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Do You Need Male Breast Reduction

Do you have enlarged male breasts? Gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction surgery) can help reduce excess fat and tissue in men with enlarged breasts.

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Enlarged male breasts in Australia: Prevalence and surgery treatments

As you may have read in the first blog on the topic of enlarged male breasts, many men in Australia have enlarged breast tissues. In cases where medication changes and weight loss have not succeeded in reducing the excess breast fat and tissue, plastic surgery can help.

Here’s an overview of what to consider if you want to have male breast reduction surgery to reduce enlarged breasts due to excess fat and tissue.

Impact of having enlarged male breasts

Approximately 1 in 3 to up to 25% of adult men may have enlarged breast tissues. If you have enlarged male breasts, you may experience the following:

  • Breast pain or tenderness due to excess breast fat and tissue
  • Persistent skin redness or infection in the breast area due to friction
  • Hygiene issues due to moisture build-up in the excess breast skin
  • Difficulty performing daily activities due to increased breast size

Non-surgical options

Non-surgical options should be tried first, such as medication and nutritional changes, avoiding substances linked with gynecomastia, undergoing weight loss, and making sure your hormones are in balance.

However, to better assess if you’re a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery, you will need to arrange a personalised consultation with one of Coco Ruby’s plastic surgeons to discuss the following:

  • Gynecomastia types and symptoms
  • Potential surgery results, as well as surgery risks
  • Customisation of your procedure
  • Recovery and healing protocols
  • Scar reduction treatments

If you’ve read the first part of this blog, you’ll know the common contributors to gynecomastia, and you’ll have read about the non-surgical approaches that might help. You’ll also know that male breast reduction surgery is often the best option when other approaches have failed to yield results.

However, it is important to keep in mind that male breast reduction surgery is NOT a replacement or substitute for healthy living – and your result will depend on what you’re starting with in terms of fitness, skin health, and physique.

Be sure you keep your expectations realistic and recognise that what you start with WILL have an impact on your surgery results.

Criteria for considering male breast reduction surgery

Are you a candidate for Gynecomastia surgery in Melbourne?You may be a good candidate for surgery if:

  • You’ve tried non-surgical options but found them unsuccessful. For example, you have tried;
  • Changing your medications
  • Improving your lifestyle
  • Adjusting gym supplements
  • Cutting out alcohol or other substances
  • And changing a diet that is high in soy milk or other soy products.
  • You experienced persistent enlarged male breasts for 12-18 months despite conservative treatments.
  • You are otherwise in good health and are a non-smoker.
  • You have realistic expectations.
  • Your weight is stable and within a healthy weight range.

Specialist Plastic Surgeons and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeon

With a wealth of experience and training, our Specialist Plastic and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeons are dedicated to best-practice patient care and education, customising Surgery for each and every patient to best meet their needs and desired surgical outcomes.

Dr Craig Rubinstein
Dr Broughton Snell
Dr Stephen Kleid
Dr Gary Kode

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Dr Craig Rubinstein

Dr Craig Rubinstein is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Hawthorn East, Melbourne. With over 20 years of surgical experience especially in all areas of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, but particularly in breast surgery. These include Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction as well as Breast Surgery Revision.

Furthermore, he believes that surgical customisation, precision planning and technical expertise help him to provide optimal surgical outcomes for his patients.

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Dr Broughton Snell

Dr Broughton Snell is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His training in Plastic Surgery took place in Australia and the United States of America (USA).

Dr Snell is a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon having completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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Dr Stephen Kleid

Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Melbourne with a passion for Septo-rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, as well as, a strong interest in Rhinoplasty Revision.

Dr Kleid trained at Melbourne University, then completed surgical training at various hospitals including Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s, The Eye and Ear and St Vincents. He worked as a surgeon at the University of Florida Medical school for further experience.

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Dr Gary Kode

Dr Gary Kode is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, with experience in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as non-surgical treatments.

Dr Kode is a member of several organisations, including the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), The International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and he holds a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9 am – 5 pm Monday - Friday.

Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.

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