Dr David Campbell
MB BS FRACS
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
149 Wickham Terrace Brisbane
(07) 3839 7800
Gynaecomastia - Male Breasts
Gynaecomastia is a surprisingly common condition in which men develop breast tissue. It occurs for a short period in many teenage males, but usually resolves spontaneously. The breast development may persist in some men, or develop later in life. Most cases have no identifiable cause, although there are a few specific causes such as hormone imbalance, steroids and some other drugs.
What is involved?
Treatment of this embarrassing condition is usually very rewarding. It may include liposuction, gland excision through a small incision around the nipple, or a combination of both. The ideal treatment depends on the consistency of the breast tissue - whether it is more firm and glandular, or more soft and fatty.
The surgery usually takes about 1˝ - 2 hours, and is usually done under general anaesthesia. It can be done as day surgery or with an overnight stay in hospital.
After the surgery, it will usually be necessary to wear a pressure vest for 4-6 weeks, to minimize any swelling and bruising.
Suite 82, Level 8, Morris Towers, 149 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane Qld 4000
Phone: (07) 3839 7800
Fax: (07) 3839 4334
Also Consulting at:
Emerald Medical Group - Superclinic. Pilot Farm Road, Emerald, Qld 4720 Ph: (07) 3839 7800
Bywater Medical Centre, Canossa, 169 17- Mile Rocks Road, Oxley, Qld. 4120 Ph: (07) 3839 7800
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