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Gynaecomastia (Man Boobs) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Surgery & Cost

Gynaecomastia (Man Boobs) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Surgery & Cost

Male gynaecomastia, or as it is more commonly known as “Man Boobs” is an excessive enlargement of the breast tissue in a man’s chest. It is common in any age and can be caused by a range of situations; including hormonal changes, weight gain, and even the use of non-prescription or recreational drugs.

For many men, this can cause embarrassment when in the change room, at the beach or pool, making them feel more self-conscious about their body, concealing their chest in larger clothing.

Understanding Gynaecomastia

Gynaecomastia causes discomfort for males both physically and mentally, often having a detrimental effect on their self-confidence. The breasts can also sag and stretch, causing physical pain and feel uncomfortable.

Male breast reduction surgery can remove the excess fat and glandular tissue requiring only a small amount of recovery time. There are non-surgical treatments that can be considered to combat male gynaecomastia such as exercise or using medication to treat any abnormal hormone levels; however, cosmetic surgery is often the best treatment option.

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The before and after results of gynaecomastia treatment as performed by Dr. Yunaev.

What Is Involved in The Procedure?

Dr. Michael Yunaev will often perform a liposuction, or a mastectomy and liposuction in combination, to address gynaecomastia. The process will depend on whether the fat is predominantly glandular, fatty, or a combination. Performed as day surgery, the procedure is relatively straightforward, with some cases possibly requiring skin removal as a second procedure.

The procedure causes minimal downtime, and it is quite normal to feel stiff and sore following liposuction, for which prescription pain relief can be prescribed. It is unlikely you will need more than a week off work.

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Is This Procedure Right for You?

Gynaecomastia treatment will require small incisions hidden in the natural contours of the breasts. You will need to keep in mind that some scars may be visible. Dr. Michael Yunaev recommends that your breast tissues are fully developed before treatment and that overweight men should attempt proven weight-loss techniques such as diet and exercise before turning to a surgical solution.

Gynaecomastia treatment is best suited to those who have had little success with alternative medical treatments and are self-conscious about their appearance or experiencing discomfort.

What Does Gynecomastia Cost?

Gynaecomastia treatment operational costs at the Breast and Body Clinic start from $53 a week with no interest and minimal upfront setup fees. It is essential to be aware that medical costs can vary between operations, but consultation with Dr. Yunaev can provide an exact quote as well as the various options available.

Are You Worried About Gynaecomastia?

If you experience Gynaecomastia, we recommend having your situation investigated further. What appears to be a cosmetic issue should still be treated, and any breast lumps should be investigated to rule out the risk of breast cancer.

The breast gland and fatty tissue removed during the procedure will not come back, but diet and regular exercise will still be required. The actual results of the procedure will be evident after about six weeks, but it is crucial to keep in mind that the final results will take around 3 – 6 months.

If this is something that you feel may be relevant to your current condition, speak to the team at Breast and Body Clinic, and book a consultation today. The first step is an understanding of what has caused your condition, followed by the best process to help you achieve a slimmer, less-feminine chest that you will be proud to show off the next time you visit the beach.

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  • Gynaecomastia (Man Boobs) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Surgery & Cost
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  • Gynaecomastia (Man Boobs) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Surgery & Cost
  • Gynaecomastia (Man Boobs) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Surgery & Cost

“My team and I are committed to tailoring a personalised approach to you and your concerns so that you may benefit from our expertise and we can meet your expectations.” Dr Michael Yunaev
MS (Breast Surgery), BreastSurgANZ Breast Fellow, Aesthetic Breast and Body Fellow, FRACS (General Surgery), MPH, BMedSc (Hons).