Gynecomastia Surgery by Dr Turner, Sydney NSW
Gynecomastia or Gyno is the development of excess breast tissue or man boobs that can lead to both social and professional embarrassment. The Gyno surgery to correct this condition is called a male breast reduction, chest contouring or Gynecomastia surgery and is best performed by a plastic surgeon. A range of different techniques can be used depending on the severity of the condition.
Dr Scott Turner is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Gyno surgery expert with cosmetic clinics in Sydney, NSW.
What causes Gynecomastia?
Man Boobs, Male Breasts or Gynecomastia may be associated with obesity, hormonal metabolism imbalance, liver disease or medicinal causes.
It is a problem that can affect up to 30% of the Australian male population and is often a normal occurrence that is not related to any underlying medical condition. Up to 90% of adolescent boys will develop some male breast enlargement, which resolves in the majority as they grow into adulthood.
The most common cause of problematic gynecomastia is residual breast tissue that does not go away through puberty. Less commonly, certain drugs (prescription and recreational) and hormonal medical problems can cause gynecomastia. In the vast majority of cases, there is no identifiable cause, and non-surgical treatments have no role in the treatment.
Male breast reduction or gynaecomastia surgery can contour the chest area to provide a more toned, athletic chest. The results of the procedure are significant and long-lasting.
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Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery Sydney
• Reduce the size of breast tissue
• Reduce the amount of fatty tissue
• Remove excess skin if required
• Overall flatter, firmer and improved chest contour
• Improve asymmetry
• Improved fitting of clothing
• Reduce discomfort from sore or tender breast tissue
Am I Suitable for Gyno Surgery?
Good candidates include men of any age who are healthy, emotionally stable and close to their ideal body weight. Generally, patients best suited for male breast reduction are those who are unhappy with the size or appearance of their breasts and experience physical discomfort.
Obese men are not ideal gynecomastia surgery candidates and should first attempt to correct their enlarged male breasts through weight loss and exercise. Also, men who drink alcoholic beverages in excess, or regularly smoke marijuana or take anabolic steroids should stop the use of these substances, as they may have caused their enlarged breasts. It is prudent to discontinue the use of these substances for four to six months before considering gynecomastia surgery.
Gynecomastia Surgery Overview
Dr Turner performs Male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery under general anaesthesia in a fully accredited hospital with the assistance of a qualified anaesthetist. Expect the operation to take two hours, and you are discharged the same day – no overnight stay is required.
Surgery involves removing excess fat and glandular tissue from the breasts, and in severe cases, excess skin may also need to be removed. The surgery is usually done by a combination of liposuction to remove the excess fat and contour the chest wall, and a small incision around the lower part of the areola to resect the glandular breast tissue. The scars around the areola once healed are barely perceptible.
For the extremely enlarged and droopy male breast, a more significant breast reduction may be indicated. Extended male breast reduction involves the removal of considerable breast tissue, fat and skin. This procedure may require larger incisions and create more conspicuous scars, as for female breast reductions.
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The information provided is for general purposes only, it is not intended to replace a professional consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. Invasive procedures carry inherent risks and potential complications which will be discussed in detail. Results vary and should be used only as a guide as every client is unique, which is why a second opinion is advisable. Learn more about the risks of plastic surgery at https://drturner.com.au/patient-resources/risks-complications-of-surgery/
Recovery After Your Gynecomastia Surgery
Recovery from a male breast reduction procedure is generally quick and easy, and many patients can return to their normal activities after a few days. Strenuous exercise of the upper body and arms should be avoided for six weeks.
It is recommended that all patients are on bed rest for the first day. Patients who have undergone the gynecomastia procedure will experience discomfort for up to one week which is eased with pain medication. Each patient will wear surgical dressings and a compression garment for about 4-6 weeks. Most patients are back to work within 7-10 days.
You may experience some mild discomfort over the first week, for which you are prescribed oral pain medication. Mild swelling of the chest area and bruising will resolve within two to three weeks. A compression garment is worn under the clothes for six weeks to facilitate the best chest contour and minimise swelling.
The final results of male breast reduction surgery can take up to six months to be fully apparent.
Gynecomastia Sydney Costs & Prices – How Much is Gynaecomastia Surgery in Sydney?
All Surgery is customised for you and Dr Turner’s team will give you a package price for your surgery that will depend on the exact type of procedure you require, the hospital you choose and the length of your surgery & stay. It will include aftercare, follow-up and extra post-op services that you need.
After your initial consultation, you will be given a detailed quote. This will include the Surgeon’s fee, anesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and hospital fees.
Funding Your Male Breast Reduction – Gynecomastia
We can also provide information on a Breast Reduction Payment Plan and medical finance, different methods of payment and whether funding by Medicare rebate or Private Health Insurance subsidy would apply.
You may also be able to get funding from an early release of your Super Fund for emotional distress.
How to find the Best Gynecomastia Surgeon in Sydney
For many men, having cosmetic plastic surgery is a life-changing experience. There are many qualified specialist plastic surgeons, but it is always best to find one who is experienced in your procedure.
Always find a reputable medical practitioner who can offer you a range of options and give you the best advice. Avoid choosing an undertrained doctor or so called “cosmetic surgeon”. See our blog on the difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon and how to find the best surgeon.
Look at their past patient photos, online reviews and always choose a surgeon your feel comfortable with.
Risks Associated with Gynecomastia Surgery
All plastic surgery carries some risk and should only be performed by a specialist plastic surgeon, preferably with lengthy experience, to minimise complications. Dr Turner will cover the risks of Gyno Surgery in detail during your consultation:
Medical References about Gynecomastia
Your Gynecomastia consultation with Dr Scott Turner
Firstly, you are fully informed of the normal surgery process, plus possible complications. After a thorough history and discussion about your desires / goals, Dr Turner examines you to assess you are a good surgical candidate. It is important that a potential male breast reduction patient is physically and psychologically healthy, aware of the risks and side effects associated with the procedure, and expecting improvement rather than perfection.
Dr Turner will assess the nature of your breasts and the elasticity of your skin to determine the cause of your breast enlargement. It may be caused by fatty tissue and/or glandular tissue. In severe cases, there can also be excess skin resulting in droopy breasts.
It is essential that a thorough assessment be done prior to embarking on Gynaecomastia Surgery. This may involve several blood tests and an assessment by a specialist endocrinologist. As the vast majority of cases have no identifiable cause, non-surgical treatments have no role in the treatment of the majority of patients.
Male breast reduction can result in scarring. The patient should understand this, and be prepared for the outcome, before deciding to undergo gynecomastia surgery. Based on the primary cause that we determine for gynecomastia, Dr Turner will discuss with you the ideal surgical technique that will deliver the best results with minimal scarring.
If you are considering gynaecomastia surgery contact one of our friendly team
Always Do Your Research
- Enquire to find out more about your surgery
- Please read our website to learn more about your intended procedure
Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Turner?
- A GP Referral is required to Consult with Dr Turner (under new AHPRA Regulations)
- Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
- Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Medical Referral
Making The Most Of Your Consultation
- Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation
- You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
- Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
- Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided
Want more information before scheduling your consultation?
- Find out more about pricing and payment plans
- Request more information about the procedure – call or contact us
How to Book Your Consultation
- You can book your initial consultation by paying the $350 cosmetic consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment
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Contact us or call on 1300 437 758 to arrange your surgeon consultation in Sydney.