Male Breast Surgery
(Gynaecomastia) Male Breast Reduction in Manchester and Liverpool. Cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of the male breast area. Discover life-changing information about this popular male plastic surgery procedure. Alternatively contact me to book a FREE consultation: To discuss whether this cosmetic surgery technique is right for you, to view before and after photos and more.Book a free consultation
A male breast reduction, or Gynaecomastia, is a type of cosmetic surgery to help men whose breast tissue is abnormally large in size and appearance. This may affect one or both of the male breast and is sometimes referred to as ‘man boobs’. The plastic surgeon that performs your male breast reduction surgery will remove excess tissue from your breast area, and remove any excess skin if needed. It is sometimes done on males who are struggling with excess, loose, saggy skin after losing considerable amounts of weight. Although Liposuction is often used during this type of procedure, male breast reduction surgery should not be used as a weight loss alternative for males whose breasts are large in size due being overweight.Ask me a question
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Ok, so you now know what can be achieved with male breast reduction cosmetic surgery: But what will happen during the actual surgery itself? Will you be awake during surgery ? Do you get instant results?
All babies, whether male or female, are born with breast glands. They are usually not noticeable in men however because they remain small and underdeveloped. Gynecomastia is a very common condition where the breast tissue swells to a unusually large size that can very often interfere with a man’s confidence and self esteem. It most commonly affect teenage boys and older men although all ages can suffer with the condition. It can also affect babies, although this usually corrects itself without outside interference.
The causes in could be contributed to a number of factors.
In a lot of cases the problem may resolve itself on its own, but if there is an underlying reason to why its happening or it doesn’t resolve itself within 2 years, you may need treatment.
If the large male breasts are causing psychological problems such as low confidence and poor self esteem, or are causing physical problems such as pain – then again you may wish to consider treatment.
Male breast reduction surgery, performed by expert Mr El Gawad in any of his clinics in Manchester, Liverpool, Newton Le Willows or Bolton, is usually done under general anaesthesia. This means you will be totally asleep during the operation.
If you are having a general anaesthesia you will be asked to avoid food or anything to drink for several hours before the operation takes place. However, it’s extremely important to follow your anaesthetist’s advice that will be relevant to your unique case.
You should expect to have one or more consultations before the breast reduction operation takes place. During these consultations, Mr El Gawad will discuss what will happen before, during and after the breast procedure. He will also prepare you for any pain you might experience.
Your breast area will be reassessed on the day of surgery. Photographs will be taken for your medical records. Mr El Gawad will mark the position of the intended surgical cuts on your body with a surgical pen before you go to theatre.
Other considerations may include:
Male breast reduction surgery usually takes two to three hours. Depending on your individual case, you may have to stay overnight in hospital for up to one night to check everything is ok.
There are several techniques that are used in male breast reduction surgery, but typically the operation involves:
You will be offered pain relief to help with any discomfort you have after your male breast reduction surgery has taken place.
You may need to wear a compression garment after surgery. This is to help reduce swelling and to aid the overall result.
You will not be able to drive after having this type of surgery, therefore someone would need to drive you home.
It’s recommended that you have someone stay with you for the following 24 hours after leaving hospital.
Your stitches will need to be removed after several weeks. Unless your surgeon has used dissolvable stitches for your male breast reduction surgery, in which case they will disappear on their own.
The results of male breast reduction surgery aren’t always visible until the swelling has gone down. It can take up to six months for the area that was treated to settle completely.
Most men have only a small scar around the nipple after having male breast reduction surgery. In cases where there is lots of excess saggy skin and tissue present, the procedure also result in a larger scar that goes down vertically and horizontally across the breast crease.
Having male breast surgery is a major decision. Cosmetic surgery can sometimes go wrong and the results may not be what you expected.The following points cover the specific risks associated with this procedure. Click on each point for more information on that specific risk.
This usually happens in the early few hours to few days. This may require a visit back to theatre.
This usually happens in the first few days. This may need a course of antibiotics.
This may need frequent dressings and would leave a stretched scar. The scar could be revised at a later stage.
This should improve on its own in few months time. However, it could be permanent.
This would would show after swelling settles. This might need correction.
This may improve on its own or needs skin graft.
The decision to undergo a surgical procedure is life changing. It is not something that should be decided upon lightly and it’s highly important that you feel happy and confident with your choices every step of the way. Before deciding to have any type of Cosmetic Treatment or Surgery we recommend that you read the following attachments to make sure you are fully informed.