Man Boob Removal

What is involved with a ‘man boob’ removal surgery in Melbourne?

‘Man boobs’ might seem like an uncomfortable term to use for enlarged male breast tissue, but this is how the condition of Gynaecomastia is often referred to. In men the presence of testosterone normally prevents the development of breast tissue, but there are certain conditions and circumstances, which can cause man boobs to develop. Since this is such an uncomfortable experience for men, which can have a significant impact on their self-esteem and self-image, many opt for man boob removal.

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Man boob removal surgery in Melbourne

Man boob removal surgery in Melbourne requires patients to consider a number of things. First of all the surgery; which is the procedure of surgically removing the breast tissue using small neat cuts to reconstruct the tissue. This can be done by several small incisions (for smaller areas)or excisions, which (in layman’s terms) is a cut used to remove larger areas of tissue.

Before going into any kind of breast procedure, it is important to perform the appropriate pre-screening. Many underlying conditions can be the cause of man boobs, but it is also important to rule out the possibility of breast cancer.

To prepare for man boob removal surgery it is recommended by surgeons that you stop smoking and taking any medications; such as blood thinners, steroids or any hormonal supplements, and that you ensure you have learned about the appropriate diet and exercise regime to avoid undoing the results after your surgery.

Recovery from man boob surgery is typically one week if the surgery is not complex. Other recovery practices can include compression vests for swelling, drains for excess fluid and ample rest.