Surgery may include liposuction only, gland removal through a small cut 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), and a patient’s age.
Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction (UAL) has proven to be very beneficial in the treatment of gynaecomastia. This is a safe, proven technology using sound waves to help melt some of the fibrous fat and tissue. It may be possible to reduce relatively large male breasts solely by UAL without necessitating large scars. Sometimes a second, smaller procedure may be required to remove excessive skin which does not shrink back after UAL.
A breast reduction can take approximately 1.5-2 hours. Depending on the complexity of the operation, your surgeon will either use a local or general anaesthetic.
In most cases, an overnight stay is not required.