Busting 5 Gynaecomastia Myths

Enlarged male breasts can appear on men for reasons ranging from hormonal imbalance to carrying excess weight.

While resolving these primary conditions can help to reverse the enlarged breasts this does not always happen.
For some, treating a medical condition and losing weight does not automatically mean regaining a flat a masculine chest.

While researching your options you may come across a lot of questionable information regarding the cause of this condition as well as cosmetic surgery to reverse it. At The Plastic Surgery Clinic, we are open and strive to provide our patients with the information they need to make an informed decision about their surgery. This helps patients to be prepared for the recovery involved and maintain great results.

Hormonal Imbalances

While a hormonal imbalance is the main cause for gynaecomastia; it is not the only reason males could have enlarged breasts. Enlarged male breasts can be enlarged by fat deposits caused by obesity and other medical conditions and remain after the primary cause has been treated.

Weight gain causes fat cells in the body to expand in many areas of the body including the chest. Although weight loss may reduce the size of the fat cells, some fat cells are more stubborn than others including the chest and the abdomen causing the appearance of a bulging stomach and the appearance of enlarged male breasts that are disproportionate to the rest of the body.

Gynaecomastia surgery cannot produce lasting results

Surgery to reverse the appearance of gynaecomastia or pseudo-gynaecomastia can successfully reduce the appearance of enlarged male breasts. However, the primary condition causing this must be addressed first.

Before considering surgery, it is important to seek medical advice on what’s causing your enlarged breasts and address any hormonal issues or excess weight. This not only ensures your safety during and after surgery but affects the longevity of your results. If the cause of your enlarged breasts has been resolved there is no reason why you cannot enjoy the results of your surgery long-term.

Why choose The Plastic Surgery Clinic?

Choosing the right cosmetic surgeon for your surgery is important. Although any surgery of this nature is bound to leave permanent surgical scars these can be minimised and concealed.

Surgery done by a professional cosmetic surgeon in the appropriate surgical space will not deform your chest. Surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Clinic take upmost care to recreate natural appearance and proportions during your surgery, replacing your nipple and areola in a natural place on the chest.

After your surgery

A compression vest is recommended after surgery to decrease water retention and swelling and to ensure the skin is in its proper place after recovery.

The compression vest is only mandatory during recovery. There after many patients do not see the need to wear it.

Gynaecomastia at The Plastic Surgery Clinic

Enlarged male breasts can be a sensitive and sometimes embarrassing condition. At The Plastic Surgery Clinic, we understand that our patients need an environment where they can expect confidentiality, professionalism and informative consultations.

To book a consultation and find out if you qualify for male breast reduction contact our dedicated team today!