Chest Surgery for Gynaecomastia (Male Breasts)
Development of breast tissue in males during puberty is often a normal phenomenon. Sometimes this tissue persists after puberty. Breast development can also occur due to the ingestion of certain drugs including anabolic steroids. Breast tissue can be removed through a small incision in the area surrounding the nipple with added liposuction to improve the overall chest contour.
The accumulation of fatty tissue in the chest area in males can be successfully treated using liposuction alone.
Chest Surgery for Gender Transition
Our plastic surgeon has a special interest in breast contouring surgery for female to male gender reassignment patients. He has developed his own procedure, called the “flying brevet” technique as a two stage procedure to remove the breast tissue and both reduce and reposition the nipple to a male position. This technique gives the greatest likelihood of sensation returning to the nipple complex. For more information please see the information leaflet below.
Our Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr Hugh Bartholomeusz graduated from the University of Queensland in 1976. He undertook further advanced surgical training in plastic surgery at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide. He is currently Head of the Plastic Surgery Unit at Greenslopes Private Hospital and has been President of the Queensland Society of Plastic Surgeons and Chairman of the State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. His appointments have also included the Chairmanship of the Australian Day Surgery Council and he is currently an elected member of the Council of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. His international accomplishments have included World President of the International Air Cadet Exchange Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery. He has served as a commissioned officer in the Royal Australian Air Force since 1972 and currently holds the rank of Air Vice-Marshal as Surgeon General Australian Defence Force Reserves.