Male Breast Reduction | Dr Sackelariou Plastic Surgeon

Male Breast Reduction

Double Bay, Sydney & Hawthorn East, Melbourne
Sydney (02) 9362-0676    Melbourne (03) 8849 1444

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.

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.

Real Patient Male Breast Reduction Before and After Photos

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.

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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.

Next Step – Book a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou

Dr Richard Sackelariou Specialist plastic surgeon-web

If you are considering chest cosmetic plastic surgery then Dr Richard Sackelariou is the specialist plastic surgeon for you.

Dr Sackelariou can assist you in achieving your desired body image, helping restore you to a more youthful and confident self. Phone Melbourne 03 88409 1444 or Sydney (02) 9362-0676   to enquire or request a consultation.

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Melbourne: (03) 8849 1444


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  • 759 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East, Victoria 3123