What is Gynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia (more commonly known as Man Boobs)  are an increasing concern for the male population. It is the abnormal fullness of the breast region in males Рthis tissue being either adipose (fat) or glandular.

Who is a good candidate?

Someone concerned with the following characteristics:

  • Enlarged male breasts
  • Discomfort caused by enlarged male breasts

Who is not a good candidate?

Someone concerned with the following characteristics:

  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Impaired healing
  • Currently taking medication that can cause Gynaecomastia

The Procedure

Dr Oates performs Gynaecomastia at Academy Day Hospital under twilight sedation and local anaesthetic.

For the reduction of the adipose (fat) tissue in males, a simple Liposculpture procedure can be performed. The procedure takes about 90 minutes and you go home wearing a compression vest.

How long will I need off work?

7-14 days of work


After the procedure you will wear a compression vest for approximately 2 Р4 weeks. There is generally some bruising and swelling following Gynaecomastia. The bruising may be mild to moderate.

Is there discomfort?

Mild pain may be experienced.  Discomfort can be managed by Panadol or Panadeine Forte.

Pre and post operative care

Your pre and post operative care is managed by our registered nurses. This will include pre-operative assessment and post operative wound management.

Risk and complications

There is a small risk of complications with any surgical procedure. This will be discussed at your consultation. You will also be provided with written information for Gynaecomastia.

I am interested what now?

Your first step is an initial consultation with Dr Oates. If you have a GP referral you will be able to claim some of the cost of the consultation from Medicare. If Dr Oates decides that you are a suitable candidate for Gynaecomastia and you want to go ahead with surgery, a booking for surgery and the pre-operative care is scheduled. The usual waiting period is three to four weeks.

Complimentary consultation

You may wish to speak with our Nurse Consultant prior to seeing Dr Oates. During this complimentary consultation, the Nurse Consultant can discuss both surgical and non-surgical options to treat your concern(s).

For more detailed information on Otoplasty, visit http://www.facialplastics.com.au/pd85-56/gynaecomastia/