Male breast reduction.
Generally referred to as 'man boobs', gynaecomastia is a relatively common male condition where there is excessive development of breast tissue and in some cases, an accumulation of fat.
There are numerous causes including hormonal imbalances, use of medications and recreational drugs as well as obesity.
While gynaecomastia is a benign condition, it can be the source of social misery and embarrassment for the sufferer and there is certainly no shame in surgically treating it. Treatment involves surgical removal of the breast and fatty tissue.
In majority of patients, the condition can be treated with the use of ultrasound-assisted liposuction alone, which involves a short recovery period and minimal downtime.
Some patients will need a combination of liposuction and removal of the excess breast glands via a half moon shape incision, which is well concealed around the areola (dark skin surrounding the nipple).
Procedure time: 1 - 1.5 hours
Downtime required: 5 days (compression vest to be worn for four weeks)
Results duration: Long lasting
Complementary treatments: Liposculpture to the chest