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Gynecomastia Liposuction

Gynecomastia (also spelt gynaecomastia) is the enlargement of a man’s breasts. Technically speaking, this is due to hormonal imbalances or hormonal therapy. However, often it is  excess fat tissue in male breasts due to overweight or obesity or simply hereditary. Usually though, it simply describes what is mostly a genetic distribution of fat.

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This information has been medically reviewed by Melbourne-trained cosmetic physician Dr Joni Feldman, M.B.B.S (MELB), General registration (MED0001156545).  F.F.M.A.C.C.S. Read more about Dr Feldman here >

Enlarged male breasts due to excess fat

If you have extra fat tissue on your breast due to overweight or obesity, Dr Feldman can  perform liposuction to  flatten your chest wall.


True gynaecomastia (hormonally based)

Gynaecomastia is caused by hormonal issues and must be treated by a doctor or endocrinologist. You may be prescribed medications to eliminate symptoms or remedy your condition. Additionally, you may require surgical intervention.

Often, even if there is some (hormonal) breast tissue accompanying the excess fat tissue. Once Dr Feldman removes the fat through liposuction, the patient is left with a normal male chest wall contour.

Occasionally, even after liposuction, a gynaecomastia patient may find they are left with  glandular tissue and opt to have this surgically removed. (Glandular tissue cannot be removed by liposuction) In such cases, Dr Feldman can refer you to an appropriate doctor to perform the procedure.

For more information read the Liposuction FAQs  >

Male breasts liposuction: before & after photo

liposuction-gynaecomastiaStomach Liposuction Before and After

The ‘before and after’ photographs on Dr Joni Feldman’s website illustrate examples of the Tumescent liposuction of male breasts under local anaesthesia with assisted sedation. Results may vary, depending on the individual. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Read more about surgical risks here. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Potential liposuction risks

All surgery carries risks. It is essential you understand all the risks involved with liposuction to make an informed decision before proceeding.

Complications associated with liposuction may include asymmetry, skin rippling, excessive loose skin, poor scarring, abnormal skin pigmentation, bleeding, infection, seroma formation (fluid accumulation under the skin), deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, swelling, poor wound healing, bruising, and a potential need for revision surgery. Dr Feldman will discuss all potential surgical risks with you at your initial consultation. She will be happy to address any concerns or questions so that you are fully informed before proceeding with your surgery.

Read more about potential liposuction risks here.

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