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Gynecomastia Surgery Brisbane

Gynecomastia is the excessive enlargement of the male breast, causing sagging of the breasts and distension of the areola. Although it is quite a common condition, gynecomastia can interfere with a man’s sense of masculinity and negatively affect self-esteem.

Gynecomastia can develop in men of any age, often due to hormonal changes, weight gain, heredity conditions or drug use. The condition can subside over time for some males, while others may require surgical intervention. Gynecomastia surgery can be a suitable solution for men who experience this condition.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition in which the amount of breast gland tissue is increased, causing issues such as swelling, tenderness, and the appearance of slightly larger male breasts.

What are some Gynecomastia causes?

Gynecomastia can be caused by a hormonal imbalance of estrogen and testosterone, with a decrease in testosterone production. It can occur at any age and can affect only one or both breasts. Some specific causes of this hormonal imbalance can be:

  • Natural changes in hormone production
  • Weight gain
  • Health conditions
  • The use of certain medications
  • Drug and alcohol use

To determine the cause of your condition, you may need to undergo diagnostic testing. It can be important and helpful to identify the cause of gynecomastia, as it will allow you to treat any underlying health issues that may be responsible for the condition.

Gynecomastia correction procedure

The two main techniques that are used to perform the male breast reduction procedure are liposuction or excision. Breast surgeon Dr Peters will determine which is the best option for you during your initial consultation.

  • The liposuction technique
    This technique is best used when gynecomastia is the result of excess fatty tissue. It will involve inserting a cannula into the breast through several small incisions. The cannula will be moved back and forth to loosen the excess fat before removing it through vacuum suction.
  • The excision technique
    This method is best used when gynaecomastia is the result of excess skin and glandular breast tissue. An incision will be made within your skin’s creases to surgically remove excess skin and tissue to create a more masculine contour.

Dr Peters will suggest the most appropriate approach to best address your concerns in your initial consultation.

Gynecomastia correction surgery preparation

The first step is to organise a consultation with breast surgeon Dr Peters in Brisbane, where you can discuss your concerns and expectations, ask questions, and learn more about what happens during the procedure. If surgery is determined to be a suitable option for you, Dr Peters will provide information on how to effectively prepare for your specific procedure. Any further instructions will be discussed with you during your consultation with a Valley Plastic Surgery nurse.

We suggest that you prepare an area in your home for you to recover comfortably, with pillows, ice packs, and entertainment. You may also choose to pre-prepare some healthy meals, purchase some comfortable, loose clothing and fill any needed prescriptions before your procedure date.

Gynaecomastia correction surgery recovery Surgery preparation

The first step is to organise a consultation with Dr Peters in Brisbane, where you can discuss your concerns and expectations, ask questions, and learn more about what happens during the procedure. Then, you can begin to think about how you can prepare for your surgery to ensure a sufficient recovery afterwards. We suggest:


Breast surgeon Dr Peters will provide you with detailed recovery care instructions that are tailored to your individual needs.

Closely following your recovery instructions can help you to ensure an efficient recovery and can reduce the chance of experiencing some risks and complications.

Suitable candidates for Gynecomastia correction surgery

The decision to undergo gynaecomastia surgery is highly personal. It is important to determine the cause of your condition, so that you can become aware of any possible health issues that you may need to address.

You may be a suitable candidate for a male breast reduction if you are bothered by the discomfort, symptoms, and appearance of your breasts. Good physical health, skin condition, smoking status and having realistic expectations are also important factors.

Booking in for a comprehensive, confidential, and personal consultation with Dr Peters in Brisbane is the best way to find out whether gynecomastia surgery is a suitable procedure for you.

Surgery risks & complications

Every surgery has general risks, in addition to procedure specific risks. The risks associated with gynaecomastia correction surgery will be discussed with you during your consultation with Dr Peters.

Adhering to recovery guidelines can help minimise certain risks and complications. Ensuring that you closely monitor the state and health of your breasts and notifying your doctor of any concerns is the best way to mitigate your risk of adverse outcomes.

You can discuss any concerns that you may have about the possible risks and complications of undergoing gynaecomastia correction surgery in Brisbane with Dr Peters.

Your questions answered Frequently Asked Questions

Some cases of gynecomastia can subside over time without treatment, depending on what has caused the condition. If the condition has been triggered by certain medications, your doctor or specialist may recommend ceasing the medication or swapping it for another type of medication. If the condition is caused by other underlying health conditions, like malnutrition, cirrhosis, or hypogonadism, the condition may need to be addressed by treating the specific health condition.

Most results from gynecomastia surgery are permanent, as the tissue is removed from the breast.

Gynecomastia is quite common. About 65% of middle-aged and older men are affected, and up to 70% of males who are going through puberty are affected due to hormonal changes. The condition will subside in some males while others may need surgery, or treatment for underlying health conditions, to correct the condition.

You will likely receive a Medicare rebate as gynecomastia correction is considered a medical procedure. You will receive a detailed quote and information regarding how to check your eligibility after your consultation with Dr Peters.

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