Male Breast Reduction | Dr Sackelariou Plastic Surgeon

Male Breast Reduction

Double Bay, Sydney & Hawthorn East, Melbourne
Sydney 1300 661 362    Melbourne 1300 264 811

Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Melbourne or Sydney

Man Boobs Gynecomastia

Male Breast Reduction or Gynecomastia – more commonly known as male breasts or man boobs – is a common condition. Causes for male breasts can include being overweight, the use of steroids and hormonal imbalances. Once your hormone levels have been checked, correction of male breasts is, fortunately, a very straight forward and successful surgery.

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Dr Richard Sackelariou is a leading plastic surgeon for Gynecomastia surgery in Melbourne and Sydney helping patients seeking a more streamlined looking chest. With over 20 years of experience, he is a calm, caring and precise surgeon.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery for Gynecomastia or Man Boobs is commonly sought by men who want to restore their chest area to a  flatter, more traditionally masculine-looking chest.

Who can Benefit from Reduction Surgery?

We commonly see three types of patients for “Gyno” or Gynecomastia

Young Men

Younger men often have firmer, denser tissues and the breast may need a combination of surgeries to completely remove the offending, protruding tissue.

Post Weightloss Patients

After losing weight, many men find that stubborn, fatty deposits remain on their chests, forming the dreaded “man boob”. This can often easily be solved with Male Breast Reduction surgeries.

Older Men

The ageing process and gravity can cause sagging of the skin on the chest and cause the development of fatty deposits that can cause the male breast condition. This can often be easily treated with surgery to give you back your youthful look.

Regain Your Confidence with Gynecomastia Surgery

Whether you are old or young, male breasts can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. You feel uncomfortable taking your shirt off in public and feel generally unattractive. It may also affect the comfort of the clothing you wear.

Many men even avoid certain physical activities, or even avoid dating, due to their embarrassment. Male Breast Reduction surgery can help you regain your confidence today and give you a more youthful, attractive body.

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How is Breast Reduction Surgery done?

  • Male Breast Reduction is usually performed using a combination of surgical excisions and liposuction techniques.
  • The procedure generally involves surgery under general anaesthesia. Flattening and shaping the breasts can take about 90 minutes or more.
  • The procedure can usually be performed in less than one hour.
  • This usually a Lower-half peri-areola incision, removal of breast tissue, then some delicate liposuction to even out the area and flatten the broader chest area, and below the skin – where there’s a lot of thicker tissue – bring up flaps to prevent nipple sticking to muscle.

Recovery after Male Breast Reduction Surgery

  • Recovery and downtime tending to take less than 2 weeks for most patients (one week off of work to rest, one week.
  • You’ll wear a binder/binding garment for about 6 weeks after surgery.
  • After surgery, you’ll need to avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise for about a month.
  • You can usually drive and walk after day 1.
  • Most often you can Go back to work after 1 week.
  • You Can resume Gym, swim, pilates, yoga at about a month. Golf for around 6 weeks.
  • Contact sports & rock climbing usually at about 3 months post-surgery.

Minimising Scars after Male Breast Reduction Surgery

  • Scars are normally minimal for many patients, who prefer to be able to wear fitted shirts without protruding breasts or who seek to feel more confident when going shirt-less during summer.
  • Expert surgeons can minimise scars using special surgical techniques

If you’re considering Male Breast Reduction Surgery surgery for Gynaecomastia in Sydney or Melbourne organise a consultation to find out ALL your options – surgical and liposuction.


About Dr Richard Sackelariou Plastic Surgeon

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Dr Richard Sackelariou MBBS FRACS(Plas) is a Specialist Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive  Surgeon in Melbourne, Victoria and Sydney, Australia.

He is a highly sought-after Plastic Surgeon for precision procedures like nose reshaping, tummy tucks, breast surgery including transaxillary incision methods, implant removal/replacement and Breast Lift procedures,

He is particularly known for his signature surgeries – neck lift, facelift and eyelid rejuvenation procedures. He also performs expert cosmetic injections for facial rejuvenation.

Patient’s love his caring manner, his dedication to excellence and his extensive expertise in surgical planning for a natural-looking, harmonious result.

Next Steps – Book a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou

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If you are considering reconstructive plastic or cosmetic surgery then Dr Richard is the specialist plastic surgeon for you. Dr Sackelariou can assist you in achieving your desired image, helping restore you to a more youthful or confident self.


  • A Referral from your GP or from your specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a cosmetic consultation without a GP Referral although no Medicare rebates are claimable without one.
  • You can schedule a confidential consultation with your selected Specialist Surgeon by paying the $300 consult fee in advance.
  • Email us below or Call to arrange your surgeon consultation appointment


  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly
  • You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes


If you would like to know more about how Dr Richard can help you, please contact us today.

Phone Melbourne 1300 264 811 or Sydney 1300 661 362  to enquire or request a consultation.

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Sydney: 1300 661 362
Melbourne: 1300 264 811


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  • 759 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East, Victoria 3123