Male Breast Reduction

Are you thinking about getting a male breast reduction in Sydney?

Male breast reduction surgery is used to treat a medical problem known as gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia is a condition in which there is more male breast tissue than desired. This condition may be caused by many different factors but can usually be treated successfully through male breast reduction surgery.

Or read on to find out more about the male breast reduction procedure including answers to common questions and the costs of male breast reduction plastic surgery.

Planning your male breast reduction surgery

What will happen during my male breast reduction consultation?

We encourage you to bring your partner, a family member or friend to your initial consultation if you feel they can help you to make a decision about how to proceed.

During your consultation our qualified and experienced Sydney-based plastic surgeon Dr Barnouti will take your full medical history and look for possible causes of gynecomastia. He will examine you and discuss your goals and lifestyle in detail to see if you are a suitable candidate for male breast reduction surgery.

To find out more about if male breast reduction surgery is right for you, book a consultation with Dr Barnouti today.

What happens during male breast reduction surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery involves making a small incision around the lower half of the areola (nipple). The breast tissue under the nipple is then removed through this incision.

The next stage of male breast reduction surgery is full chest liposuction to reduce and recontour the chest.

Finally the incisions are sutured with the stitches normally located around the lower half of the areola. That way the scar blends in nicely at the margins of the areola and will become virtually undetectable over time. Surgery can be done through a little stab incision via liposuction procedure, such as vaser liposuction or microair liposuction. Dr Barnouti will be able to advise you more on that during your consultation.

The procedure takes around 1 hour, depending on the complexity of the case.

What happens after surgery?

A simple dressing at the wound site with a compression bandage over the chest area must be worn on the treated area for a week after surgery.

This can be uncomfortable but it’s essential for effective healing. Drainage tubes may be applied to drain off excess fluids from the wounds and reduce the formation of bruises. These will be removed a few hours after your surgery.

Generally patients can go home the same day.

A follow up appointment will be booked one week after your surgery so the dressing can be taken off and the wound checked to see that it is healing well.

Dissolvable stiches are used so they won’t need to be removed.

What are the risks associated with this procedure?

Plastic surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries inherent risks and potential complications.

Please read our Risks and Complications of Plastic Surgery page.

How soon can I go back to work and resume my normal activities after surgery?

You must rest completely for 24 to 48 hours after surgery and may experience a burning sensation during this time.

You can return to work three days after male breast reduction surgery as long as your job does not involved strenuous physical labour.

You can resume all your regular activities including exercise and sport two to three weeks after your surgery.

Procedure Price Estimate Conditions/ Comments
Correction of male breasts (Gynaecomastia) $7,900 – 11,990 This price covers the operation, the anaesthetic, compression garment and 6 weeks follow up. If fund cover does not apply in your situation, plan for additional hospital costs of around $3,200.  If applicable, Medicare rebate of around $600 may apply.

All surgical costs are inclusive of GST. Consultation fee is $300. If you have a doctor referral, you can claim $76 back from Medicare or $104 if you have a private health fund. A referral is only necessary if you intend to claim some money back.

To find out more about getting a male breast reduction:

Visit our man breast reduction gallery.

Or book a consultation with Dr Barnouti who will advise you on the best approach and expected outcome during your initial consultation at one of his three Sydney clinics.

Book online or call us on free phone 1300 002 006 if you’re outside Sydney or 9561 0222 if you’re in the Sydney area.

How to Book?
Call us on free phone 1300 002 006 if you are outside Sydney or 9561 0222 if you’re in the Sydney area