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GYNECOMASTIA GYNECOMASTIA

Gynecomastia is when breast tissue in boys and men may cause pain, become swollen and or enlarged.

Male breast reduction surgery (gynaecomastia surgery) can address just the fat through liposculpture. Depending on an individual’s anatomy, removal of excessive breast gland tissue may also be required.

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Gynecomastia is when breast tissue in boys and men may cause pain, become swollen and or enlarged.

Male breast reduction surgery (gynaecomastia surgery) can address just the fat through liposculpture. Depending on an individual’s anatomy, removal of excessive breast gland tissue may also be required.

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GYNECOMASTIA GYNECOMASTIA

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What causes male breasts to occur? What causes male breasts to occur?

The cause of prominent male breasts (sometimes called “man boobs”) is often unknown but may be related to excessive oestrogen, the use of certain medications, and simply ageing.

There are two types of tissues that can produce a protuberant breast or chest: fat, and glandular breast tissue. In general, glandular tissue is firmer compared to fat and may require excision to flatten the chest adequately. If the problematic tissue is fat, liposuction is preferred to achieve a flatter chest.

Further medical tests may be required to check if the underlying problem is hormonal and may require special treatment.

The cause of prominent male breasts (sometimes called “man boobs”) is often unknown but may be related to excessive oestrogen, the use of certain medications, and simply ageing.

There are two types of tissues that can produce a protuberant breast or chest: fat, and glandular breast tissue. In general, glandular tissue is firmer compared to fat and may require excision to flatten the chest adequately. If the problematic tissue is fat, liposuction is preferred to achieve a flatter chest.

Further medical tests may be required to check if the underlying problem is hormonal and may require special treatment.

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What is Gynaecomastia? What is Gynaecomastia?

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There are two types of operation performed for this problem depending on the anatomical problem:

1. Excessive fat – if no firm, glandular tissue can be felt behind the nipples and the chest feels soft then most likely the problem is one of too much fat tissue. Liposculpture of the chest can improve the shape.

2. Excessive glandular tissue – firm tissue behind the nipples. A surgical procedure is required to remove the enlarged breast tissue.

In some men, both problems exist, and if this is the case can be addressed at the same operation.

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Gynaecomastia is a medical condition that causes men to develop enlarged breasts. Gynaecomastia can be caused by genetics and hormones, but it’s usually the result of excess fat in the chest area. It’s a common condition, affecting more than half of all men at some point in their lives. One of the most common causes of Gynaecomastia is excessive body fat. If you have a lot of weight around your chest area, it can cause your breasts to enlarge. This is often referred to as male breast tissue enlargement.

If you’re experiencing Gynaecomastia symptoms, we can help you find the right treatment option for your needs. At The Doctor’s studio, we offer a full range of Gynaecomastia treatments including Gynaecomastia surgery or a Male Breast Reduction. Dr. David Topchian is experienced in gynecomastia surgery and has performed successful Gynaecomastia surgery for hundreds of men over the years.

Gynaecomastia surgery is the surgical procedure to correct enlarged male breasts. Gynaecomastia surgery usually involves liposuction, which removes excess fat, and breast reduction, which reduces the size of the glandular tissue. Male breast reduction surgery is designed to reduce the size of a man’s breasts so they are more proportionate to his body shape.

There are two types of operation performed for this problem depending on the anatomical problem:

1. Excessive fat – if no firm, glandular tissue can be felt behind the nipples and the chest feels soft then most likely the problem is one of too much fat tissue. Liposculpture of the chest can improve the shape.

2. Excessive glandular tissue – firm tissue behind the nipples. A surgical procedure is required to remove the enlarged breast tissue.

In some men, both problems exist, and if this is the case can be addressed at the same operation.

