Male Cosmetic Surgery


Gynaecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, is a common condition that can cause significant distress and insecurity.

At Sculpt Surgery, we understand the impact this can have on your life and we’re here to help. We offer effective gynaecomastia removal procedures to help you regain your confidence and achieve a more masculine chest contour.

Gynaecomastia Surgery

Why Get A Breast Reduction in Men?

Men choose a breast reduction for themselves for a variety of different reasons. Large breasts can be painful, be a major inconvenience in daily life, or simply not what you’re looking for.

Gynaecomastia (breast reduction for men) is a medically indicated surgical procedure that can address both the practical and aesthetic concerns of patients. It is designed to maintain a natural, attractive shape and proportion.

Understanding Gynaecomastia

What is Gynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia is a condition that causes breast tissue in men to swell and become larger than normal. This is often due to an imbalance of hormones, specifically testosterone and oestrogen. While it can affect men of any age, it’s particularly common during puberty and older age.

Symptoms can include tender or swollen breasts and in some cases, discharge from the nipples. Although it’s generally not a serious problem, gynaecomastia can be embarrassing, causing distress and self-consciousness. In some cases, it can also indicate an underlying health issue like liver disease or hormone imbalance.

Our Process

Our Approach to Gynaecomastia Removal

At Sculpt Surgery, we take a patient-focused approach to gynaecomastia treatment. Your journey starts with a comprehensive consultation where we take the time to understand your concerns and health history. We then create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs, ensuring you’re fully informed and comfortable with the process.

Our team, led by experienced surgeons, is dedicated to patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction. We’re committed to providing the highest standards of care throughout your treatment journey.

1. Consultation

Before the surgery, a consultation is necessary to discuss your medical history, conduct a physical examination, and discuss your expectations and concerns. The surgeon will explain the procedure, potential risks, and outcomes.

2. Preoperative preparation

You’ll be given instructions to follow in the days leading up to the surgery. This may include advice on diet, smoking, and medications. In some cases, certain tests may be required to assess your overall health status.

3. Anaesthesia

On the day of the surgery, anaesthesia will be administered for your comfort. This could be local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery and your surgeon’s recommendation.


The Gynaecomastia Removal Procedure

Gynaecomastia removal, also known as male breast reduction, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess breast tissue and restore a more masculine chest contour. Preparation for the surgery involves initial medical evaluation, discussion about the procedure, and instructions on pre-operative care.

The surgery itself usually involves liposuction and/or excision techniques, depending on the nature and extent of the gynaecomastia. Postoperatively, you’ll have follow-up visits to monitor your recovery, ensuring optimal results and your overall well-being.

While the procedure is generally safe, as with any surgery, there are potential risks which will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation.


This technique is used when the enlargement is primarily due to excess fatty tissue. A small incision is made (typically around the edge of the areola or in the underarm), and a thin tube called a cannula is inserted. The cannula is moved back and forth to loosen the fat, which is then suctioned out of the body.


When glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct gynaecomastia, excision techniques are required. Incisions are made, and the surgeon removes the excess tissue and skin. If the areola needs to be reduced, or the nipple repositioned, this can also be done during this procedure.

Post Surgery

The Recovery Process

After the surgery, you’ll be taken to a recovery area to be closely monitored. You may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support the new chest contour. You’ll receive specific postoperative care instructions from your surgeon, including information about drains if they have been placed, normal symptoms you will experience, and any potential signs of complications.

The initial recovery period is typically a few weeks, during which strenuous activity and heavy lifting should be avoided. Most people can return to work within one to two weeks, depending on the nature of their jobs. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort will gradually diminish over the following weeks and months.

Remember, every individual’s experience with gynaecomastia removal surgery can be different and the procedure should be individualised to the patient. Always consult with a qualified surgeon who can guide you through the process and help you understand what to expect.

Why Choose Sculpt Surgery for Your Gynaecomastia Removal?

Sculpt Surgery is home to some of Perth’s most experienced and respected surgeons. Our state-of-the-art facilities, coupled with our commitment to personalised care, make us the preferred choice for many seeking gynaecomastia removal.

We pride ourselves on our exceptional patient care, from the initial consultation through to postoperative support. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you feel comfortable, supported, and empowered throughout your journey with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs About Gynaecomastia Removal

The cost of gynaecomastia surgery varies depending on the complexity of the procedure. We’ll provide a detailed cost breakdown during your initial consultation.

Some health insurance providers cover gynaecomastia surgery if it’s deemed medically necessary. It’s best to check with your provider for specific coverage details.

Typically, gynaecomastia surgery takes between 1-2 hours, depending on the extent of the breast tissue removal.

Recovery times vary, but most patients can return to light activities within a week and full activities within 3-4 weeks.


Gynaecomastia Surgery Consultation

At your Gynaecomastia surgery consultation, one of Sculpts expert plastic surgeons will discuss the details of the procedures, its risk and complications.

For further information, visit the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons in the link here.

What To Expect After Gynaecomastia Surgery

We recommend Gynaecomastia surgery patients to take at least a week off work after surgery, and resist major exertion for the first two weeks. Our surgeons will recommend you to purchase a specifically designed garment to assist in the healing process.

Immediately after surgery it is normal to feel some discomfort and moderate pain. We would advise you to take regular pain relief for comfort.

Gynaecomastia Surgery Before and After
View a series of breast reduction before and after photos at our gallery page.