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Advantages of Gynaecomastia
Gynaecomastia is a medical term meaning male breast enlargement. For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, Vaser liposuction or open male breast surgery can be very helpful. The procedures remove fatty tissue and in the case of open surgery glandular tissue too from the breasts, and in extreme cases excess skin.
- High success rate
- 90 minutes
- Moderate discomfort
- Day procedure
- Usually local anaesthesia +/- IV sedation
Male breast reduction surgery is performed or under local anaesthesia with sedation or under general anaesthesia. The breast is made up of two main components, glandular tissue (firm and dense) and fatty tissue (soft). The ratio of glandular to fatty tissue in any breast varies from individual to individual and in gynaecomastia there may be an excess of both. If there is predominantly a diffuse fatty enlargement of the breast, liposuction is the usual treatment. If excess glandular tissue is the primary cause of breast enlargement, it may need to be cut out with a scalpel. This will leave a scar, usually around the nipple edge. This excision can be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction. Major reductions that involve the removal of a significant amount of tissue and skin may require larger incisions that result in more obvious scars.
Following male gynaecomastia repair you will need to keep your chest well supported. We recommend you wear a surgical grade chest compression garment for at least 1-3 weeks. Your dressings will be removed approximately 7-10 days after your surgery. The surgeon who performed your surgery will see you after 6 weeks for a follow-up assessment. It is vital that you attend all necessary post-operative appointments. It is recommended that you take 1-2 weeks off work and avoid physical contact sport for six weeks.
Ideal candidates for a male breast reduction are males who have enlarged breasts and feel self-conscious about the appearance of their breasts
Following open surgery the chest is swollen and bruised for a while and it can be difficult to assess the full effect of the operation. To help reduce swelling, patients are often instructed to wear an elastic pressure garment continuously for up to six weeks. Your wound will be checked around 7-10 days after your surgery. The surgeon who performed your surgery will see you after 6 weeks for a follow- up assessment and as often as required until you are fully recovered. It is vital that you attend all necessary post-operative appointments. It is advisable to refrain from exercise for about three weeks and, in general, it takes about six weeks before one can return to completely normal activities. Liposuction is the usual treatment if there is predominantly a diffuse fatty enlargement of the breast.
If the skin is good and elastic Vaser liposuction is a good minimally invasive treatment. Many patients prefer it as an alternative to open surgery as it is a key hole technique with a quicker recovery and good results. Where there is a large amount of glandular tissue or an excess amount of skin an open surgical technique is preferred.
Mr Hassan Shaaban | Plastic Surgeon
Face, Breast and Body Contouring Surgery
GMC Number: 4560472
Consultations: 99 Harley Street
His aesthetic interest lies in the field of earlobe reductions, face and neck lifts, mini, breast work and full tummy tucks and cellulaze laser therapy for cellulite.
May 19 2018
If you want liposuction this is the place to go!!!!
If you want liposuction this is the place to go!!!! Dr Anthony and Sister Gill are fantastic and so friendly. If you have any worries everything is explained to you in great detail to keep you at ease. I couldn’t ask for a better result and if I decided to do more, I will 100% be coming back here!
June 12 2018
Super impressed by everyone at EA clinic. Really happy with my results, thank you Dr Anthony, Gill and Suki for looking after me – you really are the dream team. Everyone is very welcoming and put me at ease throughout the process. Highly recommend to anyone!
July 3 2018
After doing my research online and reading all the good reviews on the EA Clinic i decided to have my Vaser Lipo with Dr Anthony on 25th June
I am very please with my result so far. Both he and Gill are friendly, caring, and very professional. I was looked after very well from start to finish. Gill answered all my questions . I am very happy to recommend this clinic.
November 13 2018
EA clinic is outstanding
EA clinic is outstanding. I see Dr Edwin Anthony for my treatments. Excellent professional. I can highly recommend this clinic.
March 14 2019
Deserves more than 5 stars!!
I cannot recommend this fantastic team enough! I always leave feeling amazing and confident. Dr Anthony and his nurse manager Gill Hallett take my lifestyle into consideration before any procedure and custom make it to my needs. They always make time for me and value returning patients. I am 100% confident you will leave with a smile everytime! If there were more than 5 stars I would rate higher!
May 1 2019
Ali the anaesthetist and Dr Elwin are amazing
Ali the anaesthetist and Dr Elwin are amazing. I would highly recommend him for any procedures. If I could give him more than a 5 star then I would.