Gynaecomastia

Gynaecomastia is the most common chest disorder men face in their life. For most boys, this condition appears at around 10 years old and usually goes away as they grow older. True gynaecomastia, on the other hand, is the unwanted male breast enlargement in one’s adult years which can affect your daily life, mobility, social and professional interactions and self-esteem.

At Marina Plastic Surgery, our chest surgeons hold your privacy in the highest regard. We offer high-quality services discreetly with results aimed at improving your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Overview

Gynaecomastia is the most common chest disorder men face in their life. There are 2 types of male breast enlargement, teenage gynaecomastia and true gynaecomastia. Teenage gynaecomastia is often caused by hormonal changes in boys as young as 10 years old with the condition peaking at around 13 to 15 years old. This condition usually goes away as the boy grows older.

Gynaecomastia is a common disorder of the male breast in which there is a benign glandular enlargement of that breast, often associated with abnormal fat deposition around the breast.

Chest procedures for men are rare as some men would rather suffer in silence than have their secrets revealed and risk humiliation from their peers.

At Marina Plastic Surgery, we’ve dealt with chest conditions ranging from sunken or funnel chests to gynecomastia. We offer discreet services to respect your privacy. We have a long list of successful operations done with the majority of our patients providing us with positive statements and testimonials regarding the results of their chest operation.

Best Candidates

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Males with good general health and as close as possible to their ideal BMI based on age, height and other physical factors.
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Adult males with gynaecomastia.
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Martin Rees

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Martin Rees is a Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon who has been in private practice since 1988, founding the Auckland…

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What to Expect

An initial consultation will be done to assess what you essentially need for functionality with a secondary assessment by our chest surgeon done for the aesthetic purpose of the operation.

Treatment is highly dependent on the type of gynaecomastia you have. For patients with less severe cases or those not suffering from any other complication due to this condition, physical therapy to strengthen the chest muscles and improve posture may be advised.

More severe cases may require non-invasive or mildly invasive surgery with positive results expected.

Liposuction may be advised for further removal of fatty deposits.

After Surgery / Recovery

As with all types of surgical procedures, caring for the areas where sutures were made is the highest priority. Following your chest surgeon’s instruction for the proper care of affected areas is highly advised.

Pain management can be administered by hospital staff or by the patient. It can be oral or through intravenous methods.

Physical therapy will be introduced gradually for muscle strengthening and fortifying the areas operated on.

Procedure Planner

Initial Meeting

45 – 60 minutes

Pre-op

30 – 60 minutes

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Procedure Time

2 – 6 hours

Recovery Time

2 – 8 weeks

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Post-op Follow Up

1 week

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