Gynecomastia Surgery

(Male Breast Reduction)


Gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) is a very common condition in men. It can result in terrible embarrassment, teasing, and social trauma. Many will try to hide it with thick shirts, avoid bare chest activities, and withdraw from public exposure. Common phrases for this condition include gyno, male boobs, moobs, puffy nipples and puffed nips.

At Esteem Cosmetic Studio, we take the education of our patients very seriously. Our surgeons have evolved their surgery to maximise each patients comfort and help their recovery. Not all surgeons offer the same type of male chest sculpture.

The best candidates for gynecomastia correction

Ancient Egyptian statue of Hemiunu showing big male breasts of Gynecomastia.

Ancient Egyptian statue of Hemiunu showing big male breasts of Gynecomastia.

Surgery to correct gynecomastia can be performed on healthy, emotionally stable men of any age. The best candidates for surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours. Surgery may be discouraged for obese men, or for overweight men who have not first attempted to correct the problem with exercise or weight loss. Individuals who drink alcoholic beverages in excess or smoke a significant amount of marijuana are usually not considered good candidates for surgery. These drugs, along with anabolic steroids, may cause gynecomastia. Stopping these drugs may reverse the breast enlargement, and you may be able to avoid the surgery or at least require a smaller operation.

All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk

When male breast-reduction surgery is performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Our surgeons have been re-sculpting male breasts for many years. Nevertheless, as with any surgery, there are risks. These include infection, skin injury, excessive bleeding, adverse reaction to anaesthesia, and excessive fluid loss or accumulation. The procedure may also result in noticeable scars, permanent pigment changes in the breast area, or slightly mismatched breasts or nipples. If asymmetry is significant, a second procedure may be performed to remove additional tissue. The temporary effects of breast reduction include loss of breast sensation or numbness, which may last up to a year.

Your consultation with our surgeons

The initial consultation is very important. We will need a complete medical history, so check your own records ahead of time and be ready to provide this information.

Bring your medications or a complete list with dosages and frequency.

There are many medical problems and conditions that can cause gynecomastia:

  • impaired liver function
  • use of estrogen containing medications
  • Other Medications
  • use of anabolic steroids
  • herbal testosterone additives
  • problems of testicular hormone production

If a medical problem is the suspected cause, you will be referred to the appropriate doctor for an examination. Our own surgeons will also make their own assessments. There are many anatomic conditions resulting in enlarged breasts. By examining the problem, the exploration of what needs to be done can be individualised. In some cases you will need a mammogram, or breast x-ray. This will not only evaluate the very small possibility of breast cancer, but will reveal the breast’s composition.

Solutions depend on how much gland, fat, and extra skin are present. With the anatomic problem defined, our surgeons can outline a surgical approach to best suit your needs.

Before and After Gynecomastia Surgery [PHOTOS]


How much does it cost?

Should the procedure be performed under local anaesthesia and sedation in rooms, the cost of the bilateral gynecomastia procedure is approximately $5,850. If the procedure is performed at the hospital under GA, additional theatre fees and anaesthetist fees would apply.

Please keep in mind not all patients are alike and some will require a slightly different operation than others. Rest assured, you will receive a specific price quotation during your consultation visit. Our staff are always happy to discuss these matters with you in more detail.

As we allocate and exclusively reserve an hour in consultation time with the surgeon, it is practice policy that we obtain your credit card details when booking and confirming your consultation. All payments are processed 5 working days prior to the date of consultation. This policy has been implemented to discourage no shows and last minute cancellations.

Is there patient financing? 

Patient financing is completely independent from the clinic. For patients wanting affordable payment plans please apply directly with Total Lifestyle Credit. This facility is subject to approval. Our advice to all patients is to be financially responsible when undertaking finance for elective surgical procedures.


The Esteem Cosmetic Studio website provides general information about cosmetic surgery. General information is not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment, and should not be accepted in place or in preference to a consultation with a surgeon.

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