Gynecomastia Surgery Melbourne

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The condition of breast development in a male is known as Gynecomastia. This can be rectified with a male breast reduction, more commonly recognised as man boobs surgery.  Gynecomastia can occur in boys and men of all ages and is most common in infancy and adolescence and middle-aged to older men.

Gynaecomastia is a benign proliferation of the glandular component of the male breast and is caused by an increase in the ratio of oestrogen to androgen activity. It can be unilateral or bilateral and consists of a palpable mass of tissue with a diameter of at least 0.5 cm, usually presenting as a disc of tissue underlying the nipple.

Gynaecomastia is commonly associated with breast pain, which can range in intensity from mild tenderness or sensitivity to constant pain and tension. Chelsea Cosmetics have performed this procedure many times and are well equipped to answer any questions you may have if this is something you are considering. It is vital that you discuss this procedure and gather all of the necessary information as it is not suitable for all conditions and situations.

The benefits man boob surgery:

  1. Removal of "man boobs"
  2. Attain muscle definition in the chest
  3. A slimmer more youthful profile
  4. Lessening the point of the nipples
  5. Higher confidence

Excess Fat Often Leads to Man Boobs

If your body is carrying a lot of fat, this increases your levels of oestrogen. Fat cells contain an enzyme called aromatase which will convert testosterone to oestrogen. Along with the many other procedures available to help change the appearance of the body, man boob surgery is a common request for males in Melbourne and Australia in general.

Before and After

Before and after of the Gynecomastia procedure as performed by Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne. Contact us today for more information.

Should I Be Worried About Gynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia is a condition caused by an imbalance of hormones in the body. To be on the safe side, it's good to have it investigated to identify abnormal hormone-secreting tumours. The underlying cause of gynaecomastia should be known before simply writing it off as a cosmetic or poor dietary problem.

If appropriate investigations have revealed no evidence of glandular tissue and only fat, then there is no cause for concern, and the treatment will solve the issue. It is important to note that this procedure, and others, is for a specific condition, and not the answer to having a great body. The breast and chest area in a man can enlarge with weight gain, something to be corrected with simple lifestyle changes and not gynaecomastia.

If the amount of oestrogen in the body is causing an increase in glandular breast tissue combined with fat, then gynaecomastia may be the solution.

Recovery Period

Compression garments are required after gynaecomastia treatment that will need to be continuously worn for at least a fortnight. This will then be reduced to part-time, day or at night, at the patient's discretion for a further two weeks.

A binder will also need to be worn for the first week after treatment to ensure all the tumescent fluid drains from the chest area.

Male Breast Reductions

Enlarged male breasts can be caused by a hormonal imbalance. It is a common issue that can affect how a man sees himself and his self-consciousness. Many men feel scared or embarrassed to remove their shirt which can have severe emotional effects.

Cosmetic surgery is often thought of for women but not so much for men. Males however, are often just as self-conscious about their weight as much as women are with theirs. Looking good leads to feeling good with higher confidence in social situations.

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Enlarged male breasts can be caused by a hormonal imbalance. It is a common issue that can affect how a man sees himself and his self-consciousness.

Gynaecomastia Treatment

The majority of patients with gynaecomastia require no treatment other than the removal of the precipitating cause. If it is drug-induced, it may regress if the offending medication is stopped.

Specific treatment for gynaecomastia is indicated in cases where it produces significant pain, embarrassment or emotional discomfort and therefore interfering with the patient’s life.

Two forms of treatment have been used to alleviate the development of gynaecomastia: surgery and medical therapy.

The Removal of Meat and Dairy From Your Diet

Men and women absorb xeno-oestrogens from meat and dairy, especially from cows that are fed bovine growth hormones, a very unnatural additive to food that we accept as normal. The removal of meat and dairy from your diet is particularly easy to do in Australia, and there are many options available at the supermarket to adopt a healthy plant-based diet which is ethical, environmentally beneficial and great for your health.

There are many online sources that can assist in getting you started and helping you maintain a plant-based diet.

Clinical Findings and Evaluation

Pseudogynaecomastia (fatty breast) is common in obese men and must be differentiated from true gynaecomastia. In true gynaecomastia, there is usually a button of firm subareolar tissue or less commonly a more diffuse collection of fibroglandular tissue that resembles that of the female breast.

