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Male Breast Correction


All men have some breast tissue and, as with women, some men have more breast tissue than others. In extreme cases, some young adolescents grow the equivalent of a C cup. Sometimes this can be due to a hormone imbalance, but usually there is no such abnormality. Little point is served in debating the embarrassment caused to men by this problem, many of whom confirm that they will not be seen without their shirts and who cannot go swimming or sun-bathing whilst on holiday.

Problems caused to older children at school are such as to cause many to play truant sooner than attend physical education classes where it is necessary to shower following the lesson. No amount of diet or exercise will assist in establishing a normal breast and the only option available is surgery.

Mr Armstrong will fully explain the position of any scars he feels the procedure will leave. For seven days prior to your admission to the hospital you should not take Aspirin or any product containing Aspirin. Gynaecomastia correction is a permanent solution to an otherwise permanent problem.

Male Breast Reduction - The Operation

The surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia and you will be required to stay in hospital for one night.3 methods are available for this procedure and sometimes a combination is used.

  1. By making a half moon incision around or below the areola and cutting away the unwanted breast tissue.
  2. With the advancement of surgical techniques and the introduction of specifically designed liposuction equipment, the surgeon is able to break up and draw off excess breast tissue through a fine cannula.
  3. In extensive cases, more skin is removed around the nipple to reduce not only the size of the male breast but also the excess skin, and thereby tighten and flatten the chest wall contour

Often liposuction can be used in the older male breast and he breast tissue is approached from a tiny stab incisions. The small incisions heal well and are difficult to see in the long term. Carefully working the cannula back and forth the surgeon is able to draw off the excess breast tissue under a high vacuum. Only when the area is flat and normal in appearance will the operation come to an end.

Male Breast Reduction - After your surgery

Problems following gynaecomastia correction are not common but occasionally they do arise. Bruising is a natural result of the surgery and may persist for a week or so. Hardness or lumpiness within the tissues due to swelling can persist for a month or so.

Very occasionally, following the liposuction method a further operation is required to remove tissue, which could not be removed at the first operation. This may not have manifested itself until such time as all the swelling of the area has gone down.

Dependent upon your occupation and the method used, you may return to work after one week. Lifting should be avoided for about 14 days. Sport, particularly contact sport, should be avoided for at least one month. This includes swimming. Gentle exercise such as walking is recommended.

Male Breast Reduction - Summary

The operation is successful in as much as it restores confidence and relieves a major cause for distress and embarrassment. Following treatment the breast tissue does not grow back but the swelling can take up to six months to settle completely.

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I chose Mr Armstrong to carry out my facelift surgery after a lot of extensive and careful research. I was impressed with his academic credentials and his professional experience, noting that he had worked in some of the most prestigious medical institutions.

At my first consultation with Mr Armstrong I felt totally reassured that I would be in a safe pair of hands by the clarity with which he described all aspects of the facelift procedure I was requesting.  He explained everything to me in a clear and precise manner and in an unrushed and very thorough way. Together we agreed the best procedure for me, a 63 year old woman, would be a facelift plus an upper eyelid reduction and fat transfers to my cheeks, nasolabial lines and marionette lines.

I am now three weeks post-operation and the results have far exceeded my expectations.  I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I still look like me but a younger fresher version.  My droopy eyelids and hanging jowls have gone and my face and eyes look energised and revitalised.  My friends have been amazed at the transformation with one describing me as looking "sensational"!

Mr Armstrong's care before, during and after the procedure has been exemplary, and, along with his nursing staff,  I was thoroughly well looked after in a most kind, caring and professional manner.

I highly recommend Mr Armstrong to anybody considering surgery.  He is a highly skilled surgeon with a  safe and competent pair of hands.  My only regret is that I didn't do it five years earlier.


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