Male Chest Reduction
Gynecomastia is a common affliction in men where excess fat is stored in the chest area, giving the appearance of breast tissue.
Gynecomastia is swelling of the male breast tissue as a result of excess fat development, often known as as ‘man boobs’ or ‘moobs’. It affects around 15% of adult men and usually occurs around puberty as a result of an imbalance in hormones. Gynecomastia can often develop after weight loss and may require some breast reduction as a result.
While gynecomastia is benign and not a medicinally serious health problem, the condition causes severe embarrassment and crippling self-esteem issues for the many men, of all age groups, who often suffer in silence.
Gynecomastia can be divided into True Gynecomastia & Pseudogynecomastia. True gynecomastia means enlargement of breast tissue and generally requires surgical excision for best results. Pesuogynecomastia is the result of excess fat deposition in the chest area and responds well to minimally invasive form liposuction- Microlipo.
Pseudogynecomastia is a fairly common affliction in men where excess fat is stored in the chest area, giving the appearance of female breasts. Big issue for most men is the appearance. Many patients explain that the condition causes low self-confidence and makes them embarrassed to take their tops off, which can also trigger mental health problems. In today’s image-conscious world with social media more popular than ever, awareness of gynecomastia has grown, and men are more willing to open up about their bodies instead of staying silent.
Micro-liposuction surgery to get rid of man boobs is one of the most popular procedures at the Hunar Clinic; it takes just a few hours, is entirely safe and leaves no trace.
Dr Gupta has helped thousands of men afflicted by gynecomastia reclaim control of their lives with his specialist form of excess chest fat reduction, using microlipo.
Gynecomastia is a fairly common affliction in men where excess fat is stored in the chest area, giving the appearance of breast tissue. Both sides of the chest appear enlarged, and causes either one or both sides of the male chest to appear enlarged. Often, a gritty material can be behind the nipple itself, which is the gland. The softer tissue is fat.
The condition can cause tenderness and pain, but for most men, the big issue is their appearance. Many patients explain that the condition causes low self-confidence and makes them embarrassed to take their tops off, which can also trigger mental health problems. In today’s image-conscious world with social media more popular than ever, awareness of gynecomastia has grown, and men are more willing to open up about their bodies instead of staying silent.
A renewed focus on the damaging impacts of obesity has resulted in a soaring uptick in gym membership numbers, and the knock-on effect is of more men than ever educating themselves about what can and can’t be done to target problem areas. Gynecomastia sufferers know better than anyone that dieting and exercise cannot shift the fatty tissue, and that micro-liposuction is the only option to remove it.
*Patients experiences will vary dependent on age, lifestyle and medical history
We cannot recall a single male patient saying they are glad they waited to have the gynecomastia procedure; almost everyone is astonished at how simple it is and will state they wish they had come forward earlier in their lives.
A typical male breast reduction procedure usually takes about two hours, with one or two days’ recovery time. Surgical removals require a slightly longer recovery, between three days and a week, but these are much rarer.
The procedure is performed with microlipo, also known as the ‘tumescent technique’. Tiny microcannulas inserted into the skin suck out a combination of tumescent fluid and local anaesthetic that is injected into the problem areas beforehand. The mixture combines with the fatty tissue and swells to form a hard substance that is removed via a pump.
Patients are awake throughout and often talking with Dr Gupta and his team as the minimally invasive procedure is carried out. As there is no need for general anaesthetic there is no overnight stay, no exacerbated risks, and you’ll be back on your feet in no time.
Patients wear a compression garment for a few days post-procedure to help with the swelling and to push out any remaining tumescent fluid that is in the body. You may have to change a bandage once or twice, but this is purely for the fluid that is being soaked up, not due to any blood loss.
Adits(holes) are left open to allow any rapid drainage and cessation of leaking. Absorptive dressings and compression garments are sued 2-3 days until all the drainage has ceased and patients can return to their normal life. There are no do’s or don’ts as su ch and one can pretty much do anything they are comfortable with.
Some swelling will develop in about a week which will gradually settle down on its own by 4-6 weeks.
Immediately after the procedure you will see a completely flat chest, which does cause a small element of shock amongst men who cannot quite believe what they are seeing.
Over a four-to-six week period the body completely readjusts to leave no visible marks, and the full effect of the procedure is clear.
It is advised to book a follow up appointment at 6-8 weeks
Costs depend upon the severity of the condition and the complexity of the individual’s case.
Usually from £3500 upwards depending on the severity of the condition and the complexity of the individual’s case. Dr Gupta treats each patient case-by-case, and can answer any questions or fears you may have about the process and the surgery.
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