Male Breast Reduction Sydney
Gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) is a very common condition in men. It can result in terrible embarrassment, teasing, and social trauma. Many will try to hide it with thick shirts, avoid bare chest activities, and withdraw from public exposure. Common phrases for this condition include gyno, male boobs, moobs, puffy nipples and puffed nips.
At Esteem Cosmetic Studio, we take the education of our patients very seriously.
Our plastic surgeons have evolved their surgery to maximise each patients comfort and help their recovery. Not all surgeons offer the same type of male chest sculpture.
Surgery to correct gynecomastia can be performed on healthy, emotionally stable men of any age. The best candidates for surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours. Surgery may be discouraged for obese men, or for overweight men who have not first attempted to correct the problem with exercise or weight loss. Individuals who drink alcoholic beverages in excess or smoke a significant amount of marijuana are usually not considered good candidates for surgery. These drugs, along with anabolic steroids, may cause gynecomastia. Stopping these drugs may reverse the breast enlargement, and you may be able to avoid the surgery or at least require a smaller operation.
All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk
When male breast-reduction surgery is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Our surgeons have been re-sculpting male breasts for many years. Nevertheless, as with any surgery, there are risks. These include infection, skin injury, excessive bleeding, adverse reaction to anaesthesia, and excessive fluid loss or accumulation. The procedure may also result in noticeable scars, permanent pigment changes in the breast area, or slightly mismatched breasts or nipples. If asymmetry is significant, a second procedure may be performed to remove additional tissue. The temporary effects of breast reduction include loss of breast sensation or numbness, which may last up to a year.
Your consultation with our surgeons
The initial consultation is very important. We will need a complete medical history, so check your own records ahead of time and be ready to provide this information.
Bring your medications or a complete list with dosages and frequency.
There are many medical problems and conditions that can cause gynecomastia:
- impaired liver function
- use of estrogen containing medications
- Other Medications
- use of anabolic steroids
- herbal testosterone additives
- problems of testicular hormone production
If a medical problem is the suspected cause, you will be referred to the appropriate doctor for an examination. Our own surgeons will also make their own assessments. There are many anatomic conditions resulting in enlarged breasts.
By examining the problem, the exploration of what needs to be done can be individualised. In some cases you will need a mammogram, or breast scan. This will not only evaluate the very small possibility of breast cancer, but will reveal the breast’s composition.
Solutions depend on how much gland, fat, and extra skin are present. With the anatomic problem defined, our surgeons can outline a surgical approach to best suit your needs.
Before and After Gynecomastia Surgery [PHOTOS]
How much does it cost?
This fee includes the surgeon’s fee, the anaesthetist fee, the hospital theatre and bed fee, the post operative garment and the post surgery consultations in the first year.
If you have been diagnosed with gynecomastia and are undergoing a male breast reduction operation to remove the enlarged tissue, you should receive some Medicare benefit as this procedure is reconstructive in nature.
The Medicare Benefits Schedule item code for the procedure is 31525 and says:
BREAST, mastectomy for gynecomastia, with or without liposuction (suction assisted lipolysis), not being a service associated with a service to which item 45585 applies (H).
Liposuction alone is not covered by Medicare for this procedure.
Eligible patients who have private health cover for plastic surgery may also be entitled to a rebate on the procedure and may have their hospital fee covered.
Please keep in mind not all patients are alike and some will require a slightly different operation than others. Rest assured, you will receive a specific price quotation during your consultation visit. Our staff are always happy to discuss these matters with you in more detail.
How much is the consultation?
Cost of Consultation: $250.00
The cost of the consultation fee (face to face, Skype or FaceTime) is payable at the time of the booking. This amount is non-refundable/transferable in an event of a no show, cancellation, rescheduling,change of mind etc . Your appointment time has been exclusively booked for you. Please do not book an appointment if you are unsure of your availability. The consultation date and time is exclusively booked for you.
A GP referral is required.