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GYNECOMASTIA

 

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by excessive male breast tissue.

Gynecomastia is triggered by a decrease in the amount of the hormone testosterone compared with estrogen. The cause of this decrease can be conditions that block the effects of or reduce testosterone or a condition that increases your estrogen level. Dr. Prendergast recognises the sensitive nature of this issue and offers patients the best way to get rid of gynecomastia.

 

Why consider Male Breast Reduction?

If you are a man who is overly-self conscious and limited in your life by excess breast tissue, consider VASER.

Estrogen controls female traits, including the growth of breasts.

Most people think of estrogen as an exclusively female hormone, but men also produce it though normally in small quantities. However, male estrogen levels that are too high or are out of balance with testosterone levels can cause gynecomastia. Some men in Ireland spend quite some time puzzled by this ‘chest fat’, unaware there is an endocrine cause and fast way to remove these ‘moobs’. There is no exercise or workout that can reduce ‘man boobs’ – removal of fat cells is the only permanent solution.

Hormones can be extremely difficult to manage as there are myriad factors which can disrupt the delicate balance. These range from genetics, to common medications, to even using too much lavender or tea-tree scented shower products. Men generally cannot obtain visible loss of excessive breast tissue, or Man Boobs, through holistic or medication-based treatment. Targeted liposuction with a unique capacity to breakdown fat is needed.

 

The emotional upset and embarrassment caused by gynecomastia warrants a fast, long-lasting treatment, and we provide that to our male patients at Venus Medical. VASER is considered the best method of male breast reduction as the ultrasound technology effectively breaks down the particularly dense adipose tissue.

 

How is the Male Breast Reduction performed?

As an Official VASER Instructor and first surgeon to offer it in Ireland, Dr. Peter Prendergast applies his expertise to quickly remedy gynecomastia. VASER involves no general anesthetic or IV sedation. Tumescent local anaesthetic allows for rapid treatment and extremely low risk and recovery time.  Because nerves and blood vessels are largely undisturbed, patients and physicians report low to minimal pain and bruising. The VASER liposuction method allows Dr. Prendergast to contour and remove the fat with superior precision. VASER has already transformed the lives of countless men who have presented to our clinic suffering from male chest fat.

 

What is VASER Lipo?

VASER Lipo is a minimally invasive means of liposuction, performed without the use of sedation or general anesthetic. During the procedure you are awake and lucid, and recovery time is extremely quick. The results of VASER for male breast reduction are particularly impressive, since ultrasound efficiently and smoothly removes the dense tissue typical in the male breast area.

 

Why consider VASER Liposuction?

VASER Lipo is an advanced, highly efficient and specialized cosmetic procedure, of which Dr. Prendergast is an international pioneer. Compared to traditional liposuction, there is a quicker recovery, less swelling and bruising and it is associated with smoother results and superior skin tightening. The VASER method allows for more specific destruction of fat cells and limited injury to all other tissues. It also avoids many potential risks by using only local anaesthesia. This also reduces the higher costs associated with general anaesthesia.

Here are yet more reasons to consider VASER Lipo:

1.Dr Prendergast was the first doctor in Ireland to perform the VASER procedure

2.Dr Prendergast is the only official VASER instructor in Ireland

3.As President of the European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery, Dr Prendergast trains surgeons in VASER internationally

4.Dr Prendergast has written several book chapters on the VASER technique

5.Dr Prendergast is the only doctor in Ireland trained in 4D Sculpt, the advanced VASER Hi-Def technique. He was invited onto the faculty of the renowned International Center for Artistic Body Sculpting in Colombia

6.Dr Prendergast uses tumescent anaesthesia for male breast reduction, the safest way to perform any liposculpture technique and the most cost efficient

7.We do not consider this merely fat removal, rather, it is an artistic form of true body sculpting

8.All consultations performed only by Dr Prendergast

9.Unsurpassed preoperative and postoperative care for best results and safety

10.We love VASER.  We are sure you will, too!

 

How is the VASER Lipo performed?

1.Infiltration: slowly passing the diluted anaesthetic solution into the fat through tiny incisions using special cannulas or sprinklers

2.Emulsification: once the areas are completely numb, the fat is liquefied using special fine VASER probes.  These probes emit ultrasound waves, efficiently breaking down the fat whilst preserving other tissues such as blood vessels and nerves.  Contouring the body in this way requires an artful eye and delicate, graceful movements of the probe.

3.Aspiration: Once the fat has been emulsified, it can be easily extracted through gentle suction.

 

 

How long is the recovery period?

Most patients are up and around as soon as they get home, are able to leave home the next day, and return to work within 2-3 days. We will give you detailed instructions on when to begin activity and when you may return to work and will prescribe the necessary mild pain medication.

 

How much does it cost?

The costs of treatment will be outlined during a consultation with Dr Prendergast, following assessment.

How long do the results last?

VASER, like all other forms of liposuction, removes the male chest fat and breast tissue permanently. There will be a small amount of fat deliberately left behind under the skin to ensure a smooth, even result.

 

Call our clinic advisor on 012962747 to book a consultation.

You may be interested in our 4D Sculpt, miraDry, and Chin & Jawline Definition procedures.