Male Breast Reduction
Male Breast Reduction surgery is carried out to address the effects of the condition Gynaecomastia (often referred to as ‘moobs’). It involves the removal of enlarged breast tissue and, in extreme cases, excess skin also.
The symptoms of Gynaecomastia can vary from a small, firm enlargement of breast tissue just behind the nipple to a larger, more female-looking breast. It can affect one or both breasts and the area can be painful or tender to touch.
The breast is made up of two main components: glandular tissue (firm and dense) and fatty tissue (soft). The ratio of glandular to fatty tissue in any breast varies from individual to individual, and in Gynaecomastia there may be an excess of both.
If there is predominantly a diffuse fatty enlargement of the breast, liposuction is often a reasonable treatment (though many men want all of the gland and fat taken as a preference). If excess glandular tissue is the primary cause of breast enlargement, it usually needs to be excised (cut out). This will leave a scar, many people make a cut around the nipple edge, however here at The Man Of Tomorrow we can do this operation through a small cut in the armpit, which means the scar is invariably almost invisible. This excision is usually performed in conjunction with liposuction.
Mr Vik Vijh has perfected this remarkable technique which he was trained to do by the famous Mr Paul Levick.
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Risks & Complications
Major reductions that involve the removal of a significant amount of tissue and skin may require larger incisions that result in more obvious scars. The procedure is usually carried out under General Anaesthetic although in minor cases local anaesthesia and sedation can be used.