Breast reduction is a common cosmetic surgery procedure. Breast tissue in men is comprised of glandular tissue and fat. Some people have a greater proportion of glandular tissue to fat in their breasts (i.e. their breasts are denser), while others have more fat than glandular tissue.

Men have breast tissue too. In some men, breast tissue grows due to a condition called gynaecomastia, whereby weight gain, hereditary conditions, steroid or cannabis use, hormonal imbalance, or hormone therapy (for example, to treat prostate cancer) causes excessive male breast enlargement. This may be bilateral or unilateral, and it can result in embarrassment and self-consciousness. It can affect men of any age. Breast reduction can help or even completely resolve the issue.

Traditional breast reduction surgery is a major surgical procedure that requires a general anaesthetic, significant recovery time and financial cost, and may alter the shape, appearance, and sensation of the breast, including the nipple. Liposculpture is an alternative to traditional breast reduction surgery.

Tumescent liposculpture is a very effective, minimally-invasive alternative for breast reduction. This cosmetic surgery procedure is performed under local anaesthetic. Up to 30 to 50% of the breast volume (fat) can be removed with liposculpture with no change to breast sensation or overall shape. There may even be significant skin retraction following liposculpture, with an elevation of the nipple for an optimal result following liposculpture breast reduction.


Any man with enlarged breasts or breasts which have an unusual distribution of fatty tissue or breast tissue.

If a large proportion of the breast volume is not fat but breast tissue, especially if this is firm, liposculpture to the breast may be less successful. This is unusual, most men with large breasts are good candidates. In such cases the breast tissue must be removed through a small incision in the lower section of the nipple.

Yes, the reduction in the size of the breasts is permanent, provided that your weight remains stable after the procedure.

The small access holes are 2-3mm wide. There are usually 2-3 per side and these settle very quickly. They are not sutured after the procedure and essentially are invisible after a couple of weeks. As all the instruments used in this surgery are quite blunt, there is generally no change to how the nipple feels.

A special compressive singlet-like chest garment is used for 10-12 days after the procedure and for the first 2 days, an elastic binder is used as well.

Most breast reduction procedures take approximately 2 hours to complete.

In general you should plan on taking a day off work or slightly longer if your work is active. It would be about 3 weeks before normal gym activities or jogging should be restarted.

The cost of this procedure varies according to the areas that require treatment and whether the area is treated alone or in conjunction with other areas. (This is most common.) For an accurate costing, please use the online consultation or make an appointment by phoning (02) 99061555.


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