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How to Get Rid of Gynecomastia and Reduce Man Boobs

How to Get Rid of Gynecomastia and Reduce Man Boobs

For many men who suffer from gynaecomastia or man boobs, the idea of a manly defined chest is hugely out of reach. This does not have to be the case, however, as cosmetic surgery can help you get rid of gynaecomastia, reducing the dreaded man boobs.

The condition, which is essentially an excessive enlargement of the male breast tissue, is a common side effect of weight gain, various hereditary conditions, drug and medication use, and even liver disease. It can cause emotional discomfort and embarrassment while making the breasts sag and stretch to a painful/tender or uncomfortable point.

How Can I Get Rid of My Man Boobs?

With male breast reduction surgery, Dr Yunaev can remove the excess fat and glandular tissue caused by gynecomastia, providing permanent results with only a small amount of recovery time. Many men find significant benefit in this procedure which has a positive improvement in their day-to-day lives.

The most important part of the procedure is to remove enough excess glandular or fatty tissue to avoid a recurrence, whilst at the same time leaving enough tissue behind to avoid poor scarring that can sometimes occur if a radical resection of tissue is undertaken. The ability to do this is determined by the skill, experience and training of the surgeon, something that Dr Yunaev is known for.

Before and after gynaecomastia surgery 06, BB Clinic

Is There a Non-Surgical Way For Me to Reduce My Man Boobs?

While not as quick as surgery, reducing gynaecomastia via non-surgical treatments is possible. The best way to do this is with regular exercise, a high-quality plant-based diet, possibly changing any medications you are taking, or medically treating the cause of the abnormal hormone levels. The outcomes of these interventions are limited in cases of true gynaecomastia, but may occasionally help some individuals.

In selected cases, non-surgical options such as the ONDA technique – which is offered in our clinic – may be possible for those patients with lipomastia (fatty tissue) only in their chest. ONDA is an award-winning technology that utilises CoolwavesTM in order to target and kill fat cells simultaneously with shrinking fibres that stimulate collagen production.


Surgical options such as liposuction and/or mastectomy performed as day surgery can help rid you of your man boob problem. In some cases where the skin has been stretched for a long time, skin removal may also be required. The skin resection procedure can be performed as one procedure with the removal of gynaecomastia or in staged procedures for borderline cases. A step-by-step process as to how the surgical procedure is performed is as follows:

1. General Anaesthesia – Medications are administered to provide comfort and complete sedation prior to surgery. A further local anesthetic will be used to aid in the liposuction and mastectomy process.

2. Liposuction Technique – In the cases where gynecomastia occurs as a result of excess fat, liposuction can be used alone (be aware that there are a variety of liposuction techniques that your doctor will go over with you). This involves:

  • Making a few small incisions
  • Inserting a small hollow tube called a cannula into the affected areas
  • Suctioning the excess fat from the tissue

3. Additional Mastectomy – Many patients with true gynaecomastia will require an additional mastectomy to remove the glands behind the nipple. A small incision will be made under the areola (the pigmented part of your breast).

4. Recovery – Take a rest and follow your doctor’s post-op recommendations

Gyno surgery at BB Clinic Sydney, before and after 07
If your chest area is causing discomfort or a lack of self-confidence, cosmetic surgery can provide a way to feel more comfortable in your skin.

How Do I Know If I Need to Have Surgery?

Dr. Michael Yunaev can assess your situation during a consultation to see if you are the right candidate for the surgical procedure. The surgery should not be the first option for overweight men until they have tried and seen no results from proven weight-loss techniques.

If your gynaecomastia is the result of alcohol, prescription medications, or drugs, you must be clear of these substances before undergoing surgery.

If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your chest or experience discomfort while being physically healthy, man boob surgery may be right for you.


The required cost of a gynecomastia reduction procedure varies from patient to patient. The starting price at BBClinic for Male Breast Reduction surgery starts at just $45 per week and will depend on the extent of the procedure required and private health cover individual circumstances.

Before booking a surgery, we recommend that you book a consultation with your surgeon to find out the details of the procedure as well as getting a more accurate cost for you.

All procedures carried out by Dr Michael Yunaev are tailored specifically to his patients, and therefore the cost may vary depending on the presenting case of the individual. A consultation will allow you to obtain a clear surgical plan and cost before your procedure.

An initial appointment with Dr Yunaev costs $260. If you are referred from a hospital or community practice, you may be able to claim up to $73 based on your Medicare insurance.

All further eligibility for private procedures and funding can be discussed during your consultation with Dr Michael Yunaev that you can book here.


Many men see the benefits of cosmetic surgery to remove the excess breast tissue, restoring their confidence levels and comfort in their bodies. Please speak to us today about making a positive change in your life.

If you are unsure about the surgery, Dr Yunaev is a Specialist Breast and General Surgeon who is highly trained with extensive experience. So, feel free to contact The Breast & Body Clinic on (02) 9819 7449 to book an appointment to discuss your gynaecomastia options, including non-surgical treatments.


For any unanswered questions feel free to visit this section.

How are man boobs treated?

Man boobs can be treated both with surgical and non-surgical methods. Surgical methods include various forms of liposuction.

What kind of results should I expect after my surgery?

All results vary from patient to patient. To find out a true representation of your results, it is best to discuss this with your surgeon during your consultation.

How long is the recovery period following this procedure?

Since the incisions made are small, your recovery will be minimal and should notice healing after one day. This procedure is a day procedure and so you will be discharged immediately and be given some post-op aftercare.

Will I be put to sleep during my procedure?

The choice of anesthetic used during your procedure varies depending on your pain tolerance. Some patients can have this procedure done under local anesthetic, whilst others need a general anesthetic.

Have a question for Dr Yunaev on this procedure?

Your question will be answered within 24 hours by Dr Yunaev; a Specialist Breast and General Surgeon with extensive training and experience.

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“My team and I are committed to tailoring a personalised approach to you and your concerns so that you may benefit from our expertise and we can meet your expectations.” Dr Michael Yunaev
MS (Breast Surgery), BreastSurgANZ Breast Fellow, Aesthetic Breast and Body Fellow, FRACS (General Surgery), MPH, BMedSc (Hons).