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Male Chest Reduction Liposuction

The reduction and improvement of chest shape in men to reveal pectoral muscle form.

Liposuction of the male breast is the treatment of choice in the reduction of chest size and improvement in chest shape in men. Many men are often embarrassed by large or unusual shaped breasts (man boobs or moobs) which may appear feminine or unathletic. Often a dramatic change in size is achieved and it is possible to return to work within 3 days in most cases. 2 or 3 small access points are used under each breast and these disappear quickly after the procedure.

Even removal of relatively small volumes of fat and breast tissue from around the nipple and breast area generally can achieve dramatic results. Clothes can fit better, shirts fit more naturally. Quite often the fatty tissue extends around to the side of the chest. This is removed at the same time, giving a truly natural looking chest.

Larger volumes can be taken from the chest and to the side as appropriate. The result is the same, a more clean, less bulky appearance.

Occasionally (approximately 1 in 50 cases) a small incision is needed to remove breast tissue (gynaecomastia) from underneath the nipple. A few small sutures are positioned for ten days.

*Please note that individual results may vary from patient to patient, and the information provided on our website is only a guidance to the possible results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a candidiate for chest liposuction?

Any man with enlarged breasts or breasts which have an unusual distribution of fatty tissue or breast tissue.

Is anyone not a good candidate?

If a large proportion of the breast volume is not fat but breast tissue, especially if this is firm, liposuction to the breast may be less successful. This is unusual, most men with large breasts are good candidates. In such cases the breast tissue must be removed through a small incision in the lower section of the nipple.

Are there scars or changes to nipple sensation?

The small access holes are 2-3mm wide. There are usually 2-3 per side and these settle very quickly. They are not sutured after the procedure and essentially are invisible after a couple of weeks. There may be some temporary numbness but this usually resolves.

What support garments are required?

A special compressive singlet-like chest garment is used for the three to six days after the procedure.

How long does the procedure take?

Most breast reduction procedures take from between one and a half to two hours to complete.

How much time will I need off?

In general you should plan on taking a day off work or slightly longer if your work is active. It would be about 3 weeks before normal gym activities or jogging should be restarted.

What about the cost?

The cost of this procedure varies according to the areas that require treatment and whether the area is treated alone or in conjunction with other areas.
For a more accurate estimate use our on-line consultation or phone Palm Clinic on 09 522 8128.
 

Please note that individual results may vary from patient to patient, and the information provided on our website is only a guidance to the possible results.