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Gynaecomastia – Male Breast Reduction

How to reduce man boobs

Gynaecomastia, is the medical term for reducing man boobs or male breast reduction and is the condition of enlarged or over developed breasts in men or teenage boys.

It is not generally a serious problem although some people do experience pain and can cause emotional discomfort and affects self-esteem in some men leading to embarrassment and limit your lifestyle activities and relationships and even the clothes you may wear.
Gynaecomastia is caused by either having extra fat or excess breast tissue. It can occur in one or both breasts.
To find out more, you are welcome to come in for a free consultation to discus your concerns and options with one of our Doctors.


Aesthetica results for Gynaecomastia , male breast reduction using liposuction

Gynaecomastia and male breast reduction procedures

There are two main areas that are required to be addressed before performing gynaecomastia

  •  Fatty tissue – which is soft.
  •  Glandular tissue – which is firm and dense

Once this is determined either liposuction, or excision will be the preferred option.

Liposuction used for male breast reduction

Gynaecomastia which is predominantly fatty tissue, then liposuction can be performed option. Very small incisions are made, through which a cannula is inserted, local anaesthetic is infused and then the fat is sucked out. This is usually performed using local anaesthetic with sedation, however, if can be done with a general anaesthetic.


Incision points for liposuction for male breast reduction.

Excision placement for male breast reduction

Male breast enlargement caused by excess glandular tissue or there is excess skin, then it will be necessary to be excised. This male breast reduction procedure will leave a scar, typically around the edge of the nipple.


Aesthetica gynaecomastia excision diagram for the possible scar placement for male reduction.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the gynaecomastia procedure take?

Male breast reduction procedure will take about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. It is usually performed with local anaesthetic and sedation to ensure patient comfort.

How will I feel afterwards?

After your male breast reduction procedure you will be a little sore, and swollen for a few days and depending on your daily activities, you are able to return to work within 3-5 days.

More strenuous activity after about 2-3 weeks.

Full recovery about 4 – 6 weeks

When will I see results from Gynaecomastia?

You will start to see results from your gynaecomastia procedure after a week.

Full results could take 6 months before the swelling completely goes down.

How much does a gynaecomastia cost?

The cost of a male breast reduction has many variables and find out if this is an option for you, you are welcome to come in for a free consultation.

Type of anaesthetic local, with or without sedation, or a general anaesthetic.

To given an indication gynaecomastia prices start off at $4,800.

This fee is inclusive and there are no extra fees to pay

It also includes

Pre-operative consultations

Theatre fees

Anaesthetist fees – if applicable

Post-operative consultations

Usually at 1 week, 3 weeks and 6 weeks

Weekly massage to help healing and reduce swelling

What are the risks related to gynaecomastia?

The decision to have gynaecomastia is personal and optional so it is important for you to decide whether the potential risks outweigh the benefit of the procedure.

The potential risks and complications for male breast reduction will be discussed in detail with you at your preoperative consultation and before you sign your consent form to go ahead with your male breast reduction procedure.

The risks are rare and can include

Not removing enough tissue or fatty deposits



Poor wound healing

Reaction to tapes or dressings

When can I return to work?

Everyone is individual and depending on the type of work you do, you can usually return to work after about 2-3 days. If your work is more strenuous then it may be 5-7 days.

If you have any queries regarding Gynaecomastia, reducing man boobs, male breast reduction 0r any other concerns you may have, you are welcome to call 9824 6134 or send an email to our patient advisor, Julie. She will respond to your requests in a discreet and caring manner. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting with you at your convenience at Aesthetica, Armadale, Melbourne.

Need an appointment?

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