other, which can be corrected through gynecomastia surgery.
Gynecomastia surgery can remove excess skin and tissue, which can help to lift and tighten sagging breasts for more aesthetically pleasing results.
The surgery can also create a more natural-looking chest, by resizing the nipples and or reposition them for a more symmetrical result.
In general, surgery for gynecomastia is incredibly safe and most patients have smooth recoveries. Nevertheless, to ensure the best outcome for your surgery, preparing for surgery involves making sure that you stop medications that increase the risk of bleeding, stopping smoking and increasing your nutrition to support your healing and recovery after surgery. You should wear loose-fitting clothing when you arrive at the surgical clinic.
While gynecomastia surgery is generally safe, like any surgical procedure, there are still some potential side effects that you need to be aware of. Swelling, bruising, redness and discomfort around the chest area are expected. However, these are typically mild and will subside within 5-7 days after the surgery.
For patients who need surgical removal of the excess breast tissue, it can take between two to four weeks to heal enough to tolerate routine activities. You may need to wear a compression garment to help control pain and reduce swelling.
How much do you really need to get rid of your manboobs forever? Basically, for a breast reduction surgery, the cost of gynecomastia surgery depends on the location, extent of treatment site and the doctor’s skills and experience. Our package for gynecomastia surgery in Premier Clinic will cost around RMXX,XXX onwards as we promise an experienced and reputable plastic surgeon. It is advisable to pick your doctors or surgeon who has a lot of experience to avoid complications later.
Our male plastic surgeon is very experienced and well-versed with breast reduction surgery for male patients. For those who are seeking gynecomastia surgery in Malaysia to reduce your “manboobs” for a boost of self-esteem, you may visit us at our Bangsar branch to make an appointment with our doctor.
Gynecomastia surgery is usually an outpatient procedure, which means you go home the same day. You’ll need to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery.
It can take several weeks to fully recover from breast reduction surgery. You may need to take a few days off work.
The results can be seen within 3-4 months following surgery. It takes time for your breast tissue to heal and for swelling to decrease, but it’s worth the wait as the results are permanent.