During puberty most teenage boys will develop fatty tissue around the chest or breast area which for about 90% usually subsides naturally within a year or so. For the remaining 10% of men it can remain with them for the rest of their adult lives. The severity of the condition varies with each individual.

The cause is not known but has been linked to hormonal imbalances, weight gain and can be a side effect from taking specific medication. For many men the most simple and effective way of correcting this is using liposuction which removes the pockets of fat that have developed in the chest area.

THE PROCEDURE

At MYA liposuction is performed under general anaesthetic. Through a small incision a hollow metal tube known as a cannula, breaks up the fat beneath the skin. It is then removed by a syringe or vacuum pump. Ultrasound waves or an injection of fluid can also break up the fat. Depending on the extent of the fatty tissue, the surgeon may want to remove any excess breast tissue. This can be done at the same time as liposuction however the surgeon will need to make a small incision around the lower nipple.

IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

Any surgery is a big decision and MYA will provide all of the details you will need to make an informed choice. Liposuction to remove fat from this area is very effective and scarring is minimal.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Approximately 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the technique and the extent of the surgery.


WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SURGERY?

You will need a few days off work to recover and no exercise for a couple of weeks. You will need to wear a liposuction support garment for a few weeks after your surgery.

 

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