Male breast reduction in Thailand will help you save thousands on the cost you’d pay at home, and give you your self-confidence back once you’re finally rid of your man boobs.
There are a variety of terms for man boobs, including moobs and gynaecomastia (the medical term for swollen male breasts), but whatever you call it, it amounts to the same thing – being embarrassed and self-conscious.
Although being overweight may cause moobs, or even overusing steroids or alcohol, the condition may also be due to circumstances you have no control over, such as birth abnormalities, genetics or hormonal imbalances.
Government money and resources kick-started Thailand’s foray into medical tourism with state-of-the-art hospitals and low prices that would be attractive to foreign patients. The initiative worked, and now Thailand is probably the leading medical tourism destination in the world.
Low-cost surgery, combined with high-standards of service and internationally-accredited facilities are the main reasons why Thailand has attracted patients from across the world. Of course, this is helped by the fact that Thailand’s status as a popular holiday destination is also a major incentive for people to travel there.
Overheads such as labor, rent and equipment are significantly lower in Thailand, giving it a competitive edge over some other countries and enticing international patients with savings that are between 50 and 80%. Lower costs do not equate to poorer services here.
However, we do recommend that anyone considering and medical treatment abroad do a little homework and find out all they can about their procedure, as well as prospective doctors and clinics. It is always better to be safe than sorry, and having surgery abroad is scary enough, without having to worry about whether your doctor is qualified.
This is why Medical Departures pre-checks our doctors, verifying qualifications, professional memberships and criminal/legal records. Only when these stack-up are they listed on our site. We also visit clinics and publish real patient testimonials, along with clinic photos, to give our patients a little more info to go on. All this information taken together should give you a fairly good idea about the quality of the services at your chosen doctor’s, so at least you can travel abroad knowing you have chosen a reliable and trustworthy clinic.
The procedure for male breast reduction surgery takes up to 2 hours to complete. Usually, incisions are made around the colored area of the nipple (the areola), and excess tissue removed through here. Once the incision is stitched, the scars will eventually fade and be virtually unnoticeable.
If there is a large amount of tissue to be removed, then the scars may be extended down the breast, and sometimes the nipple will need to be repositioned. Liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat. Before your surgery is booked in your surgeon will discuss with you the exact nature of your procedure
Pain relief will be given to you after surgery, and your chest area will be tender and stiff. You should be able to recommence your normal daily routine after a few days, but you may still feel a little discomfort, which should ease over the next week. Most people return to work then.
Strenuous exercise or activity is out of the question for up to 6 weeks, but it will be up to a year before the swelling has subsided completely, and before you will see the full effect of the surgery.
The average cost of male breast reduction in Thailand is around AUD $3,000 (US $2,000, CAD $2,700; £1,400 GBP, €1,900) compared to approximately AUD $6,000 (US $4,100, CAD $5,400; £2,700 GBP, €3,700) in Australia.
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