Gynecomastia is often the result of hormonal imbalance, and can be corrected through male breast reduction surgery.
Men of all ages enquire about male breast reduction surgery. It is known to cause emotional discomfort and often leads to men refraining from physical activities or even developing intimacy in order to hide their condition.
The Crown Clinic operates a full-service cosmetic surgery clinic – ICCM, International Centre for Cosmetic Medicine – we offer a comprehensive suite of cosmetic treatment options to make sure you have the body and chest shape you desire. You can view all our cosmetic surgery options at ICCM
Through male breast reduction surgery, we are able to improve the shape and form of your chest, help reduce pain and discomfort, and do it all with minimal post-operative recovery time. Our gynecomastia surgery works to reduce the overall size of your male breasts and improve the contour and outline of your chest area.
What can the treatment be used for?
Although hormone balance is often the most common cause, excess breast tissue in men can be caused by a variety of factors. These include:
- certain medications
Surgery is often a good option for men who suffer from swelling in the breast tissue and who have tried other treatments without success. If you are considering the procedure, we recommend that you are in overall good health, are a non-smoker and are at a healthy and stable weight.
If your gynecomastia is the result of prescription medication or other drugs, for example steroids, you will need to be fully free from these and maintain a stable weight range to ensure the results of your surgery are long-lasting.
How does the gynecomastia procedure work?
During your initial consultations, you will undergo a physical examination in order to evaluate your breast tissue properly, and assess whether you are a suitable candidate. In certain cases, we may need to perform additional tests to confirm the cause of the excess breast tissue. For example, it is common for patients to undergo an ultrasound assessment.
Male breast reduction treatment can also mean a number of different things. The main surgical options include liposuction, in which the fatty breast tissue is removed; or mastectomy, a surgery in which an excision is made, and the breast gland tissue is removed. It is also common for these surgical procedures to be done in combination with one another. Every patient is unique, and the choice of treatment will depend on the results of the initial consultation.
A referral for an ultrasound test will be issued and a second consultation may be needed pending the results of this examination.
For liposuction treatment, your surgeon will insert a narrow tube through an incision, and the fat is suctioned out of the body. If you require both glandular breast tissue and excess skin need to be removed, excision techniques will be used.
What should I expect at the consultation?
Abnormal male breast size should be treated seriously. If you are concerned it may be gynecomastia, we recommend you come in for a consultation as soon as possible. At your first one-on-one consultation, we will assess the physical and emotional effects of excess breast tissue with you, as well as discuss your aesthetic goals and address any questions or concerns you may have. A referral for an ultrasound will be issued and a second consultation may be scheduled.
How long does recovery take?
Immediately after your surgery, any of the small incisions made during the procedure will be dressed, and you will need to wear a specialised surgical garment. This is used to minimise swelling and provide your body with support as it heals. You may also require a certain number of small tubes placed under the skin at first to drain any excess fluid or blood that persists in the area.
Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on how best to take care of your wounds, including medication instructions if you need them for pain relief. You will also be required to schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure your recovery process is on track.
While total recovery time can vary from patient to patient, in general, patients who've undergone liposuction male breast reduction surgery have a recovery time of only a few days, while excision surgery recovery can take up to two weeks.
What kind of results can I expect?
Most patients are able to see the results of their treatment immediately after the procedure, even more so once the swelling goes down. However, it may take up to six months to see the full effects of the procedure. Overall, you will have a flatter, firmer chest area. There may be a small amount of scarring, however, it will likely fade over time and your surgeon will conceal them as much as possible by using the natural contours of the body.
To find out more about the male breast reduction procedure or any of our other body treatments, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to schedule your consultation today. Our team is happy to answer any questions you might have about the procedures we offer. You can view our full range of cosmetic treatment options at ICCM.
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ICCM Introduces Dr Raphael Basilio
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Why Choose Us
Dr. Tony has over 15 years of experience in cosmetic surgery and over 20 years in non-surgical injectable treatments.
Our patients’ safety and well-being are always our foremost priority.
Reasonable, realistic pricing in the face of a competitive and rapidly evolving market.
Ideally located in central Sydney on Macquarie Street (famous as Sydney’s leading “specialist street”), close to transport and parking.
Dr Tony Prochazka
MBBS, FFMACCS / Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr Tony Prochazka has over 20 years of experience with such procedures as Gynecomastia, Thread Lift, Breast Augmentation, Liposculpture, etc. Dr Tony was the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, and a former vice-president of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia.
He is a regular presenter and teacher at international conferences, with invitations to meetings in Australia, China, New Zealand and South America.
Dr Raphael D Basilio
MBBS, BSc (Hons), ACEM
Having graduated and trained at some of the most prestigious hospitals and clinics in London, Dr Raphael brings a wealth of medical and surgical knowledge to the team. Like his Italian painter namesake Dr Raphael has an artistic eye, yet also works as a senior critical care doctor at a top Sydney hospital, meaning there is no one better to ensure your safety.
Cost starts at $4,990 or $30/Week and Includes the Following:
Frequently Asked Questions
Surgery is often a good option for men who suffer from swelling in the breast tissue and who have tried other treatments without success. If you are considering the procedure, we recommend that you are in overall good health, that you are a non-smoker and that you are at a healthy and stable weight.
If you are concerned about swelling in your breast tissue, we recommend that you come in for a personal consultation. A one-on-one consultation with your surgeon is the first step for any patient considering a procedure for gynecomastia. We will assess your physical and emotional health, discuss your aesthetic goals, and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Before we perform the procedure, we will perform a physical examination in order to properly evaluate your breast tissue. In some cases, tests may be performed in order to confirm your diagnosis.
Treatment for gynecomastia may include liposuction, in which breast fat is removed, or mastectomy, a surgery in which the breast gland tissue is removed. Depending on the findings from the clinical examination and ultrasound assessment, your doctor will either recommend liposuction to remove fat tissue, an excision (or surgical removal) of glandular tissue, or a combination of both of these treatments.
In the case of liposuction, your surgeon will insert a narrow tube through tiny incisions in order to loosen and remove excess fat. The fat is suctioned out of the body. If your surgeon decides that glandular breast tissue and skin needs to be removed from the breast area, excision techniques will be used. In some cases, the size of the areola will be decreased and the nipple may be repositioned.
Once your surgery is complete, your incisions will be dressed and you may be given a surgical garment to wear in order to minimise swelling and provide support as your body heals. Small tubes may be placed under the skin in order to drain excess fluid and blood from the body. Your surgeon will explain how best to take care of your surgical wounds and you may be prescribed with medications to help relieve any pain and discomfort. You will need to schedule some follow-up appointments so that your surgeon can check on the progress of your recovery.
You should be able to see the results of your treatment immediately after the procedure, and they will become particularly apparent as your swelling subsides. It can take up to six months to achieve the final results, at which time you will enjoy a flatter, firmer chest area. You may notice some scarring following surgery, although these will generally fade over time. Your surgeon will do their best to conceal as many scars as possible within the natural contours of the body.
While the costs will vary from patient to patient depending on their unique circumstances, we believe in ensuring all our patients understand what goes into the cost of our gynecomastia reduction surgery. That’s why we offer FREE initial consultations for you and our experienced plastic surgeons to discuss your treatment options and your goals, and to provide you with an accurate quote. Our cost of gynecomastia surgery involve:
- Treatment from $4,999
- Quote includes surgeon’s fee, ICCM theatre fee, anaesthetic, compression garment and all follow-up reviews
- No hidden fees
- Medicare Rebates available if breast gland removed
- Free initial consultation