Gynecomastia or prominent male breasts are a common problem in men. This is usually caused by a hormone surge that occurs during puberty but rarely, can be due to hormone secreting tumours, diet and use of body building steroids and hair growth promoting medication. The breast can be made up of fat or a combination of fat and breast tissue.
Surgery is done as a day surgery under GA. The fatty portion is removed with VASER ultrasound assisted liposuction and the breast tissue, if present, is excised through a well-hidden incision. Surgery takes 2 hours. Downtime of 7-10 days and the patients has to wear a tight garment over the chest for 3 weeks.
When it comes to quality healthcare, men should not be excluded from seeking out care that they deserve.
Dr Andrew Khoo is a consultant plastic surgeon practicing at the Aesthetic & Reconstructive Centre in Singapore. He is dedicated to providing professional aesthetic care in a relaxed and private setting.
Aesthetic Surgeon Dr Khoo was awarded the Master of Medicine in Surgery in Singapore and obtained fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He received further training in craniofacial and aesthetic surgery during his time at the Institute of Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery in Southfield.