Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction is for men who suffer Gynecomastia, a condition in all aged men of enlarged breasts. This can be a result of heredity conditions, hormonal changes or disease. It can be extremely damaging for your self-confidence.

Best Candidates:

The best candidate for gynecomastia is someone who is:

  • At a point where their breast development has stabilised
  • Healthy and of normal weight
  • Bothered by your abnormally, oversized breasts

As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important to remember that your surgery will not turn you into someone else and you should not rely on your procedure to change your life. If you are considering undergoing a procedure it is imperative you speak to someone you trust, are happy in your life and are simply seeking to enhance your appearance and confidence, rather than looking to completely change who you are. It is equally important you are psychologically ready.

Preparing for your Procedure:

It is important to discuss with your doctors and with us any:

  • Medical conditions you have
  • The medication you are taking - prescription, herbal and non-prescription

Once you arrive at your destination you will have a physical evaluation with your surgeon, where you will discuss your goals and concerns where you will finalise the plan for surgery. At this examination your surgeon will determine the best procedure for you and explain it to you in detail, including any limitations - after all, it is important that you head into surgery with realistic goals. It is during this examination that your surgeon will also make recommendations for other procedures.

In the lead-up to your surgery, it is important you do the following:

  • Stop smoking. Smoking can cause problems with circulation and increase the possibility of complications

What to Expect:

Length of surgery:

Generally one and a half to two hours.

Recovery and post-op care: 

After this surgery it is common for your chest to be temporarily swollen, bruised and tender, it is also common to experience sensation or numbness. All of this can last from several days to two weeks, depending on the extent of the surgery. After your procedure, you will have to wear compression garments for anywhere up to six weeks to keep your skin tight and help with skin-remodelling. After surgery, it is important to restrict activity for a few days, until light activities can be resumed. With three to seven days most people can return to light work and after two to three works later it is possible to return to more strenuous work. 

Length of Stay:

It is recommended you stay 10 - 14 days, this also means you can go to your post-surgery appointments. To get the most out of your recovery time we suggest you partake in gentle exercise, yoga classes and treat yourself to some pampering. If you are feeling up to it, there is plenty to see and do in Phuket, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

Other procedures to consider:

Non-surgical procedures can also be added to give an even more youthful appearance and change the texture of your skin so you return home even more refreshed, such as cosmetic fillers for reducing fine lines of laser resurfacing and chemical peels.

Preconditions and risks:

Risks and complications are minimised by using our highly-skilled, trusted doctors and nurses. However, with every precaution taken complications can still occur. These are rare and few patients experience any issues. If you have any concerns about your procedure and the possible preconditions and risks, discuss them with your doctor and nurses.

Potential risks include:

  • Excessive fluid loss 
  • Injury to the skin
  • Infection
  • Rippling
  • Excessive scarring
  • Pigmentation changes
  • Altered sensation

It is important to read the general preconditions and risks page before any surgery.

Before and After Male Breast Reduction


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