Although frequently bilateral and symmetrical, gynaecomastia of any cause can be unilateral or asymmetric. Men with asymptomatic, incidental gynaecomastia should not be subjected to exhaustive endocrine evaluation. The breasts should nevertheless be examined in detail to rule out the likelihood of breast cancer.

Men with recent onset breast enlargement or who present with painful breasts, require a more detailed evaluation to search for a possible underlying cause including testicular tumours.

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Gynecomastia can occur in boys and men of all ages and is most common in infancy and adolescence and middle-aged to older men. This benign proliferation of the glandular component of the male breast and is caused by an increase in the ratio of oestrogen to androgen activity.
Talk to Chelsea Cosmetics About Male Breast Reduction Today

Men of all varying ages enquire about man boob surgery, especially when they are embarrassed to remove their shirt at the beach. Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne can help and they have the experienced team to ensure your confidence will rise following this simple procedure.

Talk to us today and let our friendly team answer all of your questions to make sure that a male breast reduction is the right solution for you. We continuously strive to make the clients happy, and they stay happy. From consultation to procedure, recovery and post procedure, we ensure that the experienced team at Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne takes care of and nurtures our clients.

Our free consultation will assess your situation, give you all of the information you require and have you leaving our practice with the peace of mind that you are in safe hands. Contact us now to book your free consultation.

“Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from another appropriately qualified health practitioner.”


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When gynaecomastia has been present for more than 2 years, medical therapy is not usually effective and surgery may be the only available option. Surgeons aim to reduce the breast size to normal contours, to eliminate painful tissue and to restore the patient’s chest to an acceptable cosmetic shape.

  • Hemicircumareolar or periareolar incision and preservation of the nipple.
  • A circumareolar incision has also been described.
  • Understandably, surgery is associated with complications, such as a doughnut deformity, nipple necrosis, nipple flattening, inversion or loss of sensation and therefore, should be performed by surgeons with appropriate experience.
  • Slim Lipo can correct abnormal and excessive collections of adipose tissue and is regarded by many investigators as one of the most effective treatments for gynaecomastia as it is associated with few adverse sequelae . However, it is important to underline that liposuction is probably less effective in patients with true glandular gynaecomastia . Classically, Slim Lipo, a narrow cannula is inserted and used to vacuum the adipose tissue.

The cannula is pushed then pulled through the fat layer, breaking up adipocytes and suctioning them out. Several variations of the basic technique of suction lipectomy have been recently introduced.

In the tumescent (wet) technique, large volumes of fluid, sometimes as much as three times the amount of fat to be removed, are injected. Because the injected fluid contains an adequate amount of anaesthetic, additional anaesthesia is usually not required; however, the procedure takes significantly longer than traditional liposuction.

A.L., or powered liposuction, power-assisted liposuction involves the use of a powered liposuction cannula handle which superimposes an additional movement to the liposuction cannula.

That is, a smaller and different motion on top of the normal to-and-fro advance and withdrawal of the cannula. There are two different types of motion in powerd liposuction systems.

The movement can be either a small to and fro motion, or it can be a partial rotation type of motion of the cannula. More efficient removal of the fat allows the liposuction procedure to be proceeded more smoothly and more rapidly.

Greater comfort, decreased bruising, decreased swelling, and thus a more rapid recovery may also result. In addition, more fat may be able to be removed from difficult-to-treat areas, such as those where tissue is more fibrous and fat is otherwise more difficult to remove.

It should be noted that surgical excision of excessive skin is not usually required as the skin shrinks after the removal of the underlying tissue especially in young men.



The tiny incisions required for a male breast reduction will usually fade away almost entirely with little to no scarring.
Depending on what sort of work you do, less-physical jobs can be returned to within a few days. Light exercise is recommended until you build up to a point where your usual standard of exercise is once again comfortable.
The chest area is injected with tumescent fluid via a micro-cannula which numbs and softens the fat. It is then suctioned out leaving enough fat to look natural and in proportion with your body. In many cases, an incision is made at the lower part of the skin areola junction, and the lump is excised with almost all the breast glands leaving only the ducts attached to the nipple. The procedure is often a simple day surgery.
Gynaecomastia surgery is considered to be a safe procedure that often leads to exceptional results. The technological advances in the world of cosmetic surgery means that procedures like liposuction are much more straightforward. The risks are very low and mitigated by tumescent, antibiotics post-surgery and the skilled team here at Chelsea Cosmetics.

Another risk of the gynaecomastia treatment is Seroma, a situation where fluid remains in the skin and becomes infected. If this were to happen, the fluid may need to be drained but can be treated with antibiotics.

