Male Breast Reduction in South Africa

Male Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure used for removing glandular breast tissue or excess skin to correct gynecomastia and give a flatter, firmer and more masculine appearance. Male Breast Reduction is sometimes done in combination with Liposuction.

Symptoms to undergo male breast reduction

If you are someone in good health but feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about the appearance of your chest or you avoid certain activities because you are conscious to show your chest then Male Breast Reduction can be a solution for you. Currently, it is the only technique that has been consistently effective to give long-term results, if not permanent, for the treatment of Gynecomastia.

Factors Influencing the Cost of Male Breast Reduction

  • Your current medical status
  • Established and certified health service, clinic or facility
  • Experience and expertise of the Cosmetic Surgeon
  • The Cost Of Additional Procedures & Post-op Care
Treatment and Cost

5

Total Days
In Country

2 No. Travelers

2 Day in Hospital

3 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 2800

Hospitals

About the Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure conducted as a part of treatment for gynecomastia or enlarged breast in men. During this cosmetic procedure, overgrown breast tissue from underneath the skin id removed.

The skin of the breast and nipple is kept intact to maintain the natural looks of the breast. This procedure gives a firmer, flatter, and masculine contour of the breast in males. Male breast reduction can be conducted in males of any age, including teenagers and young males.

Gynecomastia may affect certain makes because of several reasons. Some of the reasons include the following:

  • Use of certain medications
  • Unspecified reasons
  • Genetics

Gynecomastia removal is best suitable for patients who are self-conscious about the appearance of their chest. Even though it is a benign breast tissue enlargement, the feminine appearance that results may be embarrassing. The enlarged breast tissue, located at the areola of the nipple is soft, mobile, and compressible on palpation.

How is Male Breast Reduction performed?

There are two approaches to conduct breast removal in males. It can be done either through liposuction or tissue excision. Both the procedures are conducted on an outpatient basis and rarely require a hospitalization stay.

Male Breast Reduction Through Liposuction

Liposuction is performed if you are obese and have excessive fat tissue underneath the skin. A cannula fixed to the vacuum pump is inserted through the incision and suctioning is conducted to remove the subcutaneous fat. The following steps are performed:

  • Local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia is administered prior to the procedure.
  • An incision on either side of the chest is made. The exact location of the incision depends on the targeted areas from where the fat must be removed.
  • The excess fat or glandular tissue is removed through the incision.
  • While removing the fat from the targeted areas, the surgeon sculpts the chest to give it a new look and contour.
  • A drainage is applied for a few days.
  • The incision is closed with the help of sutures and stitches.

Male Breast Reduction Through Tissue Excision

Patients with stretched and sagging skin around the breasts are mostly required to undergo this procedure. The following steps are performed:

  • Local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia is administered.
  • Incisions are made on either side of the chest, depending on the target areas.
  • A greater amount of glandular tissue or skin is removed from the incisions as compared to the liposuction approach.
  • A drainage is applied.
  • The incisions are closed with the help of sutures and stitches.

Recovery from Male Breast Reduction

  • As the anaesthetic effect starts to wear off, you may start experiencing pain.
  •  Your surgeon is likely to prescribe you a few medications to manage pain during the first few days.
  • The drainage tubes can be removed immediately after the procedure or left as if for a day or two.
  • Any signs of inflammation or redness should be immediately reported as it may indicate an infection.
  • Placement of ice packs will provide pain relief to you after the surgery.
  • You may be given chest binding wear to maintain pressure on the chest, to prevent fluid accumulation in the breast cavity.
  • You may return to work after one week of the surgery.
  • You can back to exercising gradually or as advised by the surgeon.
  • You should take sponge baths till the incision would heal, to prevent the occurrence of infection.
  • You should keep the arms elevated to prevent the accumulation of fluid in the breast cavity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the health care infrastructure of South Africa / Why should opt for South Africa as a destination for your medical treatment?
Like most countries, hospitals in South Africa are based upon public and private healthcare systems. There are three main levels of healthcare based upon the payment method of the patient.
  • The full paying patients are those who usually prefer to be treated by a doctor working in the private sector. They can also be funded by an external source. Many non-South African citizens also prefer this treatment service.
  • Fully subsidized patients are those who have been referred from a Primary Healthcare Service Hospital.
  • Partially subsidized patients are patients whose costs are subsidized based on the amount of their income.
The public healthcare system has three main centers for health under its wing:
  • Clinics - These are run by trained professionals and nurses. They can serve as the first point of contact for a patient.
  • Community Healthcare Centre - This is a bigger setup, complete with full-fledged services and doctors and nurses.
  • Hospital - A patient usually gets here after a referral from a clinic or community health center. One can also go in for emergencies. A hospital provides various services like performing surgery and treating chronic illnesses.
Hospitals in South Africa are gearing up to tackle major illnesses and to provide better treatment options. The South African government is also working to introduce policies and towards accommodating more patients from all across the world. It is a great country to find affordable treatment options.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in South Africa? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals
The Joint Commission International (JCI) accredits and certifies most health care organizations and programs all around the world. Joint Commission International Accreditation and Certification is recognized as the global leader for health care quality of care and patient safety.
Are the doctors/surgeons in South Africa of the best quality?
Doctors associated with Medigence are of the best quality. We hope to give our patients a pleasant experience and the best doctors we can find. Since South Africa has a lot of requirements in the field of healthcare, the country attracts doctors from all over the world to contribute their services. This can help to ensure that even you receive the best quality of doctors.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in South Africa?
One can apply for a visa to South Africa for a period of 90 days. The High Commission of India can then help one decide for how long a visa can be extended. This usually differs from person to person. The Medical Visa allows a person to stay for a maximum of six months with a valid visa. After this, one can go to the FRO office ( Foreigner’s Registration Office ) or FRRO (Foreigner's Regional Registration Office) and request for an extension. Do note that the validity of a visa begins on the day it is issued by the High Commission of India and not on the date of departure. Applications for visas will not be accepted more than 30 days prior to departure.
What support services does MediGence provide in the United Arab Emirates?
MediGence enables you to plan and manage your medical decisions better. These are some of our services offered:
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Which are the best cities in South Africa for medical treatment?
While many cities are striving to create some of the best hospitals in South Africa, Durban, Lenasia, and Cape Town already have some very good hospitals for treatment in South Africa. Located in Durban, Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre is a reasonable and affordable hospital in South Africa. Life Kingsbury Hospital in Capetown provides a holistic healing environment for patients. One can also opt for the Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital in Lenasia. This hospital has been running for nearly 30 years now and various medical facilities can be availed from here.

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