It can have a major psychological impact on men, preventing them from enjoying life to the fullest. However, as a gynecomastia surgeon my aim is not merely to remove the gland. Focusing on removing the gland creates a crater deformity which is a poor cosmetic outcome. Who wants to swap one deformity for another?
My aim for each and every man that I see with gynecomastia is to create a normal sculpted chest. My focus is on creating a great cosmetic result. Liposuction assisted gland removal is therefore a must. I have also taken it one step further with the use of VASER high definition Liposculpture technique that can create a 6-pack as well as a sculpted chest area.
Gynecomastia surgery helps to remove abnormal breast gland tissue in men and sculpt the chest to define the pectoralis muscle to achieve a masculine chest.
Modern gynecomastia techniques include liposuction to sculpt and refine, and to avoid a depression where the gland has been. All surgery includes VASER liposculpture as well as gland excision, which is essential in achieving a great result.
My plan for you
4 steps to a successful gynecomastia procedure
As a patient of Specialist Cosmetic Surgery, you will be guided through a 4-stage process designed to meet all your unique needs and expectations of surgery.
Dr Beldholm and his staff are here to guide you through and make sure that you get the best possible result. We focus on making you comfortable and answering all your questions.
We are here to assist and guide you through your very personal surgical journey.
Having performed thousands of surgical procedures over the past decade, Dr Beldholm will recommend an option that is customised for you and your body based on his vast experience.
The decision to undergo any surgery will be made after it has been determined that it is safe for you to do so and that the results will match your expectations.
By the end of the consultation all your questions will be answered so that you can make a well informed decision. You will receive a detailed quote for the options that have been discussed.
If you decide to proceed, Dr Beldholm and his team will collaborate with you on designing a personalised treatment plan, scheduling a convenient date and location for your surgery. You will be provided with all pre-operative and post-operative information.
Your appointment with Dr. Beldholm can be scheduled at two convenient locations:
- 30 Belmore Rd, Lorn NSW 2320: a beautiful converted heritage building in the Hunter Valley.
- 18 Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow, NSW 2292: a modern facility in the heart of Newcastle
It can be quite overwhelming when you consider having surgery and often it can be hard to remember all the information that we have provided you with. We therefore provide you with written information about your procedure as well as an option to come back and have further follow up consultations with Dr Beldholm at no additional charge.
Depending on the extent of the procedure you require, a gynecomastia procedure can take between 1.5 to 2.5 hours under a general anaesthetic. If you are having High definition sculpting as part of your surgery then you can expect this to take around 3 to 4 hours under a general anaesthetic.
Dr Beldholm performs his gynecomastia procedures in two private hospitals in the Hunter Valley:
- Maitland Private Hospital
- Hunter Valley Private Hospital
VASER Liposculpture gynecomastia surgery
VASER liposculpture is used as part of your gynecomastia surgery and has many benefits to more traditional liposuction.
There are a variety of techniques for the surgery itself, depending on the specifics of each case. Generally, the procedure can be either liposuction, gland removal, or a combination of the two.
Liposuction is best for candidates whose enlarged breasts are caused by fatty tissue build-up only. Dr Beldholm will work to create a plan that best suits you.
Gland removal combined with liposuction is the preferred approach for candidates who have gynecomastia caused by enlarged glandular tissue. The procedure is performed under a general anesthetic in a Private Hospital.
Each procedure is tailored to the patient, but incisions are typically made around the edge of the areola.
Recovery from gynecomastia surgery will vary for each individual and will depend on the extent of your procedure.
If you are having liposuction only then the recovery is typically no more than 1-2 weeks.
If you are having standard Vaser liposuction gynecomastia surgery, you can generally return home on the same day as surgery, following a post-operative check by Dr. Beldholm.
A compression garment will be fitted after the operation, which you will be required to wear for 2-4 weeks following surgery.
You will be reviewed several times over the first few weeks. Most patients return to work and regular activities approximately 4 to 5 days after the operation.
We have created an post-operative course of LED light treatments after you leave hospital to maximise healing and recovery.
Your procedure is not considered complete until Dr. Beldholm has met with you to follow up after your operation. He will ensure you are healing and that all the expectations discussed in your one-on-one consultation have been met.
You will generally see the doctor on the day after the operation and also in 1 month, 3 months and 6 months following surgery. These appointments are included in the surgical fee.
The refined surgical techniques result in strategically-placed scars that are hidden from view and will become almost imperceptible over the course of a year. The final result may take about a year to become fully apparent, as swelling subsides and the liposuction settles in the first six to twelve months.
“I treat many men with gynecomastia surgery and I have personally observed the positive impact that this surgery can have. Having breasts as a man is very embarrassing and can have a life long impact. I have spoken to men that have quit their job, will no longer socialise, and even stopped dating because of it. Seeing the transformation after surgery in these men is amazing”
Dr Bernard Beldholm FRACS
Dr Bernard Beldholm Specialist Surgeon
*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary. All surgery carries risks and you should seek a second opinion before proceeding.