As one of the country’s leading cosmetic surgeons, Anthony offers a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments with an emphasis on cutting-edge aesthetic techniques to achieve exceptional results in rejuvenation and body confidence.
Over the last 20 years, he has refined a wide range of aesthetic procedures to enhance his patients natural beauty, in a professional, safe environment which prioritises exceptional care, compassion and surgical expertise. Safety is paramount.
Male Breast Correction-Gynaecomastia
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.
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.
Often liposuction can be used in the older male breast and the breast tissue is approached from 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.
The operation is successful in as much as it restores confidence and relieves a major cause for distress and embarrassment. Following treatment the swelling can take up to six months to settle completely.
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.
I feel completely refreshed and although some people did not see why I wanted to have it done I did and it has made me feel renewed. Well done to Anthony and his team for their support and care. So recommended.
I feel so appreciative of my surgery and I would like to highly recommend the expertise of Mr. Armstrong and his professional and caring team.