It is important to note that any surgical procedure carries risk and not everyone is an appropriate candidate, particularly male breast surgery, which is why the consultation with Chelsea Cosmetics is extremely important to ensure the procedure will be right for you.



At Chelsea Cosmetics we charge from $4,000 for gynecomastia surgery. (Medicare Rebate May Apply to This Item).

Have a read of our costs page for a full breakdown.


Grace Barry
Grace Barry
22:03 27 Feb 20
Chelsea is a fantastic clinic, Mark and the team are friendly and professional. He is highly skilled, I would always trust his judgement and reccomend his services. My self confidence has transformed after my visits to him :) It's always busy there too which is credit to their treatments. Thank you
Metin Celalettin
Metin Celalettin
04:20 20 Feb 20
The surgeon is incredibly attentive like you are his most important patient. He answers your questions at any hour after surgery. Before I decided on Dr Attalla I went to another very well known and publicized cosmetic surgeon. Dr Attalla and his staff have the best bedside manner and Dr Attalla has insisted on keeping an eye on my recovery, always making himself available
Thelas Mcdonald
Thelas Mcdonald
05:33 09 Dec 19
I had gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Mark Attalla, He has changed my life and made me the happiest I have been in over 8 years. I am very pleased with the results and how everything has turned out. Thank YOU, sir, hope you know how you changed my life.
00:01 23 Oct 19
Consistent professional service and results. I have always been happy with my results and could not recommend Chelsea Cosmetics any more!!!! I am always given an honest and careful opinion and Dr Mark listens to exactly what I want and delivers!!
Marty Fincher
Marty Fincher
22:17 15 Oct 19
As a B2B client of Chelsea Cosmetics it is indeed refreshing to deal with a business that values their staff so highly. Nermin and Mark go above and beyond the call of duty in providing a Fair and Safe workplace for their employees. They are an employer of choice and a pleasure to deal with.
Manh Tran
Manh Tran
13:00 14 Oct 19
Very caring staff and excellence doctors. We found Dr Mark & Dr Nermin is excellence and very knowledgeable and provide very good follow up care and advice after surgery. Overall, highly recommended place to come.
Jomaan Sibug
Jomaan Sibug
04:45 09 Oct 19
Fantastic results! The whole team was so professional, caring and I was well looked after from consultation to post follow up. I cannot thank you all enough especially Mark and Lilian. The only surgical team with the biggest hearts! I highly recommend Chelsea Cosmetics.
Hanady Khoury
Hanady Khoury
05:58 30 Sep 19
This place is amazing! Dr. Mark is great and full of knowledge. The staff are lovely and always have a smile on their face. Wont ever go anywhere else!
H Owen
H Owen
05:27 29 Sep 19
I have done both upper and lower blepharoplastry this April at Chelsea Cosmetics. I am so happy with the results now. It takes times to heal so you need patience. My eye areas are so rejuvenated and I enjoy the make up ever than before. I feel I should have done it earlier. Dr Mark listens to your concerns and provides the best advice. Dr Mark and team looks after you. Thank you.
Lucia Dingani
Lucia Dingani
22:52 10 Oct 18
I enjoyed going to this place so professional and they gave me all the information about the procedure would recommend.
Jovana M
Jovana M
00:56 26 Jul 18
Amazing staff, amazing service! The staff at Chelsea Cosmetics are kind, welcoming and very helpful, with continually excellent communication. Dr. Mark is very professional and knowledgeable. I will definitely be a client for a long time to come!
Lillianne Lord
Lillianne Lord
05:52 25 Jul 18
Really friendly staff, they really listen to your personal needs. Highly recommend this place.
Stella Anyaogu
Stella Anyaogu
13:04 29 Jun 18
Fantastic staff, very professional, answered all my questions and did a great job. My non-surgical rhinoplasty looks natural and really suits my face shape. I'm a few weeks in at the moment and am loving the result.
Amany Gendi
Amany Gendi
11:35 20 May 18
Thanks for the best doctors and caring staff I’m so happy to do my face with Chelsea Cosmetics and best results I have been getting PRP treatments for my face and other injectables for over 4 years..My results are amazing. 100% happy.
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At our Chelsea Heights location, we only have the facilities to handle all surgical procedures, double chin injections, anti-wrinkle muscle relaxant, and dermal fillers (liquid face lifts, lip fillers and nose jobs). The Templestowe Clinic can handle all procedures detailed on this website.