Looking at male breast reduction in Chiang Mai? Find out more with Medical Departures.
Gynaecomastia, the medical term for enlarged male breasts, is an embarrassing problem for those who suffer with it. You may have developed breasts because of obesity, hormonal problems, kidney or liver disease or hyperthyroidism. At times, some medicines may also lead to excess tissue in the breasts. These drugs include propecia (used for baldness), antibiotics or anti-fungals, anti depressants or even ulcer medicines like proton pump inhibitors. Substance abuse, alcohol and even foods that are rich in estrogens can cause male breasts to form.
Most men feel a lack of confidence if they have male boobs or moobs as they may be called. If breasts are quite swollen and are obviously soft, then it is time to check with your doctor as to the reason for this. If the condition is caused by medication or hormone levels, then it may be treated appropriately and the tissue may shrink. When gynecomastia occurs in infants or during puberty, it may go away after some time. Otherwise surgery is the only recourse.
As the male breast reduction surgery is usually considered a cosmetic procedure it is not covered by medical insurance. The only time it may be covered is if there is some underlying disease (tumors, cancer) or if you have back or other pain that interferes with normal functioning, you have to pay for this expensive surgery on your own. It makes sense to get the surgery done in a place where it is affordable and Thailand is just such a place, easily accessible from Australia.
You can also combine a holiday in Chiang Mai with surgery. The place has good climate, is close to the Himalayas in Northern Thailand and has a wealth of natural beauty including rain forests, waterfalls, tropical gardens and more. It is also known for the hundreds of temples in the region, many of them ancient. Another attraction in Chiang Mai is the food, both local cuisine international favorites. The older part of the town has many native attractions and quaint houses.
When you book on your own through any website, there is always an element of uncertainty. You will not know how the doctors and clinics actually are, since you will only take into consideration the information available on the website. You will have no idea of how your actual experience will be till you undergo surgery, by which time it may be too late.
It makes sense to book through a reputed site like Medical Departures. We ensure that you have layer of protection that helps minimize surgical risks. We also offer the best price guarantee. That is because we carry out an in-depth investigation into the accreditations, qualifications, training and experience of the doctors that work at the clinics and hospitals we list on our website. We also check the amenities at the hospitals and clinics and make sure that they follow international standards in terms of using modern technology and amenities available to the patients.
This surgery is usually done under general anesthesia, though if it is minor enough you may get it done under local. Usually the complete procedure should be over in about one and half hours. The surgery itself may involve some liposuction if there are fat deposits that can be removed. For minor breast fat liposuction may be answer, but for bigger boobs, extensive surgery is required. For glandular tissue the excess is cut away and the skin stitched back. The surgery can also be done endoscopically. The goal of the surgery is to make the breasts as flat as normally possible.
Usually there will be pain and discomfort, a feeling of tightness in the chest and you will need antibiotics and painkillers. You may also require compression garments for a few weeks. Complete recovery should take around six weeks.
In Australia, depending on where you are and what you need, you can expect to pay between AUD 10,000 and AUD 30,000 for male breast reduction surgery. In Chiang Mai you can expect to pay between 25-50 percent of this rate.
Getting rid of male boobs will not only make you look better but also increase your confidence. Book for male breast reduction surgery in Chiang Mai with Medical Departures for a safe surgical experience. Look below for easy ways to contact us.