Gynaecomastia is excess breast tissue in males. It is less kindly referred to as “Manboobs”. It occurs in young men/boys and on adults. It can be an excess growth of breast gland tissue or an excess of fatty tissue or both. It generally does not result from abnormal natural hormone levels, but can result from the use of steroids. Gynaecomastia causes severe embarrassment and this is particularly so in younger people. It is also important to be aware that men can develop breast cancer, although this is rare.
There are two components to Gynaecomastia, the gland component and the fat component. If the gland component is the major problem the surgical removal of the gland tissue is required. Dr Newton likes to remove all of this tissue and he does so through a small incision under the nipple. If fat is the major problem then liposuction can be used to refine the shape. Often both techniques are necessary.
After the operation you will have to take it very gently for the first week. You will also be requires to wear a form fitting elasticised vest to compress and support the are of operation.
The surgery results in a very significant improvement.
Every patient is individually assessed and Dr. Newton’s fee will reflect the type and complexity of the procedure required.
At your consultation with Dr. Newton you will discuss the costs with our office manager. The costs will be explained and you will receive a detailed written costing. If a rebate is applicable it will be clearly defined in your costing.
Post operatively the main risk is bleeding. Nipple sensation may be lost. Very rarely, some nipple skin may be lost.