Book a consultation

Gynaecomastia is a medical condition that causes men to develop enlarged breasts. Gynaecomastia can be caused by genetics and hormones, but it’s usually the result of excess fat in the chest area. It’s a common condition, affecting more than half of all men at some point in their lives. One of the most common causes of Gynaecomastia is excessive body fat. If you have a lot of weight around your chest area, it can cause your breasts to enlarge. This is often referred to as male breast tissue enlargement.

If you’re experiencing Gynaecomastia symptoms, we can help you find the right treatment option for your needs. At The Doctor’s studio, we offer a full range of Gynaecomastia treatments including Gynaecomastia surgery or a Male Breast Reduction. Dr. David Topchian is experienced in gynecomastia surgery and has performed successful Gynaecomastia surgery for hundreds of men over the years.

Gynaecomastia surgery is the surgical procedure to correct enlarged male breasts. Gynaecomastia surgery usually involves liposuction, which removes excess fat, and breast reduction, which reduces the size of the glandular tissue. Male breast reduction surgery is designed to reduce the size of a man’s breasts so they are more proportionate to his body shape.

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Why consider male breast reduction surgery? Why consider male breast reduction surgery?

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Dr David Topchian has performed Gynaecomastia surgery for hundreds of men. He uses a Vaser ultrasound to help remove fat and glandular tissue. This is a small-scar technique, and most men are back to work in seven days.

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Dr David Topchian has performed Gynaecomastia surgery for hundreds of men. He uses a Vaser ultrasound to help remove fat and glandular tissue. This is a small-scar technique, and most men are back to work in seven days.

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How does a Gynaecomastia procedure work? How does a Gynaecomastia procedure work?

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The excess breast fat is removed using a liposculpture technique under a general anaesthetic. A cannula is passed through small 3 mm incisions under the skin to extract fat under negative pressure.

For men with overgrowth of glandular tissue as the main problem, an incision is made at the lower half of the nipple, and the glandular tissue is removed. Sutures are used to close the incision, which generally heals well.

The Gynaecomastia procedure usually takes around an hour, and patients can go home after a period of observation.

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The excess breast fat is removed using a liposculpture technique under a general anaesthetic. A cannula is passed through small 3 mm incisions under the skin to extract fat under negative pressure.

For men with overgrowth of glandular tissue as the main problem, an incision is made at the lower half of the nipple, and the glandular tissue is removed. Sutures are used to close the incision, which generally heals well.

The Gynaecomastia procedure usually takes around an hour, and patients can go home after a period of observation.

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What is the recovery time for Gynaecomastia surgery? What is the recovery time for Gynaecomastia surgery?

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Most patients feel sore for two or three days and can usually return to work after 7 days if no lifting is required. If your job is more of a physical nature, Dr Topchian will discuss how many days to wait before returning to work.

A compressive garment is worn for four weeks to promote healing. If sutures are used, they are removed at the one week stage. Antibiotics are taken to reduce the chance of an infection.

Pain is manageable with simple medication. Patients are encouraged to commence gentle activity the day after their procedure and usually get back to normal exercise after three to four weeks.

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Most patients feel sore for two or three days and can usually return to work after 7 days if no lifting is required. If your job is more of a physical nature, Dr Topchian will discuss how many days to wait before returning to work.

A compressive garment is worn for four weeks to promote healing. If sutures are used, they are removed at the one week stage. Antibiotics are taken to reduce the chance of an infection.

Pain is manageable with simple medication. Patients are encouraged to commence gentle activity the day after their procedure and usually get back to normal exercise after three to four weeks.

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Are there visible scars after Gynaecomastia surgery? Are there visible scars after Gynaecomastia surgery?

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For most people, the scars are nearly invisible and cannot be seen after a few months of healing and remodelling of the tissues in the area.

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For most people, the scars are nearly invisible and cannot be seen after a few months of healing and remodelling of the tissues in the area.

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Which male breast reduction operation is the best one for me? Which male breast reduction operation is the best one for me?

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There are two types of operation performed for this problem depending on the anatomical problem:

1. Excessive fat – if no firm, glandular tissue can be felt behind the nipples and the chest feels soft then most likely the problem is one of too much fat tissue. Liposculpture of the chest can improve the shape.

2. Excessive glandular tissue – firm tissue behind the nipples. A surgical procedure is required to remove the enlarged breast tissue.

In some men, both problems exist, and if this is the case can be addressed at the same operation.

Book a consultation

 

There are two types of operation performed for this problem depending on the anatomical problem:

1. Excessive fat – if no firm, glandular tissue can be felt behind the nipples and the chest feels soft then most likely the problem is one of too much fat tissue. Liposculpture of the chest can improve the shape.

2. Excessive glandular tissue – firm tissue behind the nipples. A surgical procedure is required to remove the enlarged breast tissue.

In some men, both problems exist, and if this is the case can be addressed at the same operation.

Book a consultation

 

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How long does a male breast reduction last? How long does a male breast reduction last?

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The results of male breast reduction are permanent however, if you lose or gain weight after surgery you may need additional surgery to maintain your new look.

Male breast reduction lasts as long as you keep up with your post-surgery skincare routine and exercises. 

But remember that every individual is different and will recover at their own pace. It’s important to remember that, while you may see results immediately after your “Man boobs surgery”, it can take up to six months for the full effects of your procedure to be visible.

The results of male breast reduction are permanent however, if you lose or gain weight after surgery you may need additional surgery to maintain your new look.

Male breast reduction lasts as long as you keep up with your post-surgery skincare routine and exercises. 

But remember that every individual is different and will recover at their own pace. It’s important to remember that, while you may see results immediately after your “Man boobs surgery”, it can take up to six months for the full effects of your procedure to be visible.

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How much does Male Breast Reduction cost in Australia? How much does Male Breast Reduction cost in Australia?

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If you are considering a Male breast reduction, our prices for Gynaecomastia Surgery Melbourne, and Gynaecomastia Surgery Brisbane, start from $9230 AUD. Book a consultation and discuss your surgery with us today.

If you are considering a Male breast reduction, our prices for Gynaecomastia Surgery Melbourne, and Gynaecomastia Surgery Brisbane, start from $9230 AUD. Book a consultation and discuss your surgery with us today.

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What are the risks involved? What are the risks involved?

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Making the decision to have cosmetic surgery is a serious one, and patients considering a procedure should also keep in mind that they need time to recovery, they will need support, and possibly time off work. They may also need other therapies such as massage and compression garments.

During your consultation we will discuss the range of options available to you and recommend treatments that have the best chance of achieving your desired goals. Part of this conversation will cover, in more detail, the types of complications and risks that apply to your specific circumstances. In general, the risks and complications of surgery are:

• disappointing aesthetic outcome
• infection
• bleeding
• scarring
• significant asymmetry (a large difference between sides)
• pain
• change in skin sensation (eg. numbness)
• allergic reaction
• anaesthetic complications
• prolonged recover and wound healing
• collections of fluid

All of these may result in the need for further treatment or surgery.

Making the decision to have cosmetic surgery is a serious one, and patients considering a procedure should also keep in mind that they need time to recovery, they will need support, and possibly time off work. They may also need other therapies such as massage and compression garments.

During your consultation we will discuss the range of options available to you and recommend treatments that have the best chance of achieving your desired goals. Part of this conversation will cover, in more detail, the types of complications and risks that apply to your specific circumstances. In general, the risks and complications of surgery are:

• disappointing aesthetic outcome
• infection
• bleeding
• scarring
• significant asymmetry (a large difference between sides)
• pain
• change in skin sensation (eg. numbness)
• allergic reaction
• anaesthetic complications
• prolonged recover and wound healing
• collections of fluid

All of these may result in the need for further treatment or surgery.

*Please note, all after photos are three months post-procedure. Outcomes shown are only relevant for this patient and do not guarantee similar results for other patients and will vary according to genetics, diet and exercise